Holy Hour Intentions During Advent
During Advent, please take time to visit our Lord in the church to pray for the following special intentions. Each Adoration hour is devoted to the following:
Wednesdays & Fridays
10 am The clergy and the Pope
11 am The unborn and sanctity of life
12 pm The sick and dying
1:00 pm The salvation of souls
2:00 pm The poor and the lonely
3:00 pm The conversion of sinners
4:00 pm The souls in purgatory
5:00 pm The world’s persecuted Christians
6:00 pm The reparation for sin
*these hours are critical need for anyone interested in being a weekly Guardian
Adoration Hours in the Church (not chapel)
Adoration is currently open to all every Friday from 9:30am – 1pm as well as every Wednesday following the 9am mass and concluding with Benediction at 7pm.
Adoration is simply sitting quietly with our Lord who is present in the Eucharist on the altar.
Please sign up for a weekly Adoration Guardian commitment at one of the following hours by calling or texting Dana at 404-406-0850.
For those not signing up to be Guardians, please come by for any length of time during the Friday hours or Wednesday hours to be comforted by the presence of our Lord.
Please contact Beth Reaves and Dana Litwack at email@example.com with any additional questions.
Adoration is a personal invitation to you from Jesus. “Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Canae)
What is Eucharistic Adoration? Eucharistic Adoration takes place when the priest takes a consecrated host and places it in a monstrance (monstrance comes from the Latin “monstrare,” meaning to show or expose to view). The monstrance is place on the church/chapel altar or in front of the tabernacle (an ornate box that holds the monstrance and any consecrated hosts) or adoration.
What do you actually do during Adoration? You may sign up to be a “Guardian,” which allows you to schedule yourself for one or more hours per week to pray before the very presence of Our Lord, exposed in the monstrance. Being a Guardian allows you to have your special time alone with Jesus to recite your favorite prayer or the rosary, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope,
charity, thanksgiving, reparation or do whatever form of prayerful devotion that suits you before Our Lord. You can sit and say nothing, simply keeping Him company, just as you would with a dear friend.
JOIN THE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION MINISTRY:
We have many Guardians who have generously committed to a regular weekly hour with our Lord so that Adoration may be available to all. Many graces and blessings have come to our guardians and the entire All Saints parish community through this time. Please prayerfully consider joining this wonderful ministry as a regular or substitute guardian!
For more information on current available times, please contact one of our Ministry Co-Coordinators below and they will be delighted to assist you at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone:
Twelve Reasons From The Teachings Of The Church For Wanting To Spend One Hour With Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament
- You are greatly needed!
“The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic Adoration.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae)
- This is a personal invitation to you from Jesus.
“Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Canae)
- Jesus is counting on you because the Eucharist is the center of life.
“Every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing that the sacrament of Love shall be at the center of the life of the people of God so that through all the manifestations of worship due Him shall be given back love for love and truly become the life of our souls.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)
- Your hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will repair for evils of the world and bring about peace on earth.
“Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Jesus and ready to make reparation for the great evils of the world. Let your adoration never cease.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicai Cenae)
- Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to Him!
“Christ is reserved in our churches as the spiritual center of the heart of the community, the universal Church and all humanity, since within the veil of the species, Christ is contained, the Invisible Heart of the Church, the Redeemer of the world, the center of all hearts, by Him all things are and of whom we exist.” (Pope Paul IV, Mysterium Fidei)
- Jesus wants you to do more than to go to Mass on Sunday.
“Our communal worship at Mass must go together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic adoration in order that our love may be complete.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)
- You grow spiritually with each moment you spend with Jesus!
“Our essential commitment in life is to preserve and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)
- The best time you spend on earth is with Jesus, your Best Friend, in the Blessed Sacrament!
“How great is the value of conversation with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, for there is nothing more consoling on earth, nothing more efficacious for advancing along the road of holiness!” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)
- Just as you can be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed
Sacrament without receiving the Divine Rays of His Grace, His Love, His Peace.
“Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, God with us, day and night, He is in our midst. He dwells with us full of grace and truth. He restores morality, nourishes virtue, consoles the afflicted, strengthens the weak.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)
- If Jesus were actually visible in church, everyone would run to welcome Him, but He remains hidden in the Sacred Host under the appearance of Bread, because He is calling us to faith, that we many come to Him in humility.
“The Blessed Sacrament is the Living Heart of each of our churches and it is our very sweet duty to honor and adore the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, the Incarnate Word, Whom they cannot see.” (Pope Paul VI, Credo of the People of God)
- With transforming mercy, Jesus makes our heart one with His. “He proposes His own example to those who come to Him, that all may learn to be like Himself, gentle and humble of heart, and to seek not their own interest but those of God.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)
- If the Pope himself would give you a special invitation to visit him in the Vatican, this honor would be nothing in comparison to the honor and dignity that Jesus Himself bestows upon you with the Invitation of spending one hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament.
“The Divine Eucharist bestows upon the Christian people the incomparable dignity.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)