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The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
What is Adoration?
Adoration is a quiet time spent in prayer before Jesus present in the Eucharist. A Consecrated Host is placed in the center of a sacred vessel called a Monstrance The word Monstrance means "to show." The Monstrance is then set in a very special place for all to see and worship. Jesus truly is present body, blood, soul and divinity in the Consecrated Host or "Blessed Sacrament."
Why do we have a Eucharistic Adoration?
It is an opportunity to deepen your personal relationship with Jesus and grow in faith, hope and love, right now, here on earth. Experience the peace to be with God through personal prayer and share with him our needs of hurt, joy and sorrow. No matter how busy we are, or how many important things we have to do, we can still make time with the most important Person of all: Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
You may spend the time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament any way you want. You may bring prayer books, read the Bible, pray the Rosary, or just sit, relax and enjoy the peace that comes from being in His Presence. You may feel you can't pray well. Don't let this discourage you. The fact that you came to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is in itself a prayer of faith.
#45 UPDATE: GENERAL LITURGICAL GUIDELINES
COVID-19 - Information updated 21st August for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (#45 21st August CAM)
As of 1:00pm Saturday 21 August 2021, the following measures will apply across Victoria until otherwise advised.
- Face masks must be worn inside and outdoors everywhere except your own home or if an exception applies - please see guidelines for this: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/face-masks-when-wear-face-mask#face-masks-metropolitan-melbourne
Private and public gatherings will not be permitted - Single person bubbles will be allowed.
PRAYER and RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES - No in-person gatherings permitted. Livestreaming and Broadcast is permitted with a total of 5 people present including technicians.
FUNERALS: (indoor and outdoor) - Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap.
WEDDINGS: (indoor and outdoor) - Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses).
Please keep safe during this time and check the exposure sites noted in the link https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites
AGED CARE - No visitors are permitted into aged care or other residential facility settings, except for end-of-life reasons.
HOSPITALS - No visitors are permitted into health care settings, except for end-of-life reasons, as a support partner for birth, or a parent to accompany a child