St. Alphonsus wrote: “Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the Sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us. The Eucharist is a priceless treasure: By not only celebrating the Eucharist, but also by praying before It outside of Mass, we are enabled to make contact with the very wellsprings of Grace …”
You get a fuller understanding of the presence of Christ as you see others honor him as well. Priests during their ordination lay prostrate on the floor devoting themselves to the Eucharist. People bow in reverence to the tabernacle after entering the church recognizing the presence of Jesus. Older people make a painstaking effort to kneel on both knees knowing they are showing God their devotion to his very presence.
We invite you to join us at Eucharistic Exposition because Jesus is waiting for you. He wants a deeper relationship with you. You can meditate on the things most important to you, if only for a brief hour, sitting in the quiet and separated from the rest of the world. Jesus is there for you.
During Eucharistic Exposition, the church is quiet. Parishioners who sit quietly with you are focused on the altar looking at God’s presence on display; rosaries are being prayed; bibles are being read. Some people sit in quiet meditation thinking about their life or their day, their loved ones, their blessings and the challenges in their lives. Others reflect on the past Sunday’s gospel and sermon.
Jesus is waiting for you. When you go to him you are recognizing his sacrifice for you. Sacrifice time for Him and give your full devotion to Him. During Thursdays in Lent, Exposition time will be expanded from 9:00am to 10:00pm; give Him an hour.
Jesus is waiting for you.