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About the National Eucharistic Revival

The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year initiative intended to spark a movement of renewal within the Catholic Church by enkindling a living relationship with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Faced with the knowledge that only one-third of self-described Catholics believe in the Real Presence, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) at its November 2021 meeting approved both the revival and a teaching document on the Eucharist.

Bishop Hicks and the Diocese of Joliet joined the rest of the nation in kicking off the National Eucharistic Revival on the Feast of Corpus Christi 2022 (June 19, 2022) with a Mass and a eucharistic procession.

Watch a video below of the Eucharistic procession around the neighborhood of the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet.

Eucharistic procession

The year of diocesan revival will feature events revealing the Eucharist as “the source and summit of the Christian life,” as proclaimed by the Second Vatican Council.

The year of parish revival will begin on the Feast of Corpus Christi 2023 (June 11, 2023) with local eucharistic processions and will continue through the next year with such events as a regular Holy Hour.

The revival will culminate in a National Eucharistic Congress during July 17-24 in Indianapolis expected to draw 80,000 Catholics.

The final year of the revival, marked from July 21, 2024, to Pentecost 2025 (June 8, 2025), will send all Catholics out into the world to share the gift of the Eucharist as we prepare for the Church’s jubilee in 2025.

Helpful Resources on the National Eucharistic Revival

Bishop Hicks’ January 2022 Column on the Eucharist and June 2022 Column on the National Eucharistic Revival

National Eucharistic Revival website

“The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church” issued by USCCB (Español)

Pew Research Center Survey on the Eucharistic