This week our monthly adoration is on Thursday, November 2. Adoration will begin in the Chapel at 9:00 am. Adoration will end at 6:45 pm instead of 10:00 pm due to the All Souls’ Day Mass at 7:00 pm. Regular hours of Adoration will resume in December. All are welcome to come and spend some time in prayer before the presence of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Every month at St Benedict we have Eucharistic Adoration. This humble, yet powerful devotion, takes place on the first Thursday of every month from 9 am to 10 pm.
If you can commit to one hour of adoration at the beginning of each month, you can call a member of the Eucharistic Adoration Committee: Fran Hall 724.942.9406, Tasha Webb 724.469.3411 or Mary Ann Campbell at 724.941.4297. If you can't commit to a specific time, please come whenever you, but come!
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Catholics believe that the bread and wine we consecrate at Mass through the ministry of the priest become truly the body and Blood of Christ. During the consecration of the Mass, the priest speaks these words during the Eucharistic Prayer, "While they were at supper, he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you." Hold this moment of the Mass in time, we have, over centuries, come to see that it presents a great opportunity for spiritual intimacy with the Lord. Our adoration of the sacrament we call the Eucharist, or the Blessed Sacrament, calls us to spend time in the presence of the Lord as we watch and wait, allowing the power of Christ to transform us.
What Do You Do During Adoration?
Those who present themselves for a period of adoration spend their time in reading and private prayer, but also in reflection of some virtue or quality they would like to grow. Some might read the Gospel for the coming Sunday and listen as Christ speaks to them through the sacred text; others can mediate on the mystery of the Life of Christ in the Rosary or from a spiritual book. Some simply sit quietly, drawn into the love of Christ that is expressed for us in his sacrifice on the cross, demonstrated through his self-giving in the Eucharist.