Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
The Catholic devotion or practice of Eucharistic Adoration is based on the most basic of Catholic beliefs — the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. At the Last Supper, Jesus, through the words “This is my body”, gave Himself to us for all eternity, ‘Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity’ in the Eucharist. In the bread and wine that through the invocation of the priest becomes His body and Precious Blood, we have the blessed opportunity to receive Him in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
Besides taking communion, as Catholics, we can always come to church and pray, worship and adore our Lord in the presence of the sacred host reserved in the tabernacle. At certain times, the sacred host is taken out of the tabernacle and placed in a “Monstrance”.
Placed on the altar, the sacred host is placed before assembled faithful in an act of devotion called “Eucharistic Adoration”. This “Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament” can take place at any time, but there are various specific devotions that are practice at St. Procopius parish.
Eucharistic Adoration Observances:
- Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament — is offered every day in the Chapel from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- First Friday Observance — On First Fridays, the first Friday of each month, the parish has an Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during the day, ending with Benediction and Mass at 5:00 pm.
- All are welcome at all these opportunities to pray before the Blessed Sacrament.