Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist

Tuesdays – 9:30-11:00 AM or 7:00-8:30 PM – Joachim Center – A Three Part Video Series

Episode 1 God is With Us  – October 3

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 God wants to share with us. This is the kind of meal he has prepared for us and invites us to participate in through the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Episode 2 The Story of the Eucharist – November 7

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 the moment he offers himself for, and to, each of us, fullfilling his promise that “My flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed” (John 6:55).

Episode 3 Bread for the Journey – December 5

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. God saved the Israelites from starvation in the wilderness by providing manna for them. We need the Eucharist even more than the Israelites needed the manna. It sustains and strengthens us for our life’s journey. It is, as Monsignor Ronald Knox once said, “the day’s food for the day’s march.”

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