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South Bend, Ind., Jan 17, 2019 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- It’s not unusual for a school to offer an after school drama or Spanish club. Some schools even offer a robotics club. But few schools offer a club dedicated to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
St. Joseph Grade School in South Bend, Indiana does just that.
Purpose - Adoration - Club - Students - Kindergarten
“Our main purpose for starting the adoration club is for students in Kindergarten all the way up to eighth grade to have time to spend time in Eucharistic adoration, to teach them how to use their time in front of the Blessed Sacrament, and [to] really deepen their relationship with Christ,” Katherine Soper, a second grade teacher at the school told CNA.
Sober said she is excited to offer students an opportunity to pray weekly in the presence of the exposed Eucharistic host. There are now 22 students enrolled in the club, Soper said, but more are expected to join.
Club - Jan - Meeting - Mini - Lesson
The club, which will launch on Jan. 31, will start each after-school meeting with a mini lesson and snacks.
The first few lessons will discuss reverence, proper manners in adoration, and expectations. The next series of lessons will review adoration history and miracles.
Students - Chapel - Hour - Adoration - Adoration
Afterward, the students will head to the chapel for an hour of adoration. During adoration, students will be led in a rosary, the Gospel, and reflections on scripture. Music will also be incorporated into club, using contemporary and Latin hymns.
“We will be praying a guided rosary where it will walk you through the mysteries and then we will have time for reflection. We will have a Gospel reading with a Gospel reflection and then more silence for students to pray.”
Goal - Eucharistic - Adoration - Time
“The goal for the Eucharistic adoration time is to...
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