“If a family is centered on Christ, he will unify and illumine its entire life.” (Pope Francis) “The Christian home … is rightly called “the domestic church” (CCC).
“The Eucharist is the very source of Christian marriage” (Pope St. John Paul II). “The Eucharist is the sacrament of the new covenant, where Christ’s redemptive work is carried out (cf. Lk 22:20). The close bond between married life and the Eucharist thus becomes all the more clear. For the food of the Eucharist offers the spouses the strength and incentive needed to live the marriage covenant each day as a “domestic church” (Pope Francis).
The Christian family and home is a domestic church, where our Eucharistic Lord is meant to be the center of family life. The Eucharistic Revival is ultimately a call for the revival and renewal of families and homes in and through the Eucharist. Below are resources to help families and homes engage the call for a Eucharistic Revival. Contact your parish for more info and for opportunities to live a more abundant sacramental life centered on Jesus Christ.
Video and Online Resources
- Varied content on FORMED offered specifically for the Eucharistic Revival.
- Full Library of free video content through the National Eucharistic Revival website. Content includes videos for children and our own 25th Anniversary Eucharistic Congress in 2022.
- An introduction for children on Eucharistic adoration – This downloadable document gives an explanation on what Eucharistic Adoration is for children as well as an explanation for the children on how a Guided Time of Adoration works. (Adapted for children with special needs.)
- 52 Sundays is a resource for families that was developed by the Archdiocese of Detroit. It leads families through the entire liturgical year with scripture, reflections, activities, and even fun recipes to enjoy together. Available in English and Spanish.
- Eucharistic Revival Special Program – A scouting activity that any family can do to further their love of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Books for Children
- The Weight of the Mass: A Tale of Faith, by Josephine Nobisso
- “E” is for Eucharist: A Catholic ABC, by Claudia Cangilla McAdam
Books for Parents
- The 7 Secrets of the Eucharist, by Vinny Flynn
- Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper, by Brant Pitre