I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.
When we receive the Eucharist we are receiving the body of Christ. All who partake become the body of Christ.
This will be the 10th National Eucharistic Congress. The most recent ones were in:
Chicago 1926, New Orleans 1938, Philadelphia 1976, Indianapolis 2024
What is the bread, but the body of Christ.
What do they become who partake of it? The Body of Christ.
The Eucharist is the means by which we are Christified.
Our lowly bodies are prepared for heaven by the Body and Blood of Christ
Make Jesus always part of your hunger. He will give you the strength to go out and profess that you are Christian. Pope John Paul II
Join thousands of Catholics across the US for the opportunity of a lifetime to encounter the living Jesus in the Eucharist in Indianapolis, Indiana July 17-21, 2024
With each parish represented at this historic gathering, the fires of Pentecost will be brought back to ignite our churches with Eucharistic love. This is God’s promise, and we believe in a God who keeps his promises!
The bishops of the United States are calling on each community—from rural Alaska to urban New York—to come to be set ablaze, bringing the holy fire back to their home parishes and neighborhoods.
Every parish in the US should try to be represented in some way.
National Eucharistic Congress Basic Schedule-
Wed., July 17, 10:00 am – The final session begins at 7:30 pm
Thurs. July 18, 8:30 am – the final session begins at 6:30 pm
Fri. July 19, 8:30 am – the final session begins at 6:30 pm
Sat. July 20, 8:30 am – the final session begins at 8:00 pm
Sun. July 21, 8:30 am, Mass at 11:00 ends mid-afternoon
National Eucharistic Revival Congress FAQs
- When is the event? July 17th – 21st, 2024
- Where is the event taking place? Indianapolis, Indiana, at Lucas Oil Stadium and other nearby venues in downtown Indianapolis within walking distance.
- What time should I arrive/depart?
- 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
- What do I get when I register for my Congress Pass?
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.
- Can I attend remotely? Will the event be live-streamed?
Short answer: yes! Some content will be available to those who cannot attend in person and wish to bring the National Eucharistic Congress to their community. However, we encourage you to join us in person for the full experience.
- Can I attend Mass without paying for a Congress Pass?
For security reasons, everyone entering Lucas Oil Stadium (including children) will need a Congress Pass. You must purchase a Congress Pass to participate in any portion of the National Eucharistic Congress.
- How can I apply to be a speaker or musician? Visit eucharisticcongress.org/speaker-portal to fill out a simple form telling us about yourself and your interest.
- Will there be specific tracks or relevant content for me at the National Eucharistic Congress?
Yes! We will have a variety of talks and special events tailored to all vocations and walks of life. Visit eucharisticcongress.org/tracks to learn more.
- Can high school students attend?
High school seniors are welcome to attend the National Eucharistic Congress with a chaperone. Younger students may attend with a parent or legal guardian. High school students can choose to attend with their youth group or with their families.
- What if I’m interested in being a vendor or sponsor?
Learn more about our National Eucharistic Congress sponsorship opportunities here. Feel free to reach out to email@example.com with additional questions regarding becoming a vendor or sponsor.
- I have additional questions about the event. Whom should I contact?
We’re here to help! Visit eucharisticrevival.org/contact to reach out to our support team.
The Revival is a grassroots movement in response to God’s invitation for renewal in the Church in the United States. For general inquiries about this incredible initiative, use the following contact info:
Hours: 10:30 am Eastern – 5:30 pm Eastern
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (888) 303-6277 (Bridget called and was very easy)
Important note: For specific questions about local efforts in this grassroots movement, please contact your local diocesan or parish office.
- Where do I go to check in?
Check-in information will be provided to all registered attendees via email prior to July 17, 2024.
- Do I have to attend the whole congress? What if I arrive late?
Our Congress Passes cover all five days of programming. Even if you arrive late or need to leave early, your Congress Pass will admit you to all Congress venues.
- Who are the speakers?
Visit our Speaker’s page to learn more about the trusted voices you will hear at the Congress. And look for additional speaker information throughout the coming months and leading up to the Congress.
- What is being offered for prayer?
There will be opportunities for daily Mass, adoration, and confession, as well as onsite chapels available to attendees each day of the Congress.
- Where can I find a chapel?
St. John the Evangelist parish is located directly across the street from the Indiana Convention Center. There will also be other onsite chapels available to attendees which can be located in the app and program closer to the event.
- Will Mass be celebrated daily? Yes, we will celebrate Mass each day of the Congress.
- Will confession be available? Yes, there will be daily confessions available to attendees.
- Will there be multiple options for liturgies?
Yes, we are excited to offer a variety of options for daily liturgy in a variety of liturgical rites and musical accompaniment. More details will be available in the summer of 2023.
- Will there be low-gluten hosts available?
Yes, there will be low-gluten hosts or a celiac chalice available at all daily Masses hosted by the National Eucharistic Congress.
- Will the Congress be pet-friendly?
No, we ask that only service animals be onsite in the venues. However, some hotels we have contracted with are pet-friendly.
- What should I expect during the event?
The National Eucharistic Congress programming includes general sessions, catechetical sessions, and breakouts, featuring the best of today’s Catholic speakers and theologians. There will be evening concerts and entertainment. Most importantly, this Congress will provide a one-of-a-kind encounter with Jesus Christ and the Church through the Sacraments.
- How much walking will be involved?
Lots of walking—the main Congress venues cover a 1- to 2-mile radius. Parking will be limited downtown, though shuttles will be available for those who identify ADA needs during their registration.
- What can I wear to Mass?
You are welcome to dress up for Mass or come in the attire you’ll be wearing for the general programming. We encourage business/business casual attire for the Closing Mass on Sunday, July 21, 2024.
- What is appropriate clothing for the Congress?
- Casual attire is acceptable, but please avoid clothing that will distract or detract from the purpose of the gathering—to honor Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
- You can anticipate a lot of walking, so comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.
- Layer your clothing as you move through spaces with A/C into the hot July temperatures outside.
- Clothing to avoid:
- T-shirts with vulgar or provocative graphics or language
- Low-cut tops
- Shorts or skirts that are shorter than your fingertip length when your arms are resting at your side
- May I record the events?
- Any video, photography, or other recording of the Event shall be strictly for your personal and non-commercial use and not distributed or made available for pecuniary benefit.
- If you are a member of the Media, please register for the event
- What is open to the public?
All official Congress programming is available only to those who have purchased a Congress Pass.
- Will translations be available and in what languages?
Yes, the languages offered will be based on the attendee information provided in the registration. More information will be made available closer to July 2024.