And the Word Became Flesh:
Real Presence, Real Power!
September 23-24, 2022
St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church
1000 FM-2410, Harker Heights, TX 76548
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General Admission - $55
Virtual General Admission - $55
Priority Seraphim Pass - $110
(includes VIP Seating & Q&A with Speakers)
Youth Pass - $20
Clergy / Religious - Free
Family Pass - $150 (includes up to 5 lunches)
*Lunch is included with all tickets.*
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.
Fullness of Truth, therefore, on September 23rd & 24th at St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church in Harker Heights (Austin Diocese), TX, appropriately returns to one of its central missions: to magnify their attendee’s love of Our Lord Jesus Christ, truly present in the Holy Mass and the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar! This crucially important Eucharistic Conference is entitled, “And The Word Became Flesh: Real Presence, Real Power!” This conference will familiarize you with the truths of The Holy Eucharist embraced by theologians, saints and mystics, but sadly and too often have not been passed on to average, and even life-long Catholics in a meaningful way. No matter how much or how little you already know about the Eucharist, the "secrets" revealed and revisited will bring you to a new, personal "Emmaus" experience, again and again, at every future Mass attended!
Dr. 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).
Dr. Elizabeth Klein
Augustine Institute Assistant professor of theology
Dr. Klein specializes in patristic theology, particularly the writings of St. Augustine. She completed her PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2016, and after holding a postdoctoral position at Notre Dame, she came to teach at the Augustine Institute in 2017. She is the author of Augustine’s Theology of Angels (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and God: What Every Catholic Should Know (Ignatius Press; Augustine Institute, 2019). She has also contributed to the nonacademic theological work of the Augustine Institute, including appearances on FORMED, Augustine Institute Bible Conferences, and Augustine STUDIOS productions.
To read more about Dr. Klein and her work, visit her webpage on academia.edu.
APOLOGIST, THEOLOGIAN & AUTHOR
Jim Burnham is the second born in a Catholic family of ten children. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for over 25 years and have six children.
Jim graduated in 1989 as valedictorian from Michigan’s Hillsdale College with a degree in philosophy. Questions from evangelical classmates forced Jim to rediscover the amazing biblical and historical basis of his Catholic Faith.
Jim and his father founded San Juan Catholic Seminars, a lay organization devoted to explaining and defending the Catholic faith. It has grown into a full-fledged apologetics ministry, offering seminars, CDs, and the popular booklet series, Beginning Apologetics.
Jim gives apologetics seminars throughout the country and is a frequent guest on Catholic radio. Along with Steve Wood, Jim is co-author of Christian Fatherhood.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
6:30 PM: Welcome & Introduction
6:45 PM: "The Fathers on the True Presence" - Dr. Elizabeth Klein
7:45 PM: Break
8:15 PM: "The Eucharist as the Bread of Life" - Dr. Michael Barber
9:30 PM: Conclusion Day 1
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2022
9:00 AM: Welcome & Introduction (Rosary @ 8:30 AM)
9:15 AM: "Answering Common Objections to the Eucharist" - Jim Burnham
10:15 AM: Break
10:45 AM: "Augustine on the Eucharist as Sacrament of Unity" - Dr. Elizabeth Klein
11:45 PM: Prayer/Lunch
1:00 PM: Speaker Q&A Panel
1:45 PM: Break
2:10 PM: "St. Paul's Teaching on the Eucharist" - Dr. Michael Barber
3:10 PM: Break
3:40 PM: "Answering Common Objections to the Mass" - Jim Burnham
4:45 PM: Conclusion of Conference
5:30 PM: Vigil Mass
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- Best Western Harker Heights
- Kings: $90 per night and Doubles: $100 per night
- 511 Pan American Dr., Harker Heights 76548
- Must call (254) 432-5106 and reference Fullness of Truth Sept. 16th
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- $139 per night
- 1721 E. Central Texas Expy., Killeen 76541
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- $78 per night plus taxes for both Kings and Doubles
- 1112 S. Fort Hood Street, Killeen 76541
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Fullness of Truth
Start Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
End Date: Saturday 24, 2022
Last Day to Book: Saturday, September 10, 2022
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