Eucharistic Revival

Musical Competition

Catholic composers, poets, and songwriters are invited to join the effort to renew our zeal for the Eucharist in ways that words cannot express through the Eucharistic Revival Musical Competition.

Sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis, Catholic artists may submit creative entries spanning a hymn-writing category and a theme song category to give a fresh voice to the truths of our faith.

Award-winning submissions will be featured at the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, used in liturgies and events marking the Eucharistic Revival in dioceses across the country, and will receive a $2,500 cash prize.

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Meet the Spokesperson

Marilyn Santos

Marilyn Santos

Associate Director of the USCCB's Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis

Marilyn Santos is the Associate Director of the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She previously served as the Director of Mission Education in the National Office of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States.  A native New Yorker, she taught and served as a youth minister with the Salesians in the Archdiocese of New York.

She has held leadership positions in youth, young adult and cultural diversity ministries in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Diocese of Brooklyn, and the Diocese of Metuchen.

Fluent in Spanish, Marilyn served as the President of La RED- the National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana and as a consultant for the USCCB Secretariat on Laity, Marriage, Family & Youth. She served as a VIDES-Salesian Sisters Missionary in Ecuador.

She has spoken and presented workshops at multiple national and diocesan conferences and gatherings including those sponsored by the USCCB, NCEA, NCCL, NFCYM, LA Religious Ed Congress and the Mid-Atlantic Congress. She currently serves as a member of the Holy Name Province of the Order of Franciscan Minors (OFM) Formation and Studies Directorate.

Suggested Interview Questions:

  • Can you summarize the USCCB's Musical Competition and the purpose it serves for the National Eucharistic Revival and Congress?
  • Why is music a valuable expression when it comes to giving voice to the truths of our faith, the Eucharist in particular?
  • Is the contest open to songwriting novices and professionals alike? How will entries be judged?
  • When will winners be announced, and how will these winning submissions be featured at the national and local level?
  • Where can our audience go to learn more about the contest and how they can participate?

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