If you listen to the news regularly, it seems like our world is becoming more and more secularized and is losing sight of God. This doesn’t have to be. We can all do things to make people feel and experience the presence of Jesus in their lives. One of those ways is prayer. One very beautiful way of praying is known as Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is a practice in the Catholic Church that involves displaying the Eucharist, with proper solemnity, to the view of the faithful in order that they may pray their devotions before it. It 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.” It serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church. It provides an opportunity for people to pray and meditate before Jesus Christ present in the Eucharist. It is an opportunity for people to spend time with Jesus, to offer Him their love, adoration, and thanksgiving, and to ask for His blessings. It is also a way for people to show their faith and devotion to Jesus Christ.
The Blessed Sacrament is one of the most important symbols of the Catholic faith. For us, it’s not just a representation of Christ’s sacrifice. Rather, it’s the body and blood of Christ Himself which He shed for us to attain eternal life. As such, Catholics, praying to the Blessed Sacrament is not just a mere religious act. It’s our way of getting closer to Christ. Through the consecrated bread and wine, we not only remember His ultimate sacrifice but also celebrate His presence in the Eucharist.
During this year of Eucharistic Revival, we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration on the third Friday every month from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Prayer sheets will be available for your use or just come and spend time in silence and contemplation.
Come and spend some time with Jesus.