10th National Eucharistic Congress

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May 3, 2024

Our National Emmaus Moment:  The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will accompany Jesus from city to city, lighting hearts on fire along the way. Then, at the National Eucharistic Congress in July 2024, all these flames will blaze together.  Discover the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.

Will you be a part of it?

April 26, 2024

The Catholic Church has been emphasizing faith in the Eucharist over the past few years as a part of the Eucharistic Revival. Everything so far has been good... it's just been incomplete.  Watch Breaking the Bread to discover more about Jesus’ inclusivity (11:07).

Will you be a part of it?

 

April 19, 2024

A lot of people love Jesus, but not many know that they can love him in the Eucharist—or that they can encounter his love for them there.  Watch “Do You Want to Encounter Jesus’ Love More Deeply?” (1:13).

Will you be a part of it?

April 12 2024

The National Eucharistic Congress will take place July 17–21, 2024, in Indianapolis.  This is our opportunity to reignite Eucharistic faith in the United States.  Watch “What is a Eucharistic Congress” (2:17) for more information.

Will you be a part of it?

 

March 29, 2024

Preparations underway for a four part, two month Eucharistic pilgrimage across America from May to July 2024 forming a cross over the nation.

Click here to view Meet Christ on Pilgrimage Across America.

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

March 22, 2024

The Eucharist is nothing less than a participation in the cross.  The Mass and the cross are but one and the same Sacrifice that is the turning point of our salvation.

Click here to view The Eucharist and the Cross.  Fr. Al Scharbach speaks about how the Eucharist makes Christ present to us, and re-presents and renews that one Sacrifice.

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

 

March 15, 2024

Mara McGurl grew up in the Bible Belt as a Catholic who went through the motions and doubted the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist, until...

Click here to view My Little Way to the Eucharist.  This four minute video shares McGurl’s experience of simple moments of transformation.

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

March 1, 2024

As a high school student, Fr. Torres “wasn’t the type” to go to Mass. But when he decided to go to daily Mass as a Lenten practice, it changed his life.  Fr. Agustino Torres is one of the National Eucharistic Preachers, a diverse group of priests who have been commissioned to enkindle the flame of Eucharistic faith and devotion in the United States through kerygmatic Eucharistic preaching.

Click here to view From the Heart of the Father “Going to Mass Every Day for Lent?  Here’s What Happened.”  In this video, Fr. Torres shares a powerful moment he encountered Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

 

February 23, 2024

We recognize in the Old Testament typological prefiguring of Christ’s perfect sacrifice celebrated in the Mass.

Click here to view Eucharist in the Bible “Session 3: Types of the Mass” (2:10) from the Augustine Institute. 

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

February 9, 2024

The Eucharist allows us to participate in the saving Sacrifice of Christ once for all time.

Click here to view The Sacrifice of the Mass (Aquinas 101).

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

 

February 2, 2024

O Sacrament most Holy

O Sacrament Divine

All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Click here to enter that quiet, peaceful moment in Eucharistic Adoration when you realize that He is with us – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. The Eucharistic Miracle at every Holy Hour.

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

January 26, 2024

The Eucharistic Congress in July 2024 invites people from all walks of life to gather in anticipation of the nearness of God. Through powerful speakers, transformative prayer, and Sacramental celebrations, we will experience the life that flows from His existence, meeting Him in the reality of His Presence.

Click here to join Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., and Fr. Michael Fitzpatrick as they explain the importance of the Eucharist in our lives (4:43).

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

January 19, 2024

The Church in the U.S. is in desperate need of revival and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit first descended upon the Apostles at Pentecost, three thousand people responded by repenting and asking, “What shall we do?” (Acts 2:37)

Click here to view Fr. Craig Vasek call us to respond in Our church needs revival NOW! How will YOU respond?

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

January 12, 2024

Join the historic National Eucharistic Congress, a pivotal event in the US bishops' three-year revival, dedicated to restoring faith in the Eucharist among Catholics nationwide. Discover the power of unity, encounter Jesus, and embark on a mission to share the beauty of the Eucharist in your own community. Get inspired by influential Catholic speakers and experience a transformative journey that will set your faith ablaze.

Click here to view Bishop Cozzens address the centrality of the Eucharist (5:16).

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

December 22, 2023

Followers of Christ have been questioning whether or not Jesus truly gives us his body and blood in the Eucharist.  To this day, many of our Christian brothers and sisters profess that Jesus comes to us in communion merely as a symbol. Some even think that the true presence is a more modern concept that was not understood as such by the early Church. So what did the early Church Fathers say about the Eucharist?

Click here to view Did Early Christians Believe in the Eucharist? (8:53).

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

December 15, 2023

It's easy to fall into a routine and lose sight of the little miracles all around us. Unfortunately, it is even easy to fall into a routine and lose sight of the greatest miracle of all, happening right in front of us.

The greatest gift God has ever given humanity: himself.  Christ offered his body at the Last Supper, he sacrificed it on the Cross, and he continues to give himself to us at each and every Mass.  This miracle, occurring each time we go to Mass, gives us an opportunity to partake in redemption, unite with our Savior, and live a sacramental life.

Click here to view The Shocking Reality of the Eucharist (8:25) by Fr. Mike.

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

December 8, 2023

Our world, our nation, and our city suffer violence, corruption, and division.  We need the healing love of the Eucharistic Jesus.  How are you called to respond?

Click here as Sr. Josephine Garrett shares Christ's deep desire to restore and transform our nation with his Presence (1:55).

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

November 17, 2023

The Eucharist is not simply a sign or a symbol.  It is Jesus really, truly, and substantially present under the Eucharistic signs of bread and wine.

