Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
All are invited to consider spending some time in prayer before the exposed Blessed Sacrament. Individuals can make a visit to church for whatever amount of time they wish during adoration, beginning and ending their time of prayer as needed. Adoration is held on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am until 9:00 am.
What is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?
During adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a consecrated host is placed in a beautifully adorned vessel known as a monstrance. The monstrance has a glass window through which the host can be seen for purposes of adoration, contemplation and prayer. The period of time when the Eucharist is shown in this manner is called “exposition,” since the Eucharist is being “exposed” for public veneration, as opposed to its usual placement in the tabernacle. As Catholics, we believe in the “real presence” of Christ in the Eucharist; we know that it is Christ himself whom we venerate and before whom we pray during this time. Adoration can include various styles of prayer including silence, the rosary and other formalized prayers, reading Scripture or meditating on the writings of one of the saints.
God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ Is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
– Philippians 2:9-11