Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
In its fullest essence ... Eucharistic Adoration is "God and Man reaching out for each other, at the same time!"
The Eucharist is: Jesus truly present - Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity! Hidden in the form of a host.
Personal Testimony of Barbara Jupina
One evening while at adoration, I was feeling down. I felt as if I had no one to talk to. I looked up at the Blessed Sacrament and I said to myself, “To whom should I turn to for I’ve come to believe you are the Christ.” As I turned the page from the book I was reading there was that same verse. I wanted to shout with joy, “Hey guys, do you know what happened to me?!” I know it wasn’t a coincidence. My Holy hour goes by so fast, by the time I bring my joys, sorrows, prayers, and readings, the hour is over.
On this evening, while sitting in front of the Blessed Sacrament, I was reading the 10th day of 33 days to Morning Glory. I finally got a great Enlightenment of the Immaculate Conception and Our Holy Mother. I’ve been Catholic my whole life and I have never felt this way about her before. I felt her holy presence at my side. I kept saying to myself, “of course, of course,” she is the most Holy, purest, and of course, she is the Mother of God.”
Thank you, Jesus
Jose Sodari Testimony
I still remember the mass when they introduced perpetual adoration and they asked for volunteers and my wife leaned over and said “let’s do that”. We walked out of mass and I walked over to get info and before I knew it I signed up for Thursday mornings at 12 AM to 1 AM. Keep in mind, I had a very busy career, 4 kids and a wife with a full time job. My thought was how will I squeeze this in? At the time I had many reasons to do this, first and foremost, I had recently learned of my brother having stage 4 prostate cancer with a 12 month life expectancy. Secondly, my wife and I had a very busy and stressful schedule that almost left us with minimal quality time with our kids. Thirdly, my parent’s health in AZ had been slowly deteriorating and it was very hard to visit them. These were just a few reasons I was motivated to focus on some quality prayer time for myself during perpetual adoration. Little did I know this would change my life!
As I began perpetual adoration I had the mindset of praying for everyone and hoping for answers to my stress and chaos. The more I went the more I realized it was not about me praying for other people and praying for things to get better, for me perpetual adoration became me offering myself to the lord and getting to know his merciful love. During the hour I was there every week, I felt peace and tranquility, a sense of being at the right place at the right time. My life did begin to change after I let Jesus move me forward in life instead of me trying to move forward with Jesus only when I needed him. It turns out that I need him with me 24/7 and having that 1 hour with him made everything easier and my it filled my heart. I will not claim that my life was perfect after that, far from it. For example, my father a few months later was diagnosed with stomach cancer and has had several evasive surgeries and struggles with cancer treatment therapy after having a major portion of his stomach removed. But so much of my life has been blessed with the understanding of God’s love for all of us and us all having a purpose and us receiving our reward with him when we are done with his work on this earth.
I did put my life in his hands during perpetual adoration and asked Jesus to lead me in the direction he wants me to go, what he needs me to do, and that I am his to do as he wishes. Through Jesus all things are possible, they may not happen the way you may think or plan but when you pray for his blessings and acknowledge his blessings regardless the outcome you get what you ask for in his name.
I would describe my interpretation of perpetual adoration in the following way: “perpetual adoration is my one on one time to get to know myself through God’s eyes and grow my faith with my heavenly father, Jesus”.