If you would like more information, please call Margot Christian at 625-6409, Monday - Thursday between 8:00AM and 4:00PM.
“The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night when He went into His agony. But as often in the history of the church since that time, evil was awake, but the disciples were asleep. That is why there came out of His anguished and lonely Heart a sigh: ‘Could you not watch one hour with Me?’ (Mt 26:40) Not for an hour of activity did He plead, but for an hour of friendship” (Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen)
In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord. "The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and carrying them in procession." (CCC 1378).
Therefore, if Jesus is truly present (body, blood, soul, & divinity) in the most Holy Eucharist, then we can gaze upon Jesus and worship Him in His physical presence. We have adoration in the parish at various time throughout the year (please consult the bulletin), as well as every Thursday from 8:30AM to 7PM in Holy Cross Chapel, located inside the church, past the door to the right of the altar.
We are presently short of our goal of coverage for Thursday and we need help in filling the open hours. Please consider joining us as a regular adorer by committing to an hour a week. If you cannot make a weekly commitment, then perhaps biweekly or even monthly would better fit your schedule.