Year of Parish Revival Press Kit

Revival Reaches the Pews

The Year of Parish Revival is the pivotal second phase of the strategic three-year movement to renew the Catholic Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, and parishes across the country are invited to contribute to this national Revival. 

Building upon the Year of Diocesan Revival, the launch of the Year of Parish Revival on June 11, 2023, will be commemorated with a multitude of organic movements of the Holy Spirit with the overarching goal of fostering Eucharistic devotion at the parish level and strengthening the liturgical life of the faithful through intentional celebration of the Mass, Eucharistic processions and adoration, missions, resources, and preaching.

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Meet the Spokespersons

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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 four young children.

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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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Marilyn Santos

Associate Director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis

Marilyn Santos is the Associate Director of the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She previously served as the Director of Mission Education in the National Office of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. A native New Yorker, she taught and served as a youth minister with the Salesians in the Archdiocese of New York.

She has held leadership positions in youth, young adult and cultural diversity ministries in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Diocese of Metuchen.

Fluent in Spanish, Marilyn served as the President of La RED- the National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana and as a consultant for the USCCB Secretariat on Laity, Marriage, Family & Youth. She served as a VIDES-Salesian Sisters Missionary in Ecuador.

She has spoken and presented workshops at multiple national and diocesan conferences and gatherings including those sponsored by the USCCB, NCEA, NCCL, NFCYM, LA Religious Ed Congress and the Mid-Atlantic Congress. She currently serves as a member of the Holy Name Province of the Order of Franciscan Minors (OFM) Formation and Studies Directorate.

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Suggested Interview Questions

Can you offer an overview of the three-year strategic focus of the National Eucharistic Revival and how the Year of Parish Revival fits in?
There are a multitude of resources available for parishes to engage with the Revival. Are you able to share a few of the ways parishes can get involved?
What are some of the creative, standout ways you have seen parishes join the movement in their local communities?
Are you able to offer more information about the small group study affiliated with the Revival that will be offered at parishes across the country?
Where can our audience go to learn more and follow along with Revival happenings?

Contact Carrie Kline at for interview requests.

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