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The Eucharist and the Word of God

November 30, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Eucharist as Source and Summit of our Christian Life

The Eucharist and the Word of God

Thursday, November 30 at 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Teresa of Calcutta Hall, lower level

Martin Connell will present on (1) the unity and variety of the New Testament witnesses to the Eucharist, (2) Pope Benedict XVI’s exhortation The Word of God, (3) how the Sacrament of the Eucharist complements the Word of God, and (4) how—in spite of human sin and frailty—God calls the baptized to incarnate and preach the Word of God in the liturgy and the world.

We will gather for hospitality from 5:30-6:00pm and the program will start at 6:00pm sharp.


All sessions will be recorded and posted online.

For a list of the lectures in our Eucharist as Source and Summit of our Christian Life series, click HERE.

Dr. Martin Connell, Professor of Theology, Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary


Martin Connell researches and writes on Christian worship in the early church and the church today. His books, scholarly essays, and encyclopedia articles are on the origins and development of Christian feasts and seasons, on rites of initiation in the earliest Christian period, and, more recently, on what we know of worship from only-baptized Christians, whose who are not ministers or workers in the church. He recently retired from his professorship and is a student of Sign Language and Russian at the University of Minnesota.

“The Eucharist is God’s response to the deepest hunger of the human heart, the hunger for authentic life, for, in the Eucharist, Christ Himself is truly in our midst, to nourish, console and sustain us on our journey.” Pope Francis

On June 19, 2022, the Catholic Church in the United States embarked on a three-year journey to encourage a deeper understanding of the mystery of the Eucharist. We just finished the Year of Diocesan Eucharistic Revival which saw many initiatives in the different dioceses throughout the country. Currently we are in the Year of Parish Revival which will culminate with a Eucharistic Congress to be held in Indianapolis from July 17-24. Next, we will engage in a Year of Going out on Mission through Pentecost 2025.


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