Our church hosts Eucharistic Adoration, followed by Benediction, from 9:00am - 12:00pm on the first Friday of every month.
What are Adoration and Benediction?
Eucharistic Adoration is time in which people spend praying with and adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Benediction is when we are given a blessing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The word “benediction” comes from the Latin word meaning “blessing.” The priest holds up the monstrance containing the consecrated Host, and we are given a blessing. It is actually Jesus Himself giving the blessing, not the priest — visually demonstrated by the priest covering his hands with the humeral veil during the blessing.
The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet Him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease (Catechism Catholic Church; 1380).