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Join in the National Eucharistic Revival
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: his Real Presence in the Eucharist.
The National Eucharistic Revival launched June 19, 2022 is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States. This first year of the Revival, dioceses offered events and resources to encourage the faithful’s growth in understanding and devotion to Christ in the Eucharist. June 2023-2024 will focus on fostering Eucharistic devotion at the parish level, culminating in a National Eucharistic Congress and being sent on mission to share the gift of our Eucharistic Lord with our local communities and beyond!
Below are diocesan and local opportunities and resources to take part in this mission.
National Eucharistic Revival Parish Year | June 11, 2023 – July 17, 2024
The National Eucharistic Revival is a momentous, three-year initiative that will bear fruit for years to come. During the previous Year of Diocesan Revival, clergy and diocesan leaders built the foundation for this movement to thrive at the parish level.
This year, beginning on the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 11, 2023, each parish will answer four key invitations.
Learn more about what to expect from this Year of Parish Revival and how your parish community is invited to respond.
BEHOLD KC | A generational Eucharistic Adoration event
The first major outdoor Eucharistic Adoration event in Kansas City occurred at the Liberty Memorial on May 4, 1941. As the National Eucharistic Revival closes out its Parish Year in 2024, join our Catholic community from KS and MO as we recreate the first special gathering at Liberty Memorial. This public outdoor event is being hosted in partnership with the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. BEHOLD KC will feature nationally-recognized live musical talent, local musicians, speakers and the largest Eucharistic Adoration opportunity in our city in more than 80 years.
Visit BEHOLDKC.org for full details.
Eucharistic Pilgrimage passport
Grab a copy of the BEHOLD Eucharistic Pilgrimage Passport and begin a journey of Eucharistic revival within our diocese. Visit stops along the pilgrimage map and collect a sticker to chart your progress.
Collect a sticker from at least five stops along the pilgrimage route – or challenge yourself to visit all eight. Bring your passport to the BEHOLD KC event on May 4, 2024 for a free commemorative gift blessed by Bishop James Johnston.
Download your passport at BEHOLDKC.org
5th Annual ‘In His Real Presence’ Eucharistic Congress
A Eucharistic Congress is a Catholic Tradition dating back to 1881 in Lille, France where Catholics come together to celebrate Our Eucharistic Lord, nurture our Eucharistic Life, and bear witness to God’s endless Love for us and The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist!
The 5th annual diocesan Eucharistic Congress took place on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at Our Lady of the Presentation Parish in Lee’s Summit. Watch video of our 5th Annual Eucharistic Congress speaker, Father John Burns.
Encounter the Real Presence
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” John 6:51
National Eucharistic Revival
The mission of the National Eucharistic Revival launched June 19, 2022 is to renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. This multi-year, three phase effort takes place on diocesan, parish and national levels, and culminates in a national Eucharistic Revival and sending forth on mission July 17-21, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.