After the sacrifice of the Mass, the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist (in the consecrated bread) continues. Jesus in his sacramental body and blood remains. That is why Eucharistic Adoration is important.
Eucharistic Adoration is the worshiping of Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament is placed in a vessel called a monstrance and placed on the altar for viewing.
Pope John Paul says this: "The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic worship". He prays that perpetual exposition and and adoration of the Eucharist would be established in every Catholic Church throughout the world.
You come to worship and to visit with Jesus. You can tell him your problems, your needs and concerns, your joys. For many the time they spend each week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most peaceful, the most satisfying time of their whole week.
If you can accept the possibility of the real presence, then come and experience the reality through Eucharistic adoration. If this belief of our faith is true, why not take time to experience the reality of being with the Lord in this special and unique way.
Weekly Adoration at St. Mary's is Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Adorers commit to one hour during the time period. Roberta Augustine, our school secretary, is the coordinator. If you wish to sign up for an hour, call Ms. Augustine at 726-4991 or call the parish office. Of course, a person can come any time to spend time with Jesus.