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Eucharistic Adoration at St. Luke Parish

Every Thursday, beginning May 1, 2024 - October - November 1, 2024, Father Mike will be offering Eucharistic Adoration and Confession in Church from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The Eucharist is the Source and Summit of our Catholic Faith - where Jesus is Truly and Substantially present: Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.

All information below has been retrieved from and can be found at https://catholicworldmission.org/guide-to-eucharistic-adoration/

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

The Adoration of the Holy Eucharist, or Eucharistic Adoration, is an opportunity for the faithful to pray to Jesus Christ before the Eucharist at their local parish. The term “the faithful” refers to Catholics who wish to express and deepen their love of Christ. But what makes praying during Eucharistic Adoration any different than the prayers you say throughout your daily life?

True, you can pray to God anywhere. God is omnipresent, which means He is everywhere at all times. As the Word of God says in Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” God is always near, and thus, you can always enter into His presence in prayer.

God is also omniscient, which means He knows everything, including your thoughts. King David says in Psalm 139:1-4, “Lord, You have probed me, you know me: You know when I sit and stand; You understand my thoughts from afar. You sift through my travels and my rest; with all my ways You are familiar. Even before a word is on my tongue, Lord, You know it all.”

God’s omnipresence and omniscience are both wonderful truths that Catholics can take comfort in every day, whether at home, work or worshipping at your local parish. But Eucharistic Adoration differs from your daily prayers in one key aspect. Catholics believe the body, blood, soul and divinity are substantially present in the Eucharist. In other words, when you participate in Eucharistic Adoration, you pray and worship Jesus in a more intimate, present and real way.

Why is the Eucharist celebrated?

The Eucharist represents the body of Jesus, the son of God who died so that humankind could have eternal hope. Catholics believe that, in communion, we receive the actual body of Jesus. In that moment, you share in Christ’s suffering on the cross. It’s a sobering, beautiful concept to meditate on, one that can leave you with feelings of overwhelming love and adoration for Jesus and His work on the cross.

The symbol of the cross is front and center during Eucharistic Adoration. When you enter a time of adoring the Eucharist, you can have faith that you’re entering into the true, substantial presence of Jesus. As you contemplate drawing near the blood, body, divinity and soul of Jesus Christ, you can experience a rejuvenation of spiritual nourishment and strength in a more unique, powerful way than you might experience in your daily prayers.

What do you do during Adoration?

  • Be There

  • Pray the Rosary

  • Write in a prayer journal

  • Pray on your own

  • Listen to music

  • Read

For more information or to view the above information, please visit https://catholicworldmission.org/guide-to-eucharistic-adoration/.​

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