Diocese hopes to take 200 to Eucharistic Revival in July

By Fr. Gabriel Greer

Catholics from all over the United States will gather in Indianapolis July 17-21 for a transformative encounter with our Eucharistic Lord. Together, we will ask him to revive our hearts, our church, and our world, launching us into a new chapter of missionary faith.

The National Eucharistic Congress will be the Catholic event of the decade and a milestone of the National Eucharistic Revival. Our diocese desires to form missionary disciples to preach the Gospel to all people. To do this, we must draw near to the Lord in the real presence of the Eucharist, “the source and summit of our Christian life.” (CCC, 1324)

A life-changing encounter with Christ

The Catholic Diocese of Wichita desires to take a good representation of the faithful to the National Eucharistic Congress, an event that will be centered on the daily celebration of the Eucharist. We reserved 200 passes for the congress, and we invite you to consider joining us on our pilgrimage. The Congress is designed to facilitate a life-changing encounter with Christ. Attendees can expect to hear dynamic speakers such as Bishop Robert Barron, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Sr. Miriam James, and many others.

In January 2022, Bishop Carl A. Kemme invited the Diocese of Wichita to give particular focus to the Eucharist by calling for a special year devoted to the Eucharist. He desired that the Year of the Eucharist would help bring about the vision of the pastoral plan “that all God’s children will respond to Christ’s call to become fully alive as missionary disciples.”

A fruitful Year of the Eucharist

We have seen such great fruit born out of our local Year of the Eucharist, with many parishes giving special attention to the reverent and transcendent celebration of the Mass and focusing on renewing their dedication to Eucharistic adoration.

“I hope that the National Eucharistic Congress can be another opportunity for the faithful of the Diocese of Wichita to be drawn deeper into the Eucharistic love of Jesus Christ,” said Bishop Kemme.

We hope that you will consider joining us for this pilgrimage to deepen our love for the Eucharist.

Fr. Greer is the diocesan director of Worship.

Want to take part in the Eucharistic revival?

Details regarding registration are forthcoming. Here is a breakdown of the cost of being a part of the congress. The price includes transportation, a ticket to the Congress, and lodging.
• Triple or quad occupancy – $1,049 per person
• Double occupancy – $1,299 per person
• Single occupancy – $1,799 per person
• Children 3 to 12: $200 off prices above.
• Children up to 2 years old: free when rooming with two paying adults in double occupancy.