Fall encounter 2020

Saturday, November 7 – Wednesday, November 11

We’ll have a Vatican Exhibit of 126 individual Eucharistic Miracles that date back to the 3rd Century and some as recent as 2001! There will be 140 panels containing pictures and descriptions about Eucharistic Miracles from around the globe set up in the Social Hall. Plan to spend at least two hours immersing yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This event is FREE.

According to a recent survey by Pew Research, only one third of Catholic believe in the Real Presence (that the bread and wine at Mass become the Body and Blood of Christ). Our upcoming Encounter Proof event will examine countless miraculous occurrences using science and logic that will provide proof for one amazing truth – Christ is truly present in the Eucharist. If you’ve ever questioned your faith or wanted to know more about the Eucharist, this event is for you. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity! We will also have walk-in Adoration available in the Worship Area throughout the exhibit. No sign-ups required.

Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit Schedule

  • Saturday, November 7: 2:00–5:00pm and 6:00–7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 8: 10:00am–3:00pm
  • Monday, November 9: 8:30am–6:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 10: 8:30am–6:00pm 
  • Wednesday, November 11: 9:30am–8:30pm 

The Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit will be held in the Social Hall. This event is free and open to anyone. No sign-ups required.

Walk-In Adoration Schedule

  • Sunday, November 8: 2:00pm Adoration; 2:45 Divine Mercy Chaplet, and 3:00pm Benediction
  • Monday, November 9: 8:00am–6:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 10:  8:00am–6:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 11: 10:00am–8:00pm

Walk-in Adoration will be held in the Worship Area. No sign-ups required.

Please wear your mask and practice social distancing.  This is a free-will offering event that will support therealpresence.org.  You can also access the full exhibit and other resources at therealpresence.org.

Background Information

Throughout Christian history, our Lord has shown us that he is really present as the Blessed Sacrament. Interestingly, many Eucharistic miracles have occurred during times of weakened Faith. For instance, many Eucharist miracles have taken place as a result of someone doubting the Real Presence.

Most Eucharistic miracles involve incidences in which the Host has “turned into human flesh and blood”. Of course we as Catholics believe that the consecrated Host is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord, under the appearances of bread and wine. Therefore, Jesus, through these miracles, merely manifests His Presence in a more tangible way.  Our Omniscient Lord strengthens us with little faith by His miracles. We should not get ‘caught up’ in the search of miracles but be drawn closer to Jesus by those which Church authority has approved.  All of these miracles have received full approval by the Church.

“Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.'” (Jn 20:27-29)

St. Patrick Book & Gift special hours

Purchase a book that contains all the exhibits miracles:

  • Saturday: 2:00-5:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00-11:00am &  12:00 – 2:00pm
  • Monday: 10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00-3:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00-3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00-3:00pm

FRIENDS OF THE EUCHARIST

  Please consider being a Friend of the Eucharist for the event by signing up to greet and guide visitors for a 90 minute shift – training provided.  Many hands make light work!  Just click on FRIENDS OF THE EUCHARIST