Epiphany Parish in Normal to host Eucharistic Miracles exhibition Oct. 1-6

NORMAL — Epiphany Parish here will host “Eucharistic Miracles of the World,” a Vatican International Exhibition, from Tuesday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 6.

The exhibit — comprised of poster panels with descriptive texts and images — tells the stories of more than 120 church-recognized miracles involving the Eucharist from around the globe.

The event is free and open to the public in the parish hall of Epiphany Church, 1000 E. College Ave., during the following hours:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 3: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 4: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


In addition, an Evening of Praise and Worship in conjunction with the exhibit will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Mass will offered in the church at 5:30 p.m., followed by praise and worship music at 6:15 p.m., and adoration at 7 p.m. The exhibit will be open after adoration for viewing.

Also, several videos produced to accompany the traveling exhibit will be shown, including:

  • “Defying Science: How Miracles Are Tested” at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6;
  • “Carlo Acutis: The Boy Behind the Exhibit” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, and
  • “Pope Francis and the Buenos Aires Miracles” at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, and again at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Children’s activities are planned in Epiphany’s pre-school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Twenty-four hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available at Epiphany’s St. John Paul II Adoration Chapel.


Sharla Glass, who is serving as local exhibit coordinator, told The Catholic Post she expressed an interest in bringing it to Peoria after seeing it at her sister’s parish in Wisconsin.

She explained that those who cannot make it to the exhibit, or wish to research it in advance, can take a virtual exhibit tour online. The site also tells about the Italian teenager, Venerable Carlo Acutis, who researched and catalogued the miracles prior to his death from leukemia in 2006.

While the event at Epiphany is free of charge, any free will donations collected will go to the Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association, which promotes the exhibition in the United States.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Epiphany Parish at (309) 452-2585 or Glass at (309) 212-4365.

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