Parish Eucharistic Day with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Anyone who is able is invited and encouraged to stop by and spend some quiet prayer time with our Eucharistic Lord while he is exposed on Wednesdays from 8:30-4:30 at St. Rita. We conclude with Benediction at 4:30.
Quiet time spent with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration helps to sustain the many activities in our parish. Plus there is also so much in our lives and our world that needs prayer.
When we spend time with Jesus in this way, our lives are transformed. Countless people’s personal experience attests to this. From Jesus in the Eucharist flows the wellspring of life, grace, peace, wisdom, and the holiness that we need and also the inspiration for priestly, religious, matrimonial and single vocations.
Recently, Pope Francis said: “Eucharistic Adoration is the secret to knowing the Lord: One cannot know the Lord without being in the habit of adoring, of adoring in silence.” Yet, he lamented, “I believe, if I am not mistaken, that this prayer of adoration is the least known among us; it is the one we engage in the least.”
Sign Up or Simply Show Up
To sign up for a regularly-scheduled half-hour time slot, or to become a ‘substitute adorer’ to fill-in in a pinch, please contact Sr. Donna in the office (724-628-6840). If you don’t want to sign up, you can just show up. If there is a funeral or severely inclement weather on a given day, adoration may be postponed or cancelled. You can always call the office to find out.
A special word of thanks to those who have helped organize this ministry and those who have volunteered to spend a half-hour with Jesus! He will enrich you for this sacrifice.
Can you spend this time with Jesus? Will you?
“There is no doubt that a flood of graces will descend upon your family and the world if more souls would become docile pupils of adoration.” - Pope Saint John XXIII
Check out some external links below for more information about Eucharistic Adoration or some prayer resources:
The US Bishops speak about the importance of Eucharistic Adoration and offer various Holy Hours for prayer: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/eucharistic-devotion/index.cfm
‘An Hour of Power’ – getting comfortable in prayer and silence (a video by Dynamic Catholic) https://dynamiccatholic.com/rediscover-jesus-program/reflections/an-hour-of-power
A Beginner’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration (by BustedHalo) https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/a-beginners-guide-to-eucharistic-adoration