„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.
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 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.
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!