Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration Chapel:  Our Chapel, where Holy Mass is celebrated on weekdays, may also be referred to as the Blessed Sacrament Chapel or as the Adoration Chapel, because the Holy Eucharist is reverently reserved there in the Tabernacle, both for Adoration and for bringing Holy Communion to the sick.

On special occasions, we also schedule time for Eucharistic Exposition, especially on First Fridays.  The red sanctuary lamp in the Chapel confirms that the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Tabernacle.  We invite you to kneel in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament and prayerfully light a candle as well.

Times for Adoration: There are several opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration, that is, prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, here at our parish.  We invite you to come and worship Christ with us!

  • First, before and after each Mass that is celebrated in our Church or in our Chapel, you are encouraged to make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the Tabernacle.
  • Second, on weekdays, you are also welcome enter the Church or Chapel from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through the parish office (door three), to pray before the Tabernacle.
  • Third, on First Fridays we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel during the daily Rosary that is recited before the regular weekday morning Mass.
  • Fourth, for special occasions and on selected feast days, we may schedule the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at other times in our church, as announced in advance.

You are always most welcome to adore the Blessed Sacrament here at our parish during these convenient times.  The Tabernacle is prominently located in our Daily Mass Chapel.

Forms of Adoration: Eucharistic Adoration may be done before the Tabernacle where the Eucharist is reserved, and/or before the Monstrance where the Eucharist is exposed.

  • Tabernacle: Whenever we pray before the Tabernacle, where the Eucharist is reserved, we are truly adoring the Blessed Sacrament.  We offer this form of Eucharistic Adoration at our parish throughout the year, both in conjunction with Mass and during the week.
  • Monstrance: Whenever we pray before the Monstrance, where the Eucharist is exposed, we are truly adoring the Blessed Sacrament as well.  We offer this form of Adoration on special occasions, but especially before Mass on First Fridays and First Saturdays.

Using either form of Eucharistic Adoration, before the reserved or before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, we are truly adoring the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist!  Come and join us in either or both of these forms of Eucharistic Adoration of Christ our Lord.

Benediction: There are two ways in which we may receive the special Eucharistic Blessing, that is, the Benediction, of the Blessed Sacrament: internally and externally.

  • Internal: When we worthily receive Holy Communion, at a Mass or during a Communion Service, we receive a special Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament from the inside-out.  May that blessing overflow from within our hearts, and into our daily lives of faith.
  • External: Whenever we are present as the Monstrance makes the Sign of the Cross over us, we receive a Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament from the outside-in.  May that blessing sink into our hearts and transform us from within through our faith.

Also, please remember to adore the Blessed Sacrament, and therefore receive its Benediction, during the Elevations that occur at the Consecration in the Eucharistic Prayer of the Mass, and before Communion when the priest proclaims, "Behold the Lamb of God!"

Mass Intentions.  Please also consider joining our parish prayer list.  The prayer list is located in the back of church.  You may write in your special intention yourself, or you can contact the parish office to do this for you.  Next to the prayer list are some free prayer cards for notifying others of your prayers.

Vigil Lights.  Near the Tabernacle in the chapel, there are vigil lights for your prayerful devotion.  For fire and safety reasons, these vigil lights have to be electronic candles in our church.  Please feel free to leave a free vigil light burning as a token of your visit to the Blessed Sacrament before or after Mass.

Latin Mass.  On Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m., the Mass responses are in Latin.  This is a Novus Ordo Latin Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  The orations and the readings are in English, and there are special prayer booklets to help everyone participate in this Mass on Saturday morning.


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