All are welcome to spend time in Eucharistic Adoration in Saint Agnes Church on the First Friday's of the month (September through May).
"This is the wonderful truth, my dear friends: the Word, which became flesh two thousand years ago, is present today in the Eucharist." Saint John Paul II
Visit the Word made Flesh during Eucharist Adoration. There is always a need for faithful committed adorers. For your own hour or for more information please contact the Parish Office.
The Power of Silent Adoration
There is so much external noise in our lives that it seems overwhelming at times. Even if we shut off our phones, there are many other distractions. To be silent is to be OPEN TO GOD. Seeking moments of silence has become more necessary than ever before.
Jesus often withdrew to deserted places to pray. Many in our parish are finding a place of “silent retreat” very close to home. This retreat can be found in Eucharistic Adoration. Thursdays in St. James Church. Adoration is growing at St. James! More hours are available and we NOW have MORE opportunities to ADORE.
Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ. The Eucharist is Jesus truly present- Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. Praying in the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus is a powerful way to express our love and friendship to Him, with the very gift of ourselves.
“Immersing oneself in silent Eucharistic adoration is the secret to knowing the Lord, Pope Francis said. One cannot know the Lord without being in the habit of adoring, of adoring in silence.
How can we come to know Christ,” he asked?
*knowing Christ through the Gospel- reading daily and hearing in Mass
*knowing Christ through the Catechism- we study to know who Christ is
*knowing Christ better through prayer- to understand the breadth and length, height and depth of Jesus
*knowing Jesus through adoration
“We need to pray” in order truly to know Christ, the Pope repeated. But Paul “does not only pray; he adores this mystery which surpasses all knowledge, and it is within the context of adoration that he asks this grace” from the Lord.
“One cannot know the Lord without the habit of adoring, of adoring in silence,” he said.