Why Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?
To deepen your prayer life and your personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
To spend time listening to Our Lord to discover His will for your life.
To be healed physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
To pray for the church and vocations.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a devotion to the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and is an extension of the Holy Mass which allows time for quiet prayer. God speaks to us in the silence of our hearts and Adoration is the place to spend quality time with Jesus who asks us to come and pray with Him.
When Jesus gave us the Eucharist on Holy Thursday night, He said that His peace is His farewell gift to us. His desire is to deepen His peace within us more and more each day. As we make room in our heart for Him and His Holy Will, He fills us with His holy peace. He remains with us in the Blessed Sacrament as the Prince of Peace.
Each time we come before the Lord and renew our life to Him, giving Him all that we have and are, each person on the face of the earth is enriched with His graces because the Eucharist is the Sacrament of love and unity. We lift up to His gentle Heart a broken humanity with faith that His graces go out to all who are afflicted, be it in mind, body, heart, or soul.
At Mass and Adoration we offer to our heavenly Father the infinite merits that Jesus won for us on Calvary to repair for all the wrongs, to heal all wounds and to mend all broken hearts. “Come to me all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
“Come To Me”
Day and night, Christ our Good Shepherd, remains with us in the Eucharist to continue the saving mysteries of our redemption. The Blessed Sacrament is Jesus, gentle and humble of heart, calling you, “Come to Me,” telling you, “Do not be afraid”.
During Adoration the Eucharist remains exposed on the altar. We are asking parishioners to commit to a specific day and time (one hour) either on Thursday or Friday (or both), between the hours of 7:30am – 8:00pm.
“Whoever remains in union with Me shall bear much fruit; for without Me, you can do nothing.”
(John 10:10, 15:5)
Sacrament of Love
“Let us go to God’s house, for it is here that Jesus waits for us in the Sacrament of Love”.
Pope John Paul II
What If I Am Unable to Fulfill My Committed Hour?
There is a list of people who are willing to substitute for you when you are not able to keep your commitment. There is a coordinator that will stay in touch with you and help you when needed.
Substitutes may be obtained by contacting Michelle Schaapveld (563) 263-4498.
Prayer Is The Heart Of Every Parish
Would YOU be willing to spend one hour before Jesus each week?
Please consider coming before your Lord.
May our Lord bless you with the gift of faith in His presence in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.