Eucharistic Adoration at SMV
Fridays from 9:30am to 6:00pm
"Love or friendship always carries within it an impulse of reverence, of adoration. Communicating with Christ therefore demands we gaze on him, allow him to gaze on us, listen to him, get to know him. Adoration is simply the personal aspect of Communion."
-Pope Benedict XVI
At The Catholic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Jesus can be adored in the most Holy Eucharist every Friday from 9:30am to 6:00pm in the Church.
For 2000 years, Catholics have believed Jesus to be truly present in the most Holy Eucharist, just as he taught his disciples in John 6. We believe that at each celebration of the Mass, bread and wine are truly transformed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Jesus comes to be present with us not only spiritually, but physically. In the Eucharist, Jesus is just as present with us in bread and wine as he was 2000 years ago when He walked the earth.
Therefore, if Jesus is truly present (body, blood, soul, & divinity) in the most Holy Eucharist, then we can gaze upon Jesus and worship him in his physical presence. Therefore, we are blessed with the awesome opportunity to worship Jesus through Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, or most Holy Eucharist. In Eucharistic Adoration, the Eucharistic Host (the Body of Jesus) is placed in a gold monstrance to be adored. This is a beautiful and awesome opportunity for prayer. Come and see!