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The Eucharistic Revival is a grassroots movement … and now there’s a playbook

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Antoine Mekary | ALETEIA

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 10/15/22

A new guide has been released to help local leaders foster a love of Jesus in the Eucharist among those they serve.

This past week, the National Eucharistic Revival executive team released a playbook to inspire and guide parish and church leaders across the county as plans begin for the Eucharistic Revival over the next few years. 

Father Craig Vasek, a member of the National Eucharistic Preachers, told Our Sunday Visitor: 

“There are so many people who recognize the need to rekindle and increase love for Jesus, but they might not know what to do about it.” 

The playbook will go a long way with that, as leaders look to help people in their parishes, dioceses, and schools to foster a relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist. The Revival is meant to be a grassroots-driven movement — efforts and plans need to serve the character of the local people.  

There are four pillars of the Revival highlighted in the playbook, which contains many suggestions and resources related to the themes:

  1. Personal Encounter with Christ
  2. Reinvigorating Devotion
  3. Deepening Formation
  4. Missionary Sending

“We didn’t want to promote something and leave people empty handed or with a one-dimensional notion of what to do,” Father Vasek told OSV. “The playbook helps to broaden a person’s vision to the many ways by which we can lead people to an encounter with Jesus, as he has given himself to us in the Eucharist.”

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