2022-2025 Eucharistic Revival

“Evangelization leads to the Eucharist, since the Eucharist is the fullness of communion with Jesus and his whole Church. On the other hand, the Eucharist leads to evangelization, since our ability to announce the Gospel springs from the passion and resurrection of Christ which is made present anew in the Eucharist”. —Unleash the Gospel Marker 3.4
What Is the Eucharistic Revival?

Jesus’ words in John 6:51, “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” make the radical promise that we can have eternal life through Jesus’ gift of his very self. This gift changes everything for us.

As the incarnate Son of God, Jesus shares in our humanity, and through the Holy Eucharist, he invites us to share in his Divinity. This life-changing invitation to encounter him in the Blessed Sacrament enables us to truly love our neighbor as he loves: with a self-giving love.

The National Eucharistic Revival invites us to renew our love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, by providing a “grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.” With the Bishops of the United States, we ask the Holy Spirit to ignite a fire that unleashes a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist — and sent out in mission ‘for the life of the world.’” We will enter into this movement first as an Archdiocese, then as Families of Parishes, and finally as communities, as we continue to embrace our mission to Unleash the Gospel in southeast Michigan.

When Is the Eucharistic Revival?

The celebration of the Eucharistic Revival on a national level will launch on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus—Corpus Christi—June 19, 2022. We begin at an Archdiocesan level which will give an example for and lead to every Family of Parishes participating in opportunities to encounter Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist.

The parish (Family of Parishes) Year of Eucharistic Revival will begin on June 11, 2023 and continue through July 17, 2024.

The Eucharistic Revival will lead to a National Eucharistic Congress which will be July 17 - 21, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana and July 17, 2024 — Pentecost 2025 will be a Year of Going out on Mission.

How do I participate in the Eucharistic Revival?

You can be part of this grassroots movement in a variety of ways within your Families of Parishes, throughout the Archdiocese, and at the national level. We will communicate opportunities for involvement as they develop.

The Eucharistic Revival in the Archdiocese of Detroit is a continuation of the work of the Holy Spirit among us to compel us to “Unleash the Gospel.” To prepare for the launch of this revival on Corpus Christi, learn more about the National Eucharistic Revival. You can also gather family and friends to watch and discuss this free online course on The Mystery of the Eucharist, taught by Bishop Andrew Cozzens, to help “unpack the USCCB document on the Eucharist.”

Resources

The more we love someone, the more we wish to get to know them. Likewise, the more we know them, the more our love for them grows. This is the key for our relationship with God. We come to know the Father through Jesus the Son, who is truly present to us in the Most Holy Eucharist. Don’t miss out on the ways you can grow in love of God throughout this year of Eucharistic Revival.

We encourage you to make use of these resources created and designed specifically for families, priests and deacons, and parishes and schools. Each section will continue to grow as we add new opportunities for prayer and study.

Priests and Deacons
Devotions

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Homily of St. Pope John II (Inspiring Article)

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Homily of Pope Emeritus Benedict, 2006 (Inspiring Article)

Pope Francis Urbi e Orbi March 27, 2020 (Inspiring Article with video option)

Eyes on Jesus Podcast Episode 1: The Eucharist (Audio)

Eyes on Jesus Podcast Episode 13: Turning to the Eucharist (Audio)

Events and Activities
Educational Resources

Mysterium fidei Encyclical of St. Pope Paul VI (Education, foundation)

Ecclesia de Eucharistia Encyclical of St. Pope John Paul II (Education, foundation)

Sacramentum caritatis Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (Education, foundation)

The Eucharist: Summit of All Our Aspirations (Article)

Pope Benedict XVI on the Eucharist | Homily (Video)

The Real Presence of Christ (Article)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Resource)

Pocket Guide to Adoration (Resource)

We Adore Him Perpetual Adoration Scheduling Tool (Resource)

A New Process for the Formation of EMHCs (Article)

Schools
Devotions
Events and Activities
Educational Resources

International Exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles designed by Blessed Carlo Acutis (Resource)

Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist (Formed.org) Includes Episode for Preparing Children for First Holy Communion and The Miracle at Every Mass (video)

The Healing Power of the Eucharist (Video)

The Eucharist: Source of Life in Christ (Article)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Resource)

Pope Benedict XVI with Children Who Received Their First Communion (Article)

Pope Francis Children and First Communion (video)