Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibition

This exhibit will be held at St. Michael Catholic Community, on the mezzanine level, from

Friday, May 24, 2024 to Sunday, June 2, 2024 inclusive

 

I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. – John 6:35

 

Message from Fr. Edmund:

The Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit is coming to our community! May this exhibit be an opportunity for all of us to re-visit our faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist through the incredible narratives and testaments of so many about how the Eucharist takes on a spectacular display of its spiritual reality in the physical realm. Transubstantiation, the becoming of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ during the  Consecration in the Holy Eucharist, is the ongoing miracle that we have to appreciate as God’s most precious gift to us. The Eucharist, as “the source and summit of all Christian life” (The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324) should convince us more and more to make the Sunday Mass a priority in our life. May the Eucharist always renew in us in living the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection. May God’s blessings be with us as we honor His Son’s Real Presence in the Eucharist through this exhibit!

– Fr. Edmund

 

 

Designer of the Exhibit

The exhibit was designed by Blessed Carlo Acutis, before his death from Leukemia at the age of 15, with the intention of bringing a greater awareness to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.  He said, ‘“My life plan is to always be connected to Jesus”. With these few words, Carlo Acutis outlined the distinctive feature of his brief existence: living with Jesus, for Jesus and in Jesus.”’

The exhibition is comprised of 169 panels with historical descriptions and an extensive assortment of photographs and artwork of Eucharistic Miracles that took place throughout the ages in various countries of the world and which have been recognized by the Vatican

See Resources below for more information.

 

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh. – John 6:47-51

Volunteers Needed!!

For we as a parish to be able to host this very large and impactful exhibit we need your help.

We are looking for volunteers, who are passionate about the Eucharist, to help us with various tasks in preparing and hosting the exhibit.  We will need over 200 volunteers for this event for the following tasks:

Volunteer group “A”:
– ensure visitors are welcomed
– count visitors as they arrive
– answer visitor questions
– oversee the displays making sure they are not touched or damaged

Please note, volunteers for Group A must be at least 12 years of age however, those between the ages of 12 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

To volunteer for group “A”, please sign up here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054EA8A623A7FD0-48413752-eucharistic

Volunteer group “B”
– book sales
– donations

Please note, volunteers for Group B must be at least 18 years of age and have an acceptable police check.

To volunteer for group “B”, please sign up here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054EA8A623A7FD0-48417650-eucharistic

These are not hard tasks but they need friendly people who are eager to help make this experience impactful and contemplative for all.

For more information please contact: Eucharist@saintmichael.ca or reach out to one of the Exhibit Planning Committee members below:

Exhibit Planning Committee:

Coordinators: Kris Renger, Pam Van de Mosselaer

Members: Fiona Alarcon, Augusto Bitter, Don Bryant, Bob Choquette, Cecilia D’Mello, Celeste Harrison, Deana Helton, Bless McCaffrey, Telima Nwachukwu

We look forward to serving with all of you!

 

Volunteer Training Sessions:

Training sessions will be held in the Day Chapel on the following dates. Volunteers only need to attend one session. A training manual will be provided in due course.

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – 10:00am
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024 – 11:00am

Exhibit Times and Special Events:

Friday, May 24, 2024:

  • Exhibit Open: 10:30am – 8:00pm

Saturday, May 25, 2024:

  • 9:00am Mass in the Day Chapel
  • Exhibit Open: 9:30am – 5:00pm / 6:00 – 8:00pm

Sunday, May 26, 2024

  • Exhibit Open: 8:00 – 9:00am / 10:00 – 11:00am / Noon – 2:00pm / 3:30 – 5:00pm /  6:00 – 8:00pm

Tuesday, May 28, 2024:

  • Exhibit Open: 6:30 – 8:00pm

Wednesday, May 29, 2024:

  • Exhibit Open: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Thursday, May 30, 2024:

  • Exhibit Open: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Friday, May 31, 2024:

  • Exhibit Open: 10:30am – 8:00pm

Saturday, June 1, 2024:

  • 9:00am Mass in the Day Chapel
  • Exhibit Open: 9:30am – 5:00pm / 6:00 – 8:00pm

Sunday, June 2, 2024:

  • Exhibit Open: 8:00 – 9:00am / 10:00 – 11:00am
  • Noon – Eucharistic Procession around St. Michael’s property
  • Exhibit Open: Noon – 2:00pm / 3:30 – 5:00pm / 6:00 – 8:00pm

Donations:

This magnificent exhibit was brought to St. Michael’s to change hearts and bring truth to the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. However, an exhibit of this size and magnitude brings with it a cost to host. If you feel your heart has been touched please consider making a donation to cover the costs incurred. Any surplus in funds will be distributed to registered Catholic charities. All donations are greatly appreciated!

