"Becoming Eucharistic People" Supplemental Resources


As part of the Engaging Catholicism series, we are pleased to offer resources to accompany Timothy O’Malley’s book, Becoming Eucharistic People: The Hope and Promise of Parish Life.

The first resource became available in June 2022, in honor of the feast of Corpus Christi and the launch of the Eucharistic Revival initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

All resources are available free of charge. If you don't find what you are looking for, check back periodically as we continue to add more resources, or sign up below to receive updates when new resources become available.

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Renewing the Parish through Eucharistic Reverence: A Retreat Guide for the Parish Staff
This resource is a template for a day-long retreat in which parish leadership (staff, members of the parish council, etc.) communally assess a parish or a school’s celebration of the Mass. From this assessment, parish leadership will create a plan of action for improving the reverence of Eucharistic worship in their community.

The Eucharistic Prayer: A Resource for Parish Small Groups
The Eucharistic Prayer forms the heart of the Mass, but how well do we understand what we pray? This small-group resource consists of seven weeks of contemplation on each part of the Eucharistic Prayer. The sessions incorporate Scripture, visual art, and music, offering integral Eucharistic formation for creating a Eucharistic culture in a parish grounded in what The Directory for Catechesis calls "the way of beauty." 

The Eucharist and Family: An Online Faith Formation Course (Coming Soon)
This online course attends to the formation of families in Eucharistic devotion. By focusing our attention on the liturgical year, as well as devotional practices from a variety of cultures, participants will consider what it means for the family to participate in the life of prayer and learn to teach others how to think and live Eucharistically.

The Eucharist and Work: A Retreat Guide for the Parish Community (Coming Soon)
In honor of the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, this retreat will gather professionals in the parish community together for a day in which they can pray and reflect on the very nature of work and consider how they might be rooted in and inspired by the Eucharist as they live out their vocation in the workplace. 

The Eucharist and Solidarity: An Online Faith Formation Course (Coming Soon)
This online course is intended to help parish communities enter more deeply into the Eucharistic mystery of solidarity. What does it mean to become what we receive in the Eucharist? What does it mean to be sent forth from the Mass? How can we, as Catholic Christians, embody the Eucharistic love of Christ through lives of service and solidarity?


While you wait for future updates from Becoming Eucharistic People: The Hope and Promise of Parish Life, please feel free to check out these free resources:


Prayer Enrichment Guide

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Understanding Former Young Catholics:
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Faithful Science: Integrating Science & Faith

This guide addresses the relationship between science and faith through four key questions that dispel the misunderstanding that the two are incompatible.

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