“The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year initiative sponsored by the Bishops of the United States to inspire and prepare the People of God to be formed, healed, converted, united, and sent out to a hurting and hungry world through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist – the source and summit of our Catholic faith. The Revival officially launched in June 2022, and its milestone event will be a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, IN, from July 17-21, 2024.” (USCCB)
Last Updated: 5/8/23
Liturgical Reform of the Mass through the Ages
Join us for a free three-part webinar series on the history of the Mass with a special lens on the reforms and restorations as promulgated at the Second Vatican Council. Our presenter will be Fr. Gil Ostdiek, OFM of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
FDLC Resources for the Eucharistic Revival
FDLC Store: Eucharist Resources
Click here to browse FDLC’s collection of books and downloadable resources (including bulletin inserts) on the Mass, available in both English and Spanish for purchase today!
FDLC Eucharist Webinar Series (Spring 2023)
In response to Pope Francis’ call for a “serious and dynamic liturgical formation” (ibid, 31), the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions was pleased to present a five-part Lenten series for an exploration of the Mass – “Eucharist: The Work of our Redemption.” We offer this in harmony with the United States Bishops’ campaign for a Eucharistic Revival. We have assembled some of the nation’s most respected theologians and liturgists to offer not merely an exploration of the elements of the Mass but will reflect on its rich theology and identify implications for pastoral practice. (Recorded February – March 2022)
Session I – Celebration of the Paschal Mystery: Theological Foundations (Dr. James Starke; February 23, 2023)
Session II – The Church at Prayer: The Introductory Rites (Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS; March 2, 2023)
Session III – Proclamation and Response: The Liturgy of the Word (Fr. Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap; March 9, 2023)
Session IV – Joining in the Sacrifice: The Liturgy of the Eucharist (Fr. Matthew Ernest; March 16, 2023)
Session V – Glorifying the Lord by Your Life: The Concluding Rites (Fr. Ajani Gibson; March 23, 2023)
Resources on Restoration of Holy Communion under Both Kinds
Many dioceses already have or are just beginning to restore the distribution of the Precious Blood to the faithful. This would always, ideally, be accompanied by catechesis. To aid you in that endeavor, the FDLC provides an article on the history of the practice of Communion under both kinds – “Take and Eat, Take and Drink.” It is written in a very accessible style, designed for the “person in the pew.”