O sacrament most holy


The Source and Summit

of our Faith!

December 2-3, 2022

 St. Simon and St. Jude Catholic Church 

26777 Glen Loch Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77381


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Register Early! Walk-In purchases will increase by $10

Early Bird General Admission Pass - $45

(Ends October 15, 2022)


 General Admission - $55

Virtual General Admission Pass - $55

Family Pass - $150

Priority Seraphim Pass - $110

(Includes VIP seating & Q/A luncheon with speakers)

Youth Pass- $20

Clergy/Religious Admission Pass - FREE

One Day (Friday Only) - $30

One Day (Saturday Only) - $30

*Lunch is included with all tickets*


Event Description

The Holy Eucharist is called the "source and summit" of our Catholic faith, but do we really understand its true meaning?  What is meant by the “Real Presence” of Jesus in the Eucharist, how does this happen, and when did Christians first believe in His words of consecration to be taken literally? Jesus said: Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” (Jn 6:53- 55). Recalling these words of Jesus, the Catholic Church professes that, in the celebration of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit and the instrumentality of the priest. The Holy Mass is the sacrifice by which the Church not only remembers Jesus Christ, but really brings Him, His saving Death, and His Resurrection into the present, so we might become part of it.  So, in celebrating the Eucharist, Jesus is truly thereBy his Real Presence in the Eucharist, Christ fulfils his promise to be with us "always, until the end of the age" (Mt 28:20).  In the Eucharist, the Church both receives the gift of Jesus Christ and gives grateful thanks to God for such a blessing.  This thanksgiving is the only proper response, for through this gift of Himself in the celebration of the Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, Christ gives us the gift of eternal life.


Speakers

Michael Barber

Augustine institute professor of scripture & theology

Michael Patrick Barber is Professor of Sacred Scripture and Theology. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and publications, including, The Historical Jesus and the Temple: Memory, Methodology, and the Gospel of Matthew (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming; with a Foreword from Dale C. Allison, Jr.) and Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology (Eerdmans, 2019), co-written with Brant Pitre and John Kincaid (with a Foreword from Michael J. Gorman). He is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. In addition to his teaching and academic research, Dr. Barber has written public-facing works, most recently, The True Meaning of Christmas: The Birth of Jesus and the Origins of the Season (Augustine Institute Press, 2021; Foreword by John Cavadini). For more about his work, see his page on Academia.edu. He also writes for the website, TheSacredPage.com, and can be found on Twitter (@MichaelPBarber).


Trent Horn

staff apologist, "catholic answers"

After his conversion to the Catholic faith, Trent Horn earned master’s degrees in the fields of theology, philosophy, and bioethics. He serves as a staff apologist for Catholic Answers, where he specializes in teaching Catholics to graciously and persuasively engage those who disagree with them. Trent models that approach each week on the radio program Catholic Answers Live and on his own podcast, The Counsel of Trent. He has also been invited to debate at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, and Stanford University. Trent is an adjunct professor of apologetics at Holy Apostles College, has written for The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, and is the author of nine books, including Answering AtheismThe Case for Catholicism, and Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, and Love.

Michael O/Neill

Catholic radio host, tv personality "miracle hunter"

Michael O’Neill is a Relevant Radio host, author, and is also known as "The Miracle Hunter", providing top online resources on miracles cited worldwide in news articles and books, including throughout renowned Mariologist Fr. René Laurentin’s comprehensive work. O’Neill, a graduate of Stanford University and member of the Mariological Society of America and the Theological Commission of the International Marian Association, has been interviewed about his research numerous times for features on Catholic media like EWTN’s News Nightly and Bookmark and SiriusXM's Catholic Channel and secular media like Fox & FriendsLive Science and The Dr. Oz Show. He was a consultant for the National Geographic magazine December 2015 cover story and map about the Virgin Mary “The Most Powerful Woman in the World” and was interviewed as the Marian expert on the corresponding television piece for NatGeo Explorer

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O’Neill served as the expert commentator during the 2010 live broadcast of the first Marian apparition approval in history at Champion, WI and EWTN's coverage at the 100th Anniversary Mass of Our Lady of Fatima. He is the host of the weekly Relevant Radio® program “The Miracle Hunter” and a frequent contributor to The Drew Mariani Show. His books include “Exploring the Miraculous” (Our Sunday Visitor 2015), "365 Days with Mary" (Salt Media 2016) and "20 Answers: Apparitions & Revelations" (Catholic Answers 2017). He was the co-host of the television special "Miracle Hunters" (UpTV 2015) and is the creator and host of the new EWTN docuseries "They Might be Saints" about the lives of future saints and the search for canonization miracles. In 2016, O'Neill gave a presentation at Georgetown University, delivered the keynote at the Catholic Press Association, was accepted to present a paper at the Fatima Congress in Portugal and was selected to give a lecture on miracles in Catholicism as part of the interfaith "Comparison Project" at Drake University.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, December 2, 2022

6:30 PM: Welcome & Introduction

6:45 PM: "How The Church Investigates" - Michael O'Neill

7:45 PM: Break 

8:15 PM: "The Eucharist As The Bread From heaven: Reading John Chapter 6" - Dr. Michael Barber

9:30 PM: Conclusion Day 1

Saturday, December 3, 2022

8:30 AM: Rosary

9:00 AM: Welcome & Introduction 

9:15 AM: "Historical Objections" - Trent Horn

10:15 AM: Break

10:45 AM: "Eucharistic Miracles" - Michael O'Neill

11:45 AM: Lunch 

12:45 PM: Speaker Q&A Panel 

1:30 PM: Break 

1:45 PM: "The Manger And the Eucharist: Christmas As "Christ's Mass" - Dr. Michael Barber

2:45 PM: Break 

3:15 PM: "Fundamentalist Objections" - Trent Horn

4:15 PM: Conclusion of Conference

 5:00 PM: Vigil Mass


HOTEL INFORMATION


  • Marriott Courtyard - 1020 Lake Front Circle, The Woodlands, TX 77380


  • Hilton Garden Inn - 9301 Six Pines Dr,. the Woodlands, TX 77380 
  • Rate of $143 (Double); $128 King
  • Must call (361) 573-0303. Reference Fullness of Truth or
  • Telephone: (281) 364-9300 (Group: Fullness of Truth)
  • Last Day to Book: 11/10/2022

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