All-Day / All-Night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Jun
07
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St. Thomas More Priory - Sanford, FL

The daily adoration or visit to the Blessed Sacrament is the practice that is the fountainhead of all devotional works. - ST. Pius X

Join us to adore Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist exposed at St. Thomas More Church all Friday, June 7th, and the whole night following.

Schedule

Friday, June 7th

7:30 am    Mass | Confessions
8:15 am     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
All-day Adoration
5:30 pm    Benediction
6:00 pm    Mass
6:45 pm    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
All-night Adoration
 

The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead but for an Hour of companionship. -Bp. Sheen.

Saturday, June 8th

7:45 am    Marian Devotions | Confessions | Benediction
8:30 am   Mass


…Saint Augustine asserts that, “No one eats that flesh, without first adoring it … not only do we not sin by adoring it, but that we do sin by not adoring it”.

It is on this doctrinal basis that the cult of adoring the Eucharist was founded and gradually developed as something distinct from the sacrifice of the Mass. The reservation of the sacred species for the sick and those in danger of death introduced the praiseworthy custom of adoring the Blessed Sacrament which is reserved in our churches.

This practice of adoration, in fact, is based on strong and solid reasons. For the Eucharist is at once a sacrifice and a sacrament; but it differs from the other sacraments in this: that it not only produces grace, but contains permanently the Author of grace Himself. When, therefore, the Church bids us adore Christ hidden behind the eucharistic veils and pray to Him for spiritual and temporal favors, of which we ever stand in need, she manifests living faith in her divine Spouse who is present beneath these veils, she professes her gratitude to Him and she enjoys the intimacy of His friendship.

Now, the Church in the course of centuries has introduced various forms of this worship which are ever increasing in beauty and helpfulness: as, for example, visits of devotion to the tabernacles, even every day; benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; solemn processions, especially at the time of Eucharistic Congress, which pass through cities and villages; and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament publicly exposed. Sometimes these public acts of adoration are of short duration. Sometimes they last for one, several, and even for forty hours. In certain places, they continue in turn in different churches throughout the year, while elsewhere adoration is perpetual day and night, under the care of religious communities, and the faithful quite often take part in them.

Pope Pius XII, from Mediator Dei, 1947.