“God is doing something big here,” Tim Glemkowski, executive director of the National Eucharistic Congress, said in a statement. “It is our hope that this movement of the Holy Spirit brings healing, conversion, and unity to our Church.”

Additional events will be held at other venues within walking distance of the stadium, such as the Gainbridge Fieldhouse and the Indiana Convention Center. The convention center will host a vendor hall with more than 200 Catholic organizations and artisans. 

Glemkowski has extended “an open invitation for Catholics across the country.” Registered participants will have access to all of the Congress events, including catechetical sessions, breakouts, Mass seating at the arena, and evening concerts. 

The Congress will also be family-friendly, with special programming for children ages 12–18. 

“There is power when Catholics gather in worship and prayer before the Eucharist — Jesus is going to move, not only in our hearts, but he is going to bring hope and healing through our prayer to a world in desperate need of it,” noted Joel Stepanek, chief mission officer for the National Eucharistic Congress, in the statement.

The Congress will have three masters of ceremonies, including Montse Alvarado, president and chief operating officer of CNA’s parent company, EWTN News, Inc.; Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, host of the “Abiding Together” podcast; and Father Josh Johnson, host of the podcast “Ask Father Josh.”