Eucharistic Adoration Retreat

Eucharistic Adoration Retreat


Fr Hugh Thomas has had a powerful ministry of establishing Eucharistic Adoration Chapels in Australia and overseas, most notably in Indonesia. Eucharistic Adoration is powerfully encouraged by the Church:


Pope Francis to priests:

"The renewal of the Church will come not from the computer but from the tabernacle".


Pope John Paul II: "It is the responsibility of pastors to encourage, also by their personal witness, the practice of Eucharistic adoration.  It is pleasant to spend time with Him, to lie close to His breast like the Beloved disciple and to feel the infinite love present in His heart."
(Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia)

Wednesday 14th of June. St Francis Xavier's Church

Adoration 5pm-5:55pm (Including Evening Prayer and Rosary)

6:00pm Mass

6:45pm: Light meal.

7.30 pm Talk. A History of Adoration. Talk followed by Benediction with a short period of adoration. Presenter Fr Hugh Thomas CSsR.


Thursday 15th of June. St Francis Xavier's Church

Mass 6pm. Following Mass, Light Meal. (preceded by Evening Prayer and Rosary from 5pm.)

7.30 pm Talk. How to pray in Adoration.  Followed by a period of guided adoration. Presenter Fr Hugh Thomas.


Friday 16th of June. St Francis Xavier's Catholic Church

2:20-3:30pm: Eucharistic Adoration. (Includes Divine Mercy Devotion)

3:30pm Mass for the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


7.30 pm Talk. St Francis Xavier's Church

Theme; Adoration flows from the Mass, the Eucharistic Sacrifice. Presenter Fr Hugh Thomas.


Saturday Morning

8:00 – 8:55am Reconciliation Kurri Kurri

8:25 – 8:55am Scripture Rosary Kurri Kurri

9 – 9:30am Mass Kurri Kurri (Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

9:30 – 10:00am 15mins Silence, Benediction.

10:30 – 11:00am Light Refreshments.

11:00 – 12:30am Prayer Cenacle. A reflection on Eucharistic Adoration.


Fr Hugh will preach at our Sunday Masses:

Saturday Evening

6 – 7pm Mass Cessnock St Joseph's


Sunday Morning: Sunday, 18 June

 8:30 – 9:30am Mass Kurri Kurri Holy Spirit


10:30 – 11:30am Mass Cessnock St Joseph's


Sunday Afternoon

4:30 – 5:30pm Mass Abermain St Francis Xavier's