Eucharistic Adoration is the worship of God by spending time with His Presence in the Blessed Sacrament. The Host is displayed in a monstrance on the altar for the faithful to adore, pray, and reflect upon the Sacred Mysteries. The practice was established around the 11th century but can trace its roots back to Jesus' invitation to his disciples to pray with him in the garden of Gethsemane. The disciples struggled to do so, just as today many Catholics are unsure how to practice this devotion.
Adoration begins with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, but adorers may come at any time. When entering a church or chapel with the Host displayed in the monstrance, genuflect using both knees before entering your pew. Then, you spend time with the Lord by praying in whatever manner you feel called, be that by reading Scriptures, praying a rosary, or simply spending quiet time clearing your head and listening to what He is telling you. You may sit, stand, or kneel at any time, and silence is generally observed. Adoration concludes with Benediction, but the adorer may leave at any time prior after having stayed for any length of time, be it a few minutes or a few hours.
Come, Light a Candle, Pray. On July 9th, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm, our parish is holding a night of Prayer and Adoration at St. Peter Church. Everyone is invited throughout the evening to light a candle and join together in prayer before the Lord, present to us in the Blessed Sacrament. Candles will be placed at the foot of the altar as we pray for our unified parish and each other. Confession will be available through the evening. We will end with Night Prayer and Benediction at 9:00pm. Take this chance to grow closer to our Lord Jesus Christ in Adoration.
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