Eucharistic Adoration

7/7/19 – Having just recently celebrated the great Feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ – we are all aware that the Eucharist is the greatest gift Christ left to the Church. The Body and Blood of Christ are Food for the journey. Reception of the Eucharist satisfies the deeper hungers and greater thirsts of our lives – the hunger for peace, love, forgiveness, understanding – the hunger for God Himself. For 20 years Eucharistic Adoration has been an integral component of our spiritual journey here at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish. Prayer before Christ the Lord sacramentally present extends the union with Christ which we reached when we received Holy Communion. Everyone who embraces Eucharistic Adoration should try to live their whole lives with the strength derived from this heavenly food. All adorers should be concerned with good deeds and with pleasing God so that he or she may fill the world with the Christian spirit and be a witness of Christ in the midst of human society. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament naturally leads an individual to witness to the Gospel by generous service to the poor and needy. Additionally, living with Christ the Lord, the adorers achieve a close familiarity with him and in his presence pour out their hearts for themselves and for those dear to them; they pray for peace and the salvation of the world. Such prayer leads to an increase of faith, hope and charity. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place here at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Monday thru Friday from 1 to 8PM in the Adoration Chapel. You could participate in this Adoration by: – stopping by whenever convenient for you, for as long as time/desire permit; – becoming a substitute adorer: taking the place of a regular adorer when that person is ill, away or unable to make the scheduled appointment that particular day; – becoming a permanent adorer: a specific day and time each week for an hour. Would it be possible for you to embrace Eucharistic Adoration as part of your personal spiritual journey? For more information, contact Frank Guglielmo (832-1519), Parish Director of Adoration, or speak with Father Peter. You will be amazed at how Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament helps to satisfy the hungers of your heart, including a deeper intimacy with Jesus Christ. “O Sacrament, most holy! O Sacrament, divine! All praise and all thanksgiving, be every moment Thine!”