The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has decreed that starting on the Feast of Corpus Christi (June 19, 2022) and continuing for the next three years, the Catholic community in our country will be immersed in a National Eucharistic Revival. This revival is meant to re-kindle a living, loving and active relationship with Christ Eucharistic. Throughout our different dioceses and parishes, we are called into active discernment and participation in the life of the Church through Communion, Adoration, and all that it means to be Eucharistic, a life of thanksgiving.
The Eucharist is the main treasure of our Catholic faith, and Communion is the banquet we shall attend, where we meet Christ personally, physically, and spiritually. To those who have followed our Eucharistic meditations over the years, we invite you to go deeper into your relationship with the Eucharistic Christ and explore all that it means to live thanksgiving in the light of Christ.
You have probably come to know some of the writings of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Elisheba’s patron Saint and Apostle of the Eucharist. There is not much I can say that would better present our Eucharistic treasure and joy than to use his words, so I leave you in Saint Peter Julian Eymard’s capable hands.
As we go into this revival, let us always remember how we are called to live, in His goodness, and realize what our due is. We must acknowledge the great gift we have been bestowed. Let us recognize Him in the Eucharist and embrace Him with all that we are.
Let us pray: Lord, You are the Lord of all, yet you humble Yourself to become the Bread of Life, food for our journey home, nourishment for a rich life in You. Help us, Lord, to recognize You in the Eucharist. We pray for those of us that do not know You, do not seek You, and do not acknowledge You. Help us become aware of and thankful for Your great gift to us in the Eucharist. May you be glorified and adored in all the tabernacles of the word. Amen.