"My answer is prayer. What we need is for every Parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of prayer"
~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Eucharistic Adoration is temporarily canceled due to the pandemic and will resume as soon as we are allowed to.
Why Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament?
If we can adore the Eucharistic presence of Christ when reposed in a tabernacle, why do we then need to expose the Blessed Sacrament on an altar? It is not essential for exposition to take place to have Eucharistic adoration, yet people report experiencing a greater sense of intimacy with Jesus and attentiveness of mind and heart to prayer when they are able to actually “see” our Eucharistic Lord. Moreover, according to Church regulations exposing the Blessed Sacrament for a period of time requires the presence of a sufficient number of people to be there and therefore fosters the commitment needed to establish and sustain a meaningful parish Eucharistic adoration program. But the best reason for having exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is simply that God wills it. During His Eucharistic discourse, Jesus made this unmistakably clear: “Indeed, this is the will of My Heavenly Father, that everyone who looks upon the Son, and believes in Him, shall have eternal life. Him I will raise up on the last day” (John 6:40). From Father Humberto.
Why is Eucharistic Adoration so important?
#1 – Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it is recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity! (Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
#2 – The spiritual lives of our families are strengthened through our Holy Hour. (Blessed John Paul II)
#3 – A Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is so important to Jesus that a multitude of souls go to Heaven who otherwise would have gone to hell. (Jesus revelation to Blessed Dina Belanger)
#4 – All the angels of heaven gaze in ecstasy at the image left on your soul after each holy hour you make in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. (Excerpt from ‘Letters To A Brother Priest’)
#5 – The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead but for an Hour of companionship. (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
#6 – Perpetual Adoration extends its influence far beyond the individual adorers, touching their homes and families and reaching out to the parish community and beyond.(Pope Paul VI)
#7 – Each time you approach the Blessed Sacrament, remember that Jesus has been waiting for you for twenty centuries for this personal visit from you. (St. Josemaria Escriva)
#8 – A Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration is a sharing in the work of Redemption. (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
#9 – The grace of adoration of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament is given to everybody. (St. Peter Julian Eymard)
#10 – Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Eucharist will obtain a more abundant measure of grace. (St.Alphonsus Ligouri)
#11 – The future belongs to those who worship God in silence. (Blessed John Paul II)
#12 – It is impossible in human terms to exaggerate the importance of being in adoration before the Eucharist as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. (Fr. John Hardon)
#13 – St. Vincent de Paul would make a Holy Hour asking the Lord blessings on important business transactions and, afterwards, returned to thank the Lord. (St. Vincent de Paul)
#14 – During our Holy Hour our souls are fed in two faculties of the spirit – the Mind and he Will. In the Mind we need light; in the Will we need strength. (Fr. John Hardon)
#15 – By being faithful to a Holy Hour of Adoration you can teach by example. “The young should be taught the value of Eucharistic Adoration.” (Blessed John Paul II)
#16 – I strongly recommend that each of us make a resolution, no matter how much the decision may cost us, to make a holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament…once a week. (Fr. John Hardon)
#17 – The love of God and neighbor, the greatest commandment, is expressed in, and the fruit of, Eucharistic worship. (Blessed John PaulII)
#18 – Do you want the Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you a few graces? Visit Him rarely. Do you want the devil to attack you? Visit Jesus rarely in the Blessed Sacrament. Do you want him to flee from you? Visit Jesus often! (St. John Bosco)
#19 – Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament has His hands full of graces and He is ready to bestow them on anyone who asks for them. (St. Peter of Alcantara)
#20 – A Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacraments worth more than a thousand years of human glory. (St. Padre Pio)
#21 – It is our duty to adore the Blessed Sacrament. No one receives the Blessed Sacrament unless he adores it…and not only do we not sin by adoring, we do sin by not adoring. (St. Augustine)
#22 – The faithful are to hold the Eucharist in highest honor… worshiping it with supreme adoration. (Code of Canon Law – #898)
#23 – During our Holy Hour we lift up to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus those souls in the most need of His mercy. (Excerpt from ‘Letters To A Brother Priest’)
#24 – You must propagate veneration of the Most Blessed Sacrament with all your might, for the devotion to the Holy Eucharist is the queen of all devotions. (Pope Benedict XV)
#25 – I ask everyone to intensify in coming months love and devotion to the Eucharistic Jesus. (Pope Benedict XVI)
#26 – Jesus Himself is calling you to spend one special specific hour with Him each week. (Blessed John Paul II)
#27 – A Holy Hour brings Heavens choicest blessings on those who are faithful to their Hour. (Pope Paul VI)
#28 – This is not merely a passing devotional practice. It is founded on divinely revealed truths. (Pope Pius XII)
#29 – A “Holy Hour” of adoration has been approved by the Church and enriched with copious indulgences. (Pope Pius XI)
#30 – I encourage Christians regularly to visit Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament, for we are all called to abide in the presence of God. (Blessed John Paul II)
#31 – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament consoles a soul far beyond what the world can offer. (St. Alphonsus Ligouri)
#32 – 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. (Blessed Pope John XXIII)
#33 – A Holy Hour of adoration testifies to the fact that the Jesus who died on the cross, is present in the Eucharist, and reigns in Heaven, are identical. (Pope Pius XII)
#34 – Perpetual Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is the devotion which surpasses all others. (St. Pope Pius X)
#35 – Our Lord is hidden there in the Blessed Sacrament, waiting for us to come and visit Him, and make our requests to Him. (St. John Vianney)