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 as well, especially on First Fridays and First Saturdays.  The red sanctuary lamp in the Chapel confirms that the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Tabernacle.  We invite you to come and worship with us as a parish community of faith!


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 and First Saturdays during the recitation of the Rosary, we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel, before the 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 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 after the Consecration in the Eucharistic Prayer of the Mass, and before Communion when the priest proclaims, "Behold the Lamb of God!"


Cross and Kneelers.  The two biggest questions that visitors and new parishioners ask us are the following: "Why is our sanctuary cross off to the side, instead of being in the center?" and "Why are there no kneelers in our church?"  As we prepare for the silver anniversary of the dedication of our church building, we want to address both of these issues.  In preparation for these important updates, there are two spiritual issues we must first consider.

  • First, it is not enough to just move our cross to the center.  We must make Christ more fully the centerpoint of our ordinary daily lives as faithful Catholic Christians as well.  Both are necessary.  Otherwise, we are just moving furniture around.  Christ wants us to really transform our lives, so that his sacrifice on the Cross may be the center of our lives.
  • Second, it is not enough to just install kneelers.  We must bend our wills, even more than our knees, in obedience to Christ as our God and the Lord of our lives as well.  Both are necessary.  Otherwise, we are just installing new furniture.  Christ wants "every knee to bend before him on earth, in the heavens, and under the earth" as well.

For more information about our cross and kneelers, please check out our parish Pastoral Plan, which is found under the sharing tab of our parish website.  These special projects are part of an overall plan that also includes a new carpet and refinishing the pews in our church.  Thank you for your ongoing support which makes these special parish projects possible.

 


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On Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m., the regular Mass responses are in recited in Latin.  Participation booklets are provided.  The readings, the homily, and some of the prayers are in English.  This is a Novus Ordo Mass in the Ordinary Form with Latin.