Holy Cards Featuring Catholic Sprouts Original Art
Also available: Eucharistic Pencil Case
Fun, colorful pencil case featuring original Catholic Sprouts Art. Gift this pencil case with a coloring book to all of the little ones making their 1st communion this year!
Not included in the Adoration Family Pack
If we truly believe that it is Jesus we adore, how can we stay away?
As a mother of five little ones, ages 8 and younger, I know just how hard it is to get to Adoration with the kids...and it is even harder to BE in Adoration with the kids. But I also know this...
Taking the kids to Adoration? Are you Crazy?
A few Family Adoration Issues I have had to work through over the years...
My kids are crazy. There is NO WAY I could take them to Adoration.
I felt this way for YEARS. My oldest is 8 and we have only been going to Adoration weekly for just over 3 years. So if you feel this way, I GET IT!
But, if we really believe that this is Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist, then how can we stay away? Yes, it's hard, but even 10 minutes with Jesus is a precious gift to give your children.
Make a habit of stopping by to see Jesus!
We are JUST TOO BUSY to go to Adoration!
I used to think I was too busy for adoration...and then a nun gave me this harsh truth:
"What exactly are you doing that is more important than Jesus?"
Yikes. That puts things in perspective.
When we feel we are too busy for Adoration, it is time to evaluate all of the things that are filling up our time. Something needs to go. Jesus should be the center point of our week, the thing that other things move around...not the thing that we "fit in if there is time."
I'm intimidated by Adoration. What do I do while I'm in there?
There are lots of parts of Adoration that can seem intimidating...
The Silence...the fact that you are face to face with the Lord of the Universe 😳.
It's okay to feel intimidated, but it's not okay to let intimidation keep you from adoring. In fact, it was this very feeling of not really knowing what to do in adoration that led me to create the PARENT'S GUIDE FOR ADORATION. The booklet is half pep talk and half useable prayers.
But here is the big thing: Adoration is not about DOING. It is about BEING. Stop worrying about what you will do once you get there, just get there.
And when you are there, just look at Jesus, there on the altar, and let Him see you. Repeat His name. Tell Him you love Him. And then sit and rest in His love. If you can do that, than you will have used your hour very well.
My parish doesn't offer Eucharistic Adoration at I time I can attend.
Adoring Jesus in the Monstrance is best, but not the only way to adore.
If your parish doesn't offer Eucharistic Adoration at a time you can attend, get into the habit of stopping by to pray before the tabernacle. Jesus is inside! Keep Him company when the church is empty.
Also, speak to your priest about offering Adoration, or expanding the hours of Adoration. Step up and offer to cover an hour! If you help to bring Adoration to your parish, not only your family will benefit, but it will transform your whole parish!