Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction
(After all weekend Masses)
After the final blessing of the Mass, the congregation, will be asked to remain in their pews. All will be invited to to sing Holy, Holy, Holy by Reginald Heber. As the hymn is sung, incensing will occur.
After incensing, clergy will kneel in front of the Blessed Sacrament while a period of 5 minutes of silent prayer begins. The cantor and or music director will time this period and following will begin singing Tantum Ergo (acapella).
III. Benediction Song:
Clergy Chants- “You have given them bread from heaven”
Congregation Response- “Having within this all sweetness”
IV. Eucharistic Blessing:
Clergy: Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the Eucharist as a memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the kingdom where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Congregation Response: “Amen.”
After the blessing, the Blessed Sacrament is placed back in the Tabernacle.
All are invited to Sing, Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (Grosser Gott, vir loben dich).
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IS OFFERED EVERY FRIDAY BEGINNING JUNE 4 FROM 3-5PM IN THE PARISH CENTER CHAPEL, 46 WINTHROP STREET.
STOP BY FOR A FEW MINUTES OR STAY FOR THE DURATION.
“The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in
Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth,” – Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
WHAT IS ADORATION?
Eucharistic Adoration is the respect and worship we give to Jesus, who is truly present to us under the appearance of
bread and wine. It refers to personal, intimate time spent with Jesus in the Eucharist. Usually, the Blessed Sacrament is
exposed, with the white host visible within a golden or silver display case called a monstrance.
Even when the Blessed Sacrament is not exposed, however, you can pray before Jesus’ presence in the tabernacle.
Adoration calls us to take a break from our busy lives to quiet our minds and open our hearts to Jesus Christ. Like
spending quality time with any loved one — deepening that relationship — the blessings are abundant.
But, Adoration isn’t necessarily about what we will get out of it. True, the graces dispensed by God help us grow in holiness, but the primary purpose of Adoration is right there in the name of the act:
to adore the One present to us in the Eucharist. Remember, the Lord is spending this hour with you.