What is Illuminate?
Illuminate is a ministry centered on adoration of the Holy Eucharist. We hope to invite people of all ages from across Manitoba to worship Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and come together as one Catholic Church.
The goal of this ministry is to encourage people from all walks of life to enter into a real and intimate relationship with Jesus through adoration and worship. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available to help bring those attending into a personal encounter with Christ. We envision, as a fruit of this ministry, that a strong community of Catholic believers will be united and grow throughout the province. Our hope is that they may bring Jesus into their world to be a shining light in the darkness.
The ministry event will occur once a month a Friday evening. We will move to a different parish each month in order to build community throughout the province. See our main page for upcoming dates and locations.
The Illuminate music team leads participants in a series of hymns and praise and worship music throughout each evening. Interspersed with periods of reflective silence, the worship music is presented in a prayerful and reflective manner to lead those present in praise and adoration of Christ present in the Eucharist. Some of the songs that have been used during previous Illuminate evenings include:
Adoration Song (Tentum Ergo) - Traditional
After all (Holy) - David Crowder
Alabaster - Rend Collective Experiment
Alive Again - Matt Maher
All Consuming Fire - Jesus Culture
All Who are Thirsty - Brenton Brown
As it is in Heaven - Matt Maher
Be Still - Bethel Music
Brokenness Aside - All Sons & Daughters
Build Your Kingdom Here - The Rend Collective
Burning in my Soul - Matt Maher
Christ is Risen - Matt Maher
Cornerstone - Hillsong
Come as You Are - David Crowder
Come Thou Font of Every Blessing - Traditional
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Traditional
Desert Song - Hillsong United
Divine Praises - Matt Maher
God With Us - All Sons & Daughters
Good Good Father - Chris Tomlin
How Great is Our God - Chris Tomlin
How Great Thou Art - Traditional
How He Loves - David Crowder
I Am the Bread of Life - Traditional
I Will Exalt You - Hillsong
I Will Rest in You - Worship Together
It is Well - Bethel
Lay it Down - Matt Maher
Lay Me Down - Chris Tomlin
Lay Me Down - Rush of Fools
Lead me to the Cross - Hillsong United
Like an Avalanche - Hillsong United
My Lighthouse - Rend Collective
O Come Divine Messiah - Traditional
Oceans - Hillsong United
Refiner's Fire - Brian Doerksen
Revelation Song - Jesus Culture
Set a Fire - Will Reagan & United Pursuit
Waiting Here for You - Christy Nockels
With Everything - Hillsong
Wonder - Bethel
You’ll Come - Hillsong
You Speak - Audrey Assad
Your Glory - All Songs & Daughters
Je Suis Venu Pour la Vie
Je T'exalterai - Hillsong
De Tout mon Etre - Hillsong
Vers Toi Seigneur
Here are what some participants have said about their experience at Illuminate:
"The heaviness, the busy-ness, the demands of this life lifted & lightened.
God refreshed me and strengthened me."
"God has touched me through confession. I feel empty, but a good type of empty;
I feel emptied of my sins but also filled with the love of God our father."
"I love the music, it is hitting home"
"God made me more aware of how beautiful and wonderful the Eucharist is.
Through the music and adoration, I found a beauty in adoring the Lord."
"I realized tonight that God has waited for me so long and was just showering
me with His mercy until I came running back to Him."
"This is a side of being Catholic that I've never experienced before"
"God has helped draw me closer to Him, and drawn me to the Sacrament of Confession;
"I really enjoyed the music; I thought the songs were very powerful"
"Beautiful, beautiful service"