National Eucharistic Revival

06-25-2023Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The time has come for Catholics to rise up and renew their focus on Our Eucharistic King, Jesus Christ, truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. To that end, I am excited to announce that the Eucharistic Revival has begun! Bishop Andrew Cozzens, the Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, stated that the Church in the United States is “responding to the bishops’ call for us to be healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and then sent out on a mission “for the life of the world” (Jn 6:51). We are invited to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ, Our Lord, through the celebration of the Eucharist, so that we can be set on fire for the mission our Church needs so desperately.”

As evangelized and faithful Catholics, we know that the Eucharist is the greatest gift that Jesus has given us because it contains His Very Self. He is truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament – His Body, His Blood, His Soul, and His Divinity. At every Holy Mass, we remember the words spoken at the Last Supper where Our Lord says to His Twelve Apostles, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15:13). Then he makes that statement real in the gift of the Eucharist when he says, “This is my Body given up for you… this is my Blood poured out for you” (Lk 22:19–20). He gives this saving self-gift — His Paschal Mystery — a lasting presence of Himself in the Eucharist, so that for all ages we would be able to receive this gift and learn to make a gift of our own lives: laying down our life for him, as He did for us.

On the Solemnity of Corpus Christi this year, June 11, 2023, the Church began the Eucharistic Revival’s parish year (June 2023–July 2024). This year is expected to be the most “impactful phase of this multi-year response to the Holy Spirit. For the Eucharistic Revival to be successful, parishes must fulfill their key role in boldly proclaiming the Gospel” according to the organizers.

See the website,, for all the information about the Eucharistic Revival.

May we respond with generous hearts and zeal as we respond to this invitation from our Eucharistic Lord! May Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bl. Carlo Acutis, and St. Manuel González García intercede on behalf of our response, and may our Eucharistic Lord rekindle the fire of missionary fervor in us all.

God Bless,

Fr. Don Kline