This practice may occur either when the Eucharist is exposed, or when it is not publicly viewable because it is reserved in a place such as a church tabernacle.
Adoration is a sign of devotion to and worship of Jesus Christ, who is believed by Catholics to be present Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, under the appearance of the consecrated host, that is, sacramental bread.
Every Wednesday evening from 8:00 - 9:00PM in St. Joseph Church there is a traditional, “silent” Holy Hour. One of the priests or deacons of our parish will expose the Blessed Sacrament, and after singing the O Salutaris, there will be silent adoration until Benediction a little before 9:00 PM.
Every Thursday afternoon we have Exposition at St. Joseph Church immediately following the noon daily 12:00 Mass. The Eucharist remains on the altar for silent Adoration all afternoon until Benediction at 4:30 PM.
Please contact the Parish Staff for additional information.