Serving the Lord
Our students attend Mass weekly, adoration and benediction monthly, as well as school-wide devotionals during special seasons of the year such as Advent and Lent. Because of our special connection and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, students gather each morning during October and May to say a decade of the Rosary as a community. Service in the name of Christ is practiced throughout the year by our students, from singing Christmas carols to shut-ins to collecting gently used shoes to send to poor communities in Africa.
Adoration is when we go to the church and pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
You can go any time into the church to privately pray before the tabernacle, like a private adoration. But when people speak of adoration, they usually mean going to church during the time when the parish has Adoration with Exposition scheduled. This is when the priest or deacon takes one Host out of the tabernacle and puts it in a special holder called a "monstrance" that is placed on the altar. The monstrance has a round glass window that the Host in placed in, so that it is exposed, or visible, to the people. Parishoners (or anyone, really) are encouraged to come during Adoration with Exposition. The people are "adoring," or worshipping, Christ in His Real Presence in the Eucharist. You can come anytime during the Adoration period, and stay as long or as short as you wish. While you are there sitting quietly in the pew before the Real Presence, you can pray, read spiritual books, meditate on a mystery of the faith, ponder God's will for us, etc.
We have Adoration with Exposition every First Friday of the month and the students go at varying times.
Info to come.