The Church of Saint Denis Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
The Mass held in Contemplation
Eucharistic Adoration is nothing more than the Mass held in contemplation. Ever since the time of Christ, Catholics have understood the consecrated host to be actually Jesus Himself. For Adoration, the consecrated host is placed in the tabernacle or in a vessel called a monstrance. (A monstrance allows it to be held up and seen.) While the Mass is always a communal action by the People of God, Adoration is a more private audience with Jesus truly present. Thus, it's an incredibly powerful way to pray. Though rooted deeply in the history of Christianity (there is some evidence that it occurred even in the very earliest periods of Church history), the last two decades of the twentieth century have witnessed an explosion of this kind of prayer. Naturally tied to the renewal of the Eucharistic Liturgy (the Mass), the renewal of Eucharistic devotion seems to be a prominent and ever-emerging fruit of the Second Vatican Council. It seems like all the biggest Catholic youth programs today emphasize this way of prayer. By the year 2000 the Church in the United States had been blessed with over 6,000 special parish programs of organized weekly or daily Eucharistic Adoration. The movement is growing. Hundreds of Churches across America currently have programs of perpetual or nearly perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.
"New and Expanded" Eucharistic Opportunities for Saint Denis Parish
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be every first Friday of each month. The Parish of Saint Denis is very blessed to have the Adoration hours expanded to pray, adore, and meditate with Jesus in our midst.
New Exposition times will be from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. We will then end with Benediction and Evening Prayer starting at 4:30pm
Please try to commit spending just one hour of your time before our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
Remember, you can spend some time with our Lord every first Friday of every month. Fill out the sign up sheet in the back of Church.