Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

 

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist.During adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus continually.

Christís great love for us was shown when he was crucified on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and give us eternal life. He loves us without limit, and offers Himself to us in the Holy sacrament of the Eucharist.

Visiting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament allows us to return His love for us and to draw spiritual strength and nourishment and encouragement from that love. When two people love each other, they want to spend time together to visit, to get to know each other better. Adoration of our Lord in the Eucharist is your chance to know Jesus better.

One of the best aspects of Eucharistic adoration is that you can spend your time with Jesus however you wish to; Pray the Rosary, read the Bible or other spiritual readings, or just sit quietly.

Many will testify that one hour each week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most peaceful, the most satisfying hour of their whole week.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place at St. John Church every Thursday fromabout 8:30 a.m., immidately following the daily Mass, until the Rosary at 7:25 p.m. and concluding with Benediction at 7:45 p.m.We especially ask for prayer for our Bishop John Doerfler, and our priests, Father Larry Van Damme and Father Dan Moll and all of our diocesan priests and seminarians, and for an increase in vocations, and for the youth of our parishes.

 

A sign-in sheet is located at the Main St. entrance, as is an intentions sheet.Please indicate the time of your arrival and departure.Inspirational books and prayers are on a table for everyone to use during adoration.Please leave them in the Church.

 

If you are able to make a regular commitment to spending at least one hour in adoration, or would like to volunteer to be a sub, call Lee Anne Sundberg for more information 486-4573.

 

Catholic Prayer Vigil for Vocations at St. Josephs Church takes place from 12 noon to 5:45 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. This is an opportunity to pray that God will call some of our young people to become an ordained priest or a religious and that our young people will answer. The vigil takes place from 12 noon to 5:45 pm when we conclude with brief prayers and Benediction. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the heart of our vigil. For a long time our Catholic tradition of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament had slipped into the shadows. But now we are once more realizing how powerful a prayer it is.