Revival’s in the Air

AN EXCITING JOURNEY AHEAD

Our world is hurting. We all need healing, yet many of us are separated from the very source of our strength. Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith in the celebration of the Eucharist.

National Eucharistic Revival

The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States by helping us renew our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

“Reignite your zeal for living a Christ-centered life.”

In an age marked by division and doubt, the Holy Spirit is inviting the U.S. to find unity and renewal through a grassroots National Eucharistic Revival. This movement—discerned and approved by the bishops of the U.S.—is critical to rekindling a living faith in the hearts of Catholics across America. All over the country, love and devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist is blossoming in the pews!

Why Now? BECAUSE THE CHURCH NEEDS HEALING. AND THE WORLD NEEDS THE CHURCH. In the midst of the cultural upheavals of today, Jesus is present, reminding us that he is more powerful than the storm. He desires to heal, renew, and unify the Church and the world.

How will he do it? By uniting us once again around the source and summit of our faith in the celebration of the Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival is the joyful, expectant, grassroots response of the entire Catholic Church in the U.S. to this divine invitation.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” (John 6:51)

Be Formed

Purpose, connection, peace—these desires are written on our hearts for a reason.

Be a part of this National Eucharistic Revival; one way is through small groups focused on the Eucharist, and Jesus’ Real Presence. Join Be Formed, in groups here at St. Mary’s or with many virtual day/time options available through the Diocese of Joliet. Each season includes weekly video reflections and small group discussions, as well as monthly Eucharistic Adoration and fellowship with other Be Formed participants from around the diocese.

In conjunction with others in the Diocese of Joliet, Be Formed is a 90-day discipleship experience for men and women that includes weekly videos, small groups, prayer, fellowship and nights of reflection. Through Be Formed, individuals are given the opportunity to pray and listen to the spiritual, pastoral, human and intellectual commitments the Lord is calling them to focus on.

The goal for Be Formed is to provide opportunities for each person to have a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ through prayer, scripture, the sacraments, community, and the traditions of the Catholic Church. Wondering if Be Formed is right for you? Check out this video and what others have to say about their Be Formed experience.

Advanced registration is required. Visit https://tinyurl.com/26xcx38a.

Questions? Contact kjohnson@stmarygostyn.org. Be Formed Season 8 runs February 14, Ash Wednesday to May 13, 2024.