Welcome to the Eucharistic Revival
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I give is my flesh for the life of the world.” -John 6:51
What is the Eucharistic Revival?
Our world is hurting; yet, amid our fallen world, Christ is present. Jesus radically tells us in John 6:41 that “the bread that I give is my flesh for the life of the world.” The Revival is a grassroots effort to bring this radical, life-giving promise to the world, inspiring a “movement of Catholics across the United States who are healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist.”
We are now in the “Diocesan Year” of equipping and empowering leaders in the church. During this time, we invite you to join us in Diocesan Year events and explore education and formation resources, all while deepening your personal devotion to the Eucharist. On Corpus Christi Sunday in June of 2023, we will enter into a “Parish Year,” fostering “Eucharistic devotion at the parish level, strengthening our liturgical life through faithful celebration of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, missions, resources, preaching, and organic movements of the Holy Spirit.” This will lead into in the first National Eucharistic Congress in the United States in almost fifty years from July 17-21, 2024 in Indianapolis, which will be followed by a year of going out on mission “for the life of the world.”
Go on pilgrimage – right here in our diocese!
Join us for a self-guided pilgrimage to sites of special Eucharistic significance in our Diocese, including those with 24-hour adoration chapels, Eucharistic art, and Eucharistic patron saints. Each month, there will be a new designated pilgrimage location announced on this page. Download your pilgrimage passport and fill it in yourself each time you visit a site (e.g., just handwrite the date of your visit). Visit six sites or more during the Diocesan Year and receive a free gift from either of two Catholic bookstores in our diocese – Divine Mercy Gifts in South Bend or Good Shepherd Books & Gifts in Fort Wayne.
August Pilgrimage Site: Corpus Christi Parish, South Bend – Adoration Chapel
Located at 2822 Corpus Christi Drive, South Bend, IN
Corpus Christi Parish in South Bend, IN is named in reverence for the Blessed Sacrament. Enter the chapel through the doors to the left of the primary church entrance. Notice the stained-glass windows of a monstrance (on the left side of the church next to the chapel entrance) and the Host and Chalice (visible from the gathering area on the left side of the altar). The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, historically known by its Latin name, Corpus Christi, celebrates the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist—Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. It is traditionally celebrated on the Thursday following the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. The feast dates to the Middle Ages and originated with a visionary nun and the famous Eucharistic miracle of Orvieto.
The chapel is open daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed during these hours*:
Sun: 1 to 8 p.m.
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tue and Thur: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
*The main portion of the church is locked during this time, except during Mass times or other parish events.
Save the date for these Eucharistic Revival Events!
In the “Diocesan Year” of June 2022 – June 2023, we focus on regional Eucharistic events and on equipping leaders in the church to share Christ’s love with the faithful.
Revive! Eucharistic Mission Nights
Damascus Men’s and Women’s Retreats
Eucharistic Formation Days
Community Events Calendar
Become equipped to confidently and peacefully share your Catholic faith in the Eucharistic Lord with anyone by attending one-day evangelization training offered by the St. Paul Evangelization Institute. The program includes a light breakfast and lunch.
- Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne
- Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Pius X Parish, Granger
- $20 per person/couple, waivable for financial need.
More information and registration to come.
Sponsored by the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival Team with support from our host parishes.
Offer beautiful worship to our Lord with classical sacred music centered on devotion to the Holy Eucharist, with polyphony and harmony.
- Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, led by music director Mike Dulac.
- Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2 p.m. at St. Pius X Parish in Granger, led by music director Jeremy Hoy, featuring the Notre Dame Liturgical choir and the St. Pius X choir
More information and registration to come.
Sponsored by the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival Team and the Office of Worship, with support from our host parishes.
Join us for outstanding talks on the Eucharist with excellent speakers, including Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. A Eucharistic miracles exhibit is planned, as well as an expo of catechetical resources on the Eucharist. The conference is open to all, but is designed for those who are high school age and older and who are looking to enter deeper into formation as a leader in the Catholic Church.
- Saturday, January 14th, 2023 at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Fort Wayne. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning with Mass
- Saturday, February 11th, 2023 at St. Pius X Parish, Granger. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning with Mass
Sponsored by the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival Team and Office of Catechesis, with support from our host parishes.
Eucharist-centered retreats in Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by Damascus.
- Women’s Retreats: October 14-16, 2022 and April 14-16, 2023
- Men’s Retreats: November 4-6, 2022 and April 21-23, 2023
- Empower Young Adult Conference: December 15-18, 2022
Learn more and register at damascus.net.
These retreats are organized and sponsored by Damascus.
Experience a radically unique and powerful Catholic event. Join us for a regional night of transformation featuring the Damascus Worship Collective and inspirational preaching from international revivalists. You and your family will encounter a Eucharistic God who is living and active through an evening of praise, testimony, and adoration.
- Monday, October 10, 2022 from 7-9 p.m. at Marian High School in Mishawaka. Click here for more information and to register.
- Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne . More information and registration to come.
Sponsored by the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival Team with support from our host schools.
Monthly Saint of the Eucharist
Learn each month about a saint who was particularly noteworthy for his or her devotion or theology of the Eucharist.
St. Alphonsus Ligouri was a bishop, doctor of the church, and the founder of the Redemptorist Congregation. In celebrating Mass, his face was radiant with joy. After the Consecration, he would blush from the intensity of his emotion. He writes, “My most courteous Lord, when you enter my soul in Holy Communion, you unite with and give yourself to me, so that in all truth I can say: My Jesus, now you are all mine.” Regarding Eucharistic adoration, he says, “Pause for a while each day before Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Know that the time you spend in devotion before this most divine Sacrament will be the most fruitful in your life; it will comfort you when you die and in eternity. Give your whole self to the Lord who has given all things to you! Approach the Blessed Sacrament “as the burning bush” in order to catch fire and set others ablaze. St. Alphonsus died in 1787 at the age of 91. His feast day is Aug. 1.
St. Kateri is the first member of a North American tribe to be declared a saint. She was born in 1656 in a village along the Mohawk River in New York. Her father was a Mohawk chief, her mother a Christian Algonquin raised among the French. When St. Kateri embraced the Catholic faith and rejected her tribe’s customs by refusing to marry or take part in pagan ceremonies, she was shunned and punished by her tribe. Yet, she remained steadfast in her love of God. Kateri astounded the Jesuits with her deep spirituality and her devotion to the Eucharist. She took every opportunity to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. Because of her inspiring devotion, many strove to be near her when she received communion. Her feast day is July 14th.
St. Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar who lived in the mid-1200s. His feast day is Jan 28. He is famous for his remarkably clear and prodigious teachings on the Eucharist, especially in his Summa Theologica. But Thomas was also the author of many of our best-known and loved Eucharistic hymns, including
- Panis Angelicus (Bread of Angels) sung by Josh Groban
- Adore te Devote (Humbly I adore thee) Gregorian Chant
- O Salutaris hostia (O saving victim) Gregorian Chant
- Pange Lingua Corperis (Now, my tongue, the mystery telling) Gregorian Chant
- Tantum Ergo Sacramentum (Come Adore) sung by Daughters of Mary
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