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 of the Blessed Sacrament is held weekly on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 am until 11:00 am. It is also held monthly on the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon.
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.