Jesus is truly present–body, blood, soul and divinity–in the Blessed Sacrament. Therefore, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an excellent opportunity for many types of prayer. Prayers of thanksgiving, prayers of petition (especially for our parish, for religious vocations, for peace, for our families), prayers of reparation or atonement for sin (both personal and societal), and prayers of praise and adoration are important and humbling before Christ present in the Eucharist.
The quiet of the church in the presence of the Lord is also an escape from the noise of the world, and it is very conducive to prayer. Eucharistic adoration is a wonderful source of grace in our lives. All are welcome; everyone is invited to come and pray.
Time and Place
PRIOR TO FEB. 26, 2020 (ASH WEDNESDAY)
Mondays: Eucharistic adoration is held at St. Francis Borgia-South Church on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The recitation of the rosary takes place during the last half-hour. There must be at least two people present in the church, as the exposed Eucharist can never be left alone. You can sign up for a regular hour, or as a substitute, or just come when you can. A sign-in sheet is provided at the entrance.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (through Feb. 25, 2020): After Mass on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, there will be a Holy Hour from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. at the South Church.
FEB. 26 (ASH WEDNESDAY) – FEB. 28, 2020
On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, Eucharistic Adoration begins at 8 a.m. (following the 7 a.m. Mass) at the South Church. Adoration will continue until 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Adoration will be interrupted only by the celebration of daily Mass.
STARTING MAR.2, 2020
Every week: 96 hours of adoration will be held at the South Church, beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until 8:30 a.m. Friday. Adoration will be interrupted only by the celebration of daily Mass.
There must be at least two people present in the church during adoration, as the exposed Eucharist can never be left alone. You can sign up for a regular hour, or as a substitute, or just come when you can.
We invite all parishioners to prayerfully consider signing up to spend one hour each week with Jesus. Sign-up forms are available at the Information Station in the gathering space of the North Church, or use this online sign-up form. After a sign-up form is completed, a member of the adoration committee will be in touch with you.
Details / What to Expect
A consecrated host is placed in the beautiful monstrance on the altar. This makes the real presence of Jesus more visible than being hidden in the tabernacle.
When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, it is respectful to genuflect on both knees (or one knee) when entering or leaving the pew. You may quietly pray, read Scripture, say a rosary, meditate on the life of Jesus Christ, or use some of the prayer materials provided. Enjoy your time spent in the presence of Christ!
Fore more information, please see the St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church website at https://www.saintfrancisborgia.org/prayer-and-worship/eucharistic-adoration/