Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration For Our Area Faith Community

 

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Why should I make a Holy Hour

St. John's Eucharistic Adoration

 

Show your trust in God's plan for your life and sign up to spend one hour a month with Jesus in Adoration.

 

Schedule some time to talk and pray with Him as He is waiting for you.

 

Eucharistic Adoration times are from 8:30AM-6PM, the first Friday of each month. For more information or to schedule a time, please contact Deacon John at 320-221-4987.

St. Philip's Eucharistic Adoration

 

You are invited to join us for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Philip’s on Tuesday with exposition of the Eucharist following the 8:30am Morning Mass and ending with benediction at 5:00pm.

 

Everyone is welcome to come and pray before the Blessed Sacrament. If you are unable to be present at the time you have signed up please contact Mary at 593-6080.

 

Ten reasons to make a Holy Hour of Adoration

 

10. "...In this world I cannot see the Most High Son of God with my own eyes, except for His Most Holy Body and Blood." - St. Francis of Assisi

 

9. "Each time you approach the Blessed Sacrament remember that Jesus has been waiting for you for twenty centuries; for this personal visit from you." - St. Josemaria Escriva

 

8. "A thousand years enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent in sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina (AKA Padre Pio)

 

7. "Certainly amongst all devotions, after that of receiving the sacraments, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament holds the first place, is the most pleasing to God, and is the most useful to ourselves." - St. Alphonsus Ligouri

 

6. "We are to be icons of mercy, radiating love and mercy to others. There is no greater way to energize ourselves to this task than be spending time in the presence of the Source of Love and Mercy, Our Lord in the Most Holy Eucharist." -St. Faustina Kowalska (AKA Sister Faustina)

 

5. "During a Holy Hour, we grow more and more into His likeness." - Ven. Fulton Sheen

 

4. "I am fully convinced that if it were humanly possible to fully understand the value of a Holy Hour everyone would make time to do it." - St. Peter Julian Eymard

 

3. "The devotion which leads the faithful to visit the Blessed Sacrament draws them into an ever deeper participation of the Paschal Mystery ... Dwelling with Christ our Lord, they enjoy his intimate friendship and pour out their hearts before him for themselves and for their dear ones, and pray for the peace and salvation of the world. They offer their entire lives with Christ to the Father in the Holy Spirit, and receive in this wonderful exchange an increase in faith, hope and charity." - Eucharisticum Mysticum, post-Vatican II instruction on Eucharistic worship

 

2. "God dwells in our midst in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." - St. Maximilian Kolbe

 

1. "This is my body." - Jesus

Here is another pertinent comment by Ven. Fulton J. Sheen.

"Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are preceded by a personal encounter with Him.

 Theological insights are gained not only from between two covers of a book, but from two bent knees before an altar. The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world."

Eucharistic Adoration

  • Eucharistic Adoration in a Parish Setting
    Fr. James Moroney (Adoremus Bulletin)
    This essay was originally an address to the clergy of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis at a symposium on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on February 2, 1998, sponsored by Archbishop Justin Rigali.
  • Catholic Pages Directory
    There are many excellent Eucharistic articles under their two links:
    1. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
    2. Real Presence
  • What is Perpetual Adoration?
  • Catholic Encyclopedia: Perpetual Adoration
  • Catholic Encyclopedia: Venerable Pierre-Julien Eymard - founder of the Society of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Catholic Encyclopedia: Ostensorium (Monstrance)
  • Perpetual Adoration: An Ancient Devotion in Modern Times - Mike Aquilina (EWTN)
  • True - John A. Hardon, S.J.
    "In a society such as ours that rejects metaphysics, glorifies moral relativism, promotes blatant materialism, and whose academics are busy deconstructing the truth, it should not surprise us that an enormous spiritual void has emerged, which many desperately try to fill with frenetic consumerism, joyless hedonism, or bogus spirituality."
  • Holy Communion and Devotion to the Eucharistic Mystery Outside Mass - L'Osservatore Romano (EWTN)
  • Eucharistic Adoration: A Window to Heaven - Fr. Raymond T. Gawronski, S.J. (EWTN)
    There is no monitor or video screen at eucharistic adoration, no figures or colors shifting across the screen. We simply sit and look at a round piece of bread encircled by light. That bread is the Body of Christ, the consecrated Host, before which countless Catholics gaze in rapt adoration throughout the world.
  • Eucharist and Eschatology - Address by Father Louis Aldrich of Taipei (Zenit)
    "The Church Militant and each Christian lives within the eschatological reality of an 'already' and 'not yet' achieved salvation. The Kingdom of God is already among us, we already share in the heavenly banquet; but this sharing in God's Kingdom and this banquet has not yet been achieved in its final, definitive fullness. The Church, therefore, lives in hope of attaining this final fullness, a hope strengthen by already participating in the eschatological promises."
  • Eucharist Makes the Church (Part 1) - Father Paul McPartlan on the Centrality of the Sacrament (Zenit)
    "The Eucharist is at the very core of the life of the Church and gives the Church its identity. The Church is the Body of Christ, and, as St. Augustine taught, we receive the body of Christ in order to become the body of Christ: 'Be what you see and receive what you are.' The whole mystery of Christ and of the Church as his body is what we receive in the Eucharist. This sacrament therefore renews our life together in Christ; in other words, it renews the Church."
  • Eucharist Makes the Church (Part 2) - Father Paul McPartlan on Sharing in Christ's Life (Zenit)
    "Pope John Paul wants to launch the Church strongly into the new millennium. To have a year concentrating on the mystery of the Eucharist is a vital part of this project, because the Eucharist contains riches to feed and forgive us, to strengthen and unite us, and to guide and protect us on our pilgrim way. Jesus himself is with us and we recognize him in the breaking of bread, as the disciples did at Emmaus."
  • Rekindling Forty Hours; the Why of an Academy - A Basilica Wows Rome With Eucharistic Adoration - by Elizabeth Lev (Zenit.org)
    "The Forty Hours devotion recalls the time span during which the body of Christ lay in the tomb. The practice of this solemn exposition began in Milan, somewhere between 1527 and 1537. It seems to have been first proposed by the founder of the Barnabites, St. Anthony Zaccaria, although accounts vary."
  • Resources on the Eucharist - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops