Presence

Presence

7 Episodes

What is it that is so special about the Eucharist? Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the "source and summit" of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ's real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation.

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  • God Is with Us

    Episode 1

    When is the last time you sat down to enjoy a meal with your family or close friends—not just to eat food in close proximity to each other, but to bask in each other's presence and grow in love for one another? For most of us, this doesn't happen at a typical meal. But this is the kind of meal Go...

  • The Story of the Eucharist

    Episode 2

    God is the Master Storyteller. He authors His great love story not only with words, but with deeds. All of God's mighty deeds throughout history make up one beautiful narrative of salvation, which culminates in the Paschal Mystery. Jesus's teachings and actions throughout his ministry prepare for...

  • Bread for the Journey

    Episode 3

    Food is one of our most basic needs. We can't live for long without it, and when we are in need of it, our bodies let us know with a hunger that can be nearly impossible to ignore. As indispensable as material food is to our physical life, the Eucharist is even more vital to our spiritual life. G...

  • Biblical Foundations with Dr. Tim Gray

    Episode 4

    "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" These words uttered 2,000 years ago are echoed today. The doctrine of the Real Presence presents a difficulty for many people. When we take the time to understand the difficutlies, we become better equipped to help address them. This can be done especi...

  • For Catechists: Unveiling the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

    Episode 5

    Do the members of your parish know why we celebrate the Eucharist, or is it an empty tradition? In this Bonus Episode of Presence: Mystery of the Eucharist, we are reminded of the primary goal of the catechist to introduce adults and children into a relationship with the Father, through Jesus Chr...

  • For Children: The Miracle at Every Mass

    Episode 6

    Every Sunday, we get to witness a miracle. Sometimes it can be difficult to wrap our minds and hearts around this fact. In this Bonus Episode of Presence: Mystery of the Eucharist, Fr. Riley will give us a special, close-up look at the Eucharistic miracle at every Mass.

  • For Parents: Preparing Your Child for First Holy Communion

    Episode 7

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute" (CCC 2221). Although the parish helps to form our children in the faith, no one can take the place of the parents' role in forming h...

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  • Presence Study Guide

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