February 9, 2024

Discounted passes, scholarships are available for NEC in July

Criterion staff report

National Eucharistic Congress logoThere are still passes available for parishioners throughout the Archdiocese of Indianapolis who want to attend the National Eucharistic Congress (NEC) in Indianapolis in July.

And as the host archdiocese, we have been provided with a discount code—Indy24—which reduces the cost of individual passes for the July 17-21 gathering from $375 to $274. This discount code will only work on individual passes purchased in the amount of 1-14. Passes are already discounted when registering as a 15-person group or larger ($299) or as a parish youth group ($250).

Each participant will receive credentials that provide admission to general sessions, but there is no assigned seating or group seating at the NEC. Full five-day passes are offered at the congress’ website, www.eucharisticcongress.org. The website also includes the congress’ general daily schedule and speaker lineup.

In November, revival leaders announced plans to make single-day passes available, but those passes cannot be purchased at a discounted rate. A weekend pass is available for $125, or day passes are available for $49-$95. Kids ages 12 and younger are free.

Through the generosity of donors, organizers have also created a “Solidarity Fund” with almost $1 million of scholarship money available for those who would like to attend. More information is available at cutt.ly/NECSolidarityFund (case sensitive).

Revival leaders hope the 10th National Eucharistic Congress—the first national congress in 83 years—can help cultivate a sacramental devotion among the tens of thousands of Catholics expected to attend.

A three-year initiative of the U.S. bishops, the National Eucharistic Revival began in June 2022 with the feast of Corpus Christi. The first year focused on diocesan revival, inviting bishops, priests and diocesan leaders to deepen their relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist. The Year of Parish Revival began in June 2023, with emphasis on reaching Catholics in the pews.

This calendar year will include the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage that begins mid-May and the National Eucharistic Congress in July, two

large-scale efforts that lead into the revival’s final year, the Year of Going Out on Mission, which ends on Pentecost 2025.

“God has really spoken into what he wants this event to be,” Tim Glemkowski, CEO of the National Eucharistic Congress, told OSV News of the July congress. “It’s truly going to be a moment of spiritual revival for the Church, not just a conference. I don’t think people are going to walk away being like, ‘I heard a cool talk that was kind of meaningful to me.’ I think people are going to walk away and be like, ‘My life has changed.’ ” †

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