EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
The Blessed Sacrament is exposed before each weekday Mass at our churches – 30 minutes at St Peter’s & Edward’s, 1 hour at St Joseph’s, but check the newsletter for any changes.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is a ceremony in which a priest or deacon takes the Sacred Host from the tabernacle and places it on the altar for the adoration of the Faithful. It is a celebration of the fundamental mystery of the Holy Eucharist – that our Lord is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament. It makes Christ “sacramentally present” and is therefore “worthy of thanksgiving and worship. And this worship must be prominent in all our encounters with the Blessed Sacrament…” (St Pope John Paul II Dominicae cenae #3).