Our Lady Queen of Peace & St. Thomas More
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Adoration

MonstranceThe Church teaches that the highest reverence is to be offered only to God, our Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier, who alone should be “worshiped and glorified” (Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed) . One such reverence is adoration: a reverential attitude of prayer by which one directs one’s whole being, body, mind, and soul toward God. The adoration of the Blessed Sacrament stems from the understanding that Jesus the Christ is worthy of Divine homage and that Jesus Christ is really present in the Blessed Sacrament.

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Eucharistic Chapel on the first Friday of the month from October to June from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Food for thought

The Second Vatican Council, in the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, states that “popular devotions of the Christian people, provided they conform to the laws and norms of the Church, are to be highly recommended… But such devotions should be so drawn up that they harmonize with the liturgical seasons, accord with the sacred liturgy, are in some way derived from it, and lead the people to it, since in fact the liturgy by its very nature is far superior to any of the them” (#13).

It is understood that all adoration of the Eucharist stems from one source, the sacrifice of the Mass.

Pope John Paul II said, “Prayer of adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament unites the faithful with the Paschal Mystery: it enables them to share in Christ’s sacrifice of which the Eucharist is a permanent Sacrament” (Letter Corpus Christi).