“My flesh for the life of the world” (John 6:51)

“We want everyone to encounter the love of Jesus Christ truly present in the Eucharist and to experience the life-changing effects of that love.” – U.S. Bishops

Adoration times in our parishes

If you don’t see your parish’s adoration times listed in the schedule linked above, or if they are listed incorrectly, please email details to [email protected].

Join us for this Upcoming Event! Registration coming soon.

Into the Mystery-Adentrandose el Misterio: A Day of Eucharistic Renewal, Unity, and Adventure
June 10, 2023 | 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Aquinas College Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
1580 Fulton St. E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

As part of the national Eucharistic Revival, all Catholics in the diocese are invited to join this daylong celebration of our unity in faith and sacrament as we transition to the parish year of the Eucharistic Revival. The day will include Mass with Bishop Walkowiak; talks by Father Jonathan Kelly, rector of St. John Vianney College Seminary, and Missionary Meg Hunter-Kilmer; along with a Eucharistic procession to publicly witness to our faith. Time for food and fellowship will close the day.

For additional details, contact Aaron Sanders, director of the diocesan office for worship, [email protected].

La Diócesis de Grand Rapids junto con muchas diócesis en los Estados Unidos organizarán una serie de iniciativas en torno al Avivamiento Eucarístico convocadas por la Conferencia de Obispos de los Estados Unidos.
En respuesta a este llamado, nuestra diócesis está organizando un evento llamado “ADENTRANDOSE EL MISTERIO” que se llevará a cabo el 10 de junio en Colegio Aquinas Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center, 1580 Fulton St. E., Grand Rapids. De 9:30 a 17:30.

Únase a una celebración de renovación, unidad con muchos hermanos y hermanas católicos de toda la Diócesis de Grand Rapids. Entre nuestros presentadores invitados tendremos al Padre Jonathan Kelly, rector del Seminario Universitario Saint John Vianney y la misionera Meg Hunter-Kilmer, nuestro Obispo David Walkowiak celebrará la Santa Misa y tendremos como parte del programa una procesión eucarística pública, un área de exhibición de los milagros eucarísticos. El día se cerrará con un tiempo de comida y compañerismo.

La participación en este evento tendrá un costo de $10 por persona. Puedes asistir todo o parte del día. Todas las edades son bienvenidas; no habrá servicio de guardería.

Para obtener detalles adicionales, comuníquese con Aaron Sanders, director de la oficina diocesana de adoración, [email protected]

2024 National Eucharistic Congress

Discounted passes available now through your parish
The Diocese of Grand Rapids has purchased a limited number of passes to the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, Indiana in July 2024 at a discounted rate of $200/adult. If you are interested in attending the 5-day event, please speak to your pastor before April 14 about how to obtain a reserved pass. Please note that travel and accommodations are an additional personal cost to the participant.

Registration for the Congress is now open. View details, including pass options and pricing through the Congress website.

About the National Eucharistic Revival

Those who do not wish to wait for the possibility of obtaining a discounted pass may, of course, choose to register at any time directly through the website of the National Eucharistic Congress: https://www.eucharisticcongress.org/register-standard.

The bishops of the United States have called for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. They believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.”

These three years will culminate in the first National Eucharistic Congress in the United States in almost fifty years. Almost a hundred thousand Catholics will join together in Indianapolis for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage toward the “source and summit” of our Catholic faith. Learn more.

Corpus Christi processions launch multi-year Eucharistic Revival

It was a great turnout and a beautiful day for the diocesan Eucharistic procession which began the multi-year Eucharistic Revival on Sunday, June 19, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

View Procession Photos (Flickr)

Eucharistic revival called ‘a movement’ that gets to core of Catholic faith (CNS)
National Eucharistic Revival: What you need to know (CNA)

Procession Details:

The procession took place at 1:15 p.m. following noon Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew (Mass is in Spanish, the procession was bilingual). The route was approximately one mile and returned to the cathedral at its conclusion to end with Benediction. View the procession route map here.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi, witnesses to our belief of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. All were welcome to join for this special occasion.

