To renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
To inspire a movement of Catholics across the United States who are healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and who are then sent out on mission “for the life of the world.”
This three–year initiative launched in 2022 on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi. Renewal began at the diocesan level, inviting diocesan staff, bishops, and priests to what Pope Francis has described as “a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ”—particularly the transforming power and mercy of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.
After this fruitful year of preparation, the Year of Parish Revival began on June 11, 2023—also on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. The year has been marked by historic initiatives, such as the first-ever National Eucharistic Pilgrimage. Grassroots creativity is springing up all over the country as love and devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist blossoms in the pews!
Then, on July 17, 2024, America will gather for the first time in 83 years for a National Eucharistic Congress. This historic moment will launch the United States into a Year of Mission, sending on-fire Catholics out to share Christ’s love “for the life of the world.” We will continue to spread the Revival movement throughout the Church’s 2025 Jubilee Year and beyond.
This is a truly unique initiative. Just as throngs followed Christ throughout his earthly ministry, our nation will process with our Eucharistic Lord from the north, south, east, and west edges of our country in the first-ever National Eucharistic Pilgrimage. Join us as we accompany Jesus in the Eucharist across 6500+ miles of the United States, stopping at many holy sites and churches along the way. Thousands will have a powerful opportunity for encounter and healing as Jesus comes to meet them on his way to the 10th National Eucharistic Congress, where he comes to encounter his people anew.
The Pilgrimage will be a powerful, once-in-a-lifetime witness of how Jesus Christ comes close to us and invites all to encounter him in the Eucharist.
—Bishop Andrew Cozzens
This is a pivotal moment in both American history and the legacy of the Catholic Church. At this historic event, more than 80,000 Catholics of all ages will gather in Indianapolis to worship our Risen Lord in his humble disguise. Through this experience, the Church will draw into a deeper intimacy with our Eucharistic Lord, allowing our eyes to be opened and our hearts to be set ablaze with his love.
The Holy Spirit will light a missionary fire in the heart of our nation as we reconsecrate ourselves to the source and summit of our faith. Participants will then be sent out on mission “for the life of the world.”
The National Eucharistic Congress marks a significant moment in the life of the Church in the United States.