The Eucharist is a priceless treasure: by not only celebrating it but also by praying before it outside of Mass we are enabled to make contact with the very wellspring of grace.” – Pope John Paul II
Eucharistic adoration is the act of worshipping God as He is present in the consecrated Eucharist. It is by the conversion of the bread and wine into Christ’s body and blood during the celebration of the Mass that Christ becomes present. The body and blood, together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained in the Blessed Sacrament. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1374).
The Church of the Holy Spirit offers 24 hour Perpetual Adoration. You can sign up at the Adoration table in the Commons, or leave a message for Sue at 402-296-5047.
Why Perpetual Adoration is Good for Us
The celebration of the Eucharist is central to our life of worship. It is here that, united with each other in Christ, we are one with him in his offering of praise and thanksgiving to the Father. We extend this celebration of the Eucharist by our personal adoration, through it, we unite with Christ in his intercession for the Church; praying for all people. Prayer, whether it is praise, intercession or adoration, is our ministry and service for the Church.
Adoration is an invitation to intimate conversation; it is a place for us to pour out our souls. God waits to give Himself to us completely. It is as if He is saying, “I am always here for you.” We look at God and God looks at us. We allow the gaze of God to penetrate our deepest selves and transform us. Christ is everywhere and so our adoration must be ongoing. We must learn to pray always as the spiritual masters of old taught. As Paul said in the 1st Letter to the Thessalonians, “Pray without ceasing.” Please join us in Perpetual Adoration at the Church of the Holy Spirit!