As we as a diocesan family continue our journey into missionary discipleship as “Disciples on the Way,” we move into the next phase of our discipleship process, the Worship Jesus years, with a focus on encountering Jesus more deeply in the Word and in the Eucharist. During these next three years, we will undertake a journey to become parishes centered on the Eucharist so that all may come to a greater devotion to God, our Father, and his most beloved Son, Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Providentially, the Worship Jesus years run parallel with the National Eucharistic Revival, whose aim is to encourage “a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist — sent out in mission for the life of the world.
- Bishop David L. Ricken
Corpus Christi Procession
The Eucharistic Procession to kick-off the National Eucharistic Revival and the Worship Jesus Years for the Diocese of Green Bay took place June 19, 2022, starting at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral at the conclusion of the 9 a.m. Mass. Bishop David Ricken led the procession on the feast of Corpus Christi from the cathedral to St. Mary of the Angels Church. The 1.2-mile procession traveled down Doty Street to Irwin Avenue on its way to St. Mary of the Angels and ended with benediction and reposition.
Pastoral Letter – Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist: Disciples Called To Worship (2022)
As we continue our journey into missionary discipleship as "Disciples on the Way," we move into the next phase of our discipleship process, the Worship Jesus years. In his latest pastoral letter, Bishop Ricken calls us to a deeper appreciation of Jesus in the Eucharist and a greater focus and study on the Mass.
Pastoral Letter (English)
Carta Pastoral (Español)
An audiobook version of this pastoral letter will be released for Lent 2023
National Eucharistic Revival
Encounter the reality of our Eucharistic Lord! The Eucharistic Revival is a three-year initiative of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist lead by the Bishops of the United States. It seeks to bring together clergy, religious, laity, apostolates, movements, and parish and diocesan leaders to spur momentum, collaboration, and lasting impact for the renewal of the Catholic Church in the U.S. The Revival is a grassroots movement of Catholics, each responding to the gift of the Eucharist in their own way. Just as many humble pieces come together to form a glorious stained-glass image, so too will God use each of us, however ordinary or imperfect, to bring about this Revival.
Check out the National Eucharistic Revival website to:
- Access free educational and inspirational content to help you learn more about the reality of Jesus in the Eucharist and fall more deeply in love with him
- Learn what the Church teaches about this precious gift and why it is pivotal to your spiritual journey.
- Take a free online course from Bishop Andrew Cozzens where he presents the incredible reality of the Real Presence, unpacks “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church,” and invites you to respond to this radical gift.
- Discover practical ways you can spread a love for the Eucharist in your community!
- Browse our free library of videos on the Eucharist for information and inspiration
- And much more!
Coverage from The Compass
Our Worship Jesus years coincide with the National Eucharistic Revival, both of which will help us know and cherish the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Check out these related articles featured in The Compass as we continue to embrace this next stage in our discipleship journey:
- Bishops approve plans for three-year National Eucharistic Revival – By Catholic News Service (Nov. 22, 2021)
- National Eucharistic Revival launches June 19 with Eucharistic processions – By Catholic News Service (June 3, 2022)
- Bishop Ricken to lead outdoor Eucharistic procession in Green Bay on feast of Corpus Christi – By Patricia Kasten (June 3, 2022)
- Exclaim with boldness and joy: ‘Wow, that’s Jesus!’ – By Julianne Stanz (Aug. 29, 2022)
- In gratitude for our priests – By Bishop David Ricken (Sept. 23, 2022)