Revival's in the Air!
I'm excited about the National Eucharistic Revival and you should be too! We all can (and should!) take this opportunity to draw closer to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
During a recent episode of the Considering Catholicism podcast, I promised to post resources to help you get involved with the revival over the next three years. Without further ado, here are those resources:
Eucharistic Revival Website
This is the obvious place to start. The website the U.S. bishops put together, eucharisticrevival.org, has a ton of great resources. The Get Involved page allows you to become a prayer partner, share your testimony, and sign up for weekly updates. The Learn page contains a library of free video content, a free online course from Bishop Andrew Cozzens, and numerous blog posts about the Eucharist. You can also get the scoop on the National Eucharistic Congress happening in 2024. It's also a beautifully designed website, which isn't something you see every day in Churchworld, so that's icing on the cake.
The Considering Catholicism Podcast
Greg is producing a podcast series on the Eucharist during the revival, so keep an eye out for new episodes on the subject. Here are the eucharistic episodes that he has already produced:
The Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization
LANE is the parent ministry of One Whirling Adventure and Considering Catholicism. The academy is offering a fall class titled The Miracle of the Eucharist that will explore the miracles you participate in at every Mass. It begins September 14, 2022. You can participate online or in-person if you live in West Michigan. Afterward, the course will be accessible in the LANE Library.
Speaking of West Michigan, LANE is encouraging students to attend Eucharistic Miracles of the World, an exhibit being hosted by Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Holland on October 6-9, 2022.
Stay tuned for more LANE classes and resources on the Eucharist, including a LANE Families course to help families participate in the Mass and Adoration more fruitfully.
Reverence for the Eucharist Video Series
As part of this year’s Reverence for the Eucharist Awareness Week at West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, graduating senior Caleb Haskell debuted a series of videos he created to help students learn more about the Eucharist. These three videos are an excellent primer on what Catholics actually believe about the Eucharist and how we should respond.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
The bishops of the United States released a document titled The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church. It's well worth a read, and I can say that because I actually read it. Part one lays out the Church's teaching on what the Eucharist is, while part two gives guidance on how to respond to Christ's gift.
The USCCB also has a useful page with basic information on the Eucharist as well as a page on Eucharistic devotion that includes prayers for holy hours for various intentions.
The Knights of Columbus
There are plenty of great resources on this page from the Knights, but perhaps the coolest thing here is training materials for how to execute a eucharistic procession at your parish.
Your Local Parish and Diocese
Last, but certainly not least, find out what's happening at your local parish! You can get information on the parish website, but it would be much better to simply go to the nearest Catholic church for Mass, Adoration, and to hear the latest news. If there's a eucharistic initiative you wish your parish was doing, talk to your pastor or parish staff and see if you can help make it happen. The same goes for your local diocese, which is almost certainly holding events to coincide with the revival.
I hope these resources help you get into the spirit of the revival and increase your devotion to Christ in the Eucharist!
My name's Cory Lakatos. I grew up Protestant and became a Catholic as a young adult. Now I work for a Catholic parish and am involved with LANE, One Whirling Adventure, and Considering Catholicism. On this blog, I share my perspective on things Catholic, especially topics I considered in the process of converting.