The Bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival aims to be a movement that renews the Church by enkindling a living relationship with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Over the next several years (2022-2024), the dioceses of the United States will recommit ourselves to our Eucharistic identity and will reaffirm our faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
The celebration of the Eucharistic Revival on a national level launched on Sunday, June 19 2022 – the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus (Corpus Christi). The Diocese of Orange began the celebrations of the Diocesan year (2022-2023) with Holy Mass and a Eucharistic Procession at Christ Cathedral. Watch the livestream by clicking here.
Throughout the revival, we at the Diocese of Orange will provide different opportunities and resources from both a parish and diocesan level for the faithful to participate.
SAVE THE DATE FOR "JESUS THIRSTS FOR AMERICA"
“… I THIRST” John 19:28
November 19, 2022 at Christ Cathedral. “I Thirst Orange County” Highlights include Mass celebrated by Bishop Timothy Freyer, uplifting music, exhortations on evangelization from inspiring speakers who are equipped to spread the Good News through prayers and the commissioning of all participants to be sent out to spread the Good News.
THE EUCHARIST: A REFLECTION BY FR. AL BACA
“When the Pew Report of August 2019 announced that only one third of Catholics believed in the Eucharist, I must admit, as a priest I felt defeated. There are so many teachings that have come under scrutiny and doubt, but I never expected that there would be so much confusion regarding the Eucharist.”
Read more the monthly column about the Eucharist in OC Catholic News:
“Becoming Eucharistic People”
As a grassroots initiative in support of the National Eucharistic Revival, Virtual Catholic Conference will be offering an free annual virtual conference to help excite people, build momentum, and promote the National Eucharistic Revival.
An Invitation to Spend Time with Jesus
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at Christ Cathedral
The Feast of Corpus Christi & Juneteenth
Listen as Fr. Claude Williams of St. Michael’s Abbey speaks about celebrating the gift of God being substantially present in the Blessed Sacrament, hidden in bread and wine, and also the gift of God, being mystically present in our neighbor, hidden in those around us. (Homily begins at 29:00)
Pray the Corpus Christi Novena
Though the Feast of Corpus Christi occurred on June 19, you can still pray the 9-day prayer to increase your love and devotion to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.