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Holy Thursday with Fr. Bob Bedard, CC

We believe that on this night Jesus established 2 profound realities. 

  1. The Eucharist - in which he himself is truly present, body, blood, soul, and divinity.
  2. The priesthood - the priesthood of the new law. 

"We believe that Jesus' presence is real, not simply symbolic." Tweet Button

This has been the consistent teaching of the Church from the earliest days. It is difficult to believe that a person can be truly present under such accidents of bread and wine. That takes faith, which of course is a gift of God. 

Here are some things we can do in response to the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist that will encourage and strengthen our faith. 

  • Acknowledge Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. 
  • Reverence the real presence of Jesus when we come into the church. We can genuflect. 
  • We can genuflect on two knees when the Eucharist is exposed. This feeds our faith. 
  • We can spend time in adoration. 

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