Month: June 2020

real presence, eucharist

Church Teaching on the Real Presence

The Catholic Church has always taught that in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist, the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus—the whole Christ—is truly, really, and substantially present. This teaching is rooted in Scripture, taught by the Fathers and doctors of the Church, and reaffirmed by popes and ecumenical councils throughout Church history. This teaching is summarized in paragraphs 1373-81 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 

Last Supper

Real Presence: The Eucharist in Scripture and the Early Church

Grow in devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and your love for the True Presence as we return to Mass—celebrate the great Feast of Corpus Christi with a special event focused on the Real Presence!

From June 10 to June 13, join Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, Mike Aquilina, and Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, for four days of reflection on Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist.