With great joy and anticipation, the Spirituality Committee of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church welcomes your children in grades two through six to become members of Children of Hope Eucharistic Adorers. For seven glorious years, the OLPS children have had the wonderful opportunity to be members of Children of Hope Eucharistic Adorers, a national ministry begun almost ten years ago by Fr. Antoine Thomas, a French priest of the Congregation of St. John.
Every First Friday from 3:00-3:45 pm, the Hour of Mercy, the OLPS Children of Hope sacrifice their time to come to the church to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. They pray the Rosary, silently meditate on Sacred Scripture, and sing traditional Catholic hymns. The children have a great excitement about this kind of prayer group. They enjoy being at the feet of Jesus, resting under His loving gaze. Torrents of graces stream from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to all those who come to receive them.
Pope Benedict XVI said: “Gather the children of the world before the tabernacles of the world for the families of the world…. In my ministry, I also count on children’s prayers and their active participation in the mission of the Church. (Feast of the Epiphany, 200 )
Pope John Paul II said: “I urge priests, religious, and lay people to continue and redouble their efforts to teach the younger generations the meaning and value of Eucharistic Adoration and devotion. How will young people be able to know the Lord if they are not introduced to the mystery of His Presence?” (May 28, 1996)
Children are very important in God’s plan of eternal salvation. May these Children of Hope be Jesus’ little present day disciples, spreading the Good News and building up the Kingdom of God. To bring your children to adore and love Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is one of the most valuable treasures you can give your children.
Marthe Robin, a French mystic said, “Nothing more beautiful has ascended to God than the prayers of children.”
Please complete a permission slip and return to school if you would like your child to attend.
If you have any questions, please call Nelwyn Gentry, 487-1862.