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The March of the Eucharist Continues

National Eucharistic Revival
in the Diocese of Youngstown

Join with the faithful as parishes throughout the Diocese of Youngstown offer Eucharistic Adoration, Small Faith Sharing Groups, and plan to attend the National Eucharistic Congress.

National Eucharistic Revival

Join your Catholic brothers and sisters at the 10th National Eucharistic Congress, July 17-21, 2024. The Diocese of Youngstown is coordinating travel and lodging for 125 Catholic pilgrims from our six counties to journey together to Indianapolis, Indiana. Reserve your ticket today! 

For the first time in a generation, the Church will gather to ask Jesus to breathe his life into our dry bones and then send us back to our community to share his love. This historic 5-day gathering of missionary disciples will be a new Pentecost, a powerful anointing and personal commission to invite others to know Christ. Your life—and our Church—will never be the same.

March of the Eucharist: Lent 2024

In 1951, the first Bishop of Youngstown, James McFadden, compiled a book that included every diocesan parish at that time, titled The March of the Eucharist. Today, the bishops of the United States have called every diocese to join in a three-year Eucharistic Revival, and within the Diocese of Youngstown we are looking to our early days of faith to deepen our devotion to the Eucharist. As such, our theme for the revival is “The March of the Eucharist Continues.”

In addition to receiving the Eucharist at Mass, we also need to enter into a greater spirit of prayer, bringing ourselves before the Blessed Sacrament-not only voicing our prayer, but listening for God’s voice in prayerful silence. The diocese has compiled a “March of the Eucharist” Adoration schedule for the Lenten season, to assist the faithful in hearing God’s voice. May we all enter this Lenten journey more focused on the true presence of Christ in our lives. Many additional parishes are having Adoration, and many of the parishes are offering additional dates and times, beyond what is listed in the calendar.

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Join your Catholic brothers and sisters at the 10th National Eucharistic Congress. Reserve your ticket today! For the first time in a generation, the Church will gather to ask Jesus to breathe his life into our dry bones and then send us back to our community to share his love.

The Diocese of Youngstown is coordinating travel and lodging for 125 Catholic pilgrims from our six counties to journey together to Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, please contact Very Rev. John-Michael Lavelle, Vicar for Missionary Discipleship at jlavelle@youngstowndiocese.org.

This historic 5-day gathering of missionary disciples will be a new Pentecost, a powerful anointing and personal commission to invite others to know Christ. Your life—and our Church—will never be the same.

At the National Eucharistic Congress, the Church will draw into a deeper intimacy with our Eucharistic Lord, allowing our eyes to be opened and our hearts to be set on fire with his love.

The whole Congress will be an experience of prayer: a liturgical act offering the Catholic Church—those in attendance in Indianapolis as well as across the country—to the Father, through the Son, and in the Holy Spirit. This reconsecration will result in a massive outpouring of grace and renewed missionary sending as participants are moved to share the Eucharistic love of the Lord “for the life of the world” (John 6:51).

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Reserve your ticket today!

The Diocese of Youngstown is coordinating travel and lodging for 125 Catholic pilgrims from our six counties to journey together to Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, please contact Very Rev. John-Michael Lavelle, Vicar for Missionary Discipleship at jlavelle@youngstowndiocese.org.

National Eucharistic Revival

Register today to join the Diocese of Youngstown’s 2024 Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Revival!

The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year process sponsored by the U.S. Catholic Bishops to “inspire and prepare the People of God to be formed, healed, converted, united, and sent out to a hurting and hungry world through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist – the source and summit of our Catholic faith” (quote taken from the website for the National Eucharistic Revival).

The first year, beginning on June 19, 2022 and continuing until June 2023, has been identified as the Year of Diocesan Revival. The Very Rev. John-Michael Lavelle, coordinator of the Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Youngstown and the diocese’s Vicar for Missionary Discipleship, says that in the diocesan year, “we will travel to all parts of the diocese, united in the Mass, Eucharistic Processions, and Holy Hours – leading us to a deeper appreciation of the presence of Christ in our lives.”

The second year of the Eucharistic Revival has been identified as the Year of Parish Revival and will run from June 2023 until July 2024. It will include efforts to strengthen eucharistic devotion and experience at the parish level. Father Lavelle notes that, “In the early days of our diocese, a book was prepared, entitled, The March of the Eucharist, which highlighted all the places of worship in which we celebrated the Eucharist – mainly, our parish Churches. The Eucharistic Revival is an opportunity to discover that the ‘march of the Eucharist’ continues in new ways and that, having experienced the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, we are called to share him with the world.”

In July 2024, a National Eucharistic Congress will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, the tenth in the history of the United States, inaugurating the “Year of Going Out on Mission” until Pentecost 2025.

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