Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
An Invitation to a Holy Hour
Come Sit With Me
The first holy hour took place in the middle of the night, when Christ spoke to James and John, " could you not watch with me for one hour?". The apostles were tired and sleepy but it was at that time that Jesus needed their consolation.
Every hour is blessed, but those which involve the most sacrifice are the most blessed.
Pope John Paul has said that the church and the world have great need of Eucharistic Adoration. When we love someone, we want to spend time with them.
Value of the Holy Hour - Beyond all that you can imagine, this time that you spend with Jesus is more precious than any other time. "You cannot be like Jesus unless you spend time with Jesus. You cannot see Jesus unless you see Him in the sacrament of love." Blessed Mother Teresa
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Mother and first Tabernacle of our Lord, Perfect of the most Holy Eucharist, help us to hear His call now, and to respond with generosity, Amen.
My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Come spiritually in my heart as though you have already come. I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you. Never permit me to be separated from you.
Statement of Mandate
Eucharistic Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion whereby members of a Parish, such as St. Joseph's Basilica, unite in making adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament throughout designated hours of the day - 24 hours. In the case of St. Joseph's Basilica hours in a day are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The first Friday hours are from noon mass to 10 a.m. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th Friday hours are from noon mass to 7 p.m. This devotion is for seven days a week.
Expectations & Requirements
* Adorers must be ready and willing to spend at least one hour a week before the Blessed Sacrament.
* If an adorer is unable to be present for their designated hour, it shall be that person's responsibility to arrange for a substitute to take his/her place. A substitute list will be provided
* A commitment of an hour of Eucharistic Adoration is a sign of the belief in the power of prayer, silence, and adoration in the presence of the Eucharistic Lord.
Annette Marie Wiliams - Ph: 452-8401