The Most Holy Eucharist, which is the Sacrifice of the Mass, makes present to us in a preeminent way Jesus Christ, who offers himself to God the Father, in the Holy Spirit, for our salvation. In the Holy Eucharist, the Lord offers himself to us as Food for the journey of life into eternal life.
Even outside of Mass, worship of the Lord's Eucharistic presence draws us closer to Himself and gives us a greater desire for holy communion with Him.
Exposition of the Eucharistic Host, for adoration by all the faithful, takes place in our Chapel, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, from 9a-9p. On Wednesdays, adoration is available from 10a-9p. Solemn Benediction is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings around 850p. Benediction includes incense, the ringing of bells, the chanting of ancient Latin hymns, praying the Divine Praises, a blessing of the faithful by a Priest or Deacon, a small Eucharistic procession, and the reposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle.
Prayer to the Most Blessed Sacrament
(Prayer of St. Alphonsus de Liguori.)
My Lord Jesus Christ, who for the love you bear us, remain night and day in this Sacrament, full of compassion and of love, awaiting, calling and welcoming all who come to visit you. I believe that you are present in the Sacrament of the Altar.
I adore you from the abyss of my nothingness and I thank you for all the graces you have given me until now, and in particular, for having given me your Most Holy Mother Mary as my advocate and for having called me to visit you in this church.
I now salute your Most Loving Heart, and this for three ends: first, in thanksgiving for this great gift; second, to make amends to you for all the outrages which you receive in this Sacrament from all your enemies; third, I intend by this visit to adore you in all the places on earth in which you are present in this Sacrament and in which you are the least revered and the most abandoned.
My Jesus, I love you with my heart. I grieve for having until now so many times offended your infinite goodness. I purpose by your grace never more to offend you for the time to come; and now, miserable and unworthy though I am, I consecrate myself to you without reserve. I give you and renounce my entire will, my affections, my desires, and all that I possess. From now on, use me and all that I have as you wish. All I ask of you and desire is your holy love, final perseverance and the perfect accomplishment of your will.
I recommend to you the souls in Purgatory; but especially those who had the greatest devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament and to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. I also recommend to you all poor sinners.
And finally, my dear Savior, I unite all my affections with the affections of your most loving Heart, and I offer them with you to your Eternal Father and beg him for your sake and for love of you, graciously to accept and grant them. Amen.