“How Do I Know that Jesus is Truly Present in the Eucharist?” (The Patrick Madrid Show)

How has your life been changed by the Eucharist?

As the National Eucharistic Congress in July approaches, Patrick Madrid reflects on the mystery and significance of this Holy Sacrament.

Key Points:

Eucharist 101: Transubstantiation Explained 📖:

Not Just Bread and Wine: The elements become the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus.

Transubstantiation: A big word that describes the change during Mass, where the substance changes but the accidents (appearance) remain the same.

Illustration: Using the example of a red rubber bouncy ball, Patrick explains how the substance differs from its characteristics.

Biblical Basis and Church Teaching 📜:

John Chapter 6: Jesus’ teachings about eating His flesh and drinking His blood as true food and drink. When talking to Protestants about this teaching, look no further than this Bible passage.

Catholic Doctrine: We as Catholics take Jesus at His word and believe in His real presence in the Eucharist, unlike symbolic interpretations in other denominations. Other Protestant services have just bread and grape juice. Even if a Protestant denomination might think that Jesus is present in the Eucharist, He is not. A validly ordained priest must consecrate the Host.

Power of the Eucharist:

Words from Fr. Mark Beard: Highlighting the reality of Jesus in the Eucharist and its profound significance.

Satanist Recognition: Even those opposed to Christ recognize the true presence in the Catholic Eucharist, seeking to desecrate it, unlike bread from other denominations. This should be a wakeup call for us as Catholics! Do we take this sacrament as seriously as we should? What are we doing to protect and reverence Jesus in the Holy Eucharist?

Call to Action 📢:

Catholics: Embrace and receive the Eucharist regularly, acknowledging that Jesus is there. Let’s not take Jesus’ sacrifice for granted!

Non-Catholics: Please consider becoming Catholic so that you can experience the fullness of Jesus in the Eucharist. Being able to receive Him every day is truly the greatest gift in the world.

Thought-Provoking Questions 🧠:

Why did some disciples leave Jesus after His teaching in John 6?

How does the doctrine of transubstantiation deepen your understanding of the Eucharist?

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