"Here, then, is our heaven on earth - the Most Blessed Sacrament." - St. Alphonsus Liguori
Eucharistic adoration is accessible at St. Alphonsus Liguori on the first Friday of each month following the 9:30 a.m. Mass and until just before the 7:30 a.m. Mass Saturday morning.
During the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent, Eucharistic Adoration is held weekly between the same two Masses and takes place inside the day chapel of the Church.
Contact the parish office at 317.873.2885 if you would like to sign up to be an adorer for a holy hour or half hour with Our Lord.
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is located on the west side of the church and open for prayer and reflection in front of Jesus in the tabernacle.
"I stand at the door and knock.' Divine Shepherd, you were not satisfied with sacrificing your life for your sheep. You wanted to remain hidden in this sacrament too. Then, hoping that we would answer, you could knock at the door of our hearts." - St. Alphonsus Liguori writes his book, 'Visits to the Blessed Sacrament and Blessed Virgin Mary.'
Definitions for Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharist - The true Body and Blood of Jesus Christ is truly and substantially present under the appearances of bread and wine, in order to offer himself in the sacrifice of the Mass and to be received as spiritual food in Holy Communion. It is called Eucharist, or thanksgiving, because at its institution at the Last Supper Christ gave thanks, and by this fact it is the supreme object and act of Christian gratitude to God.
Although the same name is used, the Eucharist is any one or all three aspects of one mystery, namely the Real Presence, the Sacrifice, and Communion. As Real Presence, the Eucharist is Christ in his abiding existence on earth today; as Sacrifice, it is Christ in his abiding action of High Priest, continuing now to communicate the graces he merited on Calvary; and as Communion, it is Christ coming to enlighten and strengthen the believer by nourishing his soul for eternal life. (Etym. Latin eucharistia, the virtue of thanksgiving or thankfulness; from Greek eucharistia, gratitude; from eu-, good + charizesthai, to show favor.) See also SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR.
Adoration is the act of religion by which God is recognized as alone worthy of supreme honor because he is infinitely perfect, has supreme dominion over humans, and the right to human total dependence on the Creator. It is at once an act of mind and will, expressing itself in appropriate prayers, postures of praise, and acts of reverence and sacrifice. (Etym. Latin ad-, to + orare, to pray; or os, oris, mouth, from the pagan custom of expressing preference for a god by wafting a kiss to the statue: adoratio, worship, veneration.)
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