The Diocese continues to observe Year 1 of the Eucharistic Revival by hosting two events in 2023 for people who serve as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion in their parishes or those who bring the Eucharist to the homebound and hospitalized. These events follow those that were offered last November.

The first of the upcoming events is a morning of reflection scheduled for Feb. 11 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in St. Benedict Parish, 165 Bethany Rd., Holmdel.

With the theme, “Reveal the Healing Love of Jesus to Those in Need,” the morning will include a Mass celebrated by Father Garry Koch, St. Benedict pastor. Father Koch will preach on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, which the Universal Church celebrates that day. After receiving Communion, participants will have time of reflection before the Blessed Sacrament.  The remainder of the morning will include light refreshments and a break-out session for stories and sharing.

The second event is a Lenten evening of recollection planned for March 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, 61 Georgia Rd., Freehold.

Observing the theme, “Biblical Images of the Eucharist,” the evening will be led by Msgr. Sam Sirianni, Co-Cathedral rector and will offer an opportunity to deepen participants’ spirituality by reflecting on some of the images found in holy Scripture and how they can lead the faithful to Christ present in the Eucharist.

Participants are encouraged to select any or all of the opportunities that best fit their schedule. Registration is available at Or by contacting Terry Ginther, diocesan chancellor and executive director of the Office of Pastoral Life and Mission, at 609-403-7143 or [email protected]