What do you want for your children? To be slaves of technology? Would you give them gadgets to know God or gadgets to doom their soul? Little did some 150 parents/adults expect to be provoked by such soul-searching questions when they decided to attend a recent Children Eucharistic Adoration workshop. Fr Antoine Thomas, a priest of the Community of St John, was in Kota Kinabalu by the providential care of God to conduct a Children Eucharistic Adoration workshop at Sacred Heart Cathedral parish Nov 22-24 2019. He was on a mission to help the children to discover the true
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by Father Antoine Thomas, Eucharistic Congress, Mexico 2004 Talk by Fr. Antoine Thomas f.j. (Founder of Children of Hope) October 16th, 2004 Witness to the Eucharistic Life in the United States. Introduction: It is an immense joy and a privilege for me to have been invited to witness the marvels that the Holy Spirit has inspired in the United States with young people, especially since the visit of our Holy Father to Denver in 1993. One day he said something that greatly impressed me, especially when I saw the world at war everywhere, and with so many terrorist threats. “There
Bringing Children to Christ in Eucharistic Adoration by Father Antoine Thomas Develops a Program for Kids PRINCEVILLE, Illinois, OCT. 5, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Thanks to a French priest’s vision and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, hundreds of children are engaging in Eucharistic adoration and experiencing the real presence of Christ. Father Antoine Thomas, 46, a priest of the Congregation of St. John, has been working in youth ministry for 15 years and began leading children’s holy hours more than 10 years ago. Now he has started a program, Children of Hope, that helps others lead adoration for kids. The priest, who
by Sandy Rongish “Do not hinder the Children from coming to me!” (Mt 19:14) by Sandy Rongish In this article, Sandy Rongish, National Director of the “Children of Hope,” shares her story of how she was led to this Eucharistic Adoration ministry for children, founded by Fr. Antoine Thomas. Sandy Rongish is a full-time homemaker and mother of five children. For more information about the “Children of Hope” and how you can start an Adoration ministry for children in your parish, visit website: www.childrenofhope.org. The Marian Year, 1996, was a beginning of the preparation of the Church for the new
By SUSAN BRINKMANN, CS&T Correspondent Father Antoine Thomas, of the Congregation of St. John, says children understand the mystery of the Eucharist more than adults in many, many respects. By SUSAN BRINKMANN CS&T Correspondent Ask any parent why they don’t take their children to Eucharistic adoration and most will tell you the same thing. Children don’t understand it. Father Antoine Thomas, of the Congregation of St. John and a native of France, has an answer that will give us cause to pause. “Do we adults understand the mystery of the Eucharist? We believe in it, but do we understand it?