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for Eucharistic Adoration at St Mary's!
We need committed people to sign up so we can continue Adoration! Please consider signing up for at least one half-hour slot per week so we can continue to offer this great gift to the people of Rockville.
For 2000 years, Catholics have believed that Jesus is truly present in the most Holy Eucharist, just as He taught His disciples in John 6. We believe that at each celebration of the Mass, bread and wine are truly transformed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Jesus comes to be present with us not only spiritually but also physically. In the Eucharist, Jesus is just as present with us in the Eucharist as He was when He walked the earth 2000 years ago.
If Jesus is truly present (body, blood, soul, & divinity) in the most Holy Eucharist, then we can gaze upon Jesus and worship Him in His physical presence. We are blessed with the awesome opportunity to worship Jesus through Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. In Eucharistic Adoration, the Eucharistic Host (the Body of Jesus) is placed in a gold monstrance to be adored (see picture above).
Adoration is open to anyone of any faith. We ask that when you visit the chapel for Adoration, please maintain a disposition of silence and reverence so those who are in the chapel with you are able to worship and pray.
Jesus waits for you in the Blessed Sacrament!
|Monday - Friday
||9:30 am - 6:00 pm
|Benediction - First Fridays
For more information about Eucharistic Adoration, or to sign up by phone, contact Joe Murphy at 301-762-2418.