For 2000 years, Catholics have believed Jesus to be truly present in the most Holy Eucharist, just as He taught His disciples in the Gospel of John, Chapter 6. We believe that at each celebration of the Mass, bread and wine are truly transformed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Jesus comes to be present with us not only spiritually, but physically. In the Eucharist, Jesus is just as present with us today, in the appearance of bread and wine, as He was in the time of the New Testament when He walked the Earth.
Therefore, if Jesus is truly present (body, blood, soul, & divinity) in the most Holy Eucharist, then we can gaze upon Him and adore Him in His physical presence. We are blessed with the awesome opportunity to worship Jesus through Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the most Holy Eucharist. In Eucharistic Adoration, the Eucharistic Host (the Body of Jesus) is placed in a gold monstrance to be adored (see picture above).
We have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of each month from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Infant Mary Chapel.
Adoration is open to everyone. Please maintain a disposition of silence and reverence in the church and chapel.