Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
The importance of Eucharistic Adoration is shown in the fact that the Church has a ritual that regulates it: the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. This 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. The Rite concludes with the ordained minister blessing the faithful with the Blessed Sacrament.
Sacred Heart offers Eucharistic Adoration:
- every month on the first Sunday of the month, after the 12:15 mass.
- in May and October, Eucharistic adoration is observed as part of the Marian devotion on Wednesdays at 7:30PM
- as part of the Sacred Heart Novena, in 2019 this begins June 18, at 7:30PM.
Bishop Barron comments on Eucharistic Adoration