Come make a Holy Hour
Adoration is this Thursday, April 27, from 7:00–8:00 pm in the Lower Church.
Come for 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes ... or the entire hour.
It's just a chance for busy people and families to be surrounded by God's love, God's peace, and God's goodness in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Come be replenished.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
"Just as you can not be exposed to the sun without receiving it's rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the divine rays of His grace, His love, His peace."
Reflection on writing of Pope Paul VI
As Catholics, we believe that at each mass, during the consecration, the priest speaks these words " this is my body which will be given up for you" and at that instant the miracle of transubstantiation occurs. The bread and wine which we offer become the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus. It is His true presence in the form of bread and wine. It Is Christ!
Adoration is when a consecrated host is placed in a monstrance (from the Latin monstrare - to show or view) for adoration (for us to adore Him).
Adoration is a silent time for you to have some time alone with Jesus to recite your favorite prayers, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope, charity, thanksgiving or reparation, or do whatever type of prayerful devotion that suits you before our Lord. You can sit quietly and say nothing, just keeping Him company like you would with a dear friend.
Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to Him. Stay for one minute or for the entire hour. Feel His love and His peace!
"Be still and know that I am God."
"Jesus waits for you in this sacrament of love."
Pope Saint John Paul II