Will you not watch one hour with Me?
Imagine for a moment that we are living in Jesus’ time and He has invited us to visit with Him and spend some quiet time getting to know Him better. Being aware who He was, we would be humbled and honored by such an invitation. We would put all our effort-- our whole self -- into being there with Him.
The good news is that Jesus is with us TODAY -- body, blood, soul and divinity - in the Holy Eucharist.
Although Jesus comes to us under the appearance of bread and wine, His presence is as real to us NOW
as He was to His disciples when He walked this earth. He can perform miracles, heal us, teach us, love us.
We can talk to Him, and He can speak to us through His Word (Holy Scripture) and through the Holy Spirit
who lives in us through our baptism and confirmation. Senses cannot grasp this marvel. Faith must serve to compensate.
Eucharistic adoration is the act of worshiping God as He is present in the consecrated Eucharist. Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament, in prayer and devotion, is exactly the same as spending time before the living God.
Jesus, who is Love, invites you to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament at our parishes. This form of prayer is so important for growing in personal sanctity and for the life of the Church.
Our beloved Pope John Paul II tells us that through Adoration:
“The Christian mysteriously contributes to the radical transformation of the world and to the sowing of the gospel. Anyone who prays to the Eucharistic Savior draws the whole world with him and raises it to God.”
UPDATED Adoration Schedule:
- Every Friday following 9:00am Mass at St. Hugh Church until 10:30am
- Every Wednesday before 6:30pm Mass at St. Ann Church
- Click here to refer to our weekly bulletin for current schedule or revision of times.
Points to Remember:
- This hour Jesus wants to you to spend with Him is spent any way to you want.
- You may bring your own prayer books, use the books in the Library Chapel, read the Bible, pray the Rosary, or just sit, relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God.
- You may feel you can’t pray well. Don’t let this discourage you. The mere fact that you take time out to spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament pleases Him very much, and is in itself a prayer of great faith.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with thy saints,
and with thy angels, forever and ever . Amen
"Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, is the greatest
after the Sacraments, the one dearest to the God and the one most helpful to us."
...St. Alphonsus Liguori