ADORATION OF THE
MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT (WEEKLY)
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. Each Friday after the 9:00 am Mass the Blessed Sacrament is exposed upon the altar in the Lower Church. The recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will take place at 3:00 pm, concluding at 5:00 pm with evening prayer, Benediction and Repose of the Blessed Sacrament.. Please join us. We are committed to having at least two persons present at all times of Adoration. There is a sign-in book in the Gathering Room near the entrance to the Mary Chapel. If you can commit just one hour or more, please call Ursula Koslowski at 781-729-6170 or email email@example.com.
MONTHLY HOLY HOUR WITH ADORATION
Come make a Holy Hour the fourth Thursday of each month in the Lower Church. Come for one minute, five minutes, ten minutes, or the entire hour. It's a change for busy people and families to be surrounded by God's love, God's peace, and God's goodness in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Come be replenished.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
"Just as you can not be exposed to the sun without receiving it's rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the divine rays of His grace, His love, His peace." -- Reflection on writing of 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