About 10 months out from the U.S. bishops’ National Eucharistic Congress, an application to participate as a “perpetual pilgrim” to the congress is live, with the event’s leadership describing such pilgrims as the “heartbeat” and “caretakers” of a two-month-long journey.
The National Eucharistic Congress, the first of its kind in many decades, is a year away, but organizers urge Catholics interested in participating to register early.
Dioceses throughout the U.S., including Brooklyn, are about to make a handoff to their parishes in the second yearlong phase of the National Eucharistic Revival.
Parish leaders seeking guidance for the National Eucharistic Revival’s upcoming parish year now have a 24-page resource to assist their discernment. The “Leader’s Playbook,” released May 1, helps parishes answer the question “what are we being asked to do?” through four “invitations” for the Year of Parish Revival, which begins on the solemnity of Corpus Christi June 11.
The newly appointed executive director of the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress, Tim Glemkowski, said he envisions the event as a powerful moment of “unity and communion as a Church, that leads to a renewed mission in a public witness,” which changes lives and hearts, and propels the Church into the future.