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Is Jesus Really Present In The Eucharist, And If So, How?
Episode 366th June 2023 • A Holy Mess • A Holy Mess
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If you think Fr. Paul gave up having a wife and kids to serve a piece of bread and a cup of wine, then you’re nuts! Either Jesus Christ is truly present in The Eucharist, or he’s not. Catholics believe that he is, but why? How?

In this episode, to prepare us for the Solemnity of The Body & Blood Of The Lord, His HoliMess is joined by friend Sam Chey and the coolest complete stranger Fr. Paul has ever met, Annie Sarlo, to talk about the REAL PRESENCE of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion; His Body, Blood, Soul, & Divinity. This is not just the most important topic A Holy Mess podcast has covered; it’s the most important PERSON; Jesus Christ himself!

Sam Chey and Annie Sarlo are both Parish Renewal Specialists for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. 

Sam, his wife, Eileen, and their four children from Northern New Jersey. Sam is a former youth minister with an MA in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary. He served on the Board of Lifenet, Inc. He was a founding member of the Fathers of St. Joseph.    

Annie Sarlo, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, has served in ministry around the globe for over twenty-eight years, including ten years in the Philippines and as Secretary for Catholic Life and Evangelization in the Diocese of Allentown.

Links to the books on the Eucharist that Annie mentions in the show are: AND AND

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