Do you need quiet time with Jesus this Lent?
Let's face it, we all need quiet time with Jesus! So make plans to join us Thursday March 29th. We begin with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 6pm and conclude with Benediction at 9pm.
You may choose to stay the whole time or just for a short period anytime between 6 and 9pm.
If you are new to this traditional Catholic devotion, here is what happens: an entrance hymn is sung, the priest/deacon goes to the Tabernacle and places a large consecrated Host in a special vessel called a monstrance like the one in the photograph, the monstrance is placed at the center of the altar (Exposition), incense is used, quiet prayer follows, there may be a Scripture reading and a short homily at some point, finally there is the solemn blessing with the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance at the end of the devotion (Benediction).
We hope to see you March 29th in church.
For information on the history of Benediction see http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02465b.htm