Devotions and Adoration

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves "the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us".
 
On Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in Church. You are invited to come and spend a few minutes or an hour in prayer before Christ present in the Eucharist. Adoration closes with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Vespers and Benediction beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Contact…Rita Scanlon (729-6107)
 
 
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Stations of the Cross is a prayer, not just a viewing. It is in the context of our relationship with God. One could read through the text of each of the stations, and look at the pictures, but that wouldn't necessarily be prayer. This is an invitation to enter into a gifted faith experience of who Jesus is for each and every one of us. It becomes prayer when we open my heart to be touched. Just go from one station to another. When "arriving" at a station, begin by looking carefully at the image itself. There is a traditional prayer at each station. Its words become more and more meaningful as we repeat them throughout the journey. 
 
Click Here to download/print a meditation on the Stations of the Cross

THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY
The message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun whom through God’s word wrote a diary of about 644 pages recording the
revelations she received about God’s mercy. Her special call came from Jesus with the following dictum: “I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish mankind, but I desire to heal it.” She died in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had already begun to spread. On April 30, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized her as St. Faustina. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is said at 3PM and on Thursday evenings at 6:45 PM. By definition, a Chaplet is a form of prayer which uses prayer beads, but is not related to the Rosary.

For the prayers used and their sequence click on the “Chaplet of Divine Mercy” action button below. For more information, use the link below.
http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/backgr.htm#ixzz2uvLh7oP3

 




 
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