Baltimore, Md., Nov 18, 2021 / 00:00 am
Half of America lives within a day’s drive of Indianapolis.
The U.S. bishops hope up to 100,000 of those people show up in the Circle City three years from now for the first national Eucharistic congress since 1976.
“Our people are excited about what it can mean for us as families, as individuals, as parishes, as a diocese, but [also] as a Church throughout the country,” Archbishop Charles C. Thompson of Indianapolis told CNA on Nov. 17.
Earlier in the day, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the city as the location of the National Eucharist Congress, scheduled for July 17-21, 2024. The gathering will mark the culmination of a three-year Eucharist revival campaign the U.S. bishops plan to undertake, beginning on June 19, 2022 on the feast of Corpus Christi.