Video series on Jesus, Eucharist to support Revival efforts in parishes

April 14, 2024 at 7:00 a.m.
National Eucharistic Revival graphic
National Eucharistic Revival graphic

By EMMALEE ITALIA
Contributing Editor

Small parish groups may use a new seven-part video series created by the National Eucharistic Revival to help Catholics understand the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

“Jesus and The Eucharist” is available for download free of charge in English and Spanish at www.eucharisticrevival.org/jesus-and-the-eucharist and can be viewed by individuals, or as originally intended, by small discussion groups.

The series will guide parishioners through the “kerygma,” Greek for “proclamation,” at the center of Eucharistic faith. Building in personal stories as well as time for table discussions, each session lasts about two hours.

The Diocese of Trenton has embraced the initiative and trained people in each parish for leadership roles, to prepare them to guide the study sessions.

“Small groups are a powerful way to see the fruit of the Revival at your parish,” the diocesan website notes.

Training videos for leaders address the steps needed to prepare for small-group discussions. Those interested in leading or participating in a small-group session are advised to contact their pastor and to watch the training videos available on the series website.

Topics for each of the seven sessions are:

SESSION 1: What’s Our Story?

The Bible is the story of God’s love for us. He created us out of love, redeemed us by his love, and transforms us in his love.

SESSION 2: Who Is Jesus?

Jesus is both God and man; therefore, he reveals who God is in relation to us. Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Who do you say that I am?” (Mt 16:15) He asks this same question of us: Who do you say Jesus is?

SESSION 3: Am I Saved?

Salvation is a gift from God through Jesus Christ that requires our “yes.”

SESSION 4: Why a Church?

Jesus didn’t simply leave us a written message or instruction manual to follow. He gave us a living, dynamic Church, where we encounter him personally and allow ourselves to be transformed into his likeness.

SESSION 5: God Is with Us

God’s presence in the Old Testament foreshadows the gift of the Eucharist, one of the seven Sacraments of the Church. Jesus established the Eucharist to give us strength and accompany us at every moment of our earthly journey.

SESSION 6: The Story of the Eucharist

The story of the Eucharist can be traced throughout Scripture. From Genesis to the present day, this session explores how the Cross is the new Tree of Life and the Eucharist is its fruit.

SESSION 7: Bread for the Journey

The Eucharist sustains us on our spiritual journey. Our participation at Mass through the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist is an offering of thanksgiving to God. We are then sent forth to share what we have received.

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Small parish groups may use a new seven-part video series created by the National Eucharistic Revival to help Catholics understand the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

“Jesus and The Eucharist” is available for download free of charge in English and Spanish at www.eucharisticrevival.org/jesus-and-the-eucharist and can be viewed by individuals, or as originally intended, by small discussion groups.

The series will guide parishioners through the “kerygma,” Greek for “proclamation,” at the center of Eucharistic faith. Building in personal stories as well as time for table discussions, each session lasts about two hours.

The Diocese of Trenton has embraced the initiative and trained people in each parish for leadership roles, to prepare them to guide the study sessions.

“Small groups are a powerful way to see the fruit of the Revival at your parish,” the diocesan website notes.

Training videos for leaders address the steps needed to prepare for small-group discussions. Those interested in leading or participating in a small-group session are advised to contact their pastor and to watch the training videos available on the series website.

Topics for each of the seven sessions are:

SESSION 1: What’s Our Story?

The Bible is the story of God’s love for us. He created us out of love, redeemed us by his love, and transforms us in his love.

SESSION 2: Who Is Jesus?

Jesus is both God and man; therefore, he reveals who God is in relation to us. Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Who do you say that I am?” (Mt 16:15) He asks this same question of us: Who do you say Jesus is?

SESSION 3: Am I Saved?

Salvation is a gift from God through Jesus Christ that requires our “yes.”

SESSION 4: Why a Church?

Jesus didn’t simply leave us a written message or instruction manual to follow. He gave us a living, dynamic Church, where we encounter him personally and allow ourselves to be transformed into his likeness.

SESSION 5: God Is with Us

God’s presence in the Old Testament foreshadows the gift of the Eucharist, one of the seven Sacraments of the Church. Jesus established the Eucharist to give us strength and accompany us at every moment of our earthly journey.

SESSION 6: The Story of the Eucharist

The story of the Eucharist can be traced throughout Scripture. From Genesis to the present day, this session explores how the Cross is the new Tree of Life and the Eucharist is its fruit.

SESSION 7: Bread for the Journey

The Eucharist sustains us on our spiritual journey. Our participation at Mass through the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist is an offering of thanksgiving to God. We are then sent forth to share what we have received.

The Church needs quality Catholic journalism now more than ever. Please consider supporting this work by signing up for a SUBSCRIPTION (click HERE) or making a DONATION to The Monitor (click HERE). Thank you for your support.

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