The Greatest Gift
The greatest gift our loving God gave us is in the Eucharist. Spend time with Jesus! There’s power in that! Our Lord waits for us to visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament, so He can shower us with His precious graces and mercies. Come and have a heart-to-heart with the Lord!
St. Robert Bellarmine Church has an adoration program from Monday – Friday from 9:00am until 10:00pm. Parishioners volunteer and dedicate one hour a week to pray before the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.
Adorers are Needed. Can You Help?
Looking for Adorers for the following hours
Monday: 3-4 pm, 4-5 pm, and 5-6 pm
Tuesday: 1-2 pm, 5-6 pm, 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm, and 9-10 pm
Wednesday: 12-1 pm
Thursday: 2-3 pm and 5-6 pm
Friday: 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm, 8-9 pm, and 9-10 pm
If you can make a visit during one of these times, please sign the adoration register by the front pew. Call Renee Shaw at (810) 659-5469 to sign-up for a regular hour or if you have questions.
How To Make A Holy Hour
Speak to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament just as you would speak to your best friend. Tell Him about all of your concerns, needs, your family, loved ones, friends and neighbors. Express sorrow for your faults (sins) and those you have hurt. Ask for the grace to forgive all who have hurt you. Pray for guidance and healing. Spend some quiet time listening to Him (with your heart and mind.) You may want to read the Bible, pray the rosary or the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, or use your favorite prayer book. Or, you may be so tired, troubled, and worn out that you just want to sit, relax, and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being with the One who loves you the most–Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Our Hearts Are Restless, Until They Rest In You
Do you long to feel whole, satisfied, and content? The “things” of the world cannot satisfy us! As St. Augustine said in his Confessions, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You.” We were made to worship God! Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35)
Give God glory and praise by spending time with Him in Eucharistic adoration!
Draw Near To Him
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen kept a daily Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament for 60 years of his priesthood. It was during his Holy Hour that he learned to listen and abandon himself totally to God’s call.
He said, “The purpose of the Holy Hour is to encourage a deep personal encounter with Christ. The holy and glorious God is constantly inviting us to come to Him, to hold converse with Him and to ask such things as we need and to experience what a blessing there is in fellowship with Him. When Jesus said, ‘Could you not watch one hour with Me?’ he was not pleading for an hour of activity, but for an hour of companionship.” Won’t you answer our Lord’s call be becoming a Eucharistic adorer?
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
We have ups and downs and sickness and suffering. That is part of the cross. Anyone who imitates Him to the full must share in His passion also. That is why we need prayer. That is why we need the Bread of Life. That is why we have Adoration.
~Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Adorers were asked to share how their Holy Hour has enriched their lives.
This is what two of them said.
We are so blessed as a church to have adoration of Our Lord’s sacred blessings he pours out on us, our family, our parish, our town, our nation, and the world, if we did nothing more than this, we would have done a great work. Yet we can do more than this. We can praise, sing, speak with our hearts, listen to his voice, plead the needs of so many, adore Jesus as the angels gathered near him do. Sometimes all we need to do is rest and look at him and let Jesus look at you and love you. If any of us needs peace or help or to be empowered, or free from any sin, or stronger faith or guidance in life—and most of us need these things—then come to adoration. Outside of Mass, I believe this is our strongest prayer. Never in this life or the next will you regret time spent in adoration.
Holy Hour!! I’d love to, but I don’t have time – my family and job take up all my hours. We have all said those things. I knew I was perfectly able to spend one hour a week with God. After all he has given me, how could I say no? Besides, it’s a break for me from everybody and everything that takes up my life. Well, it has been five years and I can’t name all the peace, happiness, and clarity I have come to know. I look so forward to “MY TIME” with God each week. It is refreshing to know in all this craziness God has time for just me and I have a safe, beautiful, and quiet place to connect without interruption. Like many of you, I tried taking the time at home, in the car, on my lunch hour, etc. for reflection but there are too many distractions! By committing to one hour a week, I know that no matter what I will have my special time with God. Sometimes my mind will wander, but I know God is glad I am there with him and that I put everything else aside for him. I know how good I feel when someone puts me first and God does just that each and every day for us. Don’t keep yourself from experiencing this beautiful gift our parish has to offer. Things do come up for each of us, but if more of us are involved we can make sure Jesus is never left unattended at St. Robert Church. You can’t believe the beautiful gift waiting for you during your time!