On June 6 we will celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi . This feast (in English, the "Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ") reminds us of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. It is fitting, then, that we spend time this month on deepening our understanding of prayer and the Eucharist. As Catholics, we profess what the Catechism teaches that the Eucharist is the "source and summit" of our faith. Join us this month and learn more about how the Eucharist draws us closer to God through both the liturgy and devotion.
One of the best ways we remember the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist is through Eucharistic Adoration and Exposition. Adoration refers to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament present in the tabernacle. Enter any church, and if the red sanctuary lamp is burning, we can be confident that Jesus, present in the Eucharist, is there awaiting us! Exposition is a specific form of adoration during which the Eucharist is displayed in a vessel called a monstrance. Benediction refers to the concluding prayer at the end of a time of Exposition, wherein the congregation gathers for prayer and a blessing. There are opportunities for both Adoration and Exposition every month at Saint Pius X- see the opportunities below for more details!
Opportunities for Eucharistic Exposition (Benediction prayed 15-30 minutes before end of exposition):
Every Friday, 9:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (in the chapel)
Every Saturday 8:30-9:30 a.m. (in the church)
Eucharistic Adoration is available 24 hours a day in the church. Contact the Parish Office if you are interested in praying after-hours for a personalized access code.
This week, Director of Youth Ministry, Brittany Tull, helps share ways we can participate in Adoration! This is especially helpful if Adoration is a new form of prayer for you! Please consider taking time this month to pray with Jesus present in the Eucharist (see the prayer challenge below).