I Thirst


I am pleased to announce that beginning September 13, there will be Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament from 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM, Monday – Friday. Adoration will continue
on Tuesday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

By having adoration early in the morning, it provides a wonderful opportunity for the faithful to come to Church to offer their daily morning prayers, especially if they don’t have time to attend Mass during the week due to their work or responsibilities. Even 5 minutes in paying a visit to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is time well spent before one begins his work.

I recommend everyone to take part in making daily visits to Jesus in the Blessed
Sacrament. No time is ever wasted no matter how distracted we may be when we visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. It is always a grace to make time for Him.
Saint Mother Teresa in addition to the many hours of the day she would spend with the poorest of the poor, she would pray up to 5 hours a day in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. With all of the simplicity and poverty in which she presented herself, it is no surprise of how much she radiated the light of Christ.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not suggesting that you spend 5 hours a day in prayer. 15-30
minutes is a good starting point. The more frequent time you spend with Jesus in the
Eucharist, the more of His light from His Hidden Face in the Host will shine upon your face.
Miracles have taken place during adoration both of the body and the soul. People’s lives have changed from being on the breaking point to knowing that they are loved and are not alone.

The more time we spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the more we want to lead others to Him. The Missionaries of Charity (Saint Mother Teresa’s sisters) walk the streets of the Bronx and tell the youth, young adults, and people of all walks of life, that Jesus is in the Church right now and He thirsts for you! At their invitation, they come and many of them shed tears. How can you say no to a sister?

Jesus crucified on the cross says I thirst (John 19:28). Jesus thirsts for you! He thirsts for all of those who are in need of His Love. He thirsts for the poor, the marginalized, the wealthy, all men and women. Every chapel of the Missionaries of Charity has a life size crucifix with the words of I THIRST on the wall.

As we look at Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament let us hear his words that he says to us, I Thirst.

Come to Jesus, He Thirsts for you.

In Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Jeff Yildirmaz