St. Faustina understood the importance and gift of Eucharistic Adoration. She is one of many saints who helped to spread the gift.
“A Holy Hour before the Most Blessed Sacrament so pleases the Heart of Jesus, that every man, woman, and child on earth receives a new effect from God’s goodness and love, all because of a single hour of adoration in His Presence,” she said.
Here at St. Timothy’s, we are blessed to be able to share in this gift; not all parishes have Eucharistic Adoration. This Advent season, let’s embrace the opportunity to take part in adoration and truly spend time with Jesus. Stop by for five minutes or all day. Jesus waits for you.
Julie Pope helped to get Eucharistic Adoration started here in 2017. She and coordinator Monica Kosiorek are always looking for more guardians to make the commitment each week. When the tabernacle is open or the monstrance is displayed, Jesus can’t be left alone. We have Eucharistic Adoration on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel in the Parish Center. And on Wednesdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Jesus is displayed in a monstrance in the Holy Family Chapel. It would be ideal to have two guardians for each hour of adoration.
“We had adoration at my former parish in Indiana, and I saw what a blessing it was to the adorer and for the whole community,” Julie says. “So many blessings flow from having adoration in a church.”
Julie reiterates that Jesus is waiting for us in the sacrament. He is our best friend and desires that time with us.
“Anyone can stop in at any time the chapel is open for any amount of time,” she says.
If you’ve never been to adoration, it’s simple. Enter the chapel, and, if you can, genuflect to the tabernacle or monstrance. Spend your time quietly in prayer and listen to what Jesus is telling you.
“Often, I leave adoration feeling like I have an assignment from Jesus,” Julie says. “Maybe it’s someone I need to call or help. It’s a place to go to know how much you are loved and listened to.”
We all know Advent and Christmas can be busy seasons. Julie encourages everyone to take some time in adoration to find silence and peace.
“Put an hour on your calendar like you would when you have a meeting with someone else,” she says.
Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. is our “Children’s Adoration Hour.” Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to bring children without the worry of disturbing others. Of course, children are welcome any hour.
Sign up for adoration at adorationpro.org/timothyfl or call Julie Pope at 260-705-8222.