May 27, 2024

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops initiated the Eucharistic Revival in response to the alarming number of Catholics who no longer believe in the true presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. It can be tempting to feel like the work of bringing people back to this truth is something best left to bishops and priests.

However, the most effective way to pass on truth is through example—by living it. In this way, the laity, more so even than the bishops and priests, can bring lost Catholics back to the truth that our Lord is present—body, blood, soul and divinity—in the Eucharist. Speak about the truth of the Eucharist, model what you believe when you’re in the presence of the Eucharist, and share the graces you have received from the Eucharist. These three actions are the most effective way to revive the truth in the hearts of Catholics. In essence, you become a eucharistic missionary.

In an effort to spark these eucharistic missionaries, the Revival will feature the first Eucharistic Congress in nearly 83 years. This once-in-a-lifetime event will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 17-21, 2024. It will feature national and world-renowned speakers and the opportunity to experience the presence of our Lord with 80,000 other Catholics.

Because our diocese needs men and women who, through living their faith, bring the truth of the Eucharist to those around them, the diocese is offering tickets to the event at nearly $100 off the regular price. These tickets are for adults only; groups with children can purchase tickets at a lower cost through the Eucharistic Congress website. For more details about this opportunity, visit sfcatholic.org/eucharisticrevival.