ADORATION MINISTRY

 

STAY WITH US, LORD . . .

 

Since creation God has been with us.  He manifested His presence in the desert in a “cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night”.  The Word took on a human nature to dwell with us: Jesus!

Then, the most amazing idea of all!  Choosing to live-on in the form of bread, He promised to never leave us.

The living bread transforms us from within, and He works on us even while present in the monstrance.  He loves, consoles and heals.  He is Real!  He awaits your visit.  What is your need?

 

Adoration from 8-5 Mon.-Sat.  Call 527-6991 to make your weekly appointment.  Or call to be a substitute.

 

 

A Beautiful Song: The words of this song are moving and conducive to meditation.  The words are enhanced by marvelous video photography, and you will want to refresh your soul frequently with the waters of its profound message.

 

 

 

 

Faith and Miracles:  Jesus does require great faith from us now even as He did when He walked on earth. However, He does gives us a gift on occasion to bolster our "drooping spirits".  This video proclaims one of His amazing miracles of the Eucharist.

 

 

 

A Contemporary Miracle of the Eucharist:  A must see!  You will discover what science has said when examining a consecrated miraculous host under a microscope.  Truly Amazing!

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS PERPETUAL ADORATION?

Perpetual Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion whereby members of a given parish (or other entity) unite in taking hours of adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament (in most cases, exposed), both during the day and throughout the night, seven days a week.

 

Why is exposition in the monstrance preferred?

To see Jesus visibly present under the appearance of the small white host is much more conducive to intimacy than hidden away in the tabernacle. Moreover, it adds an extra responsibility on the adorers to be sure to be faithful to the hours they are scheduled, since the suggested norm for having Jesus exposed in the monstrance is that there should be at least two adorers present, and He must never be left alone. Could not these words of our Lord be applied today: "Indeed, this is the will of My heavenly Father, that everyone who looks upon the Son, and believes in Him, shall have eternal life. Him I will raise up on the last day."

 

What are some good reasons for establishing Perpetual Adoration?

To provide an easy, attractive, and practical way of rendering God adoration which is His due as our Creator of giving Him thanks for our redemption of making reparation for our sins and the sins of mankind; of petitioning the good God for the constant help we need.

To show our gratitude to our Lord for remaining among us in our tabernacles, and to make at least some atonement for the many sacrileges, indifferences, and ingratitude which He receives in His Sacrament of Love.

 

What spiritual benefits and graces can be attributed to the establishment of a parish Perpetual Adoration program?

  • an increase in Mass attendance and reception of the sacraments;
  • return of fallen-away Catholics and increase in the number of conversions;
  • increase in religions and priestly vocations;
  • renewal of Catholic family life;
  • spiritual level of the people is raised with a resulting desire and courage to spread the "good news" to others;
  • a greater community spirit, centered as it is on the heart of the parish, Jesus' presence in the Blessed Sacrament.

 

How does one spend an hour before Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament?

This hour Jesus wants you to spend with Him is spent any way you want. You may bring your own prayer books, use the books in the chapel, read the Bible, pray the rosary, or just sit and relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God. You may feel that you can't pray well. Don't let this discourage you. The mere fact that you take time out at a specific time each week to spend an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament pleases Him very much and is in itself a prayer of great faith. Please remember that Perpetual Adoration is a parish is not just for a day, a week, a month, or a year. Rather, it is for always. It is not temporary, but ongoing, lasting, permanent.


 

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