Launch of Eucharistic Revival
In late 2019, a Pew Study indicated what many had long suspected. Few Catholics, perhaps as low as 30 percent, fully believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. This stark reality inspired the Bishops of the United States to action. More than an event or a program, they envisioned a true Revival to rediscover the source and summit of our Faith through a deep commitment of prayer, pilgrimage, and worship on the part of the entire Church in the United States.
Taking its title from the Bread of Life discourse in John’s Gospel, “My flesh for the life of the world,” the Eucharistic Revival is not a step-by-step plan or a series of meetings; it 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.
Over three years, every Catholic diocese, parish, school, apostolate, and family is invited to be a part of renewing the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
This Revival launches on the Feast of The Body and Blood of Christ 2022. To begin the Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Youngstown, Bishop Bonnar will celebrate Mass at Saint Columba Cathedral on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 10:30am, with a Eucharistic Procession to follow. Subsequent monthly Masses and Processions will follow in each of the counties of the diocese, as well as Holy Hours of Adoration, leading us back to the Cathedral in June of 2023, as we begin a second year focusing on the Eucharist in the Parish. Please plan to join us as we open this very exciting opportunity to deepen our understanding of the Eucharist in our lives. For more information, please visit www.doy.org/EucharisticRevival/