First Friday: 9AM - 11AM
"The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white Host."
-Archbishop Fulton Sheen
What is the importance of Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic adoration is a privileged and prayerful encounter with Jesus Christ, who is truly present to us under the appearance of bread and wine. The consecrated Host, blessed and offered during mass, is shown forth by an apparatus called a monstrance - from the latin meaning "to show" - and presented to us for our worship and adoration. Jesus told his apostles, "Behold, I am with you always, to the close of the age (Mt 28:20)." We are reminded that He is indeed near to His people, present in all the tabernacles of the world.
What is proper etiquette during Eucharistic adoration?
When we are not taking part in vocal prayers an hymns with other adorers, we should be praying silently. whenever we pass before the place where the sacred host is reserved, we should genuflect. We should observe the modest dress and decorum that are appropriate to very solemn occasions. We should avoid any actions that might disturb or distract others or draw attention to ourselves rather than Jesus.
How should we pray during Eucharistic Adoration?
There are many ways to pray. We may meditate silently by gazing on the sacred host. We may silently speak to Jesus from our mind and heart. We may also rely on devotions and prayers from Catholic tradition, such as the reading of Scripture, recitation of the Rosary, or the litanies.
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