In Luke 24:13-35, the resurrected Jesus meets two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus, a town in Judea. He encounters them in the midst of their day, in the midst of their slowness of heart...opening up the scriptures and dwelling with them on their journey. Not understanding who this man is, yet captivated, the disciples urge him to stay with them. Christ makes himself known through the breaking of the bread (Luke 24:35), then departs. It is only after he is no longer there that the disciples admit to one another, "Were our hearts not burning [within us] while he spoke to us on the way?"(Luke 24"32).
OPEN THE SCRIPTURES
Just as Christ broke open the Scriptures with his disciples, our night begins with a short proclamation by a dynamic speaker, inviting everyone present to enter into the living word of God in a real way. The night is organized with young people and young adults in mind, but the talks are broad and central to humanity over an age-group - all are welcome to come together as a community of faith!
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament allows for Christ to draw near to us in a special way. During this time of adoration, we welcome our Eucharistic Lord into our midst, and offer ourselves to him through worship and exaltation.
SPEAK TO US
Everyone is welcome to attend. You do not need to be a parishioner of St. Clare - you don't even need to be Catholic or Christian! Come with your families, friends, or alone; just make sure to come as you are. If you are a parent of young children and are worried about kiddos being noisy or bored, fear not! We have coloring pages set up in the back of the sanctuary to keep them busy while you pray.