Eucharistic Adoration

Come Let us Adore Him

Christ gives us his Body and Blood to eat and drink in the Sacrament of Eucharist. What great intimacy God desires with us! We can receive within ourselves his Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. Christ calls us to a continued relationship of intimacy with him not only in the reception of the Sacraments but also in a daily life of prayer.

The most privileged place of prayer is in the very presence of the same Blessed Sacrament we receive in the Mass. Christ is truly present there, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. There in His presence we can talk to him and we can listen to him. In His Presence, we are invited to adoration, to recognize God’s greatness and our smallness in silence.

Behind the altar of St. Joseph’s parish is our adoration chapel. Here people can come to spend a few moments, or an hour, in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The church is left open during the day so that we can come and make a little visit to our Lord.

At special times, like the Feast of Corpus Christi there are periods public Eucharistic Adoration. The Sacred Host is made more visible to us in the monstrance on the altar of the main sancutary.  These times of adoration conclude with Benediction. Benediction is a special blessing imparted with the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance.

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Quotes from St. Peter J Eymard on the importance of Eucharistic adoration in our lives:

  • Eucharistic adoration is the most necessary mission to serve the church, which has even more need of prayerful souls than of powerful preachers are men of eloquence.
  • Eucharistic adoration is the greatest act of holiness on earth.
  • The object of Eucharistic adoration is the divine person of our Lord Jesus Christ present in the most Blessed Sacrament. He is living there. He wants us to speak to him, and he will speak to us. Anybody may speak to our Lord. Is he not here for everybody? Does he not tell us, “come all you to me”?
  • Society will again someday become Christian won to Jesus Christ by the apostolate of Eucharistic prayer.
  • The grace of [Eucharistic adoration] is given to everybody. In order however to succeed in it and avoid routine dryness of mind and heart, adores must seek inspiration in the grace of their vocation, in the various mysteries of the life of our Lord at the Blessed Virgin, or in the virtues of the saints.
  • When your hour is particularly difficult, rejoice all the more; your love will be greater for its suffering more. It is a privileged hour that will come for two.
  • I am fully convinced that if it were humanly possible to fully understand the value of the holy hour everyone would make time to do it.
  • Let us never forget that an age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the holy Eucharist. This is the pleasure of its spiritual life and faith, of its charity and its virtue.
  • Until we have a passionate love for the Lord in the most Blessed Sacrament we shall accomplish nothing.
  • Come, let the kingdom of Jesus Christ be established in us! Public exposition of the most Blessed Sacrament is God’s last grace to man.

Throughout his Priestly life he worked to promote devotion and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. In 1856 he founded the "Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament" Religious Order devoted to adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

 

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