Eucharistic Adoration

Monstrance to hold eucharist for adoration

Monstrance to hold eucharist for adoration

When He returned, He found them asleep.  He said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep?  Could you not keep watch for one hour?"    Mark 14:37

Come and spend the most peaceful hour (or part of an hour) of your week with Jesus. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm. This is simply time and space for individuals to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. These are opportunities for individuals to pray with the Lord, to listen to the Lord, or simply come to offer a prayer or a rosary. Adoration will end with Benediction, and Mass will follow at 5:30 pm.

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

"Just as you can not be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the divine rays of His grace, His love, His peace." —Pope Paul VI

As Catholics, we believe that at each mass, during the consecration, the priest speaks these words "this is my body which will be given up for you" and at that instant the miracle of transubstantiation occurs. The bread and wine which we offer become the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus. It is His true presence in the form of bread and wine. It Is Christ!

Adoration is when a consecrated host is placed in a monstrance (from the Latin monstrare, to show or view) for adoration (for us to adore Him).

Adoration is a silent time for you to have some time alone with Jesus to recite your favorite prayers, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope, charity, thanksgiving or reparation, or do whatever type of prayerful devotion that suits you before our Lord. You can sit quietly and say nothing, just keeping Him company like you would with a dear friend.

Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to Him. Stay for one minute or for the entire hour. Feel His love and His peace!

"Be still and know that I am God."  -- Psalm 46 

"Jesus waits for you in this sacrament of love."  —Pope Saint John Paul II