“It is Jesus Himself who is present in the Blessed Sacrament, waiting for you and calling to you to spend one hour with Him each week” Pope John Paul II
St. Veronica’s Parish is blessed to be able to worship Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, around the calendar year. Come adore the Risen Lord with us!
What is Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration?
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. At Saint Veronica’s, in a small chapel, located at the back of the rectory building, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and successive worshipers come to pray and worship Jesus at every moment of every day and every night throughout the year. Pope John Paul II said, “Your faith will help you to realize that it is Jesus Himself who is present in the Blessed Sacrament, waiting for you and calling you to spend one hour with Him each week.”
Why Do Parishioners Come To Worship?
The visit to the Blessed Sacrament is a great treasure of the Catholic faith. Through Perpetual Adoration we proclaim to our parish and to our community that Jesus is here, truly present among us today. Most adorers say that seeing Jesus so close to them under the appearance of the Sacred Host is very intimate. When you come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, He appreciates this so deeply that you release the power of His love and graces to all of His children. “The visit brings joy to our hearts and helps us to grow in holiness”, one worshipper explains. “My hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most peaceful, the most satisfying hour of my week. I always feel refreshed and renewed.” “And the grace that flows from the time we spend with Christ can spread out into our community as we pray for conversions and the return of fallen-away Catholics.” “We cannot underestimate the power of prayer and the difference it will make in our world.” (Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
How Can I Become An Adorer?
Just enter the Chapel at any time and visit with Jesus in that prayerful silence, where the heart listens to the One it seeks. Please turn off your cell phone before you enter. Look for the door with the “chapel” nameplate with the angel standing watch nearby. You may visit for a few minutes, an hour, or more, as many times as you wish. Our Lord, Jesus Christ will be there waiting for you.
Regular adorers are those who commit themselves to one particular hour of adoration each week…for example, every Monday at 7:00 PM. To maintain Perpetual Adoration, Jesus must never be left alone. All hours must be covered by one, preferably two adorers. New adorers are always welcome and much needed. For more information please contact Debbie at 732-367-7750 or Betty at 732-364-3507.