Jesus said: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever;…he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and…abides in me, and I in him” (John 6:51, 54, 56)
We welcome all who would like to join us for Mass. We ask that only those who share our Catholic belief and faith receive Communion. You are welcome to join our communion procession even though you are not receiving the Holy Eucharist. As you approach the priest or Eucharistic Minister, simply raise your right hand as a sign of faith and they will pray a blessing over you. Children not receiving the Holy Eucharist may also raise their right hand and receive a blessing.
First Holy Communion takes place the first two weekends in May at the Saturday 5 p.m. Mass and the Sunday noon Mass. For information on the sacramental preparation for First Holy Communion, please contact the Religious Education office at (810) 694-4891, ext. 101 or email email@example.com
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Every Tuesday, following the 8 a.m. Mass here at Holy Family Church, there is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Eucharistic Adoration takes place during the day, until Benediction at 5:15 p.m. This is a wonderful time for private prayer and personal encounter with the Lord.
“Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is…an important daily practice and becomes an inexhaustible source of holiness…It is pleasant to spend time with (Christ), to lie close to his breast like the Beloved Disciple and to feel the infinite love present in his heart.” Pope Saint John Paul II in The Church and the Eucharist, 10 & 25
Pray the Psalms or the Liturgy of the Hours.
Recite the “Jesus Prayer.” Say “Lord Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner,” repeatedly as you quiet your heart and mind.
Meditate using Scripture.
Read the life of a saint and pray with him or her.
Pour out your heart to Christ and adore Him.
Ask for forgiveness and intercede for others.
Pray the rosary.
Sit quietly and just “be” in the presence of God.
From “Eucharistic Adoration,”
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