The Lord is here.
Stay awhile.
Be with the One who created you.
The One who calls you beloved,
you are mine.
He is here. Come to him.

"The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist is the center of our diocesan life and serves as a constant source of nourishment."

-Bishop Alfred A. Schlert

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For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

 

Bishop Alfred A. Schlert has declared a “Year of the Real Presence,” a Jubilee Year, for the Diocese of Allentown from Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11, 2021 through the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 19, 2022. Please read the official Decree here.

In God’s Providence, the Jubilee also is taking place during the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Diocese and the Year of St. Joseph who, with Mary, lived each day in the Real Presence of Jesus. Joseph was the first protector of the Real Presence, and we seek his intercession in our efforts as a Roman Catholic Family of Faith to center our diocesan life on the Holy Eucharist each day.

Jesus is present to us in many ways, but only
in the Holy Eucharist is He uniquely and
substantially present — Body, Blood, Soul and
Divinity. This is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ
in the Holy Eucharist
(cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1373-1374).