Eucharistic Revival

Exposing the beauty of the Eucharist
and building community in the Lord

Our world is hurting. We all need healing, yet many of us are separated from the very source of our strength. Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith in the celebration of the Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States by helping us renew our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. 

The mission of the National Eucharistic Revival is to renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. This revival movement is in answer to a call by the Holy Spirit, and all the fruits belong to him.

The revival is an unprecedented movement of Catholics across the United States—healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—sent out on mission “for the life of the world.”

The Eucharistic Revival is not a step-by-step plan or a series of meetings. Rather, the revival is a grassroots call and a challenge for every Catholic across the United States to rekindle the fire of love and devotion for the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.

The Office for Evangelization has created an introductory presentation to understanding the USCCB document: “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church”

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!

Reinvigorating Worship

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.

Personal Encounters

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.

Deepening Formation

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!

Missionary Sending

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

OFE has scoured the internet for the best resources to fit your needs

Other Recommended Parish Intiatives

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.

USCCB on the Eucharist
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.

Best Practices

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.

Nuestro mundo está herido. Todos necesitamos curación y, sin embargo, muchos de nosotros estamos separados de la fuente misma de nuestra fuerza. Jesucristo nos invita a volver a la fuente y cumbre de nuestra fe en la celebración de la Eucaristía. El Avivamiento Eucarístico Nacional es un movimiento para restaurar la comprensión y la devoción a este gran misterio aquí en los Estados Unidos, ayudándonos a renovar nuestra adoración a Jesucristo en la Eucaristía.

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.

El avivamiento es un movimiento sin precedentes de católicos en todo Estados Unidos -sanados, convertidos, formados y unificados por un encuentro con Jesús en la Eucaristía- enviados en misión “para la vida del mundo”.
El Avivamiento Eucarístico no es un plan paso a paso ni una serie de reuniones. Más bien, el renacimiento es una llamada de base y un desafío para que cada católico de los Estados Unidos reavive el fuego del amor y la devoción por el Corazón Eucarístico de Jesús.

Visite nuestra pagina para obtener más información.

Oración para el Avivamiento

Bienvenidos al Avivamiento Eucarístico Nacional

Contact Us

Fr. John Gordon

Secretary for Evangelization

Ms. Jennifer Behnke

Associate Director of Evangelization


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Eucharistic Revival in the context of Vine and Branches