What is Eucharistic
Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist.
Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament, in prayer and devotion, is
exactly the same as spending time before the living God. Adoration occurs
whenever someone kneels in front of the tabernacle, bows before receiving the
Blessed Sacrament at Mass, or, in a more focused way, when the Blessed
Sacrament is exposed on the alter for adoration. Eucharistic Adoration is the
adoring or honoring of the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. It is the
contemplation of the mystery of Christ present before us. During Eucharistic
Adoration, we remain silent in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces.
worship given to the Trinity of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit... must fill our churches also outside the timetable of Masses…This
worship must be prominent in all our encounters with the Blessed Sacrament…
Adoration of Christ in this sacrament of love must also find expression in
various forms of Eucharistic devotion: personal prayer before the Blessed
Sacrament, hours of adoration, periods of exposition – short, prolonged, and
annual (Forty Hours) - Eucharistic benediction, Eucharistic processions,
Let us be generous with our time in going to meet him in adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease.”
-Pope John Paul II
Eucharistic Exposition, Adoration and
Benediction is offered every Friday after the 11:30am Mass and continues till
1:00pm closing with Benediction. Please come and spend a few minutes with Our
Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.