July 9, 2024 // Bishop

After Years of Anticipation, Indianapolis Set to Host National Eucharistic Congress

In November of 2021, as the bishops of the United States gathered in Baltimore for their annual fall assembly, Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota, announced from the podium that Indianapolis had been chosen to host a National Eucharistic Congress, which was to be the marquee event of the bishops’ three-year National Eucharistic Revival – an ambitious plan to foster a deeper devotion among Catholics in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

After nearly three years of preparation, Indianapolis is ready to open its arms to Catholics from across the country – including thousands from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The congress will take place July 17-21 at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana Convention Center, and other locations in downtown Indianapolis.

Bishop Cozzens, Chair of the Board of Advisors for the National Eucharistic Congress, called the gathering “an opportunity for us to come together and as a Church to gather and be renewed.” He added: “Whether participants attend for one day or five days, they will be invited to a profound experience of renewal by the Holy Spirit, and they’ll be invited, we hope, to be set on fire with that missionary desire,” he said. “I just pray that as we gather together in Indianapolis, this might be a moment of great renewal and great revival for our Church.”

Throughout the National Eucharistic Revival, Bishop Rhoades has encouraged the faithful of the diocese to attend the congress and receive what certainly will be an outpouring of grace at this historic event. Day passes are still available. For more information, and to register, visit eucharisticcongress.org.

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