Dennis Lambert was once among the 31% of regular Mass attendees who Pew Research found did not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Flash forward a number of decades and now Deacon Dennis Lambert finds himself on mission to promote the absolute reality of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist. His journey from non-belief into this most important teaching of the Church is one worth hearing and learning from.
Dennis was ordained a Deacon in 2014 and serves in the Diocese of Phoenix where he lives with Debbie, his high school sweetheart and wife of forty years. He is a graduate of Lake Forest College, the Kino Catechetical Institute, and is half way through a master’s program in Pastoral Studies through Loyola. Dcn. Dennis, now retired, spent his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry where he served most of those twenty-nine years in brand and sales management positions.
Dcn. Dennis’s chief areas of ministry include heading up his parish’s men’s group, marriage and baptismal preparation, and in serving the sick, especially those in hospice care. When not engaged in ministry, Dcn. Dennis can typically be found in his office writing. He has one published novel, The Table, (EnRoute Books and Media), which won two Catholic Press Association Awards, and one recently published work of non-fiction, FOR REAL? Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist, (Liguori Publications).
FOR REAL? Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist is also the title of the talk Dcn. Dennis is currently offering to parishes, conferences, and missions. In his talk he shares his journey of faith and how he became and unbeliever in Christ’s Eucharistic presence and how it was that he found his way back to a place of total and on fire belief in the Real Presence. Using the analogy of a relay race, Dcn. Dennis’s talk also presents a very understandable apology of the Eucharist and a simple method that every Catholic can use to share this truth with others.
When not engaged in ministry or writing, Dcn. Dennis and his wife Debbie can be found sharing their love of music on stage with their band of over twenty years. In fact, Dcn. Dennis Lambert’s claim to musical fame includes playing bass with multi-Dove Award recipient Tom Booth and nine-time Grammy nominated Matt Maher!