Spending quiet time with Jesus in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is one of the most powerful spiritual acts outside of attending Mass. It is an opportunity to open ourselves to His graces which flow from the Holy Eucharist, returning the love that Jesus gives us by adoring and spending time with Him, “Love for Love.” Over time, the more time you spend in the presence of Jesus, the more you will feel renewed and healed. Miracles of conversion, peace, discovery of vocations, answers to prayers, physical healings, and healing of families are just some of the wonderful things that can happen during this quiet time. Many graces flow from the devotion to our Lord in Adoration which can impact our church, community and our family.
Eucharistic Adoration at Sacred Heart
Thursday after 8am Mass
Thursday Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel
We need Adorers for our weekly Thursday Eucharistic Adoration from 9am -7pm.
We are asking for at least THREE Adorers for each hour to ensure our Lord is never left alone. Exposition begins after 8 AM Mass and conclude with Benediction at 7 PM.
Please consider spending at least an hour with Jesus. He awaits you.
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28
If interested please send an email to [email protected]
The Wonder of the True Presence at Sacred Heart
On the early evening of Sunday, April 30, 2023, Sacred Heart's High School Faith Formation had it's end of the year Eucharistic Adoration Service with Father Joseph Ho. During the service, the teens wrote down their burdens and concerns, offered them to Christ Jesus, and placed them before Him on the altar. While they did this, a catechist took these pictures with her cell phone, and after Benediction, the teens left the church to burn those burdens in a little bonfire in the plaza before going to the gym for ice cream and pizza.
About two weeks later, Father Joseph reviewed the pictures of the Adoration Service that the catechist sent him. He was shocked to see the way the Eucharistic Host appeared as if it changed in several of the photos. No one in the church saw this phenomenon at the time. Father Joseph shared these photos with staff and Pastoral Council members of our parish. After investigating, no one could adequately explain how a reflection, glare, or any other natural cause would have made the Blessed Sacrament appear this way. What a wonderful mystery these images present! It reminds us that Jesus Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, and calls us to be with Him so that he may take away our cares and make our burdens light.
Testimony from students about that night:
"I went in front of the church to drop off a paper with all the things I’m struggling about and turn in a bag. The priest would burn the paper so the stress would fly to God and He would handle our stress to fix our problems. While I turned the paper in, I walked to the bench to pray. I got down to kneel and started praying, so I closed my eyes. I felt something in my heart like a light in my chest. [I heard] God and Jesus saying, ‘Everything will be alright.’ And since my eyes were closed, I saw a light while praying. It felt hot, something powerful! I opened my eyes and looking at Jesus getting closer felt stronger as if the Lord was right next to me. God is real even if you are struggling and losing your hope. Don’t. Keep on praying and one day you will hear his voice. He will give you something better. It won’t look or feel at first, but open your heart to Him and He will open His to help the one in need. I have never experienced something more powerful than the Lord’s love.”
"[When I was writing down my burdens,] I was asking God to show a sign of His Presence, thinking about the Host changing into flesh and blood."
Closeup of the Photos