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“The Real Presence of the Eucharist” Retreat

April 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Fr. Roch on a day of reflection on the Real Presence of the Eucharist on Saturday, April 2nd. Throughout the retreat, participants will be invited to reflect on “What is the Sacrament of the Eucharist? What is Transubstantiation? Anamesis? Why do we do Adoration?” as well as the healing power of the Eucharist.

Fr. Roch Mary Greiner, AA, BA, STB, MA, M-Div, has been a member of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal fifteen years and is originally from Orange County, Ca. Before he was a Friar, he served the Church as a layman in juvenile hall jail ministry and was heavily involved in the Charismatic Renewal. He is currently assigned as the local servant to St. Juan Diego Friary in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has served as a missionary with the Friars in Honduras and Nicaragua, as well as serving in New York and New Jersey. Some of the various ways he serves in ministry includes, hands on work with the poor, preaching at retreats, Parish Missions, and Healing Ministry. Fr. Roch also has a deep love and appreciation for the Word of God and uses that as his platform for preaching and ministry. Moreover, he also has a deep love for God’s beauty in creation, and loves to enjoy in his spare time hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and praying in solitude.  

8:30-9am                    Check in and Registration. Light breakfast provided

9:00am                        Welcome

9:15-10:00am              Talk 1: “Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age”

10- 10:15am                Break- snacks available

10:15-11am                 Talk 2: “The Healing Power of the Eucharist”

11-11:15am                 Break

11:15-12:15                Healing Holy Hour

12:30pm                      Mass in the Basilica


Cost is $15/person. Please reserve your ticket here.


Left and Right photos by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal


April 2
8:30 am - 12:30 pm


The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727 United States
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