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Sacraments
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament occurs twice a week. On 6.30pm each Thursday night a Holy Hour for young adults is celebrated. On Friday following the 1:00pm Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is held in the Sacred Heart Chapel until 3.00pm. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available during Adoration on Thursday nights.

 

What is adoration?
Adoration is an ancient tradition of the Church. As Catholics we believe that the consecrated bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ. This is the Eucharist.
The Eucharist is not simply a symbol or a sign of Jesus - Jesus is really present under the appearance of bread and wine. When we pray to Jesus who is before us in the Eucharist, we are adoring him. This is what adoration is.

The visit to the Blessed Sacrament is a great treasure of the Catholic faith. It nourishes social love and gives us opportunities for adoration and thanksgiving, for reparation and supplication. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Hours and Eucharistic processions are likewise precious elements of your heritage - in full accord with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.
Every act of reverence, every genuflection that you make before the Blessed Sacrament, is important because it is an act of faith in Christ, an act of love for Christ. And every sign of the Cross and gesture of respect made each time you pass a church is an act of faith.
May God preserve you in this faith - this holy Catholic faith - this faith in the Blessed Sacrament.
Pope John Paul II




Sacraments