Every Thursday at 7pm.
Last Thursday of the month at 7pm in both English and Spanish.
The best kind of friend is the one with whom you can spend time without having to say anything. You can just share the moment and enjoy each other’s company, knowing your relationship is deeper than the spoken word.
That kind of silent communication is what takes place between you and Jesus when you participate in Eucharistic Adoration.
One of the things that most identifies us as Catholics is our belief in the Eucharist as the Real Presence of Christ. Many Christian denominations have a service that commemorates the Last Supper, and quite a few distribute bread and wine (or grape juice) at that service.
For Catholics, the Eucharist is no mere symbol of Jesus; we believe that the consecrated Host is actually the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ. We take great joy (the word Eucharist means “thanksgiving”) in having this amazing gift that we can see, touch, and even taste. It is the most profound way we experience the presence of Christ in our world today.
Receiving Communion at Mass is our best opportunity to fully experience Christ within our parish communities. We sit at the table of the Lord with our fellow believers and become one collective body as we share in Jesus’s sacrifice in a tangible way.
Eucharistic Adoration provides us with a chance to be with our Savior one on one.
Through this practice, we are invited to spend time alone with God in his real, physical form and to bring to Jesus all our cares, concerns, prayers, hopes and thoughts. We set aside a special time, a respite from our hectic modern lives, to create a personal space in which to meet our God.
By doing so, we grow more in tune with God. We put ourselves in position to talk to him, and also to listen. We reserve a time and a space when we ask Jesus to come into our hearts and minds, and when we walk away, we are transformed.
Even the most holy people we can think of have found blessings, grace, and strength in Eucharistic Adoration.
“Jesus has made himself the Bread of Life to give us life,” Mother Teresa once said. “Night and day, he is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.”