AN INVITATION TO PERPETUAL EUCHARIST ADORATION

Saint John Paul II encouraged Adoration. In Dominicae cenae, he expressed: "The Church and world have a great need for Eucharistic worship.  Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love.  Let us not refuse the to go to meet Him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world.  Let our adoration never cease."  "In it (Adoration), Christ offers himself to the Father for us, involving us in His sacrifice, and gives Himself to us as the bread of life for your journey along the paths of the world." We need Him so that peace reigns in our families and in our human relations.

A Holy Hour is spending an hour devoted to prayer in the presence of the Holy Eucharist where Jesus Christ is truly present in His body, blood, soul and divinity.

"The purpose of the Holy Hour is to encourage a deep personal encounter with Christ.  The holy and glorious God in constantly inviting us to come to Him, to converse with Him, to ask for such things as we need and to experience what a blessing there is in fellowship with Him." - Archbishop Fulton Sheen


IF OUR WORLD SEEMS TO BE IN BAD SHAPE:   Terrorism, Satanism, Divorce, Secularism, Violence, Abortion...

COME TO EUCHARISTIC  ADORATION - It is a powerful means of asking our Lord's intercession. Have absolute confidence and trust in the power of His love to bring peace to all.  In these times, it is the Eucharist that is our Refuge, our Mercy, our Light and Life.

PAUSE TO GIVE THANKS - For Resurrection, Health, Freedom, Employment, Friends, Mercy, Forgiveness, Faith, Family...


WHAT IS A PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL?

When we take time out of our busy lives and give a little to our Lord, we proclaim to everyone that                                                                                                    Jesus is truly present among us.  We know the importance of prayer in our lives. Jesus asked his Apostles                                                                                          and now us the question:  "Could you not watch one hour with Me?"


"A Holy Hour of Adoration in our modern rat race is necessary for authentic prayer... The Holy Hour                                                                                              becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid                                                                                      atmosphere of the world." - Archbishop Fulton Sheen


"I am fully convinced that if it were humanly possible to fully understand the value of a Holy Hour                                                                                                     everyone would make time to do it." - St. Peter J Eymard


WHAT DO I DO WHILE ADORING?

You can pray, read from Sacred Scripture (such as the Bible), meditate on spiritual writings or just sit in the presence of our Lord in humble Adoration or private conversation with Him.


 WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO ADORATION?

As we spend more time in the presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament we grow in holiness.  As a community our prayers help increase Mass attendance, conversions, return of fallen away Catholics, vocation to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious life, and better confessions.  These are just a few of the fruits of Eucharistic Adoration.  Saint John Paul II declared, "We contribute to the radical transformation and the coming of Christ's kingdom on earth.  This is being accomplished with every prayer hour we spend in Eucharistic Adoration."


THE HOLY HOUR AND THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

Become a Missionary to help souls through Eucharistic Adoration. 

The one thing our Lord asked for, "The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony.  Not for activity did He plead but for an Hour if companionship." - Archbishop Fulton Sheen

"In order to convert America and save the world what we need is for every parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of prayer."     

- Blessed mother Teresa

"Let us never forget that an age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Eucharist.  This is the measure of its spiritual life, faith, charity. and virtue." - St. Peter Julian Eymard

"Priestly, religious and missionary vocations will stem from your Holy Hour... A holy Hour helps the ones in the world most in need of God's Mercy."

- St.  John Paul II

"A Holy Hour before the Most Blessed Sacrament so pleases the Heart of Jesus, that every man, woman and child on earth receives a new effect of God's graces." - St. Faustina


THE VALUE OF A HOLY HOUR                                                    

"Look upon the hour of adoration                                   assigned to you as an hour in paradise.  Go to your adoration as one would to Heaven, to the Divine Banquet. You will then long for that                                hour and hail it with joy.  Take delight in fostering a longing for it in your heart.  Tell yourself, "Our Lord will give me an  audience of grace and love.  He has invited me; He is longing for me. When your hour is particularly difficult, rejoice all the more; your love will be greater for its suffering more.  It is a privileged hour that will count for two." - St. Peter J Eymard


There are many reasons and many ways to come before Our Lord in Adoration.  Why do we participate in a Holy Hour? There is basically only one answer: Jesus the Christ is present in the Eucharist, the very substance of the bread and  wine changed through transubstantiation into the Body if Jesus.


St. Thomas taught us that the Eucharist is the greatest of miracles ever worked by Jesus.  This miracle gives us His Passion and Sacrifice.  A gift we can receive in our daily life to manifest His great love for us.  Jesus' words to the Apostles on the eve of His Passion in the Garden of Gethsemane resonate in our very soul, "Can you not watch one hour with me?"  Our Christian life must be Eucharistic.  It is vital to our completeness as Catholic Christians.  It is in the Eucharist that Christians find unity with Jesus: "In the Sacrament of the Eucharistic Bread, the unity of all believers, who form one body in Christ (1Cor: 10, 17) is both expressed and brought about." This does not only refer to the Eucharistic Sacrifice and the reception of Holy Communion but also to Eucharistic Adoration.

