Speakers: Dr. John Bergsma, Fr. Malachy Joseph Napier, CFR, and Katie Prejean McGrady
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Eucharistic Revival?
“A movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States by helping us renew our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist” (USCCB, 2023).
Why are we reviving our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist?
Pewer Research Center survey of U.S. Catholics found that one third or 31% of U.S. Catholics believe the bread and wine used in communion actually becomes the body and blood of Christ otherwise known as Transubstantiation (Smith, 2019).
The study also assessed whether Catholics know what the Catholic Church teaches on the Eucharist. It found that 43% of Catholics believe that the bread and wine are symbolic and that this reflects the churches stance (Smith, 2019).
What is Transubstantiation?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “By the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood” (CCC 1376). In other words, this is the change of Eucharistic bread and wine in the Body and Blood of Christ (CCC, 903).
How can we revive the spirit of the Eucharist at our Parish?
As Catholics, we can revive our love of the Eucharist by regularly attending Mass, spiritual readings on the Eucharist and more importantly spending time in front of the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration.
What is Holy Hour in Adoration?
Refer to our Page about Eucharistic Adoration and sign up for a Holy Hour.
Why should we make a Holy Hour of Adoration?
“To visit the Blessed Sacrament is… a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord” (CCC 1418).