It is the heart of who we are as Catholics: the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The Holy Father, in his recent encyclical The Church and the Eucharist, is calling for heightened appreciation of this beautiful gift from God through adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. But how many Catholics in the pews participate in Eucharistic adoration, or even really understand what it is?
A new pamphlet from Our Sunday Visitor is the perfect tool with which to teach and inspire your parishioners. Eucharistic Adoration is a how-to guide for prayerful and thoughtful devotion. Concrete suggestions, spiritual meanings, even illustrated explanations of the objects used in adoration are wrapped into an attractive, easy-to-read, and distribute, package.
Use this pamphlet to challenge your parishioners or religious-education students to apply one of the suggestions for Eucharistic adoration during your next exposition. Or send it to the households in your church community with a letter encouraging adoration and listing times to observe this devotion in your parish.
Renew your Eucharistic ministers' spirituality and enthusiasm with a discussion on the Eucharist, employing this pamphlet and Our Sunday Visitor's related pamphlet, Pope John Paul II's New Encyclical on the Eucharist. Follow the discussion with a period of adoration as a group.
Make pamphlets available at the church entrances during scheduled exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Or supply copies to your youth and young-adult group.
For a non-reproducible PDF of this pamphlet, click here. The PDF is meant for review only and should not be reproduced in any form.
Also available in Spanish.