Devotions (part 2)
What are examples of devotions?
One is the importance of Eucharistic Adoration. Its importance is shown in the fact that the Church has a ritual that regulates it: The Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. This is an extension of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which occurs in every Mass: “Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.” Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church. The Rite concludes with the ordained minister blessing the faithful with the Blessed Sacrament.
Could you not keep watch with me for one hour? (Matthew 26:40)
Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Thus, each diocese has created a variety of holy hours that focus our prayer to Jesus Christ on peace, life, vocations, and other topics that are at the heart of the life of the Church and the world.
Holy Spirit Parish offers Eucharistic Adoration every first Friday of the month at 7:00PM. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is being made available at this time as well.
We also have a Blessed Sacrament chapel. It is usually open for 24 hours a day for our registered parishioners, but due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the chapel will remain closed until further notice.
During this time, Eucharistic Adoration is only offered via livestream, accessible through the parish website’s homepage or through our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HSParish/.