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Diocese of Manchester Hosts Eucharistic Revival

September 28, 2022

Diocese of Manchester Hosts Eucharistic Revival

Thousands of New Hampshire Catholics gathered
at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion to pray, worship,
and honor Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
in tangent with other U.S. dioceses

(GILFORD, NH) – Approximately two thousand Catholics from all over the state gathered on Saturday, September 24th for a diocesan-wide Eucharistic Revival event. This event is part of a three-year National Eucharistic Revival, coordinated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The revival seeks to restore understanding and devotion to the great mystery of Jesus Christ present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The Eucharistic Revival featured a National Eucharistic preacher, Fr. Pedro Lopez, sacred music performed by a 92-person choir, with Roman Catholic Bishop Peter A. Libasci presiding at the Mass, Procession, and Adoration of Jesus in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Preaching at the open-air venue, the bishop of the diocese prompted all of Christ's followers to share the joy in their hearts that comes from the sacramental life in our Church.

The bishop underscored the significance of being in communion with one another as a family of faith. “This is a day of celebration and of reverence, to answer the call that Jesus makes to each of us – to Come to Him. On this historic day, we proclaim the faith we share as Catholics and welcome Jesus into our hearts and lives.”

The Diocese of Manchester is planning another event to be held in May of 2023 in support of the 2024 National Eucharistic Revival. For more information, please visit www.eucharisticrevivalnh.org

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The Diocese of Manchester is the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire, serving the needs of nearly 210,000 Catholics. For more information, please visit www.catholicnh.org/overview.

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PHOTOS CUTLINE: Bishop Peter Libasci presides over the Eucharistic Revival (Photos by George Dannecker and Michael Richards)