Spirit Catholic Radio invites you to join us at our Eucharistic Encounter this June 20-22!
The Eucharistic Encounter is a diocesan event to celebrate and deepen our Faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist through Adoration, Eucharistic piety, dynamic teaching, powerful sacred music, and exposure to local apostolates and ministries. The gathering will highlight Blessed Carlo Acutis, creator of the Vatican International Exposition, Eucharistic Miracles of the World, which will be on display. Acutis has been named a patron of the Eucharistic Revival initiative and the event will include a relic for veneration and a short video about Acutis’ life. The event is being held in response to the Eucharistic Revival called for by the U.S. Bishops. Spirit Catholic Radio, in coordination with the 3 Dioceses of Nebraska is hosting these events in Lincoln on June 20, Grand Island on June 21, and Omaha on June 22. Fr. Malachy Napier, CFR, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event, and the local bishop of the respective diocese will also speak at the event.
Celebrate and deepen your Faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
There is no need to register. Just join us at one of the three events that are nearest you.
Tuesday, June 20 – Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln
Wednesday, June 21 – St. Mary Cathedral in Grand Island
Thursday, June 22 – St. Wenceslaus in Omaha
Fr. Malachy Napier, CFR, will be the keynote speaker at each event.
Fr. Malachy Joseph Napier, CFR – Biography
Fr Malachy was born in Augusta, GA in 1982. He is the second of eight children in his family,
with five brothers and two sisters. He was raised in a devout Catholic family that was part of a
charismatic community called the Alleluia Community. In his adolescence and early college
years he rejected his faith until the Lord called him unexpectedly to the priesthood and he
experienced a grace of reconversion through an encounter with the love of Jesus Christ through
confession. After finishing his university studies, he joined the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
in 2008. In the course of his religious life he has served both in the US and also the foreign
missions the CFR’s have in Nicaragua. He was ordained to the priesthood as a “pandemic” priest
on May 30th , 2020 in Newark, NJ. He returned in the fall of 2022 from serving in Nicaragua and
is now living at St. Crsipin’s friary in the south Bronx, NY. He works with the homeless at St.
Anthony’s Shelter for Renewal and is also one of the Eucharistic Preachers for the National
Questions? Reach out to [email protected] or call 855.571.0200 during business hours.
Only 30% of Catholics believe that the Eucharist is the Real Presence of Jesus.
This, combined with the strain put on Mass attendance during the COVID pandemic have led Church leaders to develop inspiration and understanding on the need to refocus and rediscover the importance of Eucharistic worship as the Bread of Life. In 2021, the U.S. bishops announced a Eucharistic Revival initiative – three years of prayer, pilgrimage and worship beginning June of 2022 and lasting through July of 2024 with a special Eucharistic conference to be held in Indianapolis July 17-21, 2024.
- Details of the U.S. Bishops’ initiative can be read in depth in The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church (read the document here)
- A timeline of key Eucharistic Revival events can be found here as well as a video featuring Bishop Cozzens, head of the Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis which summarizes the USCCB document on the Eucharist.
- Find tips on how you can become involved in the Revival via the National Eucharistic Revival webpage.
- Read Bishop James R. Golka’s note to his flock inviting them to personally encounter Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament during the Revival.
Blessed Carlo Acutis Named the Patron of the U.S. Eucharistic Revival
Blessed Carlo Acutis was the patron for the first year of the three year Eucharistic Revival. Spirit Catholic Radio is the home of three sets of the powerful exhibit Eucharistic Miracles of the World, designed by Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager who died from leukemia at the age of 15. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, wants this exhibition to be displayed in every parish in the world! Spirit Catholic Radio is proud to offer this display to area organizations in order to promote Eucharistic Adoration and for the further evangelization of world, at no charge.
Learn more about how you can bring the Spirit Catholic Radio Eucharistic Miracles Display to your parish or event and what materials are included by clicking the “Reserve the Display” button below.