In the Garden of Gethsemane, Our Lord entered into the loneliness of His passion when he returned from praying to the Father and found the disciples asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not stay and watch with me for one hour?” (Matthew 26:40)
Jesus promised His church that He would remain with us always, even unto the end of the age. In our own time, Our Lord has so few friends willing to stay and watch with Him for one hour. During Fridays in Lent, St Edward will host Eucharistic Adoration from noon until 5pm, followed by Stations of the Cross and Benediction.
Below are links to the signup pages for all 6 Fridays in Lent when we will be hosting Adoration. There really can’t be “adoration” if there are no adorers coming to comfort the Lord as He enters into His final hours. While the signups are capped at 20, we can certainly accommodate more. However, we do need AT LEAST ONE “adorer” to keep Jesus company if we are to be able to have Adoration. Contrary to the sentiments of our times, this is not “babysitting” Jesus. Rather the Lord who loves us, humbles Himself to make Himself available to be with us – to sit, to listen to us. In Adoration, we are the ones receiving His gift.
Won’t you consider keeping Jesus company, consoling the loneliness of His heart? This is the heart that bleeds for love of you – the heart pierced by the soldiers lance… The Eucharistic Heart of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.