As part of the Parish Phase of the National Eucharistic Revival, each parish in the Diocese of Scranton is 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 reinvigorating worship during the course of the Parish Phase of National Eucharistic Revival.  Check back here periodically for additional resources. 

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



Below are sample intercessions that could be included in the Universal Prayer each weekend during the Parish Phase of the National Eucharistic Revival:



A Holy Hour is a period of time (usually around an hour) spent in prayer before our Lord Jesus Christ present to us sacramentally in the Eucharist.  This involves silent personal prayer, meditation, readings from Sacred Scripture, hymns, spoken prayers and litanies, and can even involve popular devotions such as recitation of the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  As Catholic Christians, there are many different ways to pray, and a Holy Hour is a great time to be in the very presence of Jesus and to pray in whatever manner is most fruitful for our spirituality. 

The word “Eucharist” comes from the Greek word meaning “to give thanks” and a Eucharistic Holy Hour is the perfect time for each of us to recognize our own brokenness and to express our gratitude for God’s grace manifested in the death and resurrection of Jesus.  We are not alone on this earthly journey: we join our prayers during this National Eucharistic Revival with the faithful all over the Diocese of Scranton, united with our Bishop, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, as well as Catholic all over the United States in praying for a renewal in our devotion to the Holy Eucharist.  



Ideally, 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…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.