Exposing the beauty of the Eucharist
and building community in the Lord
Bishop Michael Saporito speaks on the Eucharistic Revival
School of Evangelization – The Sunday Eucharist is the best tool for parish evangelization
Prayer for the Revival
Plan with 4 Pillars
Use the four pillars of the Revival as a prism for your discernment and local events in other cities for inspiration. We can’t wait to see how God works through you for the sanctification of your community!
How we worship matters. Emphasize reverence in the liturgy and elevate the practice of Eucharistic devotions, prioritizing an increase in opportunities for adoration and both parish and diocesan Eucharistic processions. This provides a public witness while strengthening the faith and unity of Catholics in your community.
No one who approaches their creator leaves unchanged. Create space for the faithful to gather in a moment of encounter with Our Lord. The Holy Spirit uses the energy created through gathering in a group as a way to usher new movements and transformations in our Church.
With more than 50% of Catholics not knowing the Church’s doctrine on the Real Presence, a bold clarity in the true teaching of the Church is necessary to bring understanding. Pursue robust formation through spiritual reading, educational events, and study groups. The more intimately we know Our Lord, the better we can love him, serve him, and bring other people to know him!
True love overflows into action! Mobilize those who already know and believe the Church’s teaching on the Real Presence to reach out to those in need and accompany those who are searching for more. Remember that this is Our Lord’s work. We are simply his instruments.
Resources For Pastors and Ministry Leaders
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1. Appoint a parish coordinator who can promote parish and diocesan events in the parish and have contact with the diocese
2. Eucharistic Missionaries – Each parish can select “missionaries” from among the parishioners, perhaps Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who can commit to weekly prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, participation in Year of Eucharist events, and initiating parish programs for the Year of the Eucharist
3. Eucharistic Adoration during “Welcome Home” Reconciliation on Mondays in Lent
4. Promote Eucharistic Adoration and Catechesis for parishioners, schools, religious education programs
5. Invite the Office of Worship to offer formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Readers
6. Promote social media graphics and messages centered on the Eucharist
7. Consider offering Eucharistic processions on special occasions/feast days throughout the year
8. Promote, livestream, and take pictures, where possible, of your parish initiatives for the Eucharistic Revival.
9. Add an intention in the Universal Prayer for a renewed Eucharistic life
10. Consider ways to invite those who may not be connected to the parish to get to know the community and to get to know more about Jesus Christ.
– Sophia SketchPad: The Eucharist Video
– The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist: Basic Questions and Answers
– An Interview on the Doctrine of Transubstantiation
– Bishop Barron on the Real Presence
– Select documents and resources on the Church’s teaching: Study, pray, and ask the question, Lord, how are you calling me to grow and to act on your truth?
– Believing, celebrating, and living the mystery of the Eucharist: In Pope Benedict XVI’s Sacramentum Caritatis(2007), read, reflect, and pray about how the Eucharist is a mystery to be believed, to be celebrated, and to be lived.
– The Church draws her life from the Eucharist: In St. John Paul II’s last encyclical letter on the Eucharist and the Church, Ecclesia de Eucharistia(2003), read, reflect, and pray about how central the mystery of the Eucharist is to the very life of the Church and to our lives as disciples.
– Reclaim Sunday as the Lord’s Day and a day of rest, prayer, and fellowship: In St. John Paul II’s Dies Domini(1998), read, reflect, and pray about the gift of Sunday as the day of all days and how we can live out this day in the way the Lord is calling us.
– The Eucharist commits us to the poor: The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist leads us to serve and be close to the poor and most vulnerable among us, as Pope Francis continues to emphasize admirably. Read, reflect, and pray about the gift and challenge of Catholic social teaching.
Below please find a memorandum and documentation regarding Eucharistic Adoration here in the Archdiocese of Newark
Issued November 5, 2021 – From the Worship Office
Questions? Contact the Worship Office at 973-497-4345.
From the Vicar General and Divine Worship Offices
Additional Resources for Pastoral Ministers
Los [Nuestros] Obispos de los Estados Unidos están llamando a reavivar, con un enfoque solidario y comunitario, la devoción y la creencia en la presencia real de Jesús en la Eucaristía en el marco de una iniciativa de tres años. Creemos que Dios quiere ver, a lo largo y a lo ancho de los Estados Unidos, un movimiento de católicos sanados, convertidos, formados y unificados por un encuentro con Jesús en la Eucaristía –y enviados en misión “por la vida del mundo”–.
La misión de Avivamiento Eucarístico Nacional es renovar la Iglesia encendiendo una relación viva con Nuestro Señor Jesucristo en la Santa Eucaristía. Este movimiento de avivamiento responde a una llamada del Espíritu Santo, y todos los frutos le pertenecen.
Visite nuestra pagina para obtener más información.
Oración para el Avivamiento
Bienvenidos al Avivamiento Eucarístico Nacional
Fr. John Gordon
Secretary for Evangelization
Ms. Jennifer Behnke
Associate Director of Evangelization
Vine and Branches
Eucharistic Revival in the context of Vine and Branches