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OSV PLEDGES $1M TO USCCB EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL

POSTED: 11/17/2021 | PRESS RELEASES

Huntington, IN, November 17, 2021 – OSV (Our Sunday Visitor) announces a commitment to a four-year, $1 million dollar grant to support the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ new Eucharistic Revival initiative. The Eucharistic Revival will begin in early 2022 with a nationwide launch to renew the Church in America by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. 

The initiative’s five pillars include 1) fostering encounters with Jesus through kerygmatic proclamation and experiences of Eucharistic devotion; 2) contemplating and proclaiming the doctrine of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist through the Truth of our teaching, the beauty of our worship, and the goodness of our accompaniment of persons in poverty and those who are vulnerable; 3) empowering grassroots creativity by partnering with movements, apostolates, parishes, and educational institutions; 4) reaching the smallest unit – parish small groups and families; 5) and embracing and learning from the various rich intercultural Eucharistic traditions. 

“On behalf of OSV, and its board of directors, and in appreciation of the board chair, the Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades who has fostered a love of the Eucharist both locally and nationally, we are humbled and thrilled to fund this important work,” says Jason Shanks, President of OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation. “As the source and summit of our faith, the Eucharist remains central to our mission To Champion the Catholic Church and pursuing innovative ideas for the New Evangelization. Our founder, Archbishop John Francis Noll, once wrote that, ‘Christ gave us the Sacrament of the Eucharist for several reasons: that He might remain ever with us as a proof of His Love for us and to be worshiped by us; to be received in Holy Communion; and to be offered as a sacrifice commemorating and renewing the sacrifice of the cross for all time.’” 

This four-year initiative will have multiple phases, including Year One – Diocesan Renewal; Year Two – Parish Renewal; Year Three – National Eucharistic Congress; and Year Four – Ongoing Revival. OSV is a proud partner of this initiative and is eager for the Winter 2022 launch of the website and resources offered as preparation for the Revival. 

“This is a once in a generation opportunity to impact the faith life of this country,” said Bishop Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. “This is a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist — and sent out on mission for the life of the world.” 

For more information about OSV’s investment in the USCCB’s Eucharistic Revival initiative, contact Jason Nees at jnees@osv.com.

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About OSV: As the leading Catholic publisher in the United States, OSV provides products and solutions to more than nine of every ten Catholic parishes and every Catholic diocese in the country. Founded in 1912 by Father John Francis Noll, the company continues to serve the Church through a wide range of products and services. From weekly and monthly publications, to software solutions, fundraising and consulting services, curriculum products, trade books, and parish publications, OSV helps individual Catholics, families, parishes and dioceses to grow closer to Christ and contribute to the growth and vitality of his Church in the world. A not-for-profit Catholic organization, OSV has been supporting the needs of the Church for over a century and will continue to listen to customers’ needs today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.osv.com.  

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