1* At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, 3* and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
I was listening to Catholic Answers Live on internet radio on my laptop Thursday between 6-8pm EST when a child called in asking a question. After that question was answered by apologist Jimmy Akin, the host, Jerry Usher, mentioned that on Monday during the second hour, he will be having the children's Q & A.
That second hour from 7-8pm will feature guest, Fr. Antoine Thomas who has worked wonders with assisting kids in appreciating our Eucharistic Lord. Father, with his French accent even has a way to help adults see the faith through childlike eyes. I realized that when he spoke to adults at the EWTN Family Celebration (you can order the DVD at EWTN in this link). He starts out as if talking to children, but as an adult who listened to him, his message got deeper and more profound, yet was very simple. His grace and love just shines right through, but he doesn't pull any punches about what parents should be doing to help their kids understand Jesus in the Eucharist.
ON EWTN INTERNET RADIO
You can listen to it live on Monday night in the 2nd hour of Catholic Answers live on EWTN Radio at 7:00 eastern standard time (see time in NY and compare to your area of the world at this website). You can listen to it anywhere in the world over internet radio - on desktops and laptops, provided you have a decent connection speed. Just put your mouse over "Radio" at the top and click on "Listen Live".
Catholic Answers Live is available on many Catholic radio stations, including Ave Maria Radio out of Ann Arbor Michigan. Read below to learn how to listen live on EWTN radio on the internet.
You can also catch it for about a week after by going to EWTN's multimedia page for podcasts and downloading the MP3 file for listening at a later time. They have an XML code that can be used to subscribe for podcasts so you can sync it and leave it on your iPod.
Catholic.com also collects a week's worth of Catholic Answers Live podcasts.
DVD'S BY FR. ANTOINE THOMAS
If you can't listen to the show, and even if you can, I highly recommend that parents purchase some of the DVD's of Fr. Antoine Thomas, and use it along with taking time with your children to go to adoration chapels. There is no better way to help them understand the Eucharistic Lord, than to spend regular time, even if it is only 15 minutes, to visit Jesus and simply adore Him. The best prayer of all is where we ask for nothing, but give Him our all.
DVD's are available from the Children of Hope online catalogue. These videos are a "must have" for parents wanting to deepen their children's awareness of Jesus in the Eucharist, as well as their own. You can also get some of these DVD's from the EWTN catalogue.
US & CAN PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPELS
If you would like to know where you and your children can adore Jesus in the Eucharist, go to this website for listings of perpetual adoration in the US and Canada. Perpetual adoration means it is continuous around the clock.
There are many more parishes like my own which offer limited adoration daily. Assumption Grotto offers adoration Monday through Saturday, and on the first Sunday of the Month. It is held in a small side chapel and you will need to call before you go to get entry instructions. It is open from around 9:30 until 6:30pm at which time Benediction takes place. On "First Fridays", adoration takes place in the parish church. Funerals and weddings can make it start late or end early. From the Grotto News:
We need more people to be Adorers. If you can commit to one hour per week or be a sub when someone is absent, please call Sr. Gemma at the Convent (527-4416) or Phyllis at the Rectory (372-0762)
Is adoration at your parish and not listed in the listing for perpetual adoration? List it here in the comment box. Let us know if it is perpetual or limited in hours. Provide an address or google-map link so people can find it. Feel free to list adoration times and places from other countries.
Another option is to set the filter to adoration in the "additional look-up options" at Masstimes.org. Select your country and follow the prompts. It may not be completely up to date, but could give you some leads on something near your home.
More info on Eucharistic Adoration at RealPresence.org
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