Eucharistic Year of the Parish

The full national program for the Eucharistic Revival is from 2022 to 2025.  The parish phase is from 2023 to 2024.
Please accept the following four invitations which are at the heart of the Eucharistic Revival in our parishes this year.

For more information about this spiritual initiative in our country, please go to the national website,
In the meantime, please faithfully come to Mass each and every Sunday, and go to Confession on a regular basis as well.

The Four Invitations of the Eucharistic Revival

Reinvigorate Worship: Liturgical Renewal of the Rubrics of the Mass and our Parish Practices.  This can only be done on an individual level and on a communal level. Priests and especially pastors have a unique role to play in reinvigorating worship. All priests are invited and encouraged to a renewed, careful attention to the ars celebrandi – fidelity to the texts and rubrics of the Church, prayerful understanding of the liturgical texts, feasts, and seasons throughout the year, a reverent sense that the minister and assembly are ordered in such a way that they may draw from it more abundantly those fruits” for which Christ instituted the Eucharistic Sacrifice of his Body and Blood (GIRM #16), and proper preparation for devoutly celebrating the Sacred Liturgy.

Personal Encounter: Exposition and Adoration each First Saturday in the Chapel after the 4:30 p.m. Mass. During the Year of the Parish each parish begins at least a monthly hour of Eucharistic Adoration for ‘encounter’, so that every parishioner has the opportunity to meet Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. These ‘Encounter Nights’ for encountering Jesus personally in the Eucharist will be available at our parish on the First Saturday of each month, after the 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass. Please come to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel through the Narthex for Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration. Our Chapel is also available for Adoration before the Tabernacle whenever the church building is open as well. Come and make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament! And then make a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as the God of your life! For more information about your relationship with Christ, please go to

Robust Faith Formation: The ChristLife Course 2023-2024 and Special Eucharistic Homilies. The preaching and homilies of the priests “inserted in a unique way into the Eucharistic celebration, from which it receives special force and vigor, certainly has a particular role, to the extent that it expresses the profound faith of the Sacred minister and is impregnated with love” (Evangelii Nuntiandi, #430). The USCCB is preparing a series of Homilies (prepared by Bishops and Priests) on the Eucharist for use by all priests. These Sunday homilies devoted exclusively to the Eucharist will feature how the worship of the Eucharist is vital for our whole lives. There will also be a Small Group Initiative “Jesus and the Eucharist”. The USCCB will provide all the materials for this formation in faith and love for the Eucharist. The Eucharistic Revival will be a focal point of our parish ChristLife course this coming year as well. For more information about ChristLife, please go to Also, please check out for other parish faith formation programs.

Missionary Sending: Parish Census Renewal and Evangelization Outreach Program. “Invite One Back” initiative – every faithful Catholic will be asked to invite someone in their inner-circle who has fallen away from attending Sunday Mass, or someone who one may think might be interested in the Catholic faith. The second part of this is – Accompany Those in Need and on the Margins – going out in service to other—we become the hands and feet of Jesus. More information about this will be shared later. In the meantime, welcome to the Eucharistic Revival at our parish! In the meantime, please recite the Prayer for the Eucharistic Revival each day. And then participate in the prayer, learning, and service ministries of our parish community as found on our parish website at Looking upward in faith, moving forward in hope, we are leading onward in love to new Life in Christ! We a a faith community of prayer, learning, and service. Come and join us as Intentional Disciples of Jesus Christ, especially during our celebration of the National Eucharistic Revival!

The Official Prayer for the Eucharistic Revival

Lord Jesus Christ, you give us your flesh and blood for the life of the world and you desire that all people come to the Supper of the Sacrifice of the Lamb. Renew in your Church the truth, beauty, and goodness contained in the Most Blessed Eucharist.

Jesus living in the Eucharist, come and live in me. Jesus healing in the Eucharist, come and heal me. Jesus sacrificing yourself in the Eucharist, come and suffer in me. Jesus rising in the Eucharist, come and rise to new life in me. Jesus loving in the Eucharist, come and love in me.

Lord Jesus Christ, through the paschal mystery of your death and resurrection made present in every Holy Mass, pour out your healing love on your Church and on our world. Grant that we lift you up during this time of Eucharistic Revival, your Holy Spirit may draw all people to join us at this Banquet of Life. 

You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.  Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Eucharist, pray for us!

Vigil Lights for our Chapel

Lighting a candle for a Special Intention is also a traditional religious practice. As part of the Eucharistic Revival in our country, we would like to install vigil lights in our Blessed Sacrament Chapel. If you would like to make a donation toward this special project, or to obtain more information about it, please contact the parish office. Thank you for all of your special prayer requests!

For a collection of Blessed Sacrament Hymns
for the Eucharistic Revival,
 please click here.

For spiritual insights into the mystery of the Mass,
please click here to watch “The Veil Removed.”

Eucharistic Procession on June 2, 2024

It would be a fitting testament, as we complete the Eucharistic Revival Year of the Parish, to our belief, reverence, and personal relationship with Christ in the Eucharist, if every parish in the Diocese of Joliet would have a Eucharistic Procession on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Thus, in Lockport, we plan on starting this Eucharistic Procession after the regular 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at Saint Dennis Church on June 2, 2024. This Eucharistic Procession would be arriving at Saint Joseph Church towards the end of their regular 12:00 noon Sunday Mass.

Then, together, both parishes will celebrate Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Saint Joseph Church to conclude the parish year of the Eucharistic Revival. More information will be coming in the Spring of 2024. In the meantime, welcome to the Eucharistic Revival at our parish!

For information about Vespers at our monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour for the Eucharistic Revival, please click here.