The Bishops of the United States are calling all its Catholic members to a deeper relationship with God through a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. This year 2023 – 2024 is designated for “Parish Renewal”. We, the Franciscan “people in the pews” should be in the forefront of this renewal – through our prayers; our conversations; bringing others with us to Mass and/or Eucharistic Adoration, etc. To assist us in this endeavor, resource materials like banners, fliers & prayer cards have been designed and are available free of charge for digital download for personal printing and also available for order – see website links below.
While the Eucharistic Revival has been designed as a “stand alone” project, it doesn’t have to be. We should be able to incorporate the core meaning and goals of this project – a closer, deeper relationship with God through Jesus – into all our programs and projects, especially in our “Centennial” events.
Jesus, the God-Man, is our tangible, relatable link to God in the Trinity. For St. Francis, an ever deepening relationship with the God Who made us and all things created was foundational to his existence. “Walking in the footsteps of Christ” was the easiest and most perfect way of attaining this goal.
Here are some links to the Eucharistic Revival website:
Eucharistic Revival – General Overview: www.eucharisticrevival.org
Get Involved: How Will You Respond? (eucharisticrevival.org)
Free Digital Parish Resources – Eucharistic Revival (English & Spanish)
“If we but paused for a moment to consider
attentively what takes place in this
Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of
Christ’s love for us would transform the
coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and
St. Angela of Foligno
[Italian Franciscan tertiary and mystic]
Eucharistic Revival Image: https://stcdio.org/eucharistic-revival/when-is-it-taking-place/