Eucharistic Congress at the BOS Center - Oct. 28 - A historic event that will feed your soul and inspire your faith in a radical way

What is this?

The Eucharistic Revival is a national and diocesan movement to invite Catholics into a deeper understanding and devotion of the Holy Eucharist.


This movement of Catholics is about healing, conversion, formation, and becoming a unified Body of Christ by focusing on encountering the real Body of Christ, present to us in the Eucharist. It’s about helping people grow in understanding and devotion to the source and summit of our faith, the Holy Eucharist!

When is this taking place?

We encourage Catholics to participate in eucharistic events at their parish and at the diocesan level and to open their hearts and souls to a greater devotion to Christ present to us in the Holy Eucharist.

June 19, 2022
Dec. 8, 2022
Oct. 28, 2023
Dec. 8, 2023
July 17-21, 2024

The feast of Corpus Christi

Parishes across the diocese taking part in eucharistic processions

Opening Mass for the Diocesan Year of the Eucharist and Centennial Celebration of the Transfer of the See

Saints Peter and Paul, Alton, IL

Diocesan Eucharistic Congress and Jubilee Celebration & Mass

Bank of Springfield Center, Springfield, IL

Closing Mass of Diocesan Year of the Eucharist and Centennial Celebration of the Transfer of the See

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Springfield, IL 

National Eucharistic Congress

Indianapolis, IN

What to Expect?

  • Eucharistic processions at your parish or a parish near you;
  • Catholic Times’ Build a Church Lego Contest happening now for students;
  • Launching Eucharistic adoration or expanding Eucharistic adoration at parishes;
  • Parishes hosting the traveling Eucharistic Miracles of the World display;
  • Video series on the Eucharist and national speakers coming to parishes;

Healing & Renewal

The Eucharist heals, nourishes, transforms, and renews us. Each of the events during the Eucharistic Revival, whether a diocesan event or at your parish event, will focus on the Grace found in the Blessed Sacrament. You might see your parish increase adoration opportunities or host a Eucharistic procession on Corpus Christi or host a presentation on the Eucharist. We encourage you to attend and open your hearts to the transformative power of the Eucharist.



When we center ourselves on communion with Christ and receiving Him in the Holy Eucharist, we also become one with each other. Our community comes together through the sacramental life via the celebration at Mass, but we also are on a movement to engage parishioners known and unknown in our local communities to a more profound devotion and understanding of the Eucharist in their lives. This includes first and foremost that Jesus is truly present, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Eucharist.


Unfortunately, many Catholics either do not believe or simply do not know that Jesus is truly present in the Holy Eucharist. A recent Pew Study revealed that 70% of Catholics polled fall into this category. It will take each of us to grow deeper in our faith, knowledge, and devotion of the Eucharist to convert souls and help our brothers and sisters encounter Christ through the Eucharist. Diocesan and parish resources will become available which will meet you where you are on your faith journey and to accompany you to help you understand the mystery of the Eucharist and become devoted to Jesus in this sacrament.

A Parish and Pastoral Resource for the Year of the Eucharist

Art wanted for Year of the Eucharist art display 

Jessica Howell, the Campus Minister at Quincy University, is assembling a "Year of the Eucharist" art display in the Gray Gallery of QU's Brenner Library. If you have created a piece of art (painting drawing, photograph, graphic design, or sculpture) that depicts the Eucharist, the Mass, the person of Jesus, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the person of Mary, or the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and you would like to have your art featured in the display, please contact Jessica at or at 217-228-4532 ext. 3617 by June 30, 2023

Sponsors and Donors

Would your company like to sponsor the Eucharistic Congress? Your sponsorship will impact 7,000+ Catholics day-of and provide promotion to over 129 parishes leading up to the event! For more information on sponsoring the event, contact Katie Price at or Rachel Langdon at

Do you desire to make a gift that will impact thousands of Catholics? Consider a gift to the Eucharistic Congress! All donors will be honored in a special way at the Congress and gifts made in honor of a loved one will also be designated. Your gift will provide for a day of engaging speakers and vibrant liturgy for thousands from across the diocese!

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors

Begin the Movement Today!

Watch a free online course on the Eucharist

This free course from Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, is the perfect companion to help you unpack the USCCB document on the Eucharist. 

Visit the Cathedral in Springfield or Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Alton, receive an indulgence! 

The diocesan-wide Year of the Eucharist going on now has a heavenly treasure of our Catholic faith attached to it. Bishop Thomas John Paprocki received permission from the Holy See, granting a plenary indulgence to those who make a pilgrimage to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield or Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Alton (the “Old Cathedral”) now through Dec. 8. One must also partake in the other usual conditions to receive this indulgence by going to Confession, receiving the Eucharist, and saying prayers for the intention of the Pope. These acts “may be carried out several days preceding or following the performance of the prescribed works. But it is more fitting that communion and the prayer for the pope’s intentions take place on the day the work is performed” (Handbook of Indulgences, Norms for Indulgences, 23.3). An indulgence a gift and grace that remits the temporal punishment due to a sin