Here in Emmanuel House we have many different services that some people may be unaware of. A lot of people are familiar with our healing days (Wednesdays, Thursdays and First Saturdays) but did you know we also include Eucharistic Adoration and Prayer Meetings in our events. Here is a small piece on each of the events on our weekly programme.
On Sundays between 3 pm and 5 pm we hold Eucharistic Adoration. For those of you who are unaware what this involves, Eucharistic Adoration is simply a tradition in which the Blessed Sacrament is adored by the faithful. Adoration is a sign of devotion to and worship of Jesus Christ. We hold this on Sundays as Sundays are a day of rest. It is a nice way to pray and meditate, think about our Lord and grow spiritually with Jesus. For more information as to why you should attend Eucharistic Adoration, please click on the following link; https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/prayers/adoration-to-the-holy-sacrament/24-reasons-for-spending-a-holy-hour-before-the-blessed-sacrament
Each Monday we hold a prayer meeting at 8 pm. In recent months our Monday night prayer meeting has grown and we are now welcoming more and more people every week. This meeting is very important to our ministry and to those who attend. This is usually finished with ‘Lectio Divina‘ where all who are present are invited to reflect on the Gospel for the following Sunday’s Mass. All are most welcome to attend this prayer meeting.
As most of you are aware, we hold a healing service and confessions every Wednesday from 12 noon. The service begins with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and hymns. Following this Eddie Stones will give an informative talk on various topics. Mass is celebrated at 1 pm and at 2 pm there is a short break for lunch. Following on from this the laying of hands and praying for healing will follow. During this time priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation which is of great importance of the ministry of Emmanuel House. For more information on confession and how to give a good confession, please click the following link;http://www.emmanuelhouse.ie/a-guide-to-confession/
On Thursdays we hold a healing service with the exact same format as that on a Wednesday with the exception of a lunch break. This evening begins at 7 pm and is usually finished by 9:30 pm. Mass on Thursdays evenings begins at 8 pm.
First Saturday Healing Day (Formally Last Saturday Healing Day)
In January 2017 we changed our Last Saturday healing day to the First Saturday healing day to celebrate the centenary year of Fatima and the request of Our Lady of Fatima for the First Saturday’s devotion. This day begins at 10:30 am with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and hymns followed by a talk from Eddie Stones and our Chaplin Fr. Michael Kennedy. At 1 pm there is a break for people to eat their packed lunches, tea and coffee facilities are available onsite. At 2 pm healing begins and Eddie and his team individually pray for and lay their hands on those who wish to be prayed for. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is again available before lunch and after lunch. The day finishes with Holy Mass at 4 pm.
(Please bring a packed lunch on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s)
Other Special Celebrations
We also celebrate many other feast day’s here in Emmanuel House; Divine Mercy Sunday, Holy Souls, Days for Married Couples and Family Tree Healing Services. Please keep an eye on our website in the events and or news section for an update of these special celebrations.