** Please note:
In order to prepare the church environment for Christmas, we will NOT offer Adoration on Friday, December 23, 2016.
Columbia Street location:
1205 Columbia Street
Redlands, CA 92374
We believe that Jesus Christ makes himself present to us in the form of bread and wine. This we call "Eucharist" or "Communion". We receive Jesus Christ - body, blood, soul, and divinity - when we receive Communion during the celebration of Mass. Before we receive Communion, we make a small bow in honor of and respect for Jesus Christ. After we return to our seats, we kneel in respectful adoration of Christ's presence and sacrifice while praying silently.
Adoration of the Eucharist is time we spend in silent prayer before Christ. A consecrated communion host is placed in a "monstrance" (see photo). The monstrance displays the host - which we believe is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ. Time spent in silent prayer and adoration of the Eucharist is time spent in "Spiritual Communion" with Jesus Christ, our Savior. While we do not receive communion physically, we deepen our connection to Jesus in His Presence. Adoration time concludes with prayers of praise and sometimes with benediction.
What do I do during Adoration? You can read spiritual materials, pray the rosary silently, write in a personal journal, speak silently from your heart to God, or just gaze in contemplation at the Eucharist - all silent prayer activities are welcome here. Kneeling or sitting is appropriate.
Many people sign up for a regular hour of prayer time in adoration, but all are welcome to drop in during the time specified. If you would like to sign up, contact the parish office.
Out of respect for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, we ask that you: