We begin our Lenten journey with ashes that remind us of our mortality and the need for penance. Now we invite you to join Dr. Edward Sri, Bishop Andrew Cozzens, and John Michael Lucida as they reflect on the transformational power of the Eucharist and how it can help us rise up and take action as we continue our Lenten journey. Ignite your Lenten season and join thousands of men for this powerful event!
Bishop Andrew Cozzens is the chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis where on behalf of the bishops he is leading a three-year National Eucharistic Revival.Pope Francis appointed the Most Rev. Andrew Cozzens as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Crookston on Oct. 18, 2021. He was installed on Dec. 6, 2021. Bishop Cozzens served as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis from 2013 to 2021.
In the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Bishop Cozzens served as Vicar for Catholic Education and supervised the Archdiocesan Synod Process while overseeing the offices of Latino Ministry, Evangelization, and Marriage, Family and Life. He currently serves as the chair of the board for NET Ministries, St. Paul’s Outreach, The Institute for Priestly Formation and The Seminary Formation Council.
Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, author and well-known Catholic speaker who appears regularly on EWTN. Each year he speaks to tens of thousands of people from around the world, including clergy, parish leaders, catechists and laity.He has written several best-selling books including No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk through Christ’s Passion, Walking with Mary, Who Am I to Judge? – Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love, and Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple.
Edward Sri is also the host of the acclaimed film series Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained and the presenter of several faith formation film series. He is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), where he currently serves as Sr. Vice President of Apostolic Outreach.
John Michael Lucida is a FOCUS Missionary where he serves as a Regional Director for the South Area. He is based out of the FOCUS office where he works daily with other leaders in the organization. This role as Regional Director allows for him to form and invest in teams and leaders at the following universities: University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Murray State University, Western Kentucky University, Troy University and Auburn University. His role involves traveling to each of these campuses and being a "missionary to our missionaries" as he equips them to lead hundreds of students to an encounter with Jesus Christ.