How Catholic families can participate in the National Eucharistic Congress

INDIANAPOLIS (OSV News) — This summer's National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, Indiana, will provide a "Steubenville conference" experience for teenagers, while parents with children can expect full-family formation in a track designed to engage adults and kids together, according to congress leaders. Planned for July 17-21 at Lucas Oil Stadium and the adjacent Indiana Convention Center, the 10th National Eucharistic Congress is expected to draw tens of thousands of Catholics of all ages from across the country for worship, prayer, formation and community. Each evening, all congress participants will gather for music and worship, the Family Rosary Across America and Eucharistic adoration. The evening "revival sessions" include some of the congress's most popular speakers, including Bishop Robert E. Barron, Father Mike Schmitz, Sister Josephine Garrett and Gloria Purvis, and Saturday evening includes worship by musician Matt Maher. By placing the youth experience and families within the larger context of the congress, its leaders hope teenagers and children will see their connection to the wider church. "We're hoping that people will look at this event and say there's a great investment here," said Joel Stepanek, the congress's vice president of programming and administration. The congress, he said, is "not just photos and memories for your family, but changing the trajectory of your family for potentially the next several generations."

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