ST. CHRISTOPHER | Eucharistic Adoration Lenten Prayer Service
A SPECIAL INVITATION TO ALL:
Spend some time alone or with those you love in the presence of Christ this Lent! What a calming, peaceful, healing, reflective, meditative, prayerful way to spend some quality time with Jesus!
What’s Adoration / Holy Hour? It’s pretty much the best time spent EVER! Come for the full hour or stay for a little while, you’ll be glad you did!
OUR CALL AS PARENTS – CULTIVATE A LOVE FOR CHRIST PRESENT IN THE EUCHARIST:
Christ present in the Eucharist is such a beautiful gift, blessing, and miracle that we celebrate as Catholics. As parents, we are called to foster a deep love for Christ in all the ways that we can, both by our example in practicing the various aspects of our faith and by encouraging our kiddos to engage deeper in their own faith-journey. Eucharistic Adoration is quality one-on-one time with Christ in a unique way through encountering and diving deeper into the mystery of Christ present in the Eucharist.
— It’s okay if the kiddos won’t sit still…are a little loud…or seem to be far off in their own world during the night…
— Jesus said it himself, “Let the little children come to me…”
FIRST COMMUNION FAMILIES:
As our children prepare to celebrate and receive Jesus through the Eucharist for the first time, this opportunity tonight in Eucharistic Adoration is a great way to prepare and celebrate the awesomeness of the sacrament together as a family.
BUT I’M NOT REALLY FAMILIAR WITH EUCHARISTIC ADORATION…
Eucharistic Adoration is a very laid back environment, so come as you are. We will have worship aids to help you with song lyrics, to follow along with for the Scripture Reading, periods of silence to reflect, ponder, and pray, and times where we pray through praise and worship music.
— It’s simple.
— It’s contemplative.
— It’s mysterious.
— It’s beautiful.
BUT … if you need a little prep and coaxing, here are some links to help you get a better idea of what this beautiful part of our faith is:
— What is Eucharistic Adoration? https://youtu.be/gK0aF1WDPeI
— What do we do in Adoration? https://youtu.be/mbyMeNPddBs
— Adoration Explained for kids https://youtu.be/0enG2NHd0Ag