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National Eucharistic Revival

Mission of the Eucharistic Revival:

To renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

To inspire a movement of Catholics across the United States who are healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and who are then sent out on mission “for the life of the world.”

June 19, 2022

Year of Diocesan Revival

Launching on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, join us in prayer for the renewal and healing of the United States as we answer this historic call to revival.  

June 11, 2023

Year of Parish Revival

Eucharistic devotion will be fostered at the parish level, strengthening our liturgical life through eucharistic adoration, missions, resources, preaching and organic movements of the Holy Spirit.

July 17-19, 2024

National Eucharistic Congress

More than 100,000 Catholics of all ages will gather in Indianapolis to worship our Risen Lord in his humble disguise. The Holy Spirit will enkindle a missionary fire in the heart of our nation as we reconsecrate ourselves to the source and summit of our faith.

July 17, 2024

National Year of Mission

From the Congress in 2024 through Pentecost of 2025, the entire American Church will be sent on mission to share the gift of our Eucharistic Lord with their local communities and beyond. Let the light shine forth!

What is the National Eucharistic Revival?

A three-year initiative sponsored by the Bishops of the United States to inspire and prepare the People of God to be formed, healed, converted, united, and sent out to a hurting and hungry world through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist – the source and summit of our Catholic faith.  

The difficulties and challenges over the last few years have shed lights on the Church’s need for healing, unity, formation, and conversion. More than 30 percent of Catholics have not returned to the pews post-pandemic, and recent data reveals that the majority of Mass-going Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The past decade has also seen the rise of the “nones” among the millennial generation, with more than 40 percent now self-identifying as “unaffiliated” with any religion. Many young Catholics find the faith to be irrelevant to the meaning of their lives and challenges.

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Prayers & Resources

“Real Presence”

A newsletter from the Diocese of Buffalo Office of Worship to support the efforts of the Eucharistic Revival.
Have an idea for an article, story, or element of catechesis that should be included? Contact worship@buffalodiocese.org.

Corpus Christi Novena

Eucharistic Congress
July 17-21, 2024

This Summer, Catholics from across the nation will gather in Indianapolis for what will be the tenth National Eucharistic Congress. This is a part of the National Eucharistic Revival that will lead into the Missionary Year (2024-2025) when we as Church will be called upon to spread the love we have for the Eucharist more intentionally.

The Diocese of Buffalo will be sending a delegation of 25 individuals to the Eucharistic Congress. Those who wish to participate are asked to apply, but also to nominate someone to go with them. This pilgrimage is open to anyone over the age of 18 and, thanks to a generous grant from the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, most costs will be covered to encourage everyone to consider this opportunity. (Please see the application/nomination form for full details.)

     or contact the Office of Worship for more details!

New York State
Eucharistic Congress
October 20-22, 2023

The Diocese of Buffalo, along with the other seven dioceses in New York State is sponsoring a Eucharistic Congress at Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville, NY, October 20-22, 2023.
Nationally-know speakers will be present to witness to the Eucharist, with plenty of opportunities for prayer and reflection as a faith community on some of the most sacred ground in our state.
Cardinal Dolan, Bishop Mike and bishops from around the state will celebrate Mass as over 10,000 Catholics gather to renew their faith in the Eucharist.
     for complete details and to register today!

Throughout the three years, there will be resources and videos available on this website and the National Eucharistic Revival site. 

The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church

This document was developed by the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was approved by the full body of the USCCB at its November 2021 General Meeting and has been authorized for publication.

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.

From the malignant enemy, defend me.
In the hour of my death, call me.
And bid me come to Thee.
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee.
Forever and ever.


(Attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola)

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