"The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." Mt 9:37-38
Join your fellow parishioners in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament at a Holy Hour for the intentions of the Ordinandi and an increase in Vocations to the priesthood and Consecrated Life on Monday, June 10. All are welcome to come and adore our Lord and pray for these intentions. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available during the hour.
Unite with parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Washington as we anticipate the Ordination of our Priests on June 15! This year’s Ordinandi:
Deacon John Benson
Deacon Joseph Cwik
Deacon Brendan Glasgow
Deacon Christian Huebner
Deacon Ebuka Mbanude
Deacon Stefan Megyery
Deacon Patrick Mullan
Deacon Benjamin Petty
Deacon Jan Pietryga
Deacon Michael Russo
Every vocation, every path to which Christ calls us, ultimately leads to fulfillment and happiness, because it leads to God, to sharing in God's own life." – Pope John Paul II
Why Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?
"In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. . . . It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.” (Pope Benedict XVI)
The U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops made a video (click here to view) that includes short testimonies by area people on why they participate in Eucharistic Adoration. You may recognize the Adoration Chapel at St. Agnes in Arlington, VA, which offers Perpetual Adoration (24/7).
"Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the 'King of Glory,' respectful silence in the presence of the "ever greater" God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2628)