CNA Staff, Jan 15, 2024 / 06:00 am
The upcoming National Eucharistic Congress, which hopes to draw hundreds of thousands of people to Indianapolis this summer, will feature Grammy Award-nominated Catholic musician Matt Maher as worship leader, the congress announced this week.
The congress, the first such event to be held in the U.S. in over 80 years, is the culmination of a multiyear “Eucharistic Revival” initiative of the U.S. Catholic bishops, which aims to inspire deeper belief in and devotion to the holy Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus.
Set to open Wednesday, July 17, and run though Sunday, July 21, the National Eucharistic Congress will feature a mile-long Eucharistic procession through Indianapolis and several opportunities for Eucharistic adoration with an expected assembled group of 80,000 attendees. The congress will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium, the massive indoor arena of the Indianapolis Colts. The full schedule for the congress is available online.
Maher, a Canadian musician best known for his contemporary worship hits such as “Lord I Need You” and “Your Grace Is Enough,” will lead a massive worship session in Lucas Oil Stadium on the Saturday of the congress.