Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

National Eucharistic Revival




Our world is hurting. We all need healing, yet many of us are separated from the very source of our strength. Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith in the celebration of the Eucharist.

The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States by helping us renew our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Please watch this 1-1/2 minute-video to learn more about this journey and how you can be a part of it!




What does Eucharistic Revival look like?

Watch the video to find out how the call to revival will renew our world from the inside out. Fr. Craig Vasek invites us to respond

to the Great Commission and take practical steps to live out revival in our communities as we move forward in this Year of Parish Revival.



Jesus and the Eucharist Small Group Study

Every parish across the country is invited to host the Jesus and the Eucharist study during the Year of Parish Revival. 
This seven-session series will immerse participants in the kerygmatic proclamation (Sessions 1–4) and unveil God’s 
saving work in the Eucharist (Sessions 5–7).

Each session opens with an exhortation from a different bishop, followed by lectio divina prayer with scripture. The 
main lesson is drawn from content created by the Augustine Institute and will include personal testimonies from 
Catholics across the country. We will then transition into small group discussions. Each session will be 2 hours or less.



Session 1: What’s Our Story?
The Bible is the story of God’s love for us. He created us out of love, redeemed us by his love, 
and transforms us in his love.

Session 2: Who Is Jesus?
Jesus is both God and man, therefore he reveals who God is in relation to us. Jesus asked 
Simon Peter, “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15) He asks this same question of us: 
who do you say Jesus is?

Session 3: Am I Saved?
Salvation is a gift from God through Jesus Christ that requires our “yes.”

Session 4: Why a Church? 
Jesus didn’t simply leave us a written message or instruction manual to follow. He gave us 
a living, dynamic Church where we encounter him personally and allow ourselves to be 
transformed into his likeness.

Session 5: God Is With Us 
God’s presence in the Old Testament foreshadows the gift of 
the Eucharist, one of the seven sacraments of the Church. Jesus
established the Eucharist to give us strength and accompany us 
at every moment of our earthly journey.

Session 6: The Story of the Eucharist
The story of the Eucharist can be traced throughout Scripture. 
From Genesis to the present day, this session explores how the 
Cross is the new Tree of Life, and the Eucharist is its fruit.

Session 7: Bread for the Journey
The Eucharist sustains us on our spiritual journey. Our participation 
at Mass through the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the 
Eucharist is an offering of thanksgiving to God. We are then sent 
forth to share what we have received.


The Jesus and the Eucharist Study will meet on the following dates/times in the Parish Center

at Maternity BVM Catholic Church Offices

308 E. Marsile St., Bourbonnais, IL

Enter through the blue events door located next to the parish office.

This is a free program but a free will offering will be accepted for the dinner which will be served at each session.

Session 1

Monday, November 6, 2023 - 6:00-8:00 pm
Session 2 Monday, November 13, 2023 - 6:00-8:00 pm
Session 3 Monday, November 20, 2023 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Session 4 Monday, November 27, 2023 - 6:00-8:00 pm
Session 5 Monday, December 4, 2023 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Session 6 Monday, December 11, 2023- 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Session 7

Monday, December 18, 2023 - 6:00-8:00 pm


To sign up for the Jesus and the Eucharist Study complete the form below.

Questions contact the parish office at (815) 933-8285.




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