In this 5th Grade lesson, you learn about the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the most important of all the Sacraments. You will particularly study adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
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We Adore You O Christ and We Praise You
Did you know that Jesus is still in the Church even after Mass is over? The Real Presence of Jesus is in the Consecrated Hosts. After Communion the priest places the remaining Hosts in the Tabernacle.
Whenever we come near the Tabernacle, we should genuflect, kneel and pray. Jesus is there!
Why do you think people are silent when they are in Church? It is out of respect. Jesus is truly present.
Sometimes the priest does something very special with the Eucharist. He places it in a gold statue called a Monstrance. In the picture above you see the priest holding up the Monstrance.
The gold is made to look like rays of light around the Blessed Sacrament. When the Blessed Sacrament is in the Monstrance, we are able to spend time in prayer, focusing on looking at the Blessed Sacrament. We call this form of prayer Adoration.
Adoration means paying special attention to Jesus. We thank Him and we “talk” to Him silently.
When we adore Jesus we are telling Him in a very special way that He is the center of our lives. We love Jesus!
Just as we can soak up the rays of the sun when we are lying on a beach, we can spend time adoring Jesus in the Eucharist and “take in the Son” by being with Him and telling Him how much we love Him.
God is always with us wherever we are. But He is with us differently in different places. In the Eucharist, Jesus makes Himself into the Bread of Life for us. We are closest to Him when we receive Him into our souls. Spending time adoring Him in Adoration is like sitting at Christ’s feet, gazing at Him with love and wonder.
Find out if your parish has a time for Adoration. Many children are involved in praying the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament. Maybe there is a group like this for you?
Preparation for Receiving Jesus in the Holy Eucharist
Before you receive the Holy Eucharist you must prepare yourself and have a clean soul. You wouldn’t invite Jesus over to your house for dinner and not clean up. If you knew Jesus was coming, you would clean your room, put your clothes away, wipe up the dirt, and make sure your home looked as clean as possible. Likewise, when you invite Jesus into your body you want to be sure that your soul is as clean as possible. You don’t want your soul stained with sins when you introduce Jesus into yourself. You should go to Confession as often as possible to be sure that you do not have sins sta... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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