Eucharistic Adoration is prayer and time spent in the presence of the consecrated Eucharist. This devotion developed in the 13th century. The consecrated Eucharist, outside of the Mass, is reserved in the locked tabernacle. For adoration, the consecrated Eucharist is ‘exposed’ in a special gold monstrance and placed on the altar as an opportunity for us to extend our thanksgiving and communion with Jesus outside of the Mass.
We are blessed to be able to offer Eucharistic Adoration at our Parish on all Fridays of the year, both in Weston and in Lincoln. All are welcome and encouraged to stop by to experience the true presence of Christ in this special way. It is like a ‘mini-retreat’ according to one adorer. Prayer books and rosaries are available for your use during adoration, or you are invited to just sit quietly, gazing at the Blessed Sacrament, and taking in the grace and peace that comes from being with Christ.
So that the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended during exposition, we have a group of parishioners who commit to being present before the Blessed Sacrament for each hour during exposition. For the most part, each person signs up for a set time every Friday, and we try to have at least two people in church at each hour of adoration. The more of us who adore the Lord in this way, the better to please our Lord and fill our souls with Him. Sign-up for an Adoration hour. If you are unable to commit to being there for an hour or part of an hour, at least drop in for a visit. All are welcome.
|St. Julia Church||Every Friday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
First Fridays (October – May): 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
|St. Joseph Church||First Fridays: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM|