Pastor’s Letter, February 12th, 2017: Eucharistic Adoration

Dear Parishioners,

Decades ago Eucharistic Adoration was started at Holy Rosary parish, with individuals and families committing to spending an hour a week before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Over the years the number of people spending time in adoration has diminished to a handful. I would like to bring it back. There is nothing more important that we can do as a parish than spend time before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

I am happy to announce an effort to enhance, invigorate and refresh the Adoration program. This weekend we will have a sign-up for those who would like to commit to spending an hour each week with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. There will be flyers in the bulletin for the next several weeks and materials will be made available to help explain the benefits of this special gift.

The Christian approach to changing the world is not necessarily activism but conversion. Conversion is the transformation of the self, of the heart, the center of the person into something better. For us, Christ becomes the point of conversion; we attempt to transform ourselves into the image of Christ: to put on Christ, to think and act like Christ. This is what Jesus means when he says we are to become a light to the world. It is his light that shines in us. Change, therefore, begins with self, reforming self, transforming self into Christ; as St. Paul says: “not I, but Christ who lives in me”. This is the rationale behind spending time with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament: letting Christ penetrate our inner being to transform our minds and hearts.

Please consider signing up for Eucharist Adoration and spending an hour with the Lord once a week. There is no doubt this will effect a change in you and in our parish.

In Christ,

Father Vincent