Watch the Eucharistic Encounter

Posted 06.30.23 in Spirit News

Listen to Fr. Malachy Napier, CFR, speak about the Mystery of the Eucharist.

These three videos were taken at the recent Eucharistic Encounter events. There were over 2,200 attendees at these three events! While the talk was similar at each location, some aspects differ between the videos including hearing from the local pastor, Bishop, viewing exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a Eucharistic procession, sacred music, and more. You will also find photos from each event below.

Watch the video from Cathedral of the Risen Christ | Lincoln
Watch the video from St. Mary Cathedral | Grand Island
Watch the video from St. Wenceslaus | Omaha

The Eucharistic Encounter was a Nebraska 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 also highlighted Blessed Carlo Acutis, creator of the Vatican International Exposition, Eucharistic Miracles of the World, which was on display.  Acutis has been named a patron of the Eucharistic Revival initiative and the events included a relic for veneration and a short video about Acutis’ life.

The event was 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 hosted these events in Lincoln on June 20, Grand Island on June 21, and Omaha on June 22.

Fr. Malachy Napier, CFR, served as the keynote speaker for the event, and the local bishop of the respective diocese also spoke.
































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 Eucharistic Revival.




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.

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