The start of the second phase of the National Eucharistic Revival begins on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Sunday, June 11, 2023.  To commemorate this most sacred day and the beginning of the parish phase of the Revival, each parish in the Diocese of Scranton is asked to offer some ritual to emphasize the unique and life-giving place of the Most Holy Eucharist in the life of the Church.  A traditional Eucharistic Procession or a period of Eucharistic Adoration would be two such opportunities.

A Eucharistic Procession would go outside into our streets and neighborhoods as a visible act of bringing Jesus to the world.  As Pope Francis explained,“The procession with the Blessed Sacrament—a hallmark of the feast of Corpus Christi…reminds us that we are called to go out and bring Jesus to others. To go out with enthusiasm, bringing Christ to those we meet in our daily lives.”  If necessary, however, the procession can remain on parish grounds. 

If unable to organize a Eucharistic Procession, each parish is asked to consider conducting a period of Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration that day, possibly including Evening Prayer and concluding with Benediction to give the faithful an opportunity for prayer in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord.  

Each parish is also asked to consider celebrating a “Forty Hours Devotion” or at least a Eucharistic Day of Prayer and Adoration at some point during the course of this upcoming year, perhaps on your parish feast day or at another appropriate time.  Please share with David Baloga, Director of Worship, the dates and details of your Forty Hours/Eucharistic Day of Prayer and Adoration so that we may publish them on the diocesan website and in each edition of The Catholic Light during upcoming year.  

Below are resources for parishes to use in preparing for the Parish Phase Kickoff of the National Eucharistic Revival on the weekend of June 10 & 11, 2023. If you plan to offer a day of Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration, there should be communal prayer sometime before concluding with Benediction.  Consider celebrating Evening Prayer or a Eucharistic Service of Prayer.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact David Baloga at or 570-207-2213, ext. 1158.  







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