Personal Encounter

Pentecost: The Joy of Trinitarian Adoration

This Eucharistic Prayer Companion is designed to help you spend thirty minutes to an hour in meditation and silent prayer with Jesus during Eucharistic adoration. Even if you cannot be physically present in a church or adoration chapel with the Blessed Sacrament, you can unite yourself spiritually to Jesus in the Eucharist as you spend this time in prayer. During the Easter Season, we are offering reflections rooted in the tradition of mystagogy. This is an ancient form of liturgical catechesis that invites us to go deeper into the sacred mysteries we experience at Mass and in the sacraments. Each week you’ll be invited to reflect on a rite or part of the Mass and an excerpt from the Sunday Gospel.

THE GRACE I SEEK: to believe that I find my fulfillment in joyful communion with the Holy Trinity. 


Jesus, the Lord of Life, has given himself to you in the Eucharist. He is gazing upon you, his beloved child, with great love at this very moment. Pause for a few moments and allow yourself to rest in his loving gaze. Thank Jesus for the gift of himself in the Eucharist.

ASK FOR THE GRACE: Jesus, help me to believe that you fill me with lasting joy when I am in communion with you and, through you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit.


Read slowly, allowing your senses to help you enter into this moment of the Mass. Let the Holy Spirit fill your heart with his divine grace, that the hidden mystery from this moment in our memorial of Christ’s sacrifice may be revealed more abundantly to you.

Yes, you sense the truth present before you: Jesus makes all things new. You cannot contain the joy as you realize an eternal answer to your deepest longing. The priest takes the chalice and the paten which hold the Holy Eucharist and lifts both high, for you, for all, to join in giving glory and praise to the Father. “Through him, with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, for ever and ever.” For ever and ever, yes—this is what your heart so deeply desires. A love that never ends. A peace that cannot be disrupted. A joy that can only be amplified. You respond from the depths of your heart and with a loud voice, “Amen”—the ancient response of Israel, the only response that can capture your assent. Yes, this is what you want: the greater honor and glory of God.

Priest raising the consecrate Host at Mass


Allow yourself to reflect for a while, being attentive to how the Lord is speaking in your heart.

What is it like to be in the mysterious presence of the Holy Trinity at Mass? How is your heart moved as you become aware that the work of salvation is the opus Trinitatis—the work of the Trinity? How are you summoned to adore the living God, who reveals himself in hidden glory at this profound moment of the Mass?


Read slowly, 3–4 times. Allow the words of Scripture to wash over your mind and heart. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you through this passage.

Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” (John 20:19–23)


Allow yourself to reflect for a while, being attentive to how the Lord is speaking in your heart.

Until Jesus appeared in the upper room, his disciples were full of fear. Yet, in the presence of the Risen Lord, they literally rejoiced. His very words and the mission of mercy entrusted to them the night of the Resurrection all lead to communion—to intimate, deep, abiding union with the Blessed Trinity. Ponder this mystery of never-ending love, lasting peace, and infinite joy.

Remain in silence with the Lord. Allow him to speak in the silence, in your heart. Receive his presence. If it helps, write down what you sense the Lord communicating to you during this time of prayer.


O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation, pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and, with the divine grace that was at work when the Gospel was first proclaimed, fill now once more the hearts of believers. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Collect, Pentecost)


At every Mass, Jesus offers himself to the Father for us. We can always join our own offerings with Jesus at Mass. This Sunday, offer your desire to be caught up joyfully in the life of the Blessed Trinity.

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