Beyond the Sacraments
Monthly Eucharistic Adoration
There is no better place than before the Tabernacle for those intimate, personal conversations that are required for permanent union with Christ. That is the most appropriate place for our dialogue with our Lord and for giving impulse to continuous prayer. Sacramentally present, the Lord sees us and hears us with greater intimacy. (In Conversation With God, Fernandez vol.4, 56.3).
Each First Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and in the evenings on other special feast days, many of us at St. Patrick come to offer our praise, our thanksgiving, and our supplications to our Blessed Lord in private conversation, with accompanying inspiring reflections read aloud, with some communal prayer, ending with benediction. There are no distracting influences taking up valuable time to be with Our Lord.
If you want to be with Christ directly and personally... if you want to pour out your heart to Him-just you and He-... if you want to adore Him, who is God made man, ... the Incarnate Image of heaven... the Eucharistic Holy Hour of Adoration is where you want to be.
“Do you realize,” St. Thérèse of Lisieux once asked, “that Jesus is there in the tabernacle especially for you— for You alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart.” Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. Manual for Eucharistic Adoration (Kindle Locations 83-85). TAN Books. Kindle Edition.
If you have the time, and if your schedule permits, please join us—for an hour, a half hour, or for however long you schedule permits. The residual benefit will be as lasting as it is priceless. Jesus awaits!
Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this invitation.
During this pandemic period, no Holy Hours will be scheduled. We will publish future dates at the appropriate time on this website and in the Sunday bulletin.
Deacon Frank J. De Frank
Join us each month for the affirmation of our faith. Check our Upcoming Events page for dates.
To learn more about Eucharistic Adoration please view this short video produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.