Behold His Glory

At the close of the Great Jubilee, blessed John Paul II issued a compelling challenge to the entire Church to “put out into the deep!” 1

Inviting us all to participate in the “exciting work of pastoral revitalization” 2 that awaits us, he proposed we embrace seven pastoral priorities 3   to help guide and focus our evangelization efforts for the third millennium.

He also put before us a beautiful vision of vibrant parish life authoritatively declaring – as our chief shepherd – that our “Christian communities must become genuine ‘schools’ of prayer, where the meeting with Christ is expressed not just in imploring help but also in thanksgiving, praise, adoration, contemplation, listening and ardent devotion until the heart truly ‘falls in love’ 4.

Our Behold His Glory evenings offer an opportunity to gather the faithful in the Lord’s Real presence and – like Mary of Bethany – to sit at the Lord’s feet, gazing upon and adoring His humble beauty in praise, adoration, supplication and repentance.

1 – Novo Millennio Ineunte: 1;    2 – NMI: 29;     3 – NMI: 29;     4 – NMI: 32

 

BEHOLD HIS GLORY ~ Corporate Eucharistic Adoration:

These evenings of prayer, praise, worship and intercession are best offered on Saturdays. Friday or Sunday evenings however may also be considered.

  • 7:14 p.m.       ~ Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and singing of O Salutaris.
    ~ Brief time of silence for recollection and invocation of the Holy Spirit.
  • 7:30 p.m.       ~ Prayer and extended praise, worship and intercession through song, the proclamation .of Scripture and silence.
  • 8:20 p.m.       ~ Benediction and singing of the Divine Praises.
  • 8:30 p.m.       ~ A final hymn to conclude the evening.

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