Come adore the Lord for one hour or more in Eucharistic Adoration. The Most Blessed Sacrament is exposed upon the altar of the St. Mary Chapel each Friday from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm. We must have at least two people present during each hour as the Most Blessed Sacrament may not be left alone while exposed. There is a sign up sheet near the entrance to the St. Mary Chapel. The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy will be prayed at 4:45 pm, followed by the Benediction at 5:15 pm and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 5:30 pm. May you receive many blessings during Adoration.
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