Eucharistic Preaching in a Time of Eucharistic Revival

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Maloney Hall
The Catholic University of America

Keynote Speaker:
The Most Rev. William D. Byrne
Bishop of Springfield, MA


How can preachers better unlock the power of the Gospel and enkindle their congregations with apostolic zeal, particularly in this time of national Eucharistic revival? Join the chairman-elect of the USCCB Committee on Communications, Bishop William D. Byrne, and a panel of veteran preachers as they discuss their own experiences and best practices. Morning Prayer will be prayed communally and a continental breakfast will be offered.


  • 9:45 a.m.: Check in and Breakfast in Maloney Hall
  • 10:15 a.m.: Morning Prayer in Della Ratta Auditorium
  • 10:30 a.m.: Lecture by Bishop Byrne
  • 11:30 a.m.: Break
  • 11:45 a.m.: Panel Discussion on Preaching
    Moderator: Dr. Susan Timoney, Associate Dean for Graduate Ministerial Studies
    The Most Rev. William D. Byrne
    Fr. Bud Stevens, P.S.S., Rector, Theological College
    Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P., Editor, Our Sunday Visitor
    Fr. Frank DeSiano, C.S.P., President, Paulist Evangelization Ministries
    Fr. Pat Smith, Pastor, St. Augustine Parish, Washington, D.C.


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The 2024 Preaching Symposium is part of The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Excellence in Preaching Initiative, which is funded by the Lilly Endowment's Compelling Preaching Initiative.