All are welcome to adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at a Eucharistic Holy Hour from 6 to 7pm. Dominican Bro. Thomas Davenport, recently ordained as a deacon, will preside and give a reflection. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available in English and Spanish during the hour, with Fr. Rafael Barbieri as confessor.
Why Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?
"In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. . . . It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.” (Pope Benedict XVI)
The U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops made a video (click here to view) that includes short testimonies by area people on why they participate in Eucharistic Adoration. You may recognize the Adoration Chapel at St. Agnes in Arlington, VA, which offers Perpetual Adoration (24/7).
"Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the 'King of Glory,' respectful silence in the presence of the "ever greater" God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2628)