Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Fosters Devotion

Put in Bay ChurchPut-in-Bay’s Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church will have Stations and Adoration at 5:30 P.M. Friday, as announced by Deacon Mike Leahy.

“The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ’s last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.”

“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!'”

{Above descriptions come from on-line Catholic Church sources.}