On June 19, 2022, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the Diocese of Rochester, in union with all (arch)dioceses throughout the United States, will formally inaugurate a three-year Eucharistic Revival. The three years will culminate with the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 2024.
Opportunities around the Diocese
Monroe East Deanery:
St. Joseph Church/Holy Spirit Church in Penfield are having a three six-week sessions on the Eucharistic Revival throughout the year. The first session, “Becoming Eucharistic People” begins Monday, Oct. 10, 2022.
St. Paul Church in Webster is hosting a Eucharistic Revival Series called “The Eucharist: Source and Summit of our Faith Series” will run one Wednesday evening each month from November through May and will feature different speakers sharing their knowledge on various topics related to the Eucharist.
Church of the Resurrection in Fairport is hosting an hour of Eucharistic Adoration each month aimed for youth in grades 7-12. The holy hour will include times of silence, music and Scripture.
St. Rita Church in Webster is hosting “The Eucharist In Scripture” by Dr. Scott Hahn, a six-lesson study about discovering God’s plan as it is expressed through the Bible and the Mass.
Monroe Central Deanery:
The Monroe Central Deanery will gather for Eucharistic Adoration at the All Souls Chapel at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 2. Bishop Salvatore R. Matano will conclude Adoration with Benediction at 5 p.m. followed by Mass at Christ Our Mausoleum at 5:30 p.m.
The Nocturnal Adoration Society sponsors monthly prayer vigils on the last Saturday of the month at the Parish of the Holy, Gates from 6-7 p.m., and at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish at Christ the King Church from 8-9 p.m., and on the third Saturday of the month at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Greece from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Monroe West Deanery:
St. Leo the Great Church, Hilton – St. Leo Church in Hilton is holding an evening of praise and worship Nov. 20 at 7:15 p.m. that will include Eucharistic Adoration, beautiful music and prayerful reflections.
St. Marianne Cope Parish, Henrietta/Rush – St. Marianne Cope in Henrietta is having a presentation entitled “Is Christ Really Present in the Eucharist?” at Guardian Angels Church Nov. 17. The speaker will be Father Robert Kennedy. A wine and cheese reception will begin at 7 p.m., with the presentation at 7:30 p.m. Call 585-334-3518 to register.
The Nocturnal Adoration Society sponsors monthly prayer vigils on the first Friday with hourly sessions from 6-9 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Community – St. Joseph Church in Wayland.
The Nocturnal Adoration Society sponsors monthly prayer vigils on the last Saturday of the month at Parish of the Most Holy Name of Jesus – St. Patrick Church from 6-7 p.m.
Stories on the Eucharistic Revival
Here is a list of stories that the Catholic Courier and Catholic News Service have conducted on the Eucharistic Revival. More stories will be added to this list:
Deacon provides thoughtful explanation of Christ’s real presence (October 18, 2022)
Finger Lakes parishes offer opportunities for eucharistic adoration (Aug. 29, 2022)
Catholic speaker Vinny Flynn will give Eucharist talk in Rush (Aug. 29, 2022)
Minnesota priest named specialist for Eucharistic Revival (Aug. 15, 2022)
Eucharistic miracles are focus of display at Fairport parish (Aug. 2, 2022)
Passport encourages faithful to engage in Eucharistic Revival (July 25, 2022)
Eucharist was theme for VBS at St. Jerome (July 22, 2022)
Bishop: Jesus in the Eucharist helps us bear our burdens (June 20, 2022)
Rochester opens Eucharistic Revival with Mass, procession (June 19, 2022)
Eucharistic Revival to begin with diocesan Mass, procession (June 1, 2022)
Real Presence is central to Catholic faith, priest notes (June 1, 2022)
Reception of Communion makes us one with Jesus, others (June 1, 2022)
Mystery of Communion made manifest in eucharistic prayer (June 1, 2022)
Extraordinary minister honored to distribute holy Communion (June 1, 2022)
Hunger for eucharistic prayer leads to adoration comeback (June 1, 2022)
Catholics affirm, reinforce faith through eucharistic adoration (June 1, 2022)
Eucharistic preachers to inspire reflection across the country (June 1, 2022)