Jesus longs for our company: “Could you not watch with me one hour?” (Mark 14:37). Come! Spend an hour in silence, prayer and reflection.
Encounter Christ in Holy Hour
A Holy Hour is spending
an hour devoted to
prayer in the presence
of the Holy Eucharist
where Jesus Christ is
truly present in His body,
blood, soul and divinity.
Our Adoration Chapel remains closed due to Covid-19. In December, we offered an Advent Holy Hour, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, silence, readings and reflection and concluded with Benediction. We expect to continue this devotion on a regular basis.
The Holy Hour begins, and the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for prayer and reflection. During the Hour, there are readings followed by quiet time. The Hour concludes with Benediction. Throughout the Holy Hour there will be opportunity for individual confession with our priests.
What is Benediction? A benediction (Latin: bene, well + dicere, to speak) is a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually at the end of worship service. It can also refer to a specific Christian religious service including the Exposition of the Eucharistic host in the monstrance and the blessing of the people with it. When the blessing occurs, by a priest or deacon, the people bless themselves with the Sign of the Cross. Incense is used during the Benediction.