Eucharistic adoration is a Eucharistic practice in
which the Blessed Sacrament is adored by the faithful.
This practice may occur either when the Eucharist is
exposed, or when it is not publicly viewable because it
is reserved in a place such as a church tabernacle. Adoration
is a sign of devotion to and worship of Jesus
Christ, Who is present in Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity,
under the appearance of the consecrated host,
that is, sacramental bread. From a theological perspective,
the adoration is a form of latria, based on the
tenet of the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
The church is open for Adoration every day from dawn to dusk.
Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament
Exposition is an extension of the adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament which occurs in every Mass:
"Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away
the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the
supper of the Lamb." Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and
serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with
Christ and the rest of the Church.
Exposition takes place every first Friday of
the month immediately following morning
Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will
also be available.