Skip to content

Forgive Me Lord, My Heart is Heavy.

By Michael Seagriff
10/31/2013 (3 years ago)
Harvesting the Fruits of contemplation (harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)

We certainly do need you Lord!

Forgive me Lord, my heart is heavy.

The continuation of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is in jeopardy.

The continuation of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is in jeopardy.

Highlights

By Michael Seagriff
Harvesting the Fruits of contemplation (harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)
10/31/2013 (3 years ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration, Lord, God, heart, need, love, pray,


CANASTOTA,NY - For more than a decade I have coordinated Perpetual Eucharist Adoration in one parish and have tried to promote this most needed devotion elsewhere - often running into lukewarm support or outright opposition.

The continuation of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration as we have come to treasure It in this particular parish and to which many of us have devoted the past twelve years of our lives is now in real jeopardy.

Why? This is the question we keep asking ourselves.

There are more than 850 parishioners and at least another 12,000 "registered" Catholics within an 18 mile radius of this chapel. Yet we struggle to keep our Lord company during the 168 hours that comprise each week.

Chapel of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration


Our Lord hungers for us to come and adore Him. Jesus deserves nothing less.
What could be more important to our Catholic Faith than a vibrant and committed belief in and devotion to the Lord Who remains physically among us but Who for the most part is ignored?

NOTHING! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

Sadly, He Who is Love is not loved.

How can this be?

The truthful answer, the one which makes so many Catholics, priest and laity alike, uncomfortable whenever it is articulated, is that so few of those professing to be Catholic actually believe that Jesus is really and substantially present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

This rampant unbelief in an essential Truth of our Faith and our failure to address this tragedy is the real crisis in our Church.

Rediscovering and re-experiencing this awesome Truth and Gift will end that crisis, draw people back to the Catholic Church, transform lives, parishes, communities and ultimately the world.

This is what God wants. This is what He deserves. This is what we owe Him. This is what He will bring about in His perfect timing. We must trust Him!

To remove any doubt, He lead me to the following inspiring song posted by romanreports.com on YouTube and sung at World Youth Day's Eucharistic Adoration.

You can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eX5BeXkNZU

Please do so.

My heart is a little less heavy now. How about yours?

A birth foretold: click here to learn more!

---

A blog through which I promote zeal for the salvation of souls, awe and amazement for the Holy Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration, and fidelity to the Truths of our Catholic Faith.


Comments


More Blog

Contemplations on the Scriptures

Image of To understand the lyrics, one must know where they are found in the Bible.

One of the consequences of this writer's efforts directed toward understanding the meanings behind the music and lyrics of Christian rock ... continue reading


A Blueprint For Peace Watch

Image of The road to peace is not a random path.

Practical Christian living requires all of us to try our level best to take the high road at all times, regardless of the challenges or ... continue reading


The Powerful Humility of Mothers

Image of Like Mary, mothers are powerful with God. They are the true definition of tough and will let nothing stand in the way of the good of their children

God gives mothers whatever good they ask for their children. Why? Because they are humble. They are living signs of humility and only the ... continue reading


All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises Watch

Image of All the Earth will sing you praises.

This post, being written during the Easter season, will be a reflection and compilation of discussions about the historicity of Jesus ... continue reading


Resurrection Day! Watch

Image of Resurrection Day!

Jesus Christ is risen!Easter is the greatest and oldest Christian feast. It is the Feast of Feasts, and it is the holiest day of the year ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.