Usted y su familia están invitados a unirse a la Procesión Eucarística diocesana para iniciar el Avivamiento Eucarístico multianual el domingo 19 de junio, Solemnidad del Corpus Christi.

Detalles de la procesión:

La procesión se llevó a cabo en la Catedral de San Andrés inmediatamente después de la misa del mediodía. El recorrido fue de aproximadamente una milla y regresó a la catedral para terminar con el Rito de la Bendición.

La Solemnidad del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo también se conoce como Corpus Christi, la cual da testimonio de nuestra creencia en la presencia real de Jesús en la Eucaristía.

Additional Corpus Christi celebrations in parishes:

Several parishes throughout the diocese from Grand Rapids to Big Rapids and places in between also hosted Corpus Christi processions and other events in June to mark the start of the National Eucharistic Revival.

Meet the diocesan Eucharistic Revival Committee:

Front row (from left):
Sister Anna Rose Kalinowski, FSE, Business Administrator – Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell/Grand Rapids
Carla Niziolek, Director of Discipleship – Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Holland
Mallory Root, Owner – Roots Brew Shop, and parishioner, Basilica of St. Adalbert Parish, Grand Rapids
Rev. Eugene Batungbacal, CSsR, diocesan Assistant Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry – Hispanic Ministry
Katie Mendenhall, Director of Faith Formation and Ministries – St. John Paul II Parish, Cedar Springs

Back row (from left):
Rev. Peter Damian, Pastor – St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Grand Rapids
Daniel Allen, Pastoral Associate – St. Sebastian Parish, Byron Center
DJ Florian, diocesan Director – Pastoral Services
Aaron Sanders, diocesan Director – Office for Worship
Deacon Gerald Roersma, diocesan Director – Permanent Diaconate Formation

Not pictured: Rev. Lam Le, Pastor – St. John Paul II Parish, Cedar Springs, and Mary, Queen of Apostles, Sand Lake; and diocesan Director, Continuing Formation for Priests


Draw close to Jesus – Sister Alicia Torres, FE (YouTube)
11 men and women of the Eucharist (Our Sunday Visitor)

A Mystery to Be Believed with Sister Mary Kay Oosdyke, OP, at the Catholic Information Center
Held June 9 – Watch video

Considering Catholicism Podcast (Facebook):
Episode 36: Making the Eucharist Matter Again
Episode 37: Why is the Eucharist So Important to Catholics?
Episode 41: The Eucharist, Scripture and Suppers
Episode 42: The Eucharist and the Metaphysics of the Mass
Episode 43: The Miracle of Consecration

From the USCCB:
Eucharistic Devotion: The importance of Eucharistic Adoration (USCCB)
Church teaching on the Eucharist (USCCB)
Read: U.S. bishops publish document “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church”

Previous Events

Hearken unto the Mystery: A Eucharistic Hymn Festival
February 20, 2023 | 7-8:15 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Grand Rapids (Details)

Behold the Mystery: A Diocesan Evening of Adoration in Parishes – Contempla el Misterio: Una Noche de Adoración Diocesana en Nuestras Parroquias
December 13-13 de diciembre | 7-8 p.m.

Through the national Eucharistic Revival, we are called into the mystery of communion with our Lord and invited to renew our belief in the Real Presence. On December 13, from 7-8 p.m., exposition of the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in almost all parishes of the diocese to adore our Lord, offer our lives with Christ, and celebrate our unity as a local church.

All are invited to participate in this Holy Hour so that, as one Body, we may encounter Christ anew and place ourselves at his service.

A través del Avivamiento Eucarístico nacional, somos llamados al misterio de la comunión con nuestro Señor e invitados a renovar nuestra creencia en la Presencia Real. El 13 de diciembre, de 7 a 8 de la noche, se celebrará la exposición de la Sagrada Eucaristía en casi todas las parroquias de la diócesis para adorar a nuestro Señor, ofrecer nuestras vidas con Cristo y celebrar nuestra unidad como iglesia local.

Todos están invitados a participar en esta Hora Santa para que, como un solo Cuerpo, nos encontremos de nuevo con Cristo y nos pongamos a su servicio.