Reviving a Movement

The 10th National Eucharistic Congress is the continuation of a legacy. We now resume the work begun long ago to understand and adore the greatest gift humanity has ever received.

A milestone within the National Eucharistic Revival, this will be a generational moment and the beginning of a new chapter for the Church in the United States. Come, Holy Spirit!

Read on to discover why the rebirth of this legacy is critical right now and explore the fruitful history of Eucharistic Congresses in the United States.

Crowd at the Eucharistic Congress in IndianapolisCrowd at a large event in the 1920s

A Season of Grace

The 2024 Congress will be the largest expression of the National Eucharistic Revival, but not the end of this movement. In fact, the third year of the Revival will take place AFTER the Congress.

The United States is on an exciting three-year journey of Eucharistic Revival. This grassroots movement comes in response to a call by the Holy Spirit. It’s time to return to the source and summit of our faith in the celebration of the Eucharist.

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A Fruitful Legacy

Explore the history of National Eucharistic Congresses in the United States and the evolution of these gatherings to fit the needs of the time!

The Movement Begins

1881 in Lille, France

The first Eucharistic Congress was international in scope, appropriately themed “The Eucharist Saves the World.” This launched a movement of Eucharistic Congresses worldwide, inspiring Catholics to unite in worship around the Eucharistic table.

Painting of a Eucharistic Procession
Bishop Maes
Bishop Maes Presiding


The five National Congresses held in the U.S. under Bishop Maes were mostly gatherings of clergy which included prayer, presentation of papers on Eucharistic themes, and discussions—the fruits of which included the articulation of important resolutions.

Bishop Schrembs Presiding


Bishop Schrembs issued the first national invitation to laity in the history of the Congress movement! In addition to the usual planning committee of clergy, there was a lay committee, and the sessions for clergy were complemented by sessions and programs for Catholic men and women.

Overhead photo of the 1938 Eucharistic Congress at City Park Stadium
Church with empty pews
A Pause


World War II disrupted plans for Congresses all over the globe. International Congresses resumed in 1952, including a historic gathering in Philadelphia in 1976. And yet, the U.S. has not held a National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years!

10th National Eucharistic Congress

Coming in 2024!

The long-awaited 10th National Eucharistic Congress will be a high point within the National Eucharistic Revival and a defining moment for our generation. You don’t want to miss this!

Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.
St. Teresa of Calcutta