Eucharistic Revival

“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.” – John 6:51

The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement in the United States set to restore understanding of and devotion to the Holy Eucharist. The parish year of the Eucharist Revival, which began on the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 11, seeks to enlighten the faithful on the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist by offering new and exciting ways to learn and engage with this fundamental truth of our faith at the parish level.

At Saint Matthew, we are dedicated to fostering Eucharistic devotion and strengthening our liturgical life through the faithful celebration of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, resources, and formation talks centered on the mystery of Eucharist. We will update you throughout the year with events and opportunities to participate in the Eucharistic Revival.

As we continue this year of Eucharistic celebration, let us recall the words of St. Therese of Lisieux, “Do you realize that Jesus is there in the Tabernacle expressly for you? He burns with the desire to come into your heart.”

How much do you know about the Eucharist?

Four Pillars of the Eucharistic Revival

Reinvigorate Worship

“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.”
(John 4: 23)

Worship happens when the beauty of the liturgy allows a sacred environment to speak to us and reverently draw us in to commune with our Lord.

Moments of Personal Encounter

“Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.”
(Luke 24:35)

At the Eucharist, we have the opportunity to intimately encounter Jesus in adoration, contemplation, and finally by consuming Him into your body and soul.

Robust Formation

“Then they said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?”
(Luke 24:32)

Jesus captivated crowds by His teachings. Through learning more about the faith, we grow more in love with the faith and experience a deep transformation from within. As Scripture declares, “Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (Romans 12:2)

Send Forth as Missionaries

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.”
(Matthew 28:19)

As Christian disciples, we are called to bring the ever-present life of God to others through invitation and the way we live our lives.

Upcoming Events

Saint Matthew Speaker Series: Dr. James Pauley
October 4 & 5, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. each night

  • The Saint Matthew Speaker Series continues on October 4 & 5 as we welcome Dr. James Pauley, Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University at Steubenville. In honor of National Eucharistic Revival, Dr. Pauley will deliver talks centered on the Eucharist. His first talk on Wednesday, October 4 is titled, “How Does the Eucharist Revive Us?” His second talk on Thursday, October 5 is titled, “How Can We Better Encounter God at Mass?” Click the button below to learn more and register.

Bible Study on the Real Presence of the Eucharist
Thursdays in October

  • As we continue to celebrate the Year of Eucharistic Revival, we invite you to join us for a bible study on the Real Presence of the Eucharist that explores both the Old Testament and New Testament. The bible study will take place during the month of October. More information will be made available soon. If you are interested in joining this bible study, click the button below to complete our interest form.

Nashville Eucharistic Revival Conference
Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Join Catholics from around the Diocese of Nashville for the Office of Faith Formation’s second bilingual Eucharistic Revival Conference. Hear dynamic speakers like Dr. John Bergsma; Katie Prejean McGrady; Fr. Malachy Joseph Napier, CFR; and Deacon Anselmo Ambriz. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop J. Mark Spalding. There will be Adoration, confession, Catholic vendors, and more. The conference will be held at the Catholic Pastoral Center on Saturday, November 11. The cost is $20. Click the button below to learn more and purchase tickets.

National Eucharistic Congress
July 17-21, 2024 in Indianapolis, IN

  • For the first time in 83 years and the 10th time ever in our nation’s history, the Church will gather to reconsecrate their hearts to encounter the living Jesus Christ, experience profound renewal, and be sent out on a mission for the life of the world. Join over 800,000 Catholics from around the nation for this historic event. Click the button below on the left to learn more about the Congress. If you are interested in attending, click the button below on the right to complete our interest form.