According to the Catechism, the Eucharist is 'the source and summit' of our faith yet since Vatican II there has been a drastic shift in emphasis away from the Eucharistic presence in our churches. As a youngboy I remember the kneelers at the front of the chapel when people had to kneel to receive the Eucharist and only from the hands of a priest. We always genuflected on entering and leaving Church as a sign of the true presence. We would never have dreamed of just bowing as many do today. And I was taught that on passing any chapel to bless myself because of the real presence [and I still do]. And the tabernacle was always in the centre and never on the side altar as in some churches today. At Garabandal the Blessed Sacrament was mentioned in the first and second messages: First message 'We must visit the Blessed Sacrament frequently' Second message 'Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist'. At Christmas Mass when the church was packed to overflowing [thank God] I stood with dozens of people down the side aisles. Upon consecration of the Eucharist only myself and one old man kneeled on the hard marble floor to honour our Lord's presence upon the priest's blessing. When I was young everyone would have kneeled. Recently, when I was at Mass I got the impression too that the 'Lord's Table' with priest standing facing the congregation [and his back to the tabernacle] is a fallacy. It is not a table but an 'altar' where the Body and Blood of the Lord is consecrated at the hands of the priest and he should be facing the tabernacle, which I believe is facing East towards Jerusalem. I imagined the priest doing so - facing the altar with his back to the congregation at the altar of the Lord raising the chalice and host and sensed this will happen in my lifetime again. The strongfeeling I got that this will happen when the Church re-unifies and becomes one with the Orthodox and with the Protestant sects and there will be one body and one shepherd.