Adoration and Transformation

What effect has 22 years of Adoration had on OLPH parish?

Transformation.

I am reminded of Matthew 5: 13-16 “You are the salt of the earth…. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put itunder a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.” In the 22 years our parish has had Eucharistic Adoration, we have experienced a metanoia, a beautiful blooming of souls. We have changed. Our personal lights have toppled over countless bushels, that they might shine more brightly. We have over the years seen an incredible opening to the workings and promptings of the Holy Spirit among our faithful. Our parish has become alive. Our faith has moved from our heads to our hearts. We have become salt and light, serving and loving each other as family and reaching out beyond our parish to those in need. We can only imagine what kind of fruit will be born from more hours of Eucharistic Adoration in the years to come.

What can coming to Adoration do for you personally? The same thing. Transformation. Come to Jesus in the Eucharist in Adoration. He is calling you to enter the chapel where He waits for you. Are you worried about family members? Bring their intentions to Jesus in the Eucharist and release your worries to Him. Are you exhausted? Are you weary? Come and rest a while with the God Who Loves you more than you can imagine. Are you troubled with anxieties, worries, fears, or sadness? Come to sit with the King of Love and let Him do His work in you. Give Him those anxieties, worries and fears and let Him transform you. Let Him fill you with deep newfound trust, hope, surrender, and peace. He wants your burdens. He wants to transform your heart. Are you tired of the endless noise of the world? Here in the chapel, silence reigns. Let Him draw you into the silence, into His Healing, into His intimate Love. He waits for you.

Jennifer Schuberth
OLPH Parishioner