Christ in the City

Meetings

On the last Thurs­day of eve­ry month

Coordinator

Kon­rad Ciemp­ka

Spiritual guardian

ks. Paweł Gło­wacz

Put the Eucharist in the centre of your personal lives and the lives of your communities. Love it, adore it…”

(Saint John Paul II)

On the last Thursday of every month, the Christ in Old Town Community organises Eucharistic adoration at St. Mary’s Basilica.

We all have a lot of things on our pla­te: we work, we stu­dy, we grow, we spend time with our fami­ly and friends. Our goal is to show that we can always find time for silen­ce and pray­er and that the best pla­ce to do it is the Church.

ADORATION

It is a time for pray­er and medi­ta­tion. The church is a peace­ful pla­ce and the dim­med lights and scent of incen­se help feel the mysti­cal pre­sen­ce of God. The cere­mo­ny is accom­pa­nied by sin­ging and discus­sions abo­ut the Bible, but the moments of silen­ce are equ­al­ly as impor­tant. It is clo­sed with a bles­sing from the priest.
Ado­ra­tion lets is find peace and for­get for a moment abo­ut our pro­blems or discuss them with God. If you sho­uld feel the need, you can con­fess your sins or talk to a priest (in fore­ign lan­gu­ages as well).

IN OLD TOWN

Some of us (the so-cal­led Field Team) go out into the Main Squ­are Town and the near­by stre­ets and invi­te people to take a moment of the­ir time to visit St. Mary’s Basi­li­ca. We don’t impo­se any­thing – we are just infor­ming of the mon­th­ly ado­ra­tion, of the oppor­tu­ni­ty to leave your eve­ry­day lives behind for a whi­le and be with God. It is up to you to deci­de if you want to come and for how long you want to stay. To us, the most impor­tant thing is to pro­vi­de the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take part in the Eucha­ri­stic ado­ra­tion in the very cen­tre of Kra­ków.

FOR WHO?

For eve­ry­one. For people clo­se to the Church and for tho­se a lit­tle distant. For tho­se who have expe­rien­ced the bles­sing of ado­ra­tion and for tho­se who have never been a part of it befo­re.
For us. We have taken the words of John Paul II to put the Eucha­rist in the cen­tre of our lives to heart and are remin­ded of them thro­ugh the mon­th­ly ado­ra­tions, which give us time for tra­nqu­il­li­ty, pray­er, and tal­king to God abo­ut our lives.

WHY?

As young Catho­lics, we are raising the Com­mo­tion, which was discus­sed and enco­ura­ged by Pope Fran­cis. We don’t want to live in a che­ap way, we want to live our lives to the ful­lest. We are enthu­sia­sti­cal­ly and hap­pi­ly going upstre­am towards the new chal­len­ges of the con­tem­po­ra­ry world. As laics in the Church, we also want to bring others clo­ser to Christ in the spi­rit of the New Evan­ge­li­sa­tion. It’s fasci­na­ting!

 

Next Ado­ra­tion: 30th of August! Join us! 🙂