First Friday Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is a traditional Eucharistic devotion in the Catholic Church. With this devotion, we honor the presence of Christ in the Eucharistic bread, become the Body of Christ.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins after the 8:00 a.m. Daily Mass on the First Friday of every month.
“Let us know pleasure in the company of our Best Friend, a Friend who can do everything for us,
a Friend who loves us beyond measure. Here in the Blessed Sacrament,
we can talk to Him straight from the heart.” -St. Alphonsus Liguori
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (The Eucharist presented in a monstrance for devotional prayer) is envisioned by the Church to draw us deeper into the celebration of the Eucharist. During this time of pandemic many have not been able to participate physically in the Eucharist – a time of prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament with a smaller group and only interaction in prayer with our Lord present in the Eucharist may help in uniting you more With the Lord Jesus Christ in prayer and may give sustenance for this journey.
The Church teaches that this Devotion is connected intimately with the Liturgy and helps the community:
When was the last time you sat with the Lord, told Him what’s on your heart, and listened to Him?
This Lent, we invite you to a time of prayer at Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Saturday, Feb. 20-Mar. 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the Duval Patio. Masks and social distancing are required, and all are welcome!