First Friday Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction

Our Lord waits for you to come and spend some time with Him.


Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring Christ fully present in the Eucharist. We know as Catholics that the Eucharist is Jesus truly and fully present - Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity! Eucharistic Adoration is the contemplation of this Mystery of Christ truly present before us.

During Eucharistic Adoration, we are invited to look upon our Lord as He looks back at us. We "watch and wait" just as Christ asked His disciples to do in the Garden of Gethsemane. As we enjoy silence or prayer in His Presence, we open ourselves to His Grace which flows to us in a unique way through the Eucharist.  Worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus brings us into a fuller relationship with Him and invites Christ to gently transform us into the person God intends us to be. God & Man

In Eucharistic Adoration, we reach out to God as He ever more fervently seeks us.

 

During Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, aka Adoration, there must always be at least two people present with Jesus. Parishioner Carol Pinard sees to this. You may let her know your plans to be present or request more information by filling out this form: Eucharistic Adoration Sign Up

The USCCB offers this video on Eucharistic Adoration:


Monsignor Royal offered this in our weekly bulletin of November 25, 2017, on the many benefits of Eucharistic Adoration


There are two kinds of Eucharistic Adoration:

I. Adoration of Christ present in the Tabernacle

Holy Spirit church is open for visits during business hours most days so you can plan a holy hour or just a few minutes alone with Christ according to your schedule. It is customary for some consecrated hosts to always be reserved in the Tabernacle. There is a candle near the Tabernacle called the Sanctuary lamp, it is usually in a red holder. When this candle is lit it signifies that Christ is indeed present in the tabernacle. When we enter the church we genuflect to acknowledge the presence of our King and show our humble submission and love for Christ before us.

II. Adoration of Christ exposed in the Monstrance.

This is called Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament which we have at Holy Spirit on the first Friday of each month from noon until 2:45 PM. At 2:45 until 3 PM we have Benediction.

This beautiful and fruitful devotion has seen a recent resurgence in popularity. So you may be asking where did this come from and how does one do this? Legit questions to ask. These links offer answers:

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/prayers/adoration-to-the-holy-sacrament/24-reasons-for-spending-a-holy-hour-before-the-blessed-sacrament

http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/pea/a2.html

An Invitation from Carol Pinard, Parishioner of Holy Spirit
“For the past few years on First Friday’s I come and sit before Our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration. The more time I spend before the Lord the more I’ve become aware of His presence in my life. The time I spend in silence with the Lord affords me the opportunity to praise Him as my Lord and my God, to thank him for so many blessings, both those that are apparent and those that aren’t due to my limited range of vision. I talk to him of my needs and those of my family and friends, then listen to him speak in the silence of my heart. I leave knowing I am loved, filled with peace, joy and contentment knowing all is in His hands as I try to live my daily life more focused on His will for my life.
I would like to invite each of you to leave behind the distractions and noise of the world to
come and experience the power of time spent in the presence of the Lord. He will transform your life."

 

 

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