At the National Eucharistic Congress, the Church will draw into a deeper intimacy with our Eucharistic Lord, allowing our eyes to be opened and our hearts to be set on fire with his love.
The whole Congress will be an experience of prayer: a liturgical act offering the Catholic Church—those in attendance in Indianapolis as well as across the country—to the Father, through the Son, and in the Holy Spirit. This reconsecration will result in a massive outpouring of grace and renewed missionary sending as participants are moved to share the Eucharistic love of the Lord “for the life of the world” (John 6:51).
Learn more about all that is to come, and book your pass to be a part of this life-changing National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis. New details will be added below as they are announced!
“Jesus drew near and walked with them.”
As the Congress begins, the four branches of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will converge at the venue in a powerful symbol of unity. Then—gathered as one Church—we will present our wounded and imperfect hearts to the triune God who loves us. Just as he did on the road to Emmaus, Our Lord will listen to our worries and reveal himself once more in the breaking of the bread.
“‘Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into his glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them what referred to him in all the scriptures.”
During this first full day of the Congress, participants will receive a clear kerygmatic proclamation that invites them into intimate relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. Together, we will have the opportunity to respond to this call in the celebration of the Eucharist. Then we will uncover how the story of our lives can be truly understood within the context of salvation history—the greatest love story ever told.
“Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road?”
Today, our eyes will be opened to the effects of sin and the healing that Our Lord wants to give us. On the individual level, there will be opportunities for the healing of the whole person, including physical healing, psychological wounds, and spiritual sin. On the corporate level, the Congress will recognize the areas where we’ve failed as a Church and the repentance and healing needed to unify the Body of Christ. As we are purified and restored, our hearts will burn with renewed zeal.
“Stay with us.”
In the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke recounts that the disciples “devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42). Using the early Church as a model, this day will build up participants as disciples through Jesus Christ to live out the Gospel in their love of both God and neighbor.
“They set out at once.”
Pope Francis said the Eucharist is “a summons to go forth, as missionaries, to bring the message of the Father’s tenderness, forgiveness and mercy to every man, woman and child.” Throughout the history of the Church, the Holy Spirit has empowered the Church to go to the ends of the earth to share the good news. On this last day of the Congress, we will be commissioned to go out into the world as missionary disciples as we enter the third year of the National Eucharistic Revival: the Year of Mission.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the schedule for the 10th National Eucharistic Congress. Click here for a full list of FAQs.
July 17th – 21st, 2024
We encourage you to arrive on the morning of July 17, 2024, with enough time to check in and get your credentials before the 6pm General Session that evening.
Plan to depart after 2pm on July 21, 2024, so you don’t miss the final General Session and Closing Mass.
Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium and other nearby venues in downtown Indianapolis within walking distance.
As we get closer to the event, we will send out an email to everyone who has registered in order to select your sessions from our finalized programming list. Expect this email in spring 2024.
Every Congress Pass includes the following:
Entrance to all main programming, including general sessions, catechetical sessions, and breakout sessions
A seat at main programming evening concerts and entertainment
Access to conference resources, such as the National Eucharistic Congress app and our discounted hotel room block
A one-of-a-kind encounter with Jesus Christ and the Church through the Sacraments
Passes do not include meals or housing. See your registration confirmation email for instructions on how to access the special rates we have negotiated with local hotels.
Yes! We will have a variety of talks and special events tailored to all vocations and walks of life.