Eucharistic Miracles of the World
4 to 26 June 2022
Exhibition at CDM Foyer
Brought to you by the ExtraOrdinary Ministers of Holy Communion
“The Eucharistic Miracles of the World” exhibition, features thematic exhibits prepared by Blessed Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old from Milan, Italy. Read more on Blessed Carlo here.
Theme: Eucharist is Thanksgiving
“Eucharist” comes from the Greek word “eucharisteo”, meaning “to give thanks”. Be touched by the incredible saving power of the Holy Eucharist and discover how devotion to the Eucharist protected towns from being destroyed by natural disasters and saved the lives of young children from deadly diseases.
Theme: Eucharist is Jesus
Strengthen your belief in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist by reading about the scientific evidence affirming the divine origin of the Host! Discover more about the bleeding Host in Santarem, Portugal and other miracles through which Jesus made his living presence known through the Eucharist, and lots more!
Come visit the exhibition, participate in a simple quiz and win ‘mystery’ prizes!
Video Resources To Fall in Love With The Eucharist
Heaven on Earth: Have You Heard These Amazing Stories of Eucharistic Miracles?
Describes various types of miracles.
Miracle of the Eucharist Host – 1998
Miracle captured on video by Daniel Sanford of New Jersey. On 11/13/98, as part of the pilgrimage, he went to see the Bleeding Host of Betania at the Chapel of the Augustinian Nuns in Los Teques. The Spiritual Director, Father Mazzarella, said Daily Mass. When they finished, he opened the Tabernacle door, which contained the Bleeding Host. The Host was in flames, bleeding, and there was a pulsating heart bleeding in the center of the Host. Daniel watched this for about 30 seconds or so, then the Host returned to normal. HOWEVER, He did manage to film this miracle with his camcorder!
The Introductory Rites | Understanding the Mass (Part 1)
In this first segment of the series, we will look at the introductory rites of the Mass, how the congregation is called in and prepared to worship. This will include the gathering, penitential rite, gloria, and collect.
The Liturgy of the Word | Understanding the Mass (Part 2)
Having been gathered in and prepared through the Introductory Rites, the Mass continues with the proclamation of the Word and the reception of a great gift.
The Homily, Creed, and General Intercessions | Understanding the Mass (Part 3)
After receiving a great gift in the Word proclaimed, the congregation is now sent out to live what they have become.
The Preparation of the Gifts | Understanding the Mass (Part 4)
In the fourth part of this series, we begin a new part of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist, with the preparation of the gifts.
Eucharistic Prayer and Communion | Understanding the Mass (Part 5)
The Liturgy of the Eucharist reaches its height with the Eucharistic prayer and communion, the time when we are given the gift of Christ’s very body and blood.
Understanding The Mass: The Concluding Rites (Part 6)
Communion may have been received, but the Mass is not over just yet. In the finale of this series, we see how the dismissal gives orients our prayer and gives meaning to the rest of the Mass.
Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist
Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation
Presence – Episode 1: God Is with Us
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.
Presence – Episode 2: The Story of the Eucharist
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, fullling his promise that “My flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed” (John 6:55).
Presence – Episode 3: Bread for the Journey
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.”
Presence – Episode 4: Biblical Foundations with Dr. Tim Gray
“How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” These words uttered 2,000 years ago are echoed today. The doctrine of the Real Presence presents a difficulty for many people. When we take the time to understand the difficutlies, we become better equipped to help address them. This can be done especially by showing how the Scriptures really do mean what the Church says they do. This session examines objections to the Church’s Eucharistic teaching and provides scriptural answers for them. This apologetic helps us to give a reason for our faith and to gain a deeper insight into our faith
Presence – For Parents: Preparing Your Child for First Holy Communion
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute” (CCC 2221). Although the parish helps to form our children in the faith, no one can take the place of the parents’ role in forming holy individuals. In this Bonus Episode of Presence: Mystery of the Eucharist, catechetical experts and practiced parents give practical advice for preparing children for their first Holy Communion. Parents will be inspired to make the Eucharist the source and summit of their family life.
Presence – For Children: The Miracle at Every Mass
Every Sunday, we get to witness a miracle. Sometimes it can be difficult to wrap our minds and hearts around this fact. In this Bonus Episode of Presence: Mystery of the Eucharist, Fr. Riley will give us a special, close-up look at the Eucharistic miracle at every Mass.
The Elements of the Catholic Mass
Elements of the Catholic Mass is designed to help the faithful better appreciate the beauty of the Mass. Featuring Fr. Douglas Martis, former director of the Liturgical Institute, the program consists of thirty-one beautifully produced short videos. Because each episode comes with a discussion guide with references, Elements of the Catholic Mass is ideal for personal faith formation or group discussion.
Carlo Acutis Web Missionary
From the day of his confirmation Jesus became his Friend with a capital ‘F’. And a friend for good. Carlo, who was passionate about new technology, was one of the first to use Internet to transmit the message of the Gospel. Carlo was the Jesus-geek, the cyber-apostle, and Pope Francis wants to give him to the young generations as a model. He died at the age of 15 from a devastating leucemia. Carlo Acutis, this very special boy, will be beatified at Assisi on October 10th 2020.
Blessed Carlo Acutis, The Tech Teen who found Jesus | EWTN Vaticano
EWTN Vaticano for October 4th, 2020. Learn how the first millennial “blessed,” Carlo Acutis, is inspiring young people worldwide and see how Assisi is preparing for his beatification.