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Eucharistic Adoration Chapel open 24 hours

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20140605-153110.jpgI was driving yesterday and tuned in the radio. There was a lot of discussions on state of the nation issues, welfare, pensions, unemployment, which was enough to send me into a spirit of desolation! We daily hear news of the state of the world, the violence erupting at any place, at any time, the economy, governments, marriage, identity, religious freedom, etc. People are angry, they have worked hard all their lives and to be deprived of their rewards at retirement is unfair; our local farmers are unhappy that their family business is affected; parents of schoolchildren are unhappy with the system; people out of work at middle age because employers are not employing them. The pension is not guaranteed anymore. Its overwhelming the complexity of these issues and we feel totally powerless. Jesus said ‘Trust in Me’ when times get difficult.

During Eucharistic Adoration I surrendered all these problems of the world to the Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, saying to Him ‘why Lord do we have so many problems today’. The reply came ‘You were born for this moment in history, to face it and be courageous’. It was a surprise to hear it, but I needed to hear it!

We are all born for this time to be brave and courageous, we have to face these problems with God on our side. With God’s help only we can find the strength and courage to do whatever He tells us. Each of us have gifts that is given to us by God and we can only pray and ask Him what it is He wants us to do in this present age. We can very well shirk our duties, let someone else do it, shrug our shoulders and say ‘well blame the world’ and bury our head in the sand.

God has created you for this moment in world history, to be loving to your family, forgive, help one another at home and those around you, someone on the street needs your help, offer them help, stand up for justice for the good of all around us, not just for ourselves, but for the good of all. Increase your prayer life, yes even in the middle of housework, study, working, travelling to and from school or work, at the doctors, wherever, just say a little prayer.

Spend time at Mass, receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, daily Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet. It seems a lot to build into your daily time schedule, but if you give God the time, He will reward you a hundredfold.

A lot of people want to help the world with donating their time and it seems out of reach, but with prayer we can achieve more. Pray for the Missions, the hungry, the homeless, those in prison, those at war, for the sick, the disabled, the dying, the elderly. God will fill our souls with immense Grace we need to lead a more fulfilling spiritual life and prepare us for our Eternal Home.





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How Many Chapels in Australia?

In Australia we know of 12 parishes that have Eucharistic Adoration available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Western Australia has 4 parishes – Belmont, Mirrabooka, Midland and Bluff Point in Geraldton. Bluff Point started perpetual adoration on July 16, 1988, Mirrabooka – August 15, 1988, Midland in the early 1990’s, and Belmont on April 9, 2002.  Click on this link and find your parish  http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/

Victoria has 4 parishes – East Brunswick, St Francis Melbourne (Monday to Saturday: 6:45 am to 5:30 pm (except during Masses) Sunday: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm).  St Augustine’s Bourke Street, Melbourne (Friday night vigil), Mitcham, Croydon, Geelong and Warrnambool.  http://www.cam.org.au/

New South Wales has 3 parishes – Wagga Wagga, Belfield and Merrylands. St. Michael’s, Belfield and St. Margaret Mary’s, Merrylands have perpetual adoration in front of the tabernacle. Both these chapels are very popular day and night. Their parish Priests are very committed to the program. http://www.sydney.catholic.org.au/

The country parishes listed above break all the rules. They have an average of a few hundred Sunday Catholics yet they have established perpetual adoration. Almost everyone is prepared to give one hour a week in these parishes. When people learn about the value of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, they willingly give of their time. To most people the Holy Hour becomes their favourite hour of the week.

Children of Hope Read about Fr Antoine’s mission on teaching children Eucharistic Adoration, http://www.childrenofhope.org/index.html.

Fr Antoine video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6uZwD30aXI

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