Eucharistic adoration is the act of worshiping God as Jesus is present in the consecrated host. Since the last Supper, when Jesus broke the bread and distributed the wine, saying, “This is my Body” and “This is my Blood,” Catholics have believed that the bread and wine are no longer merely bread and wine, but the actual living presence of Jesus, the second person of the Blessed Trinity. Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament, in prayer and devotion, is exactly the same as spending time before the living God. Adoration of Jesus occurs whenever a person genuflects recognizing Jesus present in the tabernacle, bows before receiving Holy Communion, or when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
This devotion begins with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The sacred host is removed from the tabernacle and is placed on the altar for adoration. The purpose of adoration is to highlight the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The consecrated host is placed in the monstrance which is placed on the altar.
Eucharistic Adoration at St. Raphael Parish
Every first and third Friday we will schedule adoration usually from 9:00am through 6:00pm in the church. Everyone is welcome to drop in whenever they can, even for a few minutes. People may also commit to spending a designated hour in church every First Friday or every third Friday in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
First and third Friday of every month from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
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