There will ordinarily be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
every Sunday afternoon between 4.00pm and 5.00pm,
at the Church of the Holy Family.
Preceding the Saturday 10.00am Mass at the Church of the Annunciation
there will be Adoration between 9.00am and 9.50am,
during this time confessions will be heard.
There will also be Adoration at St. Joseph's Convent on Sunday afternoons
during term-time between 5.00pm and 6.00pm.
Eucharistic Adoration is the respect and worship we give to Jesus Christ,
who is truly present to us under the appearance of bread and wine.
The Eucharist is a priceless treasure; by not only celebrating it but also
by praying before it outside of Mass we are enabled to make contact
with the very wellspring of grace.
Because Christ himself is present in the sacrament of the altar,
He is to be honoured with the worship of adoration.
“To visit the Blessed Sacrament is . . . a proof of gratitude,
an expression of love,
and a duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord.” (CCC 1418)
Some of the purposes of Eucharistic Adoration are to draw us more deeply into the mystery of Christ’s Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist,
to strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ, and to express our love,
gratitude, and respect for Christ our Lord.
The love of God
the greatest commandment,
is expressed in,
and the fruit of,