March 27, 2016
Perhaps the longer spring days will give you the time to enter “the classroom of silence” and spend some time – silently, reflectively, prayerfully – in the Presence of our Eucharistic Lord. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in our Adoration Chapel Monday thru Friday, from 1 to 9PM each day. In his recent Encyclical Letter, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, called the Eucharist the “the living center of the universe, the overflowing core of love.” Pope Francis went on to say: “The Eucharist joins heaven and earth; it embraces and penetrates all creation. The world which came forth from God’s hands returns to him in blessed and undivided adoration.” Couldn’t you find the time during these beautiful spring days to spend some time in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament? Just visit our Adoration Chapel for 15 or 20 minutes if an entire Holy Hour is not possible. What you will find happening is a hunger for the silence – a thirst for deeper intimacy with the Lord. That is what happens when you enter the “classroom of silence”. Take the time to just read a few of the excerpts written in the two books: “Favors Requested” and “Favors Granted” found at the entrance to the Chapel. You will discover how powerful prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is and how lives, families and relationships are changed. For more information on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, you may contact Frank Guglielmo who coordinates this Ministry here at Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (832-1519) or speak with Sister Maryann or Father Peter. “O Sacrament most holy! O Sacrament divine! All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.”
December 27, 2015
For almost 17 years now, the community of St. Aloysius Gonzaga had been blessed to have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in our Adoration Chapel, Monday thru Friday, from 1 to 9PM. Parishioners and friends, visitors and total strangers, stop by to embrace prayer and silence in the Presence of our Eucharistic Lord. The power of Eucharistic Adoration is attested to when you read the “Prayers Requested” and “Prayers Answered” books found at the entrance to the Chapel. St. Alphonsus Liguori 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.” Have you ever thought of making Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament an integral part of your personal spiritual journey? It will change your life! For more information on Eucharistic Adoration, contact Frank Guglielmo, coordinator at 832-1519) or the rectory. God is waiting for you.