The Real Presence
"This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me." Luke 22:19
What do we believe?
The simplest way to express what Christ asks us to believe about the Real Presence is that the Eucharist is really He. The Real Presence is the real Jesus. We are to believe that the Eucharist began in the womb of the Virgin Mary; that the flesh which the Son of God received from His Mother at the Incarnation is the same flesh into which He changed bread at the Last Supper; that the blood He received from His Mother is the same blood into which He changed wine at the Last Supper. Had she not given Him His flesh an blood, there could not be a Eucharist.
We are to believe that the Eucharist is Jesus Christ - simply, without qualification.
"Could you not watch an hour with me?" (MT 26:40)
You can't have a relationship
with anyone unless you spend time with that person.
So it is with God . . .
Eucharistic Adoration, simply put, is spending time with the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
This is time for you to pray, journal, meditate and form a real relationship with your savior.
Starting November 22nd following the 10:00am Mass with Bishop Conley, St Cecilia Parish will be participating in a perpetual Eucharistic Adoration program.
After Mass, the Eucharist will be permanently exposed for adoration. We ask that you pledge an hour each week to spend with God in the Eucharist. As a parish, we will adore Christ 24 hours a day.
Pledge to Participate!
By pledging, you are making a commitment to yourself to schedule one hour per week beginning November 22nd to participate in the Eucharistic Adoration Program. Official times will be scheduled at a later date.
Share your pledge with your friends!
Please contact Father Walsh for more details!
Our Beloved St. John Paul II said:
"The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the Church. This worship is strictly linked to the celebration of the Eucharist sacrifice. It is pleasant to spend time with him, to lie close to his breast like the Beloved Disciple (cf. Jn 13:25) and to feel the infinite love present in his heart"
Read Bishop Conley's full letter here.