Here’s another one I’ve been wondering about:
I had been under the impression that the only time Jesus is physically present in churches is during the Sacrifice of the Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. But what happens when the Adoration is over, does Christ leave the bread and wine? Or do we believe that He stays and the hosts are put back in an enclosed container (tabernacle?) so Jesus is living in an enclosed container for some period of time? When we genuflect before the Eucharist when taking a seat in the pew for Mass, are we genuflecting before the Lord himself, physically present, or just bread and wine? And if He is already physically present already behind the appearances of bread and wine, why is there even a 'moment of consecration' during the Mass? You guys will have to forgive me, I was only confirmed last Easter and I still have a lot to learn. I didn't go through the best RCIA program, but I've been striving to learn more everyday.