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“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Jesus waits for us in the Blessed Sacrament.
Eucharistic Adoration Blessed Sacrament Click to View
Eucharistic Adoration is a special devotion whereby people of our ministry dedicate their time to be present with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to honor, adore and pray to Him. The Blessed Sacrament is displayed on the altar of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in a special vessel called a monstrance. All are invited to this special time of prayer to absorb the presence of Our Lord.
The hours of Eucharistic Adoration are as follows:
M-F 7:30 AM- 8:30 AM and 25 hours of Adoration beginning each first Friday at 7:30 AM and ending each first Saturday at 8:30 AM.
Reasons for Eucharistic Adoration:
• To provide a beautiful, restful, and practical way of adoring Our Blessed Lord.
• Thanking Him for our redemption (He suffered and died for us to pay for ours sins)
• Making reparation for our sins and the sins of mankind
• To pray for our intentions and the intentions of others
• Meritorious Prayer and Faith in the Divinity of Christ.
• Profession of Faith in the Real Bodily Presence of Christ.
• Christ as a Channel of Grace.
• Christ in Spiritual Communion as Food for the Mind and Will as Light and Strength.
• Christ as the object of Our Love- by Being with us in Order that We Might Be with Him.
Benefits of adoration:
• Strengthens the parish
• Increases mass attendance
• Increases frequency of the sacraments
• Renews Catholic family life with a greater community spirit
• Increases parish involvement
• Supports the clergy and prayers offered for the priest/pastor
• Brings fallen away people back to the church
• Increases conversions
• Prayers are answered
• Vocations are strengthened (married and religious)
THE HOLY EUCHARIST
The mode of Christ’s presence under the Eucharistic species is unique. It raises the Eucharist above all the sacraments as “the perfection of the spiritual life and the end to which all the sacraments tend.”
In the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist “the body and blood together with the soul and divinity, of Our Lord Jesus Christ and therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained”.
This presence is called ‘real’-by which is not intended to exclude the other types of presence as if they could not be ‘real’ too, but because it is presence in the fullest sense: that is to say, it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes Himself wholly and entirely present”.
Because Christ Himself is present in the sacrament of the altar, He is to be honored with the worship of adoration. “To visit the Blessed Sacrament is ….a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ Our Lord”.
Catechism of the Catholic Church (1374) and (1418)
Eucharistic Adoration Volunteers Form
Kathleen Anderson (831) 625-4116