Diocesan Eucharistic Congress is Jan. 13

Diocesan Eucharistic Congress is Jan. 13

By The Message Staff

In preparation for the Jan. 13 Diocese of Evansville Eucharistic Congress, an Evening of Adoration will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville with Father Alex Zenthoefer, John Michael Talbot and Dr. Edward Sri.

On Jan. 13, the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress will be held at the Old National Events Plaza in downtown Evansville. The congress provides an opportunity to grow deeper in our love, knowledge and appreciation of our Lord Jesus Christ and share in His life with us in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is not a what, but a who: the true Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus. This is a time of reawakening to the greatness of God and his merciful grace to us.

All are invited to attend and participate in the Eucharistic Congress for personal spiritual renewal, then return home to share the story of what the Lord has done in this congress in their parishes. The more people who do this, the broader the revival will be.

Admission to the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress is $40 per person, and there is limited reserved seating on a first-come-first-serve basis. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster. You may purchase a boxed lunch for $15 through Ticketmaster, bring your lunch or purchase food from vendors.

The congress is being described as “A Revival for Your Heart; Life for Your Soul.” Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the congress begins at 8:30 a.m. The closing Mass begins at 4:30 p.m.

Our nation has hosted Eucharistic Congresses for renewal and revival. It’s meant to not just be another interesting conference or another spiritual gathering, but it’s meant to draw the local body of Christ together for worship, adoration, education, service, joy and especially mission. We are called to share the good news, and this congress could be the beginning of a new age of mission in the Diocese of Evansville.

Featured speakers include:

Bishop Joseph M. Siegel - Bishop Siegel will serve as the main celebrant and homilist for the closing Mass of the Eucharistic Congress.

Father Tyler Tenbarge – Father Tyler Tenbarge will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Eucharistic Congress. Father Tyler serves as Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Evansville, Director of the Propaedeutic Program, and Chaplain and Director of the Father Deydier House in Evansville.

Monsignor James Shea – Msgr. Shea is a National Eucharistic preacher who has been commissioned to ignite the flame of Eucharistic faith and devotion by guiding hearts to individual conversion. Msgr. Shea is helping to prepare our country for the National Eucharistic Revival by guiding hearts to individual conversion.

Dr. Edward Sri - Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, author and well-known speaker who presents to tens of thousands of people around the world each year. With Curtis Martin, he is a co-founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Campus Ministries. 

Dr. Andrew and Sarah Swafford - Dr. Andrew and Sarah Swafford are international speakers on the moral and spiritual life, Sacred Scripture, relationships and the Catholic Faith. They are authors and cohosts of Ascension’s “What We Believe: The Beauty of the Catholic Faith,” filmed in Rome. They aim to help thousands live Eucharistic-centered lives and relationships built on heroic virtue.

John Michael Talbot - John Michael Talbot is a multi-platinum, award-winning Contemporary Catholic Christian Music pioneer and best-selling author. His music has been the soundtrack to the faith journey of millions of believers throughout the world. He recorded his 57th album, “Songs From Solitude," during his time of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

PJ Anderson – PJ, an Indiana native, has led thousands in worship at events worldwide, most recently at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, after Pope Francis led 800,000 pilgrims in the Way of the Cross.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Eucharistic Congress website at www.eucharisticcongressevdio.org.