Monday, August 15, 2022

 Grace Enters Your Life

“It’s amazing how a simple act of committing to even a short time of regular Adoration makes such a huge difference to the rest of your life. You can carry that moment of being in His presence with you long after you’ve left the church or chapel. His grace sustains you in every moment, especially in moments of temptation. Temptation becomes easier to resist when you’re spending more time in Adoration. Sometimes, it really is that straightforward.” 
       (Ruth Kennedy - CatholicLink)

Sign up for a weekly hour of Adoration by going to our website - and adding your name to any hour convenient to you.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Become Excited and Addicted

Become Excited Going To Adoration

“The more time you spend in Adoration discovering that God is a God who loves you and wants to spend time with you, the more you begin to actually want to go. If Adoration once felt like a chore, you might even find yourself becoming excited to go! Adoration is addictive, not just because of the things we can gain for ourselves, but because we were created to adore. As we say in the Mass, it is “right and just” that we should give thanks to the Lord! Adoration is imprinted on our hearts and as St Augustine says “our hearts are restless until they find our rest in Him”!   (Ruth Kennedy - CatholicLink)

     Adoration Opportunities:  Check our website AdorationPro for hours ‘open’ to additional Adorers.  You can commit to Adoring weekly any hour with the tag “Sign Up” go the right of the designated hour.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Peace Only Jesus Can Provide

 Experience Peace In All Of Life

“Jesus said ’Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you’ (John 14:27)  The outward peace we can experience in Adoration (the quiet and the stillness) reaches much deeper. It leads to an inner peace that affects all areas of our lives. It doesn’t mean everything in our life will be perfect and without suffering, but Christ’s peace means that we know that the storms of life can’t shake us.”  (Ruth Kennedy - CatholicLink)

Fear what kills the soul more than what kills the body.  Build you defenses through Eucharistic Adoration.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Listen to God in the Silence

 Silence is the Language of God

“There is nothing like the atmosphere of a quiet chapel and the splendor of the monstrance to help you understand the truth of what is happening in Adoration. We are truly before Jesus Christ, His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. The more you sink into that silence in front of the Host, the more you’ll realize that the only response is awe and wonder at the greatness of our God.”   (Ruth Kennedy - CatholicLink)

If you don’t spend time in our chapel you may be missing a life altering event.

All are welcome!

Monday, July 18, 2022

Not Good To Come Up Short!

 You Don’t Want To Come Up Short!

Every golfer knows one of the greater frustrations is to stroke a ball for what would be a birdie putt only to realize it wasn’t hit hard enough to even reach the hole. 
Is there something in that statement we could learn about our relationship with God?  Why not hit your ‘relationship’ a little harder by spending time in the Adoration Chapel?

You might have something to brag about when you get to the heavenly clubhouse.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Precious Moment

Precious Moment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, even if only for a few minutes, is a precious and intimate time of prayer with the Lord.  It affords a special opportunity for a “heart-to-heart” with our savior.  It is time you give to God so that he can use it to mold you into what he created you to be.

Jesus says “I so long for you to visit Me in Eucharistic Adoration.”  Why don’t you?

Stop by the chapel for a moment.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Become More God Like

 Become More God Like

Pope Benedict XVI reminds us in one of his writings about the Eucharist, “This body is not the ever-dead corpse of a dead man, nor is the blood the life-element rendered lifeless.  No, sacrifice has become gift, for the body given in love and the blood given in love have entered, through the Resurrection, into the eternity of love, which is stronger than death.”

The liturgy lets us transcend the present by moving toward the future, and that future is present in what is happening in the liturgy.  We have the opportunity in every liturgy to become more and more like God.

So why aren’t we all much more ‘God like’?  Why do we have trouble carrying the ‘good’ within us beyond the parking lot when leaving Mass?

Truth is we are leaving with the seed of ‘good’; but to profit we have to take action to reinforce it and let it grow so it becomes part of our being.  How do you do that?  

We don’t - God does.  We have to give God enough of our time so that He can nourish the seed of ‘good’ that was planted during the Eucharist.  That seed has everything in it to grow and blossom and help us become a beautiful and productive child of God.  A good way to nurture Christian growth is simply to sit in the presence of our Creator.  

Here at IHM we are blessed with the Adoration Chapel were we can sit silently in the presence of our Creator and experience a direct, personal encounter with the living Christ.  Through that encounter the seed of ‘good’ grows and changes us from the inside out.

Take advantage of this great blessing.  See you in the Chapel.