Jesus Waits for us in this Sacrament of Love:
Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In its fullest essence, Eucharistic Adoration is God and man reaching out for each other at the same time.
The Eucharist is Jesus truly present; Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. At the moment of consecration, during the Mass, the “gifts” of bread and wine are transformed (transubstantiated) into the actual Body and Blood of Christ at the Altar. This means that they are not only spiritually transformed, but rather are actually (substantially) transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. The elements retain the appearance of bread and wine, but are indeed the actual Body and Blood of Christ. This is what is meant by the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Because as Catholics we believe that Christ is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament is given the same adoration and devotion that is accorded to Christ.
“Could you not watch one hour with Me? Jesus waits for us in the Blessed Sacrament. He waits for our little acts of faith, adoration, love, thanksgiving, repentance and reparation that we can offer Him as we contemplate His Divine Majesty in the Blessed Sacrament. In fact, St Alphonsus Liguori wrote: “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 that is most helpful to us.”
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Are you tired because of the burdens of your duties, because of frustration due to unsuccessful projects or family life, because many misunderstand you? Are you laden with guilt from past sins, trying to find hope and meaning in life? Do not lose heart! Abandon yourself to Jesus in this Sacrament of Love: He will refresh you! The more time you spend with Jesus, the more you will come away feeling renewed and healed. Miracles of conversion, peace, discovery of vocations, answers to prayers, physical healings and many other wonderful things happen when and where the Lord Jesus is adored in the Blessed Sacrament. Thus, our time spent with our Beloved Savior in Adoration can become the most profound, meaningful, joyful, peaceful and healing experience we could ever encounter.
Please consider joining us for Eucharistic Adoration on the third Sunday of each month* at 3:00 pm in the upper Church and every Monday and Friday immediately following the noon time Mass until 4:00 pm in the lower Church.
* This month, Adoration will be held on the 23rd for our Holy Hour for Life.