Committed Eucharistic Adorers

Committed Eucharistic Adorers 

Over the years, our parish has encouraged and supported 24 hour-Eucharistic adoration every First Friday of the month from Friday morning right after Mass till Saturday morning 7:30 am. What is the deeper meaning of Eucharistic adoration? Eucharistic adoration is a desire for a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is a commitment to be alone with Jesus.

Pope St. John Paul II says the following about Eucharistic adoration: “This is a wonderful truth, my dear friends: the Word, which became flesh two thousand years ago, is present  today in the Eucharist.” Every month the parish offers the opportunity to visit the Word made Flesh during Eucharistic Adoration. Now more than ever our parish needs more faithful committed adorers. Over the last few months, a close study shows that the commitment to come for adoration from mid-night to 4 am has been lacking. At times, during those critical hours, Jesus has been abandoned. We are grateful to the Knights of Columbus who have faithfully kept watch over every month for the safety of the Blessed Sacrament and for the adorers. A number of times, the Knights have noticed that there were no adorers and had to risk the safety of the campus to go for adoration.

Dear parishioners, let me leave you with some reflection by one committed adorer who shares her thoughts as follows: “I want a relationship with Jesus Christ, and so I spend time with Him. I talk to Him about my family, my plans, what brings me joy, my disappointments, and struggles. I ask for favors, pray His Mysteries in the Rosary, read His Words with Him… and I tell Him I am sorry. I promise Him I will do good, but we both know how that will go, and so I thank Him (a lot) for His gifts of Confession and the Eucharist. He is my Strength and my Hope, and the fact that He is really  present here for me truly takes my breath away.”

“When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?” (Mt 26:40) This is an invitation to all of us to commit ourselves to Eucharistic adoration that truly transforms our lives. 

Monsignor John S. Mbinda