“Any time spent before the Eucharistic presence, be it long or short, is the best-spent time of our lives.”- St. Catherine of Genoa
How do I make a Holy Hour?
You know how much Jesus loves you, wants you to visit Him, and desires a life-long friendship with you. What steps have you taken to cultivate a relationship with Him? Consider committing to a Holy Hour of prayer and adoration with our Lord. Eucharistic adorers find breaking an hour into four 15- minute segments can be particularly helpful:
You are adoring the Real Presence of Christ in the monstrance. He is looking at you and you at Him. Recognize Him as the same Lord that walked the earth during His public ministry working miracles, and who died on the Cross for you. He is on the altar in the monstrance with you now, in person offering His continuous love, healing, and grace. Locate a missal in church and open it to a sacred hymn such as Down in adoration falling (Tantum ergo). Meditate slowly on the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
You may wish to devote time in thanking and praising Jesus for allowing you the grace of responding to the call of adoring Him in His Real Presence. What an honor it is to sit before our Lord! Thank Him for the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and for an increase of vocations in the church.Many special blessings make up our daily lives. We are grateful for our Catholic faith, family, vocation, gift of life, and friends. We appreciate the love that God has for us in our daily struggles. He helps us to carry our crosses so that we can continue to grow in holiness.
Do you want to spend an eternity in heaven? Humbly ask for that grace. You have family, friends, clergy, neighbors, and business associates in your midst. Ask Our Lord to bless them. Pray that they too may reach heaven. Try saying the Rosary, and ask Our Lady to intercede for your special intentions.
Adorers find comfort in praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the sick and dying. They also pray for Our Holy Father, bishops, priests, religious, deacons, seminarians, an increase of vocations, and participation in Eucharistic adoration at St. Patrick Church, our parish family, ministries, school, Sanctity of Life, Holy Souls in Purgatory, conversions, those that are away from the Church and Sacraments, our country and its leaders, jobless and homeless.
You can express sorrow for your sins, and for the sins of the world. You want may do this in reparation for those that are not sorry, or acting out of ignorance. Abortion, murder, blasphemies and insults against all that is holy is rampant in the world. Sadly, lukewarmness fills the hearts of many: a cold and uncaring attitude toward our Eucharistic Lord. Let us beg pardon and mercy from the Lord for these injustices against Him. Try praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart, or simply say Lord, Have Mercy!
“The things we love tell us who we are.”- St. Thomas Aquinas
When do you make your Holy Hour?
In Jesus and Mary,