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 Archdiocese of Milwaukee is joining bishops, dioceses, parishes, and apostolates from across the United States in a moment of National Eucharistic Revival, which intends for all Catholics to be healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist — and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.” Find out more about our local plans in the archdiocese here.
Webster's Dictionary defines "congress" as the act of coming together. Since the COVID pandemic, "the act of coming together" cannot be taken for granted. The Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress will be a moment of coming together as Catholics, uniquely around the source of our strength: the Eucharist. Come, and join hundreds of Catholics across the Archdiocese for a day filled with opportunities to encounter the love of Jesus Christ, present to us in the Eucharist.
In the course of our day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month lives, we may find ourselves distant from God or in need of renewal. The Eucharistic Congress is an extraordinary opportunity to (re)ignite faith and move forward into ordinary life with renewed love for the Eucharist and desire to share the Gospel.
If you have a heartbeat, the Eucharistic Congress is for you. Our hope is that every participant has the opportunity to profoundly encounter Jesus Christ in the sacraments, scripture, prayer, and joy-filled community of all ages and backgrounds. This is a moment to grow deeper in our relationship with God, but also enjoy the gift of Catholic community.
All of the presentations for the Eucharistic Congress will engage and inspire attendees to fruitfully live out the Catholic faith. Come, and celebrate Mass with Archbishop Listecki, hear from Fr. John Burns, who is a designated National Eucharistic Preacher for the National Eucharistic Revival, among other presenters.
In January 2010, Archbishop Jerome Listecki was named the 11th archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Benedict XVI. He has faithfully led the Archdiocese of Milwaukee since that time. His Episcopal motto is the phrase "Life is Christ," from St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians (Phil 1:18-26).
Fr. John Burns was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2010. He is an author and speaker for conferences, parish missions, and directs retreats throughout the country. Father has been designated by the USCCB to be a Eucharistic Preacher for the National Eucharistic Revival.
The Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress will consist of deepening formation on the Eucharist, Mass, Confession, a Eucharistic Procession, and Eucharistic Adoration throughout the day. It will primarily be inside at the Mary, Mother of the Church Pastoral Center but will involve some walking for the Eucharistic Procession. See detailed schedule below.
8:00am | Registration Opens
8:30am | Votive Mass of the Most Holy EucharistMary Mother of the Church Pastoral CenterCelebrated by Archbishop Jerome Listecki
9:45am | Outdoor Eucharistic Procession
10:15am | Opportunities for Prayer and Service10:15 | Family friendly service opportunity | Assemble care bundles & cards for homebound & homeless10:15-12:50 | Eucharistic Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation, & Prayer Teams Available10:20 | Rosary10:45 | "Given for You" Prayer with Scripture on the Eucharist11:05 | Intercessory Prayer for your Parish10:45am | Formation SessionsOffering Our Hearts – Participation in the Eucharist | Fr. Justin Kizewski, National Eucharistic Preacher & St. Francis de Sales Seminary Director of Intellectual FormationMy Sacrifice and Yours | Kim Mandelkow, Archdiocese of Milwaukee Office of Worship DirectorEsto Es Mi Cuerpo Que Se Entrega Por Ustedes | Fr. Jorge Perez
11:45am | Holy HourFr. John Burns, National Eucharistic PreacherMusic by Micah Pfundstein & Mary Grace Sanchez
12:50pm | Benediction
1:00pm | Grab and Go Picnic Lunch
Attending the Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress is $10 per individual or $25 per family (two adults + children under 12 years old). Registration is required, so that we can prepare the day's program and lunch. No one will be denied participation due to financial need. Please email [email protected] if you need assistance.
Please register by Thursday, June 1, 2023. If you register after June 1, we cannot guarantee that we will have a lunch for you.