Saturday, March 25, 2023

10:00 am:   St. Matthew, Glendale Heights

Topic: Only say the Word and I shall be healed (Finding the healing hand of Jesus through the Eucharist)

1:00 pm:  Christ the King, Lombard

Topic: This is my body, given for you (How the Mass brings Jesus to us … and us to Jesus)

6:00 pm:  St. Joan of Arc, Lisle

Topic: That all may be one (How Holy Communion draws us into a deeper union with God and others while propelling us to action and ministry in the world)

Father Luke Spannagel is one of the National Eucharistic Preachers who is here in our Diocese for a Three Day Eucharistic Mission. The Mission of the National Eucharistic Revival is “to renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist”.

Father Luke grew up outside of a small farm community in Pesotum, IL.  Father went to Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Maryland and was ordained for the Diocese of Peoria in 2003.  He has enjoyed assignments in campus ministry and parishes of all sizes.  He loves being a spiritual father to many and has a great passion for helping hearts to grow. Father says being with Jesus in the Eucharist is where he feels most at peace and where he feels most himself. He says he always feels the peaceful conviction that there is no better place one can be at that moment. Father’s time with Jesus in the Mass and in Adoration is always the best part of his day.

Father has spent the last three weeks sharing with parishioners in Nebraska, North Dakota and Iowa the call we each received to strive to live more and more deeply united with Christ and centered in Christ throughout each day.  Please welcome Father Luke to our Diocese as he continues his preaching journey on how we can rekindle our own living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.


You can read more about the National Eucharistic Revival at the following links:

“The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church” issued by USCCB

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