IDEAS FOR EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL IN SCHOOLS

December 20, 2023 | Eucharistic Adoration

  • Provide faithful catechesis on the Eucharist
  • Have a weekly examination of conscience read over the school PA for all students to hear and post it on school website
  • Prepare students well for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
  • Prepare students for a monthly Mass by giving them the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in advance
  • Offer and remind students of the frequent times for Confessions in parishes (i.e. half an hour or more before all Masses, extended times, not just Saturday before Mass since most go to Sunday Mass)
  • Offer assemblies throughout the school year with Eucharistic adoration, Rosary, praise, worship and Confession
  • Offer weekly hours of exposition and prayer for youth
  • Encourage teachers to bring their students to visit Jesus in the tabernacle or in Eucharistic adoration with exposition on a daily, weekly or regular basis
  • Have confirmation candidates experience Eucharistic adoration and invite them to sign-up for a weekly holy hour
  • To better prepare students, teach them the importance of being reverent
  • Promote the reception of Holy Communion on the tongue
  • Instruct students on the Mass, proper postures, responses and Eucharistic adoration
  • Encourage teachers in Roman rite schools to explain the side notes in a Latin Mass missal to help students to comprehend better
  • Have a group go on, or out to meet, the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage or follow it
  • Join or start a local Eucharistic pilgrimage or procession around the parish or school to also witness to non-Catholics that Jesus, our King, is real and alive
  • Consider having older students or a youth group attend July 2024 the National Eucharistic Congress, a local Eucharistic event or make visits to an adoration chapel in your area
  • Have students map out directions to get to nearby adoration chapels/sites and to make a list of the days and times adoration and Masses there
  • Encourage students to visit adoration chapels and consider daily or frequent Mass
  • Have students make presentations on international Eucharistic miracles

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