Beyond the Sacraments
Monthly Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
Each First Friday and in the evenings on other special feast days, many of us at St. Patrick gather before the Blessed Sacrament to offer our praise, thanksgiving, and supplications to our Blessed Lord. We do this in private conversation with Him and in communal prayer. We present a brief inspiring Eucharistic reflection and end with benediction.
If you want to be with Christ directly and personally... if you want to pour out your heart to Him-just you and He-... if you want to adore Him, who is God made man, ... the Incarnate Image of heaven... the Eucharistic Holy Hour of Adoration and Benediction is where you want to be. Jesus awaits! “He burns with the desire to come into your heart.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux).
Eucharistic adoration begins at 2:30 p.m. with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. We begin with a hymn and after incensing we have an opening prayer. At 3:00 p.m. we recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Silent adoration will continue until 6:30 p.m. with many of our parishioners giving ½ hour of their time to pray before the Blessed Sacrament. We close out adoration at 6:30 with a closing prayer, a hymn and benediction. JOIN US. Guidelines for participation are the same as for Mass attendance and tickets are required to attend.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this invitation.
Check our Upcoming Events page for upcoming dates.
Deacon Frank J. De Frank
To learn more about Eucharistic Adoration please view this short video produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.