Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
"Time flies when you are having a good time," is a saying that many of us have heard, said and/or have agreed is true.  As one who is blessed to spend at least one holy hour with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration in our chapel most every day, I would testify that a holy hour often goes quickly and fruitfully when I am in the presence of Jesus in the Monstrance on the altar.  Often I find myself just resting in the peace and love of the Lord.  Sometimes I engage in Scriptural reading and reflection as I pray the Lord's insight that will inform my mind and influence my actions in His name.  Ofen I bring people and needs before Him, and ask His help, comfort, strength and peace to win out over weakness, fear, and conflict.

Recently I have been reading a chapter of the book by Vinny Flynn, "Seven Secrets of the Eucharist" and ponder some of his insights on the gift of Jesus present to us in the Eucharist.  And I always take time to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, praying that God's mercy will be experienced by us here as well as people throughout the world.

As we are celebrating the Fourth Anniversary of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at Sacred Heart Church, I give thanks that many of you have answered the call to come "be" with the Lord, in this unique and intimate setting.  It is truly wonderful to know that some have been faithful in this "Ministry of Adoration" for all four years.  I pray for those who have participated in this blessed activity and now rest in the peace of Christ.  Finally, I continue to pray that this ministry will continue to be strong and will be made stronger by more of you signing up to be a weekly adorer or offering yourself as a substitute when the need arises (and believe me that happens for various and good reasons).  While I would have a hard time ranking in importance all the ministries and acticities we have here at Sacred Heart, I can say for sure that number one on that list is Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration and from it flows many blessings seen, and many more unseen, that give praise to the Lord.  Please call Mike at 922-1531 to choose an hour that will be the most important hour of your week (after participating in Mass), because it is spent with the Lord!