“And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is adoring & honouring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. In a deeper sense, it involves the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us. During Eucharistic Adoration, we watch and wait, we remain silent in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.
Upcoming Adoration Times
Friday 23rd July: 10am – 6pm
Friday 30th July: 10am – 6pm
Friday 6th August: 10am – 12pm
Friday 6th August 2pm – 4pm
Friday 13th August: 10am – 6pm
Friday 20th August: 10am – 6pm
Let us go and adore the Lord
6 Things That Happen When You Go To Adoration More Often
1. The growth of awe and wonder
Taking the time out of our busy schedules, to just be, something happens. It is the quiet that we can begin to understand more and more that we are before Jesus Christ, His body and blood, soul and divinity. We so often run away from silence, but it is in this silence that our response becomes one of awe and wonder at the greatness of our God, truly present on the altar in the Most Holy Sacrament.
2. The growth of peace
Jesus said “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.” (John 14:27) The peace and quiet we experience in Adoration goes much deeper and leads to an inner peace affecting all areas of our lives. Our life may not be (definitely won’t be) perfect, and we will more than likely (definitely will) experience sorrows and suffering, but adoration births in us Christ’s very own peace enabling us to be steadfast in the storms of life.
3. The desire to serve others
It is in Adoration that we, the creature, come before God, the creator. As we choose to spend more time with the one who created all things we begin to look beyond us and to others. Jesus told us to “love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34), he asking us to look beyond ourselves and to the needs of others – adoration gives us the desire, strength and ideas to do this.
4. Grace enters your life
Even committing a short time of our life to regular adoration can have a massive impact on our lives. When we leave, we carry that moment of being in His presence with us all day long. Temptations become easier to resist, loving others becomes easier to do; adoration refocuses us towards God – the way our lives are meant to be!
5. You want to go to Confession more
Confession opens our lives to the boundless ocean of God’s mercy, His mercy swallows up all our sins and gives us a true kind of freedom. A freedom without fear, which allows us to make the leap into His love and goodness, complete with all His perfect plans for our life. Time and time again, going to Confession re-enforces the knowledge that we are jumping into the arms of a father who loves us very much and “never tires of forgiving us”. (Pope Francis).
10. You fall in love
Ultimately, you can’t help this one! When you spend more time with an open heart in Adoration and just let Christ love you, then you’ll fall in love too. That love will define you and allow you to be yourself. “I came that they may have life, life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10)