Our world is hurting. We all need healing, yet many of us have separated ourselves from the very source of our strength. Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith in the celebration of the Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival has been initiated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 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. The Revival was spurred on by the Pew Research Forum’s (2019) Survey findings that only one in three who identify themselves as Catholic believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
While some might say they are not surprised by these statistics, as only about half of Catholics actively practice their faith, the Pew Forum’s data also showed that two out of three who are “weekly” Mass goers believe in the Real Presence. Clearly, many have lost their way, or their belief – but even for those who do believe, a revival of our devotion is in order.
Over the next year, we will be providing resources HERE that will enrich your understanding of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.