The Late Holy Father Saint John Paul II writing in 2003 wrote, “The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass” is of inestimable value for the life of the Church. The worship is strictly linked to the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice. The presence of Christ under the sacred species reserved after Mass—a presence which lasts as long as the species of bread and of wine remain – derives from the celebration of the sacrifice and is directed towards Communion, both Sacramental and Spiritual. It is the responsibility of Pastors to encourage, also by their personal witness, the practice of Eucharistic Adoration and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in particular, as well as prayer of Adoration before the Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Time with the Lord; It is pleasant to spend time with him, to lie close to his breast like the Beloved Disciple (cf. Jn 13:25) and to feel the infinite love present in his heart. If in our time Christians must be distinguished above all by the “art of prayer”, how can we not feel a renewed need to spend time in spiritual converse, in silent Adoration, in heartfelt love before Christ present in the Most Holy Sacrament?. How often, dear brothers and sisters, have I experienced this, and drawn from it strength, consolation and support.!
A meeting to discuss the future of Adoration in Ballycane, will take place on Wednesday 12th July at 8.15pm in the Church of The Irish Martyrs, after the 7.30pm evening Mass. All are welcome.