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2021 Eucharistic Congress

Our 3rd Annual “In His Real Presence” Eucharistic Congress was held at St. Thomas More Parish in South Kansas City on Friday Evening & Saturday, September 10th and 11th with approximately 200 attendees coming together to Adore Our Eucharistic Lord.

“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love thee.” -Fatima Pardon Prayer

2020 Eucharistic Congress

For our 2nd Annual “In His Real Presence” Eucharistic Congress held at Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Joseph, we had approximately 70 people attend on Friday Evening and around 100 people on Saturday, which is a blessing given covid-19 restrictions.

“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love thee.” -Fatima Pardon Prayer

“Go to the source, to Jesus, especially Jesus in the Eucharist.  An age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Eucharist.  This is the measure of its spiritual life, faith, charity, and virtue.”  -St. Peter Julian Eymard

2019 Eucharistic Congress 

Over 300 people from over 30 different parishes attended the 1st Diocesan Eucharistic Congress. Of the surveys collected, there was a broad range of people who have attended Eucharistic Adoration for 10+ years to those who are planning to start. Overwhelmingly, people reported the Eucharistic Congress increased their desire to spend more time in Eucharistic Adoration and plan to attend next year.

“What We Love We Shall Grow to Resemble” – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

What did you like most?

  • “All of it!”
  • “Bishop Johnston, Eucharistic Procession, High Schoolers’ testimonies.”
  • “Our Bishop being there, speaking, and leading Adoration.”
  • “The talks and prayers were wonderful. It ran very promptly—liked that.”
  • “Each speaker was encouraging & engaging. I took away thoughts & ideas to grow my faith from each speaker.”
  • “Emphasis on Adoration, speakers, vendors. Well organized, while keep focus on the Real Presence.”
  • “Adoration Procession! Confession!  I love that it coincided around the International Congress.”
  • “Adoring our Lord—that was beautiful.”
  • “Everything was great! Speakers, message, lunch, well-organized.”
  • “It renewed my commitment to my own Adoration.”
  • “Everything! It offered so much for a small cost.”
  • “The priests’ talks were very powerful and inspiring. They live what they spoke about.”
  • “Eye-opening of the reality of our faith, and the personal experiences of the priests!!”
  • “Warmth/humanity of speakers giving information in easily understandable ways.”
  • “Exceptional speakers!”
  • “Adoration with the Bishop”
  • “Speakers were good! Vendors also!”
  • “The heartfelt testimony!”
  • “Our MC, personal stories from priests, Eucharistic miracle stories, Adoring together, the Chaplet w/ our Bishop, making new friends.”
  • “The REAL faith proclaimed BOLDLY, and miraculous stories of saints & sinners.”

What 3 words describe the Eucharistic Congress?      

  • “Reverent, joyful, Christ-centered”
  • “Relationship, Jesus, intimacy”
  • “Collective Hearts Venerating”
  • “Refreshing, enlightening, peaceful”
  • “Inspiring, holy, informative”
  • “full of grace”
  • “love for Jesus”
  • “just plain awesome”
  • “powerful, powerful, powerful”
  • “holy, inspiring, encouraging”
  • “Good for CONVERTS!”
  • “inspiring, humbling, motivating”
  • “inspirational, instructional, and downright fun”
  • “energetic, relatable, encouraging”
  • “organized, inspirational, heartfelt”
  • “Time well spent!”
  • “Reflective, hidden, called”
  • “a blessing, awesome, fulfilled”
  • “very comforting”
  • “God-with-us”
  • “heartfelt, humility, reverence”
  • heartfelt, set fire inside me”
  • “amazing, important, vital, informative, awesome”
  • “empowering, encouraging, needed”
  • “source and summit”
  • “joy-filled, holy, Christ-centered”
  • “beautiful, rewarding, strengthening”
  • “raw, REAL, re-invigorating”
  • “inspirational, peace-inducing, well organized”
  • “informative, relatable, fun”
  • “hope, peace, healing”
  • “renewing, sophisticated, timely”
  • “spiritual listener, healing, silence”
  • “Grateful to adore”
  • “Focus on the Real Presence of Christ; reverence; humility”
  • “inspiring, uplifting, powerful”

©2022 Diocese of Kansas City–St. Joseph