Do you look for quiet time to pray, reflect and be at peace? Or a way to show your children the importance of your relationship with God? If so, Adoration is a perfect opportunity for you!
Parents support BSM students one day each month and during finals by spending a half hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the BSM chapel. Below is some information on what Adoration is and how you can participate. If you have further questions, please contact: Mary Kathryn Burke.
Here is a list of dates Adoration is scheduled (and links to the Sign Up Genius if available):
- Friday, October 4, 2019 (click here to sign up)
- Monday, November 4, 2019 (click here to sign up)
- Friday, December 6, 2019 (click here to sign up)
- During Finals - Wednesday-Friday, January 15-17, 2020
- Friday, February 7, 2020 (click here to sign up)
- Friday, March 6, 2020 (click here to sign up)
- Monday, April 6, 2020 (click here to sign up)
- Friday, May 1, 2020 (click here to sign up)
- During Finals - Wednesday - Friday, June 3-5, 2020
Why participate in Adoration?
"The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth."
- Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
What is the purpose and what to do in Adoration?
The purpose of this half-hour is to spend time in prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Sometimes we can be intimidated to go to Adoration. It is not because we fear being with Jesus in prayer but rather we have never been taught what to do in an extended period of prayer. Is it alright to read, pray a Rosary, or reflect upon the Scriptures? Or do I have to sit there- not moving or making a sound, staring at a gold monstrance with a Host inside? While visiting our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration, we can pray in a variety of different ways. Here are some suggestions:
1. Pray the Psalms.
2. Meditate using Scripture. Choose a passage from the Bible. Read the words and ask God to let the passage speak to you.
3. Read the life of a saint and pray with him or her. Read about them and pray their prayers before the Blessed Sacrament.
4. 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.
6. Ask for forgiveness and intercede for others. Think of those who have hurt you and request a special blessing for them. Bring before the Blessed Sacrament all those who have asked you to pray for them. Ask the Lord to address their concerns.
7. Pray the Rosary.
8. 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.