Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament

The Holy Hour made in the presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament is a devotion in which we call to mind the Life, Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord. During this hour we seek through prayer and meditation the mercy of God, the conversion of sinners, and the sanctification of souls. The Consecrated Eucharist is placed in a monstrance (a vessel in which the consecrated Host is exposed for the adoration of the faithful), fashioned after the one used by St. Clare of Assisi with Our Lord in the center where people worship Jesus Christ Present in the Holy Eucharist.

God is actively involved in the world and intimately involved with us in every moment and place.  We need only to train our senses to find God in all things. Seeing God face-to-face, experiencing the joy and excitement of his presence, leads us to encounter beauty in this world, which is a doorway to encountering God himself. God is revealing his beauty to us in so many ways each and every day. 

For Catholics, this notion of the beauty of God is the focus of the traditional Catholic practice of eucharistic adoration. In this prayer Catholics simply spend time sitting or kneeling in total silence, gazing upon the consecrated Host, which is the body of Christ displayed in an ornately adorned vessel called a monstrance.  This prayer is called "adoration" since its focus is simply to adore the beauty of God's presence made real and visible in the Blessed Sacrament.  

The purpose of eucharistic adoration is to deepen our desire to be one with God's beauty.  Prayer of adoration invites us to reflect on those qualities that make God beautiful so that we can live as a reflection of that same beauty.  It is in silence that we create space for God’s activity rather than filling every minute with our own.  Silence is where we can hear the "still small voice" of God. 

Holy Hour for Vocations:  Please offer an hour of your time to pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated religious life. Afternoons during parish office hours are the best time to find the church open for quite prayer because most funerals happen in the morning. Friday afternoons are open for adoration before the monstrance with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. See next paragraph.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Fridays and begins with Exposition at 1:00 p.m. and concludes with Benediction at 5:00 p.m.

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Julie Carrick
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