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Adoration And Holy Hours
"Adorationis the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the "King of Glory," respectful silence in the presence of the "ever greater" God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications."
--Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2628
The importance of Eucharistic Adoration is shown in the fact that the Church has a ritual that regulates it: the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. This 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." Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church. The Rite concludes with the ordained minister blessing the faithful with the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The bishops have created a variety of holy hours that focus our prayer to Jesus Christ on peace, life, vocations, and other topics that are at the heart of the life of the Church and the world.
Everyone is invited to consider an hour of reverence before Jesus who is present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Click on the “Perpetual Adoration Reverence & Guidelines” button for answers that will help you decide the day and hour to commit each week. Prepare to experience unbelievable comfort and joy adoring the Lord.
Adorers are invited to assist in the coordination of the ministry by applying as "Hour Coordinators" at the same hour they are present for adoration. Download the Hour Coordinator Information to get an idea of what it entails and contact Deacon Johnny Gonzalez firstname.lastname@example.org