May 10, 2024

Refresher: What is the National Eucharistic Congress taking place in Indianapolis on July 17-21?

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Weekly, weekend and day passes for the National Eucharistic Congress (NEC) in Indianapolis on July 17-21 are still available.

While this is the 10th such national congress, it is the first one in more than 80 years, which took place in St. Paul, Minn., in June 1941.

The NEC is part of the National Eucharistic Revival launched by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in June of 2022 as an effort to restore understanding and devotion to Christ’s true presence—body, blood, soul and divinity—in the Eucharist.

The congress this July, which will take place in the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, will offer Catholics an opportunity to experience profound, personal renewal through the power of Christ’s love, particularly expressed by his true presence in the Eucharist. The hope is for this renewal, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to spread to and transform the communities of all those who attend, thus returning Catholics in the U.S. to the Church’s first love—the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith.

Every day of the Congress is designed to facilitate this life-changing encounter with Jesus, regardless of where you are on your faith journey, and regardless how many days you attend.

Registrants will select their preferred series of morning impact sessions (encounter, Hispanic, family, lay evangelists, lay ministers, youths, priests) and afternoon breakout sessions. Then, gathered together as one, the whole assembly will experience the powerful revival sessions in Lucas Oil Stadium on July 17-21.

A eucharistic procession through the streets of Indianapolis will take place on July 20, and the congress will close with Mass for participants at Lucas Oil Stadium on the morning of July 21, celebrated by a papal delegate.

As the host, the archdiocese has been provided with a discount code—Indy24—for five-day passes, which reduces the cost to $274 when purchasing up to 14 passes. Five-day passes for groups of 15 or lager are already discounted to $299 without the code, and to $250 for parish youth groups.

Individual day passes range from $20-$95, and weekend (Saturday and Sunday) passes range from $80-$125.

Passes for ALL children ages 12 and younger—whether for one, several or all five days—are free of charge.

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