Diocese announces 3-year Eucharistic Revival plan

By Jennifer Miele
Chief Communications Officer and Managing Director of Evangelization

GREENSBURG — We are all in need of healing in today’s hurting world, 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 holy Eucharist. That is the premise for a local and national response to Eucharistic Revival, announced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and embraced by Bishop Larry J. Kulick.

“The Synodal process provided additional evidence that youth and young adults are leaving the Church because they do not feel connected, fulfilled and knowledgeable about their faith. Many struggle with understanding the mission and do not feel that they are integral part of the faith community,” Bishop Kulick said. “We must take this opportunity to evangelize to all Catholics over the next three years, and to prioritize communication that reaches and impacts youth and young adults.” During year one of the Eucharistic Revival, the Diocese of Greensburg will focus on distributing USCCB catechetical resources about the centrality of the Mass; creating resource materials for Diocesan leaders, priests and faith formation leaders; coordinating Diocesan-wide nights of adoration and confession; and gathering Lenten catechetical resources and adoration opportunities. All of this will culminate with a Eucharistic Congress in the spring of 2023.

Throughout 2023, the Diocese hopes to launch The Catholic Accent podcast to better share the catechetical resources, revamp The Catholic Accent website so that youth and young adults recognize it as a real-time source for Catholic and inspirational news, dedicate more resources to new and emerging social media platforms, and emphasize content for Diocesan publications that appeals to young people. The Diocese also hopes to offer unique and engaging “experiential evangelization” opportunities. These speakers, witness talks and workshops would be available on a local level for all parish communities.

The Diocese will send representatives to the National Eucharistic Congress in July 2024 in Indianapolis, Ind. At this historic event, more than 80,000 Catholics of all ages will gather to reconsecrate their hearts to the source and summit of our faith. According to the USCCB, the Eucharistic Revival culminates during Pentecost of 2025, “Having enkindled a missionary fire in the hearts of the American faithful, the Holy Spirit will send us out on mission to share the gift of our eucharistic Lord.”


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