Rosemary Bogdan, who writes the blog “A Catholic Mother’s thoughts,” wrote on why she loves Eucharistic Exposition, all reasons with which we can identify. “I am there every week… It’s a wonderful time. If I just went when I could find the time, it wouldn’t happen often, because free time in a schedule gets filled in like a vacuum. But this hour, my Adoration hour, is reserved for Jesus.
“It’s delightfully quiet in the Eucharistic Chapel. Wonderfully quiet. I can say the rosary, read my Magnificat, or just silently talk to Jesus in the depth of my heart. “I can listen. I can just be there in His Presence, knowing that He knows me better (much better!) than I know myself. If I am in pain, as we all are sometimes in life, I don’t even have to say anything. I can gaze at Him and know that His healing presence is right there with me.
“I can feel His life, His wisdom, His love for me….and His love for all mankind. The room is filled with His peace….and His Presence.”
We all deserve the benefits of being with God that Rosemary writes about in her article. In his homilies, Fr. McCarthy talks about God’s endless love for us – His willingness to sacrifice Himself and the gifts and blessings He gives us.
The noise in our life does not always allow us to recognize or remember those gifts. And, sometimes, our personal, alone moments are not focused on God. We need to relax, let our minds wander. Yet, when we focus on God at Exposition, “I can feel His life, His wisdom, His love for me….and His love for all mankind.” In those moments, we also know He is there for us; “I can listen. I don’t even have to say anything. I can gaze at Him and know that His healing presence is there with me.”
These thoughts are captured in a song we regularly sing in church, “Taste and See,” from Psalm 34: “I will bless the Lord at all times. Praise shall always be on my lips; my soul shall glory in the Lord for God has been so good to me. / Glorify the Lord with me. Together let us all praise God’s name. I called the Lord who answered me; from all my troubles I was set free. / Worship
the Lord, all you people. You’ll want for nothing if you ask. Taste and see that the Lord is good; in God we need put all our trust.”
Join us at Eucharistic Exposition and “Taste and See.”
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Benediction at 6:45 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Benedication at 9:45 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.