Where: St. Julie Billiart Parish – Sacred Heart Chapel
Begins: Friday, June 4 after 8:00am Mass
Concludes: Saturday, June 5 with a 1st Saturday Mass at 8:00am
To prepare for Corpus Christi Sunday on June 6, the great feast celebrating the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ, there will be 24 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Following is the schedule for Communal Prayer during this time:
8:45am – Rosary
3:00pm – Divine Chaplet
4:00-6:00m – Confession Available (in the Mary Chapel)
6:00pm – Evening Prayer
9:00pm – Night Prayer
7:00am – Morning Prayer
7:45am – Benediction
8:00am – Mass
At least two Adorers must be scheduled during every hour in order to assure that Jesus is not left alone, but more are welcome and Adorers may sign up for multiple hours. Please click on the button below to fill the needed spots:
(Once these spots are filled, additional Adorers are welcome without advance signup.)
For those who do not have access to the internet, you can sign up by contacting the Parish Office at 708.429.6767 or Gail Sladek at [email protected]. For security purposes, only those signed up for nighttime hours between 9:00pm on Friday and 7:00am on Saturday will be admitted into the Chapel during that time. Walk-ins are again welcome for the 8:00am 1st Saturday Mass.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
A consecrated Host is placed in the monstrance, a very beautiful vessel that stands on the Altar or can be held during processions. Gaze upon the Eucharist. Spend a quiet hour with the Lord in prayer, adoration and contemplation. Or, join with others to pray the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer or Night Prayer. The opportunity for individual Confession is offered. For those new to Eucharistic Adoration, prayer aids are provided to help you get started. Adoration is for individuals, couples, and families — everyone!
We adore and receive the Eucharist in communion at Mass, which is the most beautiful act of worship that we have as Catholics. We have Jesus truly present in all of the tabernacles around the world. We can continue to adore Him in the Eucharist after Mass in a quiet time of prayer and contemplation on Who we have just received . Being in the presence of the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ gives spiritual strength and nourishment in a uniquely powerful way. Adoration is a way to be present with the Lord and focus on actively listening to His word through prayer.
~ Oblates of the Virgin Mary