The Holy Hour made in the presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament is a devotion in which we call to mind the Life, Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord.  During this hour we see, through prayer and meditation, the mercy of God, the conversation of souls, the sanctification of sinners and the mitigation of the terrible punishment foretold in Fatima in 1917.


MAKING THE HOLY HOUR YOUR HOUR OF POWER (5 great prayers the enrich your Holy Hour)



MEDITATION

Meditation, or mental prayer, is a time to focus our minds and fill our hearts with the truth and beauty of God, to engage in heart-to-heart conversation with our Lord, and let His grace work within us to move our hearts to love him more perfectly.

     "Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with God.  Speak with familiarity and confidence as to your dearest and most loving friend.  Speak of your life, your plans, your troubles, your joys, your fears.  In return, God will speak to you - not that you will hear audible words in you ears, but words that you will clearly understand in your heart." - St. Alphonsus Ligouori

A meditation book is a great aid for directing the mind and heart to specific points for prayer and contemplation.  Always having at least two spiritual books to go through, is one of the best means for success and perseverance in the practice of meditation.



SPIRITUAL JOURNALING

Writing out your thoughts and prayers to God is a great way to focus your mind and heart.  Having a record of the many graces and lights God has given you in prayer can be especially helpful in times of spiritual dryness.

     "Why, then do I set before You an ordered account of so many things?  It's certainly not through me that You know them.  but I'm stirring up love for You in myself and in those who read this so that we may all say, great is the Lord and highly worthy to be praised.  I tell my story for love of Your love." - Augustine of Hippo, Confessions


SPIRITUAL READING

Spiritual reading is one of the best ways to nourish our minds and reflect on the goodness of God and the truths of  our Faith.  The scriptures say that it is through the renewal of our minds that we are transformed more full into God's image.  Many great saints and spiritual leaders of the Church recommend setting aside at least 15 to 20 minutes a day for spiritual reading.  "When we pray we speak to God; but when we read, God speaks to us." - St. Jerome



LITURGY OF THE HOURS/DIVINE OFFICE

Made up of prayers, psalms, and readings that flow from the liturgical life of the Church.  Ordained and religious recite the Divine Office throughout the day as the official prayer of the Church.  The Vatican II Council encouraged the Christian laity to take up the practice of praying all or part of the Liturgy of the Hours as a way to participate more fully in the life of the Church.


THE ROSARY

The Rosary is a beautiful devotion to the Mother of God in which we contemplate the mysteries of Christ's life and our Faith.

"The Rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever

known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and on the substance of the next.  The power of the Rosary is beyond description. - Archbishop Fulton Sheen


25 WAYS TO SPEND AN HOUR WITH JESUS  By Eileen McCarthy: New London, CT


1.  Slowly read scripture until something hits you.  Then listen...

2.  Say a Rosary...

3.  Let God look at you...

4.  Tell Him something that made you happy.  Then listen...

5.  Tell Him what you are afraid of.  Then listen...

6.  Tell Him what angers you.  Then listen...

7.  Speak about your loved ones...

8.  Pray for an enemy...

9.  Talk with Him about work...

10.  Sing a song for Him in your heart...

11.  Promise to trust Him...

12.  Imagine Mary sitting next to you and praying with you...

13.  Renew your loyalty to His Church...

14.  Lean on Him. Tell Him you love Him...

15.  Thank Him for the Sacraments...

16.  Tell Him your failures. Ask for help.  Then listen...

17.  Slowly recite the Beatitudes...

18.  Say one Our Father slowly...

19.  Say one Hail Mary slowly...

20.  Say the Apostles Creed slowly...

21.  Pray for vocations...

22.  Ask him to show you the next step...

23.  Look at yourself.  Count your gifts.  Then thank Him...

24.  Pray for your family, friends and the world...

25.  Enjoy just being in His presence.

Welcome to our Catholic Eucharistic faith based organization.  Our adorers have been prayer warriors in support for the Billings and surrounding community and the world with our prayers. Our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is designed to help those in need with your prayers. With your dedication and prayers our Chapel will continue indefinitely and will be a continued Blessing for the glory and honor of God.

Try to make time throughout your day for prayer.  Quiet your heart and ask Jesus to bless you and your family.  Ask Him to fill you with his presence, His grace and His love. 


Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel of Billings

PO Box 50113

Billings, MT, 59105-0113

You are invited to join us in a SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER on December 10th from 1-5PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2216 Grand Avenue, Billings, MT. 

A perfect time to do some Christmas shopping and help raise fund for the Chapel construction at the same time!!!

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

of Billings