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Eucharistic Adoration

Each Wednesday, the Church of St. Mary offers Eucharistic Adoration following the 8:00am Mass.

The Pro-Life Rosary at 6:30pm will be immediately followed by Benediction.  On the third Wednesday of the month, immediately following the 6:30pm Pro-Life rosary, one of our parish priests will do readings, a meditation, and Benediction.  This will end at approximately 7:15pm. 

Please consider stopping by for time in adoration or consider signing up for a holy hour this month.  Call the Parish Office to be added to the monthly email, 847-234-0205.

Make a date to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
All the time you have belongs to Him.

Why do people adore the Blessed Sacrament?

"In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering."

"With the Synod Assembly, therefore, I heartily recommend to the Church's pastors and to the people of God the practice of Eucharistic Adoration, both individually and in community."

Pope Benedict XVI, February 22, 2007, Sacramentum Caritatis, Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation

The words spoken in 2007 by Pope Benedict the XVI concerning adoration of the Blessesd Sacrament still hold true in 2014. Adoration is to God alone and no one else. It is the highest honor we can give to God our Creator, our Redeemer, our Sanctifiers while on earth. "You shall worship the Lord, your God, and Him alone shall you serve." (Luke 4:8, Mt 4:10)

After the resurrection, Jesus told his disciples, "And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." (Mt 26:26-28, Mk 14:22-24, Lk 22:19-20). This statement is fulfilled in the reality of Jesus' Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament thus:

In the hand of the priest at Mass
Reserved in the tabernacle in the heart of churches
Right before our very eyes in EUCHARISTIC ADORATION


How can I pray in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament?

  • You can read spiritual materials
  • You can use a prayer book
  • You can pray the Holy Rosary, loving Jesus with the heart of Mary
  • You can simply speak to Jesus heart to heart
  • You can read the Holy Bible in the realization that the very one you are reading about, Jesus of Nazareth is right there in person
  • You can just sit and relax and enjoy the peace that comes from being in the presence of the One who loves you most, Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.