FIRST THURSDAYS DEVOTION

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First Thursdays of each month are dedicated in Honor the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

“I offer this communion to you Lord Jesus 

in Honor of Your Body and most precious Blood 

in reparation for the many blasphemies and sacrileges 

that are being committed against Your Holy Eucharist.”

Act of Adoration and thanksgiving

V/. We adore Thee, CHRIST, and we bless Thee,

R/. Because by thy holy Cross Thou has redeemed the world.

I ADORE Thee, Eternal FATHER, and I give Thee thanks for the infinite love with which Thou didst deign to send thy only-begotten SON to redeem me, and to become the food of my soul. I offer Thee all the acts of adoration and thanksgiving that are offered to Thee by the angels and saints in heaven and by the just on earth. I praise, love, and thank Thee with all the praise, love, and thanksgiving that are offered to Thee by thine own SON in the Blessed Sacrament ; and I beg Thee to grant that He may be known,loved, honoured, praised, and worthily received by all, in this most divine Sacrament.

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

I ADORE Thee, Eternal SON, and I thank Thee for the infinite love which caused Thee to become man for me, to be born in a stable, to live in poverty, to suffer hunger, thirst, heat, cold, fatigue, hardships, contempt, persecutions, the scourging, the crowning with thorns, and a cruel death upon the hard wood of the Cross. I thank Thee, with the Church militant and triumphant, for the infinite love with which

Thou didst institute the most blessed Sacrament to be the food of my soul. I adore Thee in all the consecrated hosts throughout the whole world, and I return thanks for those who know Thee not, and who do not thank Thee. Would that I were able to give my life to make Thee known, loved, and honoured by all, in this sacrament of love, and to prevent the irreverences and sacrileges that are committed against Thee ! I love Thee, divine JESUS, and I desire to receive Thee with all the purity, love, and affection of thy blessed Mother, and with the love and affection of thy own most pure Heart. Grant, O most amiable spouse of my soul, in coming to me in this most holy Sacrament, that I may receive all the graces and blessings which Thou dost come to bestow on us, and let me rather die than receive Thee unworthily.  (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

I ADORE Thee, Eternal SPIRIT, and I give Thee thanks for the infinite love with which Thou didst work the ineffable mystery of the Incarnation, and for the infinite love with which Thou didst form the sacred body of our LORD JESUS CHRIST out of the most pure blood of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to become in this Sacrament the food of my soul. I beg Thee to enlighten my mind, and to purify my heart and the

hearts of all men, that they all may know this great benefit of thy love, and receive worthily this most blessed Sacrament.  (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

Acts of Adoration and Reparation.

I ADORE Thee, my JESUS, in the Blessed Sacrament; I acknowledge Thee, true GOD and true Man. By this my act of adoration I intend to make Thee reparation for the coldness of so many of thy people, who pass before thy churches, nay, before thy very tabernacle, where hour after hour Thou dost deign to dwell in loving impatience to communicate thyself to thy faithful, yet do not even bow the knee before Thee, but like the Israelites in the wilderness, seem by their indifference to loathe this heavenly manna. I offer Thee thine own most precious Blood which Thou didst shed from the wound in thy Left Foot, in reparation for this hateful coldness, and entering therein, I cry, and will never cease to cry:

Blessed and praised every moment. 

Be the most holy and divine Sacrament !

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

I PROFOUNDLY adore Thee, my JESUS; I acknowledge Thee present in the most holy Sacrament. By this act; of adoration I would fain make amends for the forgetfulness of so many Christian people, who, when they see Thee go to the poor sick, to be their strength in their great journey to eternity, leave Thee unescorted, and hardly give Thee even one outward sign of homage. I offer Thee, in reparation for this coldness, that most precious Blood which Thou didst shed from the wound in thy Right Foot, and entering therein, I cry, and will never cease to cry:

Blessed and praised every moment

Be the most holy and divine Sacrament!

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

I PROFOUNDLY adore Thee, my JESUS, true Bread of life eternal; and by this my act of adoration I would fain make Thee compensation for all the wounds with which thy Sacred Heart bleeds daily to see the profanation of those churches wherein Thou dost vouchsafe to abide, beneath the sacramental species, to receive the love and adoration of thy people. I offer Thee, in reparation for all 

these irreverences, that most precious Blood which Thou didst shed 

from the wound in thy Left Hand, and, entering therein, I will ever cry:

Blessed and praised every moment: 

Be the most holy and divine Sacrament!

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

I PROFOUNDLY adore Thee, my JESUS, Living Bread come down from heaven; and by this act of adoration I would fain make amends for all the acts of irreverence which thy people day by day commit whilst they assist at holy Mass, in which bloodless Sacrifice Thou dost renew the very Sacrifice which once Thou didst consummate on Calvary for our salvation. I offer Thee, in reparation for all this

ingratitude, that most precious Blood which Thou didst shed from the wound in thy Right Hand; and, entering- therein, I unite my voice with the voices of the holy angels who adore around thy throne: 

Blessed and praised every moment

Be the most holy and divine Sacrament !

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

I PROFOUNDLY adore Thee, my JESUS, true Victim of expiation for our sins; and I offer Thee this act of adoration in compensation for the sacrilegious outrages Thou dost receive from so many of thy ungrateful people, who dare to draw nigh to Thee and receive Thee in Communion with mortal sin upon their souls. In reparation for these hateful sacrileges, I offer Thee those last drops of thy most precious

Blood which Thou didst shed from the wound in thy Side; and, entering therein,

I approach Thee with acts of adoration, love, and thanksgiving, 

and, with all holy souls who are devout to Thee in this most holy Sacrament, I cry:

Blessed and praised every moment. 

Be the most holy and divine Sacrament !

(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

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