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Many languages, one body: Watch Eucharistic Revival video

News of the Diocese

May 24, 2023

As the Eucharistic Revival moves toward its second year -- the Year of Parish Renewal – the faithful are invited to be part of renewing the Church by enkindling a living relationship with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

The Diocese of Cleveland Eucharistic Revival team created a special Eucharistic Revival Prayer to be prayed before the Blessed Sacrament. The prayer is available in 16 languages: Braille (upon request), Croatian, English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. Copies of the prayer in the various languages can be downloaded and shared.

The video above, which was filmed in the historic Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr, in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood, includes portions of the prayer recited in different languages.

“With Pentecost being celebrated this weekend, this video and the prayer illustrate how even though we may use different languages, the message is the same,” said Father Damian Ference, vicar for evangelization, who co-chairs the diocesan Eucharistic Revival team with Lynette Saenz. They also are director and assistant director of the diocesan Secretariat for Parish Life and Special Ministries.

“Just like the Holy Spirit appeared with tongues of fire and the disciples were able to speak in many languages, we are able to say this prayer in various languages,” Father Ference said.

The Eucharistic Revival, which began on the diocesan level in June 2022, shifts to the parish level June 11 through July 24, 2024.

The revival will culminate with a National Eucharistic Congress July 17-24, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. More than 80,000 Catholics of all ages are expected to gather to reconsecrate their hearts to the source and summit of our faith: the Eucharist.

Click here for more information on the Eucharistic Revival.

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