St. Cecilia's Catholic Church
(R.C.I.A. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
St. Cecilia Parish would like to cordially invite you to come and learn more about the Catholic Faith. We will be offering instructional classes on the faith, worship, and life of the Catholic Church. Our classes will be held in Centennial Hall and are open to anyone whether Catholics or non-Catholics. We hope you can make it!
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“Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are.” - Bl. John Paul II the Great
Strengthen your relationship with God through weekend retreats and encounters.
You can't have a relationship
with anyone unless you spend time with that person.
So it is with God . . .
"Could you not watch an hour with me?" (MT 26:40)
What do I do during Adoration?
You can pray or meditate however you desire. Here are some suggestions:
We come firstly to Adore our Creator. One of the greatest and most intimate forms of prayer is just allowing yourself to sit in silence before the Lord and let Him do what He desires: to heal, guide, and love His son or daughter.
Confessions are available during the Holy Hour. Go, receive God's mercy and healing.
Reading scripture before God allows Him to speak to your heart in a very profound way. There are also many books
It's amazing how much clearer things can be if we take time to write them out. What better way to understand your life than to take this step with Jesus?
I can't make it to the whole hour, could I still come?
Absolutely! Even if you can only come for 5 minutes, our Lord is most pleased when we offer Him what we have, even if we haven't much.
My kids are noisy, isn't it better if we stay home?
We have many families who come to Adoration nearly every week, praise God! Our Lord said to let the children come to Him, and we encourage you to live this call! Don't worry about your kids, they are welcome!
FAQs about Adoration
Receiving the Sacraments
Holy Communion and Reconciliation are the two most humble and miraculous ways Our Lord bends to us in great love, fulfilling His promise to be with us until the end of the age. How often and how worthily do you receive this infinite Love?
Lectio Divina (scriptural meditation)
Spend some time living with Our Lord. "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."
This is one of the greatest ways to know Him.
Time before the Most Blessed Sacrament
Schedule an hour, or just stop by. Even if only for a few minutes over your lunch hour, Our Lord is waiting... thirsting for YOU.
Attention to the great "little things"
How often do you see a crucifix and take no notice of the One on humiliated upon it? How often do you genuflect without offering your heart to your King? How often do you make the Sign of the Cross or mumble the Our Father without thinking of what you are professing? Pay attention to Him here, and it can change your entire life.
We should confess our sins to the Lord the moment we realize we commit them, so that He can give us grace to grow in our weakness. The Sacrament of Reconciliation offers a personal meeting with Christ, the only fountain for cleansing even the darkest sin. Jesus is the power behind the priest who wants only to bring you to the fullness of life. Don't ignore your heart, don't be afraid of His Mercy . . .
Sing to the Lord, perform little acts of love for our neighbor, remember who you are: a son of the God of the Universe - every breath, every beat is Him loving you into existence.
Prayers of Petition
"Knock and the door will be opened to you. Like a good Father to his child, our Lord wants to hear our needs, heal our wounds, and glorify His people.
Remember the Poor
God works more through prayer than the world can ever imagine . . . It is our duty and obligation as Christians to pray for our priests, our family, world leaders, all those suffering, fallen away . . . Even one Hail Mary can bring about miraculous gifts in the world.
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