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Perpetual Adoration

What is Eucharistic Adoration?  Catholics believe that during the Mass which we attend each week (for some of us daily), the priest (during the consecration) speaks these words as he holds the communion host, "...He took bread and gave you thanks.  He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Take this all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you".  When the priest says "this my body", it is at that instant when, through the miracle of transubstantiation, the bread and wine which we offer as the bloodless sacrifice to our Lord truly become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus.  It is His true Presence in the form of bread and wine; it is Christ.

Adoration is when the priest takes a consecrated host and places it in a monstrance. (monstrance comes from the Latin "monstrare" to show, to expose to view.) The monstrance is then placed on the altar of the church or chapel for adoration.

What do you actually do during Adoration?  You may sign up to be an "adorer" which allows you to schedule yourself for a half hour per week, or more, to pray before the very presence of Our Lord, exposed in the monstrance.  It means that you can have some time alone with Jesus to recite your favourite prayers, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope, charity, thanksgiving, reparation, pray a rosary or do whatever type of prayerful devotion that suits you before Our Lord.  You can just sit and say nothing simply keeping Him company, just as you would with a dear friend.Adoration Chapel


Perpetual Adoration Times

Monday - Friday: 10am - 10pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm

New Adorers are needed urgently!
If you wish to join us please ring the Parish Office on: 9032 7573

Adoration Candles

At each side of the Tabernacle burn two candles.

These candles take 7days to burn. Contact the Parish Office if you wish to have a candle burning for your intentions.