Throughout the week you can pray before the Blessed Sacrament within the tabernacle in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (227 ATH). The key for this space can be checked out from the main office of Anabel Taylor Hall on the 1st floor.
We also offer Adoration on the first Friday of each month in Anabel Taylor Chapel following the 5:15pm daily mass (5:50pm-6:50pm). Below is the Spring 2017 Schedule:
Friday February 3rd
Friday March 3rd
Friday May 5th
*No adoration in April because of spring break followed by the Easter Triduum.
It is a long held tradition in the Catholic Church to honor our sacramental devotion by gathering together on the First Friday of the month for a time of Eucharistic Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.
This devotion can be explained in the following manner:
‘In proper context, Eucharistic adoration makes us more aware, or leads us to a deeper understanding of the presence of Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist. When we concentrate on the Blessed Sacrament … we meditate on Christ crucified and risen. The theological purpose of Eucharistic adoration, then, exists in the remembrance, celebration, and affirmation of the Paschal Mystery, our Christian story of redemption’ -- (Therese Borchard, Our Catholic Devotions, Crossroads, N.Y., 1998). ‘Eucharistic adoration turns the attention of the faithful to the Mass, the Eucharistic sacrifice, which is the source and summit of the whole of Christian life’ (Vatican II, Document on the Church, #11)
We spend the first 15 minutes of our First Friday Eucharistic Adoration praying together the Daily Examen. This prayer exercise is integral to the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Ignatian Spirituality seeks to nurture a reflective habit of the mind and heart so that we may be attuned to God’s presence on a daily basis. As men and women of faith, we seek to find God who is always seeking to find us along our earthly pilgrimage.
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