A ministry that arranges 72 hours of continuous adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, from Tuesday after 7:00 pm Mass to Friday 8:00 am Mass. This has been ongoing since December, 2004.  Arrangements are made to have all one hour time slots filled by at least one person , who will spend one hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament , in prayer or meditation and reflection. A back up or substitute list is available for adorers who need to be away, or go on vacation. New adorers are always welcome to sign up.

Feel free to drop by or if you would like to commit to a time slot please contact: Dr. Jane Hosdil

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Quotes about the Blessed Sacrament:

“If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ’s love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude.”

– St. Angela of Foligno


“Christ held Himself in His hands when He gave His Body to His disciples saying: ‘This is My Body.’ No one partakes of this Flesh before he has adored it.”

– St. Augustine


“Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side… whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.”

– from the writings of St. Augustine, Sermon 3, 2; circa A.D. 410 {original translation}


“O Lord, we cannot go to the pool of Siloe to which you sent the blind man. But we have the chalice of Your Precious Blood, filled with life and light. The purer we are, the more we receive.”

– St. Ephraem


“When the bee has gathered the dew of heaven and the earth’s sweetest nectar from the flowers, it turns it into honey, then hastens to its hive. In the same way, the priest, having taken from the altar the Son of God (who is as the dew from heaven, and true son of Mary, flower of our humanity), gives him to you as delicious food.”

– St. Francis de Sales


“When you have received Him, stir up your heart to do Him homage; speak to Him about your spiritual life, gazing upon Him in your soul where He is present for your happiness; welcome Him as warmly as possible, and behave outwardly in such a way that your actions may give proof to all of His Presence.”

– St. Francis de Sales


“What wonderful majesty! What stupendous condescension! O sublime humility! That the Lord of the whole universe, God and the Son of God, should humble Himself like this under the form of a little bread, for our salvation”

“…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

 


THE EUCHARIST IS THE HEART OF THE CHURCH

(Excerpt from one of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s homily )

“Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again in glory. These words contain the very essence of the Eucharistic mystery. In them we find what we bear witness to and share in every day as we celebrate and receive the Eucharist. In the Upper Room Jesus effects the consecration. By virtue of His words, the bread – while keeping the external appearance of bread – becomes His Body, and the wine – while maintaining the external appearance of wine – becomes His Blood. THIS IS THE GREAT MYSTERY OF FAITH! THIS IS THE LIVING BREAD WHICH CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN!”