Jesus and the Church

Book Resources: Chapter 1: Jesus Christ in the Eucharist—The Real Presence

 

Jesus Christ in the Eucharist—The Real Presence

Book Resources: Chapter 1, Section 2: The Church Is Instituted by Christ

Film Focus Point: This video provides a scriptural explanation for the belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, focusing especially on the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John. The second part of the video is a music video reflection (“Trust in Me”) on the Eucharist (end the video at 3:01 if you do not wish to show the video reflection).

Text Focus Point: Pages 15–16

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do most Catholics understand the Church’s teaching on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist?
  2. How do we know that Christ meant his words literally in the Gospels, rather than symbolically?
  3. What is the goal of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?

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