On Sunday, March 12th , we will have a parish Eucharistic Day. What does that mean? First of all, we are a Eucharistic Church, that is, our faith is based around the Eucharist – the Body & Blood of Christ. As Catholics we believe that the host consecrated at Mass truly becomes the Sacred Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. On this special day for our parish, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at the end of the 10:30 A.M. Mass. That means the sacred host will be placed in the Monstrance (a special receptacle made for this purpose) and then placed on the altar for all people to see. This is called Adoration. It would be like praying before Jesus Himself. During this time, people gather for some personal time of prayer. It could be quiet, contemplative prayer. Or it could be a group reciting the rosary, litany of Sacred Heart or the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Many saints would adore Jesus in the Eucharist for one hour a day. Each of us can consider Our Lord issuing those heartfelt words to us which He directed to His Apostles during His Agony in the Garden of Olives: “Could you not watch one hour with me?” (Mt 26:40). All in all, it is a special time for a parish.