September 12, 2022
National Eucharistic Revival Initiative
At the recent Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launched the national Eucharistic Revival initiative. Its aim, to renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Through this national movement, the Church in the U.S. hopes to inspire Catholics across the country to restore understanding and devotion, to encounter Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist, and to be sent forth as missionaries “for the life of the world.” More information on USCCB’s Eucharistic Revival can be found at https://www.eucharisticrevival.org [https://www.eucharisticrevival.org]. In union with the USCCB, the VEYM is answering the invitation to revive our belief in the source and summit of our faith, and to strengthen our own mission to be united with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. As announced at the Joshua and Youth Leader Trainers Congress this past summer by our General Chaplain, all VEYM members are called to action. It takes time to ignite the fire and passion in the Eucharist, as such, the National Academic Committee outlines a three-year plan to pray, learn, discern, and encounter Christ. Please see the attached documents as a road map for the VEYM as we answer this historic call to revival. Over the course of the next three years, the National Academic Committee will provide training and formation resources to complement the 3-year plan.