Two Fridays each month at Our Lady of the Snows, Father Wilbert West will be joining Grade 1 - 12 classroom to introduce, explain, encourage and guide our students in prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Providing time and a quiet place for our students to contemplate their relationship with God is a deeply meaningful form of prayer.
We will also have CTR Division Wide Adoration on March 3rd. All families are invited.
What is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a form of prayer than began centuries ago. The word adoration means "to pay honor or homage to someone or something.” The same Jesus, whom we receive in the Eucharist at Mass is who we worship in Adoration. Adoration is a time to sit face to face with Jesus and deepen and strengthen your relationship with Him.
Why is it so important that we offer Adoration as an experience to young people?
The first and foremost answer to this question is surely answered simply by the act of adoration itself and the centrality of the Eucharist in our faith. We must offer Adoration to children, teenager and young adults so that Christ has the opportunity to speak to their hearts.
Offering Adoration means that we give the opportunity for them to experience the Eucharist and to encounter Christ in a new and powerful way. Our world is busy, it’s noisy, and it’s chaotic. This is especially true for young people. They are being bombarded with noise from every direction. Adoration gives them a chance to be silent. To just sit, be and contemplate. (Based Young Church Ministries Resource: Eucharistic Adoration)
Video Resource: Making Time Quiet Reflection (See Below)