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Eucharistic Holy Hour for the Sick

Every Friday night at midnight, there will be a Eucharistic Holy Hour for the Sick inside the St Charles Borromeo Adoration Chapel.  All are welcome to attend.  You are also encouraged to add the names of your sick family and other loved ones to the Prayer Intention List, which can be found behind the sign-in sheets as you enter the chapel.  If you have any questions, please contact Wayne (Eng) at 623-322-6350 or Gloria (Span/Eng) at 623-334-9526.

Santa Hora Eucarística por los enfermos

Todos los Viernes a media noche tenemos una hora Santa en la Capilla de Adoración, para rezar por los enfermos de la Parroquia San Carlos Borromeo. Los invitamos. Todos son bienvenidos. También puede agregar los nombres de los miembros de su familia que están enfermos para orar por ellos. Puede hacerlo en la lista que está en la carpeta a la entrada de la Capilla donde se apunta cuando le toca su hora de guardia al Santísimo. Si tiene alguna pregunta favor de llamar a Wayne (Ingles) al 623-322-6350 o a Gloria (Español-Ingles) al 623-334-9526

Eucharist, Worship and Custody – Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J.
The worship and custody of the Holy Eucharist, independently of Mass and Holy Communion, can be traced to post-apostolic times. St. Justin, writing in his Apology around the year 150, says that deacons were appointed to carry the Blessed Sacrament to those who were absent from the liturgy. The young St. Tarsisius was taken captive and put to death while carrying the consecrated Species on his person.

The History of Eucharistic Adoration – Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J.

Basic Catholic Catechist Home Study Course on the Eucharist – Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J.

Eucharistic Devotion and the Real Presence – Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J.

Prayer and the Grace of God – Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J.
“Without prayer we will lose the divine life we possess, and more obviously, we shall not grow in the life we already have. In other words, no prayer, no salvation…we need to pray…because we have a fallen human nature…”

Catechism on the Real Presence – Exhortation to Promote the Cult of the Eucharist – Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J.

Catechism on the Real Presence – On the Doctrine and Worship of the Holy Eucharist – Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J.

The Holiness of God and Adoration – (Opus Sanctorum Angelorum)
“Having spoken of the holiness of God, and the participation of creatures in that holiness, we now come to the consideration of man’s proper response to God’s holiness: adoration. Just as the concept of holiness is many-faceted, so also the concept of adoration. Adoration, in the first place, is creation’s highest act of worship. It is giving to God what belongs to him alone, he who alone is holy. It is the supreme form of reverence, glory and honor. But adoration is also creation’s attempt to reach out, with the help of God’s invitation and grace, to become holy in the presence of God. So we must now consider these two aspects of adoration: as an act of reverencing God, and as a means of sanctification for creatures.”

The Greatest Need in the World Today – Forming the Eucharistic Faith and Love of Children – Fr. John A. Hardon, S. J.
“My plan for this conference…is very simple: Briefly summarize the Church’s pedagogy of the Holy Eucharist over the centuries; Explain why parents and teachers should develop the Eucharistic faith and love of children from infancy to adulthood; Provide some guidelines to children on how to grow in their faith and love of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.”

Why Eucharistic Adoration? – Fr. Robert Goedert, O.P.
“…thousands of people from all across our country will testify that one hour each week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most peaceful, the most satisfying hour of their whole week.”

Devotion to the Holy Eucharist Advances Devotion to Jesus’ Person – Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
“When we speak of the Holy Eucharist, we can mean the Eucharistic Liturgy or the Mass; we can mean Holy Communion as the sacrament of the Lord; or we can mean the Real Presence of Christ…we concentrate on the third of these aspects, namely, the Eucharist as the abiding presence of Jesus Christ on our altars after the Sacrifice of the Mass is over and between receptions of Holy Communion.”

Institution of the Real Presence – Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
“…the Real Presence is logically prior to the Eucharist as Sacrifice and Communion. The reason is obvious. Christ must first be really present on earth in the Eucharist, before we can intelligently speak of His offering Himself in the Mass and coming to us in Communion.”

What is Eucharistic Adoration? – Most Reverend David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh
A Question and Answer Brochure.

Perpetual Adoration as a Necessary Antidote to Abortion – Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
“As we reflected on the power of the Eucharist to achieve miracles, we kept insisting that these miracles will be performed by Our Lord only if we believe.”

How to Pray a Holy Hour – Tom Hoopes (National Catholic Register)
There are 3 rules and 60 minutes of excellent structured suggestions of how to spend an hour in the presence of Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament or reserved in a tabernacle.

The Holy Hour – Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
One method is based on the four word aspiration and prayer, Adoro Te Rex Gloriae, I adore Thee, King of Glory. The idea is to divide one’s holy hour into four quarters: “You spend the first in adoration; you spend the second in thanks; you spend the third quarter in reparation; and finally you spend the last quarter in giving something to God.”

Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
A good introduction to a holy hour of adoration (Franciscan Friars of Marytown).

Eucharistic Holy Hour
This booklet…has been prepared for the purpose of offering the Roman Catholic faithful a suitable compilation of prayers and hymns to be used either individually or as a congregation for Holy Hour devotions.

An Appeal from My Sacred Heart – (For Those Who Hurt).

The Eucharist: A Sacrament to be Adored
On the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the first celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi, the Holy Father wrote a letter to Bishop Albert Houssiau of Liege, Belgium.

Pope John Paul II Recalls and Encourages National Eucharistic Devotion
Excerpts taken from the talk that Pope John Paul II gave at Phoenix Park during his historic three-day visit to Ireland, from September 29 to October 1, 1979.

The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Handbook
Decrees, Statutes, and Practical Guide (PEA International Headquarters).

Quotes on the Most Blessed Sacrament

His Presence That Is … Real. – by Fr. P.J. McHugh (PEA Newsletter)
“PEA gives tone to a parish – a feeling of reverence and awe, a feeling that in this chapel, the Lord is at home. Eucharist is the heart of the parish.”

No Wonder They Call It The Real Presence (Lives Changed by Christ in Eucharistic Adoration) – by David Pearson.
Have you ever wondered about the story behind some of the people who make an hour of adoration in your church or chapel week after week? Aside from the one or two line petitions we all get to read, no one has undertaken the task to give an in-depth look into their lives until now. David Pearson has taken nine people, interviewed them and given us a book that not only captures our attention but unexpectedly surprises us by what these adorers have to say. Best of all, is the invaluable insight we get about the God Who made us that is brought to light as a result of his inquiries. Here is one of those true stories about a man named Mal – an inspiring interview with an astonishing adorer excerpted from David Pearson’s book.

Eucharistic Adoration Is Perfect Reparation – Stephen Oraze.
“We can draw down God’s Merciful Love on the whole world…through perpetual Eucharistic adoration…”