Click here to view Bishop Barron on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist (11:03).

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

November 10, 2023

By genuflecting before the tabernacle at church, we’re saying at least one of three things with our bodies. Those three things have to do with humility, service, and love.

Click here to view 3 Reasons Catholics Genuflect (4:38).  In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains how a simple kneel before we enter the pew can express so much.

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

November 3, 2023

One of the biggest questions we ask is, “Is God really with us?”  Foreshadowed in the Old Testament, and established to bring us close to him, the Eucharist is God’s greatest gift to us.  The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.  If we’re wondering where God is, if we’re feeling lonely, or if we need strength to follow Jesus, we can turn to the Eucharist and be thankful that Jesus gives us himself in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Click here to view How God Is with Us in the Eucharist. (7:45)

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

October 27, 2023

Gathering around a meal is one of the most important human experiences. But there is one meal that stands out from the rest: the Eucharistic sacrifice of the Mass.  Jesus sacrificed his life for us — and the Eucharist is how we receive that gift. Through the Eucharist, we partake in the Last Supper, the sacrifice Jesus made on the Cross, and the Resurrection. This great mystery is at the heart of our faith; it is a mystery that can change our lives.

Click here to view The Eucharist as Sacrifice and Communion. (8:25)

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

October 20, 2023

If you believe God exists, the next question might be… Where?  God is present to us in many ways through creation, in our hearts through Baptism, and in the Word of God.  There’s a very special way that God draws near to us in the Eucharist.

Click here to view Presence: Is Jesus really Present in the Eucharist. (4:25)

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

 

October 13, 2023

How can silence change your life?  On average, Americans check their phones almost 100 times a day. What if that attention and time was directed toward God? 

Click here to view How Silence Can Change Your Life and experience the invitation to explore the power of Eucharistic Adoration. This practice of silence with God has the power to transform our lives.  You’re invited into a practice that can change how you view yourself, the world, and your future.

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

October 6, 2023

When is the last time you sat down to enjoy a meal with your family or close friends—not just to eat food in close proximity to each other, but to bask in each other's presence and grow in love for one another? For most of us, this doesn't happen at a typical meal. But this is the kind of meal God wants to share with us.

Click here to view Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist “God is with Us.”  The first 9 minutes of this 35 minute video presents personal icons of devotion to the Eucharist.  What do you share with these icons.

Now is the Revival.  Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter the new life to which God is calling you.

Become the Body of Christ.

 

September 29, 2023

The National Eucharistic Congress features the best of today’s Catholic speakers and theologians; programming includes general sessions, catechetical sessions, and breakouts. There will be evening concerts and entertainment. Most importantly, this Congress will provide a one-of-a-kind encounter with Jesus Christ and the Church through the Sacraments.

Click here to listen as Bishop Cozzens introduces the National Eucharistic Congress. (2:14)

Now is the moment – if you want to help plan St. X’s participation talk to or email Mr. Ahrens, Ms. Brown, Mr. Mayrand, or Fr. Millbourn.

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September 22, 2023

“Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil.” (CCC 2628)

Click here to listen as Fr. Jeff explains how people pray in Eucharistic adoration.(4:30)

If you are interested in helping to plan and organize the St. X contingent’s involvement in the Eucharistic Congress, please see or email any one of the following:  Mr. Ahrens, Ms. Brown, Mr. Mayrand, or Fr. Millbourn.

Become the Body of Christ.

 

September 15, 2023

“Jesus never fails to awe us in his Eucharistic Presence.”

Click here to listen as Cardinal Timothy Dolan shares an impactful and moving moment he experienced while adoring Our Lord in Eucharistic adoration. (3:07)

Now is the time to get involved in orchestrating St. X’s participation in the National Eucharistic Congress (July 17-21).  If you are interested in helping to plan and organize St. X’s involvement, please see or email any one of the following:  Mr. Ahrens, Ms. Brown, Mr. Mayrand, or Fr. Millbourn.

Become the Body of Christ.

 

September 8, 2023

“Young man that is your Lord passing by….  It really came home to me; this really is Jesus.”

Click here to listen as Bishop Gerardo Colacicco shares a childhood memory of attending a Eucharistic procession and the lasting impact it had on his life. (4:22)

Are you interested in helping to plan for St. X’s participation in the National Eucharistic Congress (July 17-21)?  We will soon be asking for students to assist with planning.

Become the Body of Christ.

 

September 1, 2023

Participation in the Holy Sacrifice…

  • identifies us with the Heart of Christ,

  • sustains our strength along the pilgrimage of this life,

  • makes us long for eternal life, and

  • unites us even now with the Church in heaven, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the Saints.  (CCC #1419)

Saints, mystics, and Scripture reveal the coming together of heaven and earth in the celebration of the Mass.  Click here to view a short film (5:30), The Veil Removed, which captures part of that experience.

St. Xavier High School will participate in the National Eucharistic Congress July 17-21. We will soon be asking for student leaders help prepare our community for the Congress

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August 25, 2023

“What we believe, we try to understand further; when we understand further, we believe more deeply. To grow in the faith means to engage in this cyclical process of seeking God.”

~ Fr. Thomas Dailey, OSFS

St. Xavier High School will participate in the National Eucharistic Congress July 17-21.

Become the Body of Christ.

Click here to learn more about The Eucharist.

August 18, 2023

The Catholic Church in the United States is gathering to celebrate the 10th National Eucharistic Congress July 17- 21, 2024. 

This Eucharistic Revival and Congress are key elements in the life of the Church at present and all Church institutions are asked to support and encourage engagement in this historic moment.  

St. Xavier High School will participate in this historic event. 

Become the Body of Christ.

Click here for more information!