Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Part I of V)

11-01-2020Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Family,

Peace and Joy in Our Lord Jesus! The Solemnity of All Saints can inspire us to become who God has created us to be, namely, saints. As I get to know the holy men and women who are now Saints in heaven, I am inspired by their heroic lives. How did these ordinary people end up living such extraordinary lives? One thing we can point to is their love for Our Lord… a love often fostered by spending time in His Real Presence in Eucharist Adoration.

Don’t take my word for it. Here is what some of the Saints have said about Eucharistic Adoration.

  • “In one day, the Eucharist will make you produce more for the glory of God than a whole lifetime without it.” — St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • “We should consider those moments spent before the Blessed Sacrament as the happiest of our lives.” — St. John Vianney
  • “Every time we look at the Blessed Sacrament our place in heaven is raised forever.” — St. Gertrude
  • “The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white Host.” — Archbishop Fulton Sheen
  • “A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.” — St. Padre Pio
  • “The Eucharist is that love which surpasses all loves in Heaven and on earth.” – St. Bernard
  • “I encourage Christians to visit Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament, for we are all called to abide in the presence of God.” — Blessed John Paul II
  • “Nowhere does Jesus hear our prayers more readily than in the Blessed Sacrament.” — Blessed Henry Susson
  • “In the presence of Jesus in the Holy Sacrament we ought to be like the Blessed in Heaven before the Divine Essence.” — St Teresa of Avila
  • “Any time spent before the Eucharistic presence, be it long or short is the best-spent time of our lives.” — St. Catherine of Genoa
  • “In the Eucharist is all the power that created the universe and all the love that redeemed it!” — Msgr. Franklin Hurd
  • “My greatest happiness is to be before the Blessed Sacrament, where my heart is, as it were, in its center.” — St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
  • “In the Mass and in Eucharistic Adoration we meet the merciful love of God that passes through the Heart of Jesus Christ.” — Blessed John Paul II

As we prepare to open the St. Bernadette Perpetual Adoration Chapel, I am going to spend some time over the next several weeks sharing the incredible blessing perpetual adoration can be for our parish community, our families, and for our adorers. It is my hope that many people will be inspired to become a committed adorer of Our Eucharist King.

To begin perpetual adoration, we will need at least 336 committed adorers. Why do we need 336 people? For exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament to happen, we need at least 2 people for each available hour of a 24-hour week. These committed adorers will then be praying for our parish, offering words of gratitude, bringing petitions, glorifying God and enabling a multitude of graces to be showered upon us all for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.

To be continued…

God Bless, Fr. Don Kline, V.F.