Do you feel the need to converse quietly with Jesus, as a true friend?
To talk to Him about what's going on in your life?
Do you seek his still, gentle voice away from the noise and distraction of everyday life?
Jesus, our Eucharistic Lord, remains with us in the Tablernacle, so that we can easily seek him, find him, and love him.
Come and make a visit with Jesus, our Eucharistic Lord.
"The Teacher is here and He is calling you!"
Adoration visits are available in Our Lady of Sorrows Church:
- Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
- Saturday – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Jesus is waiting for you at Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
Reflecting on his daily visits to the Blessed Sacrament, Blessed John Paul II said: “
It is pleasant to spend time with him, to lie close to his breast like the beloved disciple and to feel the infinite love present in his heart. If in our time Christians must be distinguished above all by the ‘art of prayer,’ how can we not feel a renewed need to spend time in spiritual converse, in silent adoration, in heartfelt love before Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament? How often, dear brother and sisters, have I experienced this, and drawn from it strength, consolation, and support!”
(Church of the Eucharist, #25).
Come—spend some peaceful time with him in Eucharistic Adoration
What Is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is continuing the love and gratitude that we give to Our Lord at Mass when receiving Him in Holy Communion. "Love is with love repaid," St. John of the Cross teaches us. The greatest love story ever told is contained in the Holy Eucharist. Our love for Jesus, our Eucharistic Lord, does not end when we leave Mass.
We all know that when we love someone, we want to be with the person we love. Jesus loves us so much that he remains in the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle so that he can continue to be close to us. We return that love by visiting him in the Blessed Sacrament, where the Sacred Host is exposed for our silent adoration and quiet reflection in the Adoration Chapel.
We all need silence in our lives, for God only speaks to us in silence. Yet, silence is so hard to come by in this noisy, rushing-around, social-networking world. Listen to what fellow parishioners have said about their weekly chapel visits with our Eucharistic Lord:
- "The busier my life becomes, the more removed God becomes. This quiet time of prayer makes him more personal to me. I love being here with him. And it helps me to do all that I need to do every day as a working mom." (Working mother with three children)
- "God made us one. We go together to adoration to share our life with Him. It's the least we could do for all he's done for us." (Married couple)
- "Adoration is a special time for me. Jesus has become more personal and intimate. I go to adore Jesus, and to ask him for strength and courage. After leaving, I feel filled with the Holy Spirit, and ready to deal with anything that comes my way." (Young adult)
Another important reason to make adoration visits to the Chapel is to pray for the Church and the world in today's difficult time, offering sorrowful reparation for the sins of modern society. Blessed John Paul II urges us:
"The church and world have great need of Eucharistic adoration, let us be generous with our time in going to meet him, and ready to make reparation for the evils of the world."
He preached that in 1978. How much more is Eucharistic adoration and reparation needed today!