Dear KNEH Listeners,
I have great news that many of you have probably already heard about… With the permission of Monsignor O’Neill and Fr. Marc Lenneman, we now have the opportunity to have Perpetual Adoration at Trinity Chapel on the Carroll College campus! It will be from noon to 10pm each day, and perhaps someday we can add more hours if there is enough support! What a blessing this will be to our Helena community, and what a beautiful way to console Jesus’ Heart! I am reminded of the words Jesus said to St. Margaret Mary when He showed her His pierced Sacred Heart while she was in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
“Behold this Heart, which has loved so much, that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself in order to testify to its love… Do me the kindness, you at least, of consoling My Heart as much as you can.”
Now we have a special opportunity in Helena to console Jesus’ Heart by setting aside an hour each week to spend time with Him, loving Him and thanking Him for His great love for us. I can only imagine what graces He will pour out on each of us, our families, and our community in return!
Please consider signing up for an hour of adoration each week at the Trinity Chapel. To sign up, call Leslie at 202-3909. If you can’t commit to an hour each week, we hope that you will stop by Trinity Chapel and spend whatever time you can with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Wondering What To Do During Eucharistic Adoration?
Fr. Benedict Groeschel points out that there are “four kinds of prayer most appropriate in the presence of the Eucharist, namely adoration and praise, thanksgiving, repentance, and trusting intercession.” Here are suggestions for what to do during private Eucharistic adoration.
- Pray the Psalms or the Liturgy of the Hours – Whether you are praising, giving thanks, asking for forgiveness, or seeking an answer, you’ll find an appropriate psalm. The ancient prayer of the Church called the Liturgy of the Hours presents an excellent way to pray through the Book of Psalms throughout the year.
- Recite the “Jesus Prayer” – Say “Lord Jesus, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner,” repeatedly as you quiet your heart and mind.
- Meditate using Scripture – Choose a passage from the Bible. Read the words and ask God to let the passage speak to you. Pay special attention to anything that strikes you and ask God what He wishes for you to draw from that passage.
- Read the life of a saint and pray with him or her – Most holy men and women have had a great devotion to Our Lord in the Eucharist. Therese of Lisieux, Catherine of Siena, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Peter Julian Eymard, Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa of Calcutta are just a few. Read about them and pray their prayers before the Blessed Sacrament.
- Pour out your heart to Christ and adore Him – Speak to Jesus aware that you are in His presence, and tell Him all that comes to your mind. Listen for His response. Pray the prayer that St. Francis instructed his brothers to pray whenever they were before the Blessed Sacrament: “I adore you, O Christ, present here and in all the churches of the world, for by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.”
- Ask for forgiveness and intercede for others – Think of those who have hurt you and request a special blessing for them. Ask God to forgive you for all the times you have neglected or hurt someone else. Bring before the Blessed Sacrament all those who have asked you to pray for them. Ask the Lord to address their concerns.
- Pray the Rosary – Pope John Paul II reminds us, “…is not the enraptured gaze of Mary as she contemplated the face of the newborn Christ and cradled him in her arms that unparalleled model of love which should inspire us every time we receive Eucharistic Communion?” Ask Mary to join you as you gaze on Christ in the Eucharist and as you pray the Rosary.
- Sit quietly and just “be” in the presence of God – Think of a visit to the Blessed Sacrament as coming to see your best friend. Sit quietly and enjoy being in each other’s company. Instead of talking to the Lord, try listening to what He wants to tell you.
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Yours in Christ, Rose Casey, KNEH General Manager