Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love
“In the sacred Host, He is present, the true treasure, always waiting for us.
Only by adoring this Presence do we learn how to receive Him properly.”
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Volunteers are needed for the weekly adoration at SFX every Friday from 9:00 am to 8:00
pm. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the intimate conversation with Jesus.
Spare and commit an hour of your time to be with HIM, HE is waiting for you. To sign up,
please contact Kathleen Wong or Regina Phoa at SFXAdoration@outlook.com
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic
Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves "the contemplation of the Mystery
of Christ truly present before us".
During Eucharistic Adoration, we "watch and wait", we remain "silent" in His
Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist … By
worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a
magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.
In its fullest essence … Eucharistic Adoration is "God and Man reaching out for each
other, at the same time!"
The Eucharist is: Jesus truly present – Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity!
At the moment of Consecration, during the Mass, the "gifts" of bread and wine are
transformed (transubstantiated) into the actual Body and Blood of Christ, at the Altar.
This means that they are not only spiritually transformed, but rather are actually
(substantially) transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. The elements retain
the appearance of bread and wine, but are indeed the actual Body and Blood of
Christ. This is what is meant by Real Presence: the actual, physical presence of
Jesus in the Eucharist.
“Jesus says, “I shall not leave you orphans. I shall come to you”. Jn 14:18. Christ
instituted this Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist in order to remain with mankind until
the end of time.
RCIA Classes at St. Francis Xavier’s Church will begin on 20 August, if you are non-Catholic and want to find out about the Catholic faith, please come and join us and find out the beauty of our faith. For fellow Catholics, you are encouraged to invite your friends to learn about our faith. Please contact Imelda Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
Time: 10:30am every Saturday
Address: St. Francis Xavier’s Church
What is it?
Starting in 1985 in Rome by Pope John Paul II, the Holy Father has invited youth and young adults to gather periodically with him across the world in an epic event known as World Youth Day. Though the title indicates a “day,” it is really a week long life changing experience of the diversity and richness of the Catholic Church. Two summers ago, Pope Francis invited youth and young adults from across the world to the 14th World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland
When is it? 25th-31st July 2016
Who is invited? YOU!
WYD is open to all young people aged 16-35 who want to take part in a festive encounter with their contemporaries centered on Jesus Christ. This event is an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church; to share with the whole world the hope of many young people who want to commit themselves to Christ and others. World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of music, prayer, celebrations and the sacraments, together with thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions.
What can you expect there?
The Central Youth Festival will take place during the afternoons and evenings of the three Catechesis days of WYD. In this part of the celebration, pilgrims will be able to enjoy a variety of concerts, exhibitions, workshops, sports events, theater, etc. In turn, many communities, congregations, and religious movements will take care of the spiritual aspect of the Youth Festival; the city and area churches, squares, parks, gardens, playgrounds, halls, sports stadiums, and cultural institutions will become meeting places for prayer and evangelization of groups from Poland and from around the world.
Campus Misericordiae (“Field of Mercy”) is the official name of the Vigil Site for World Youth Day 2016 where Pope Francis will meet with over two million young people from around the world. This site will host the Saturday night Vigil with the Holy Father and the Sunday morning Mass that together are the climax of World Youth Day.
BE A PILGRIM!
If you are 16 or older and want to join up with the group representing Shanghai Catholics as a pilgrim for (international passport holders), please contact (Albus at email@example.com or in Wechat at albuspioq07)
BE A VOLUNTEER!
YOU CAN also BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT WYD POLAND
World Youth Day is an event that couldn’t exist without volunteers. If you are 18 (or will be 18 at the end of June 2016), and: You speak foreign languages, are open and communicate well, a quick learner, and above all you are driven by deep need to serve God and people, then…. APPLY @ http://www.krakow2016.com/en/become-a-volunteer