I am with you always...
The Catholic doctrine of the Real Presence is the belief that Jesus Christ is literally, not symbolically, present in the Holy Eucharist—body, blood, soul and divinity. This belief is found in the very beginning of the Church. Catholics believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist because Jesus tells us this is true in the Bible:
“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 for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh. The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?' So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him” (John 6:48-56).
Furthermore, the early Church Fathers either imply or directly state that the bread and wine offered in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper (The Mass) is really the body and blood of Jesus Christ. In other words, the doctrine of the Real Presence that Catholics believe today was believed by the earliest Christians 2,000 years ago!
This miracle of God’s physical presence to us at every Mass is the truest testament to Christ’s love for us and His desire for each of us to have a personal relationship with Him.
Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In the many Churches that have this adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus continually throughout the day and often the night. Christ’s great love for us was shown when he was crucified on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and give us eternal life. He loves us without limit, and offers Himself to us in the Holy sacrament of the Eucharist. Can we not give Jesus a few minutes of love and adoration in return? We invite you to come join us to adore our Eucharistic Lord!
Sunday Mass: 9:30am, 1:00pm, and 5:00pm in the MIT Chapel.
Daily Mass: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 12:05pm and on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm in the MIT Chapel.
Liturgical Calendar for Boston: https://universalis.com/usa.boston/calendar.htm
Mass is celebrated on Sunday at 10:00am in the MIT Chapel.
In addition to the MIT Chapel, many local churches also celebrate daily Mass and Saturday evening services.
Holy Days of Obligation
For Holy Days of Obligation that fall on a weekday, Mass is usually celebrated at 12:05pm and 5:15pm in the MIT Chapel. See the calendar for the exact schedule.
If you would like to serve in our liturgical ministries (extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, lector, etc.) please contact Bernadine Kensinger at email@example.com.