St. Stephen Parishioners
Join us for Eucharist Adoration the first Wednesday of every month.
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Come for one hour of prayer.
The Eucharist is the center of the life of the Church and by giving Honor to God, Eucharistic Adoration touches the heart of her mission as expressed in the Our Father: “Hallowed be Thy name, Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done…” Jesus is truly present under the appearance of bread with His body, blood, soul and divinity. Christ loves us to the point of dying on the Cross for us as St. Paul exclaims, “He loved me and delivered Himself for me.” In Adoration we respond to Jesus’ prayer: “Pray with me, stay with me, watch and pray.”
In the Eucharist, Jesus offers Himself to the Father and He deserves our worship and adoration. Pray as you like. Reading and meditation lead to communion with the Lord or just bask in the light of the Eucharist. St. John of the Cross said: “One instant of pure love is more precious in the eyes of God and more profitable to the whole Church than all good works put together.” Come before the Blessed Sacrament to share your pure love.
Allow Christ to work on you and through you. By coming before the Eucharist, you tell the world that the Eucharist is the Word of God made Man. St. Pope John Paul II said about adoration: “The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic worship. Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us be generous with our time. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease.”
|| Gail Schlicht