“I am with you always, to the close of the age.”(Matthew 28:20) Jesus Christ is REALLY present – He did not leave us orphans!
Perpetual Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion whereby members of a given parish (or other entity) unite in taking hours of adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament (in most cases exposed) both during the day and throughout the night, seven days a week. This is a Tri-Parish mission in Columbus with the Eucharist exposed in St. Bonaventure's and St. Anthony's.
What is Perpetual Adoration?
Perpetual Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion whereby members of a given parish (or other entity) unite in taking hours of adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament (in most cases exposed) both during the day and throughout the night, seven days a week.
What Are Reasons For Establishing Perpetual Adoration?
To provide an easy and practical way of rendering God adoration which is His due as our Creator; to give Him thanks for our redemption by His sacrifice, which repaired our sins and the sins of mankind; to petition our Lord for the constant help we need; to show our gratitude to our Lord for His remaining among us in our tabernacles; and to make at least some atonement for the many sacrileges, indifferences, and ingratitude which He receives in His Sacrament of Love.
What Spiritual Benefits and Graces Can Be Attributed to Perpetual Adoration?
- An increase in Mass attendance and reception of the sacraments,
- Return of fallen-away Catholics and increase in the number of conversions,
- Increase in religious and priestly vocations,
- Renewal of Catholic family life,
- A Spiritual awakening of parishioners, resulting in the desire and courage to spread the “good news” to others,
- A greater community spirit, centered as it is on the heart of the parish, which is Jesus’ Presence in the Blessed Sacrament.
How Does One Spend An Hour Before Jesus Exposed In The Blessed Sacrament?
This hour that Jesus wants you to spend with Him is spent any way you want. You may bring your own prayer books, use the books available in church, read the Bible, pray the rosary, or just sit and relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God. You may feel that cannot pray well. Don’t let this discourage you. The mere fact that you take the time out at a specific time each week to spend an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament pleases Him very much and is in itself a prayer of great faith. Please remember that Perpetual Adoration in a parish is not just for a day, a week, a month, or a year. Rather, it is for always. It is not temporary, but ongoing, lasting, permanent.
Perpetual Adoration has been going on at both St. Bonaventure's and St. Anthony's parishes for many years. Saying "yes" to an hour of adoration of the blessed sacrament bears many fruit and graces. If you are interested in having a holy hour, please contact one of the coordinators listed below.
To be a part of this Tri-Parish Mission of Evangelization and Prayer through Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, please call
Joan 402-910-0958 – St. Bonaventure Parish, Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Coordinator
Amy 270-4378 or Ann 910-1467 – St. Anthony Parish, Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Coordinators
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