(To learn more about the three drops of blood, click on the image above.)
236. It is in the Eucharist that all that has been created finds its greatest exaltation. Grace, which tends to manifest itself tangibly, found unsurpassable expression when God himself became man and gave himself as food for his creatures. The Lord, in the culmination of the mystery of the Incarnation, chose to reach our intimate depths through a fragment of matter. He comes not from above, but from within, he comes that we might find him in this world of ours. In the Eucharist, fullness is already achieved; it is the living centre of the universe, the overflowing core of love and of inexhaustible life. Joined to the incarnate Son, present in the Eucharist, the whole cosmos gives thanks to God. Indeed the Eucharist is itself an act of cosmic love: “Yes, cosmic! Because even when it is celebrated on the humble altar of a country church, the Eucharist is always in some way celebrated on the altar of the world”. The Eucharist joins heaven and earth; it embraces and penetrates all creation. The world which came forth from God’s hands returns to him in blessed and undivided adoration: in the bread of the Eucharist, “creation is projected towards divinization, towards the holy wedding feast, towards unification with the Creator himself”... Pope Francis [Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home]
(For more information on this procession, click on image.)
From a theological perspective, it is important to emphasize that a procession is a sign of the Church’s condition, the pilgrimage of the People of God, with Christ and after Christ, aware that in this world it has no lasting dwelling. Through the streets of this earth it moves towards the heavenly Jerusalem. It is also a sign of the witness to the faith that every Christian community is obliged to give to the Lord in the structures of civil society. It is also a sign of the Church’s missionary task which reaches back to her origins and the Lord’s command (cf. Mt 28, 19-20), which sent her to proclaim the Gospel message of salvation.
OUR COMMON HOME
LOUISIANA (THE PELICAN STATE) HAS AN AN EXTRAORDINARY DEVOTION TO THE EUCHARIST BASED IN THE SIMPLE FAITH OF ITS PEOPLE...AND IT SHOULD BE THAT WAY! TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT DEVOTION AS WELL AS LOUISIANA AND WHAT IS SYMBOLIZED IN OUR STATE SYMBOL (THE PELICAN), CLICK ON THE FLAG BELOW:
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Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph No. 1324:
“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.’ ‘The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are orientated toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.’”
When we meet God face to face in eternity, we will grieve over each Mass that we could have attended but did not attend due to some reason we now consider more important.
To read Bishop Emeritus Sam Jacobs' teaching on the Eucharist, click on the photo immediately below.
GO TO MASS DAILY!
Between Masses, as you travel across Louisiana, visit Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapels across the State. To try and do that, review the chapels across the State listed below. Make Mass and then Adoration of the Eucharist between Masses the most important part of your day. You will never be sorry about devoting that time to Jesus.
Having a problem doing that, ask your Guardian Angel to inspire you to attend Mass daily and then to get you to a Mass! It will happen! In between Masses spend time in Eucharistic Adoration!
ADORATION CHAPELS THROUGHOUT LOUISIANA
(Missing a chapel you know of, let us know.)
Below is a listing of the Adoration Chapels that are believed to be either 24/7 now or are capable of extending their hours to 24/7. If you want to know more about the present times of adoration, call the parish. (If your parish [or a parish you are aware of] has been accidently left off the list or if a chapel is listed below that no longer exists, please let us know at email@example.com. We would like to have a listing of the total "Adoration Network" across the State of Louisiana so that as Catholics move around Louisiana it will become easy to stop during the day and spend time with Jesus. It is believed that there will be a time come when these chapels will not be large enough to accomodate all the Catholics that want to adore Jesus truly and substantially present in the Holy Eucharist. Due to the great attendance in those days, Eucharistic Adoration will be in the churches!!!
Abbeville - St. Therese of the Child Jesus (337-893-5631)
Alexandria - St. Rita Parish (318-445-7141)
Arnaudville - St. Francis Regis (337-754-5912)
Ama - St. Mark Parish (504-431-8505)
Baton Rouge - Most Blessed Sacrament Parish (225-752-6230)
Baton Rouge - Our Lady of Mercy Parish (225-926-1883)
Baton Rouge - St. Agnes Parish (225-383-4127)
Baton Rouge - St. Thomas More Parish (225-275-3940)
Bayou Vista - St. Bernadette Soubirous Parish (985-395-2470)
Chauvin Area - Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapel in St. Joseph Parish (985-594-5859)
Donaldsonville - Ascension of Our Lord Parish (225-473-3176)
Franklin - Church of the Assumption (337-828-3869)
Gueydan - St. Peter the Apostle ( 337 536 9258)
Gonzales - St. Mark Parish (225-647-8861)
Harahan - St. Rita Parish (504-737-2915)
Harvey - St. John Bosco Parish (504-340-0444)
Houma - St. Francis de Sales Cathedral Parish (985-876-6904)
Houma - St. Anthony of Padua Parish (985-872-0922)
Houma - St. Bernadette Soubirous Parish (985-879-1506)
Jeanerette - St. John the Evangelist Parish (337-276-4576)
Kenner - Divine Mercy Parish (504-466-5016)
Kenner - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (504-434-0361)
Labadieville - St. Philomena Parish (985-526-4247)
Lake Charles - Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish (337-477-1236)
LaPlace - Ascension of Our Lord (985-652-4532)
Larose - Our Lady of the Rosary Parish (985-693-3433)
Lockport - Holy Savior Parish (985-532-3533)
Loreauville - St. Joseph (337-229-4254)
Lutcher/Gramercy - Our Lady of Prompt Succor Mission Church of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (225-869-5324)
Matthews - St. Hilary Parish (985-537-6002)
Metairie - St. Catherine of Sienna Parish (504-835-9343)
Metairie - St. Clement of Rome Parish (504-887-7821)
New Orleans - Holy Name of Jesus Parish (504-865-7430)
New Orleans - St. Dominic Parish (504- 494-4787)
New Roads - St. Mary of False River Parish (225-638-9665)
Pierre Part - St. Joseph the Worker Parish (225-252-6008)
Plaquemine - St. John the Evangelist Parish (225-687-2402)
St. Amant - Holy Rosary Parish (225-647-5321)
St. Charles Community/Thibodaux - St. Charles Parish (985-446-6663)
Schriever - St. Bridget Parish (985-446-6801)
Sulphur - Our Lady of LaSalette Parish (337-527-6722)
Thibodaux - Christ the Redeemer Parish (985-447-2013)
Vacherie - Our Lady of Peace Parish (225-265-3953)
For these and even more locations, click here!
IN THE DIVINE WILL, ONE CAN BECOME MORE EUCHARISTIC AND ONE CAN ACTUALLY BECOME A WALKING TABERNACLE DOING THE WILL OF GOD. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DIVINE WILL SPIRITUALITY, CLICK HERE.
THE SERPENT ... THE DRAGON ... GENERATIONS OF STRONGHOLDS ... CAN BE BROKEN BY DEVOTION TO THE EUCHARIST AND PRAYER AND FASTING...
BE A PART OF A EUCHARISTIC MOVEMENT TO BRING LIGHT BACK INTO THE DARKNESS OF GENERATIONS!
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I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; They will strike at your head, while you strike at their heel.
From Archdiocese of New Orleans (the ball) to the Diocese of Lake Charles (the heel), Our Lady's Louisiana offspring is to play a unique role the crushing the head of satan.