Leader’s Playbook
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Leader’s Playbook for the Year of Parish Revival

The National Eucharistic Revival eagerly invites parishes into the grassroots movement to restore understanding and devotion to the source and summit of the Catholic faith with a new Leader’s Playbook for the Year of Parish Revival. As the multi-year National Eucharistic Revival prepares to enter into the Year of the Parish on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Leader’s Playbook is a guide offering concrete steps for parishes to bolster their Eucharistic culture and effectively share the gift of the Eucharist with all Catholics in the pews, but especially those who have not fully encountered Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Designed to be adapted and customized for implementation within each unique pastoral setting, the Leader’s Playbook is meant to help pastors and parish leaders answer the question, “What are we being asked to do to live out the Year of Parish Revival?”

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Meet the Spokespersons

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Joel Stepanek

Chief Operating Officer for the National Eucharistic Congress, Inc.

Joel Stepanek has been actively and passionately involved in ministry for over 15 years. What began as a simple internship in a parish youth ministry office evolved into an incredible adventure that led him on numerous middle school lock-ins, high school retreats, and parish missions.  

Joel has traveled across the world speaking to groups of all sizes, ages, and vocations. In his new position, he is privileged to mobilize Catholics in the United States on mission through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist.  

Joel and his wife, Colleen, reside in Phoenix, AZ, with their three young children.

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Tim Glemkowski

Chief Executive Officer of the National Eucharistic Congress, Inc.

Tim Glemkowski is the Executive Director of the National Eucharistic Congress. Most recently, he was Director of Strategy in the Archbishop’s Office for the Archdiocese of Denver, assisting with initiatives focused on building for a time of apostolic mission.

He is the former founder and president of L’Alto Catholic Institute and Revive Parishes. Tim authored Made for Mission: Renewing Your Parish Culture, which was released in Fall 2019 through Our Sunday Visitor. He is an international speaker who has also consulted for many organizations, dioceses, and parishes. His writing has appeared in numerous print and web-based theological and catechetical publications.

Tim and his wife, Maggie, live in Lakewood, CO, with their three young children.

Suggested Interview Questions

The Leader’s Playbook is organized around the four pillars of the Revival. Can you remind our audience what those are?
How does this new resource help parishes discern deeper involvement in the National Eucharistic Revival?
A number of dioceses that have had successful initiatives and activities are highlighted in the playbook. Can you share some of these examples and how you hope they will inspire widespread creativity?
What are some of the other resources parishes can tap into as the Year of the Parish kicks off in June?
Where can people go to access this guide and begin implementing some of the suggested ideas?

Contact Carrie Kline at media@eucharisticcongress.org for interview requests.

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