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2014 Current Times of Eucharistic Adoration

  Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday  
6 pm - 7 pm  5 am - 7 am 5 am - 12 pm 

8 am - 9 am   5 pm - 11 pm
     11 am - 12 pm       
            



 

Eucharistic Adoration is a posture of love, the placing of oneself in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, whether reposed inside the tabernacle, or exposed inside a special stand called a monstrance. Generally, when a parish or organization holds a specific time of Adoration they are referring to a time where the Blessed Sacrament is visible in the monstrance for the people to pray before. Adoration allows for a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, who is truly and physically present in a special way in the Eucharistic liturgy, and in the Eucharistic species. People come to Eucharistic Adoration with a variety of motives and methods of prayer. Some people come who are suffering in some way, who are experiencing turmoil in their lives and who seek refuge in the love of Jesus. Others come to give praise and thanksgiving to God for His grace working in their life. Still others come to simply sit or kneel in His presence, to find a moment of peace with God in the midst of a busy life. Some people bring the Bible or a spiritual book to read (most Adoration chapels also have books available there for you to read), others pray the Rosary or the Divine Mercy chaplet, to help them focus their minds and hearts on the mystery of our salvation by Jesus Christ. In Adoration, you are invited to come as you are, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey - Jesus is there to meet you where you are at, and to show you His love and mercy in a new and special way, a way just for you! 

You are invited to grow in faith and love of our Lord with us, by coming to Eucharistic Adoration at St. Thomas Becket. Whether you regularly visit an Adoration chapel, or have never experienced the quiet and peace of praying before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, all are invited to participate. 

You are free to visit the chapel any time without signing up. If you wish to sign up for a committed weekly hour, sign up forms are available at the Welcome Center in the Commons or you can contact Kay Rabuse, 651-452-0014, or email her to kay3walker@msn.com


POPE BENEDICT XVI 
“Adoration outside Holy Mass prolongs and intensifies what has taken place in the liturgical celebration and makes a true and profound reception of Christ possible. I . . . warmly recommend, to Pastors and to all the faithful, the practice of Eucharistic adoration” (Pope Benedict XVI, June 10, 2007). 
In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering." “With the Synod Assembly, therefore, I heartily recommend to the Church’s pastors and to the People of God the practice of Eucharistic Adoration, both individually and in community…Great benefit would ensue from a suitable catechesis explaining the importance of this act of worship, which enables the faithful to experience the liturgical celebration more fully and more fruitfully. Wherever possible, it would be appropriate, especially in densely populated areas, to set aside specific churches or oratories for Perpetual Adoration.”(Pope Benedict XVI, February 22, 2007, Sacramentum Caritatis, Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation) 

POPE JOHN PAUL II 
“I hope that this form of Perpetual Adoration, will continue into the future. Specifically, I hope that the fruit of this Congress results in the establishment of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in all parishes and Christian communities throughout the world,” (June 1993 homily at the 45th International Eucharistic Congress in Seville, Spain). 

"The best the surest and the most effective way of establishing everlasting peace on the face of the earth is through the great power of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament." 
(Prayer beginning Perpetual Adoration on December 8, 1982 at St. Peter's in Rome). 

“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the Church. This worship is strictly linked to the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice. The presence of Christ under the sacred species reserved after Mass—a presence which lasts as long as the species of bread and or wine remain—derives from the celebration of the sacrifice and is directed toward communion, both sacramental and spiritual. It is the responsibility of pastors to encourage, also by their personal witness, the practice of Eucharistic adoration, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in particular, as well as, prayers of adoration before Christ present under the Eucharistic species.” (Pope John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia) 

“The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic worship. Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease.”(Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae, February 1980) 

BLESSED MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA 
“It was not until 1973, when we began our daily Holy Hour that our community started to grow and blossom.” 

Contact: Kay Rabuse