If you have experienced the death of a loved one, we, the pastoral staff at St. Mary's & Assumption Catholic Churches; would like to express our sincere sympathies to you and your family. Our Catholic faith teaches us, through the resurrection of Jesus, to mourn with great hope. Still, grieving the death of a loved one is a traumatic experience that takes time and must be fully processed. When we grieve, no one can understand the depth of our loss, but please know that you are not alone. We are here to help you prepare for the next few days leading up to the funeral liturgy, as well as support you as your mourn in the weeks and months ahead.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
“We would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
What is Perpetual Adoration?Perpetual Adoration involves someone visiting our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for one hour a week, 24 hours a day. By each person committing to offer just one hour a week, we have a Perpetual Adoration vigil so that our Blessed Lord is never alone any hour of the day. Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer and devotion is exactly the same as spending time before the living God. There He humbly awaits our visit where He prepares graces for us hour by hour.
What are the benefits and results of Perpetual Adoration?A. A deeper meditative awareness of Christ's true presence in the Eucharist. B. Healing of your body and soul. C. A deeper awareness of Christ’s Holy Spirit’s abiding presence in you and every phase of your life. D. Improved prayer life, deeper faith, and inner peace. Who promotes Perpetual Adoration? EVERYONE!