 

To donate to the Exhibit, please click on the link below and then follow the 4 steps outlined below:

https://saintmichael.ca/giving/

1)  Scroll down to option # 4 (Online Donation) and click on the “Donate Now” green box.

2)  You will be redirected to a secure page where you can set up a one-time or monthly donation through your credit card or PayPal account.

3)  Under the “Fund” section, please select “General” from the dropdown list.

4)  Under the “write a private message to us” section, please insert “EME” so that your donation is directed towards this Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit (EME).

 

Upon completion of your donation, a tax receipt will be sent to your email address.

You can also give a donation at the Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibition by cash/cheque or credit card or put in an envelope (marked with EME and with your name and address on it) and put into the donation boxes/baskets at any weekend Mass. Your donation will be added to your annual donations and a tax receipt sent out in early 2025.

 

Thank You For Your Support!!

Resources:

Articles/Book

The Eucharistic Miracles of the World – Catalogue of the Vatican International Exhibition – digital book link:

http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/engl_mir.htm

To purchase:

https://www.sunrisemarian.com/product/1028.html

The Real Presence by Reverend Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J.

https://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/emw_realpres.htm

 

The Eucharistic Miracles of the World by Carlos Acutis

http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/liste/list.html

 

Article: Face to Face and Eye to Eye: A Reflection on Eucharistic Adoration By Fr. Justin Kizewski

https://adoremus.org/2023/01/face-to-face-and-eye-to-eye-a-reflection-on-eucharistic-adoration/?utm_source=Liturgical+Institute+-+Single+Class+%28Batch+2%29&utm_campaign=23c4f6f3f3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_23_COPY_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f4c456ceda-23c4f6f3f3-272085934

 

Understanding the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist:

https://ad-today.com/understanding-the-real-presence-of-jesus-christ-in-the-holy-eucharist/

 

Jesus said, ‘This is my body,’ and he meant it

https://bccatholic.ca/voices/graham-osborne/jesus-said-this-is-my-body-and-he-meant-it

 

4 Incredible Eucharistic miracles that defy scientific explanation

https://aleteia.org/2017/06/15/4-incredible-eucharistic-miracles-that-defy-scientific-explanation/

 

Eucharistic Miracles: Evidence of the Real Presence

https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/eucharistic-miracles-evidence-of-the-real-presence-0

 

How does the Catholic Church investigate Eucharistic Miracles?

https://www.ncregister.com/features/how-does-the-catholic-church-investigate-eucharistic-miracles

 

Articles cited by Matt Fradd from the video below by same

What the Scripture says about the Eucharist: https://www.scripturecatholic.com/the-eucharist/

 

See MORE quotes from the early Christians on the Eucharist: https://www.catholic.com/tract/the-real-presence

and https://www.churchfathers.org/the-real-presence

 

“Shocking” Eucharistic miracle being investigated in United States

https://aleteia.org/2023/03/29/shocking-eucharistic-miracle-being-investigated-in-united-states/

Priest reports possible Eucharistic miracle at Connecticut church

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253944/priest-reports-possible-eucharistic-miracle-at-connecticut-church

 

Videos:

 

The Life of Blessed Carlo Acutis

 

Alive in Christ: Martyrs of the Eucharist – 27 min video

“As I eat the Eucharist, it is not I who consume the Eucharist, it’s the Eucharist who consumes me. And that’s why we speak about Holy Communion, it’s to become one with our Eucharistic Lord. To eat, and to drink of Christ means that you have passed from a concern with life to a giving of your life totally to God. And therefore, the Eucharist, here and now, is already a participation, a foretaste, of heaven. It is what it means to be one with Jesus Christ.”

 

Wild Goose Study – Episode 6 The Spirit and the Eucharistformed.org

 

The Veil Removed

 

What Really Happens in Eucharistic Adoration – Fr Mike Schmitz

 

What Early Christians Believed About the Eucharist – Matt Fradd 13:46 min

 

Why the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Jesus – EWTN (short)

 

How is the Eucharist the real presence of Christ?

 

The Eucharistic Miracle of Cowley, Alberta

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