You likely have heard that the Church will be holding a Eucharistic Revival and it’s set to begin this month.  You may have wondered . . .What is a Eucharistic Revival?; Why is it happening?; How will you and your local parish take part?

In his monthly message, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., lays out the rationale and aspirations driving this three-year movement aimed to build understanding of and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. This month’s IN FOCUS section offers a collection of articles and information to help readers get the most from the process.

This June issue also features a photo collection depicting some of the most moving moments from the Ordination of six new deacons by Bishop O’Connell May 21.

In this month’s SPECIAL REPORT, The Monitor Magazine shares the Church’s response, in words, prayers and action, to the horrific mass shootings that have happened in the last month and the calls for stricter gun safety laws.

There is much more news to check out this month, including:

DIOCESE: Statewide youth rally at Six Flags; The Cursillo movement reaches 50-year milestone; Upper Room Spiritual Center to close; Bishop celebrates 40 years of priesthood; Sisters Rose and Peggy McDermott retiring; Father Joseph Hlubik embraces Missionary of Mercy role; Father Mick Lambeth passes

LOCAL: Renovated St. Thomas More Adoration Chapel renovated; Women’s conference planned;  Our Lady of Fatima procession returns to Burlington; Remembering deceased children at Memorial Mass

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As we prepare to embark on this Eucharistic Revival, our prayer is that our readers find a way to engage and grow in your faith. May God bless you and yours and keep you safe.

Rayanne Bennett, Associate Publisher 
And The Monitor team