Come spend anywhere from 5 to 75 minutes with our Lord in Adoration:
Every Wednesday evening upstairs in the church, 5:45PM – 7:00 PM.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is spending time, outside of Mass, adoring and honoring the God of the Universe while He is exposed to us in the Blessed Sacrament, the True Presence of Jesus Christ. In Adoration, we come silently contemplating the wonderful Mystery that Jesus Christ remains physically and fully present with us here on earth.
Understood simply, Adoration is a time for us to be alone with Jesus, one-on-one, intimately conversing with Him, telling Him all our joys, our worries, our sorrows, our desires. It is a time to thank Him for His blessings and ask for His help. In its fullest, Eucharistic Adoration is God and man reaching out to each other in a loving embrace.
Outside of Mass, Jesus waits for us in the Blessed Sacrament. He waits for us to offer Him our little acts of faith, adoration, love, thanksgiving, repentance, reparation and charity as we contemplate His Divine Majesty. Jesus also waits for us to give Him permission to love us. How wonderful that we have the ability to sit with Him and embrace Him with our love and attention! In His presence, we open ourselves up to receive all His abundant Graces waiting to pour out upon us. He longs to lavish these Graces upon us, and we only need to show up, be present to Him, and ask. Our Lord will draw us to Himself and gently transform us to become the persons God created us to be.
Our Eucharistic Lord is exposed on the altar for Adoration every Wednesday evening between 5:45-7:00 PM. Come spend 5, 15, 30 minutes, or the whole hour & one-half with Him in this Eucharistic embrace.
Testimony to the power of Eucharistic Adoration:
The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. (Saint Teresa of Calcutta)
Eucharistic Adoration has a spiritual value beyond our understanding. Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the Sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us…The Eucharist is a priceless treasure: Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love. By not only celebrating the Eucharist, but also by praying before It outside of Mass, we are enabled to make contact with the very wellsprings of His Grace.” (St. Alphonsus Liguori)
Just go before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and tell Him everything: your thoughts, your worries, your fears, your concerns. Tell Him your sorrows, your struggles, your sufferings. Leave nothing out. Be open and willing to receive. But most of all tell Him how much you love Him and that you accept whatever He wills to send you. He will embrace you and give you the strength, the courage, and all the virtues you need which correspond to your current vocation in life.” (Paul A. Ray)
The Eucharist, as Christ’s saving presence in the community of the faithful and its spiritual food, is the most precious possession that the Church can have in her journey through history…It is pleasant to spend time with Him, to lie close to His breast like the Beloved Disciple, (cf. Jn 13:25), and to feel the infinite love present in His heart … If, in our time Christians must be distinguished by the “art of prayer”, how can we not feel a renewed need to spend time in spiritual conversation, in silent adoration, in heartfelt love before Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament?” (Pope Saint John Paul II the Great)
If you would like to join the Eucharistic Adoration Committee, to guard our Lord as He is exposed and fully present for our Parish to adore, please contact Barbara at 978-430-4962 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The commitment is approximately 75 minutes per month.