“When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.” ~Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Jesus invites you to spend Holy Time with Him during Daily Eucharistic Adoration in Our Lady’s Oratory here at Saint Catherine Labouré Parish.
You are welcomed and encouraged to come at any time for prayer and adoration during the regular schedule. But to be certain our Eucharistic Lord is never left alone, we are striving for 4 regular adorers during each of the hours of Exposition.
Hours of Adoration
Under the guidance of the Diocese of Harrisburg, and out of concern for the health and safety of our Eucharistic Adoration participants, our Chapel will remain closed until further notice.
About Eucharistic Adoration
Prayer before Christ the Lord sacramentally present extends the union with Christ which the faithful have reached in communion. It renews the covenant which in turn moves them to maintain in their lives what they have received by faith and by sacraments. They should try to lead their whole lives with the strength derived from the heavenly food, as they share in the death and resurrection of the Lord. Everyone should be concerned with good deeds and with pleasing God so that he or she may imbue the world with the Christian spirit and be a witness of Christ in the midst of human society.
Exposition of the holy Eucharist, either in the ciborium or in the monstrance, is intended to acknowledge Christ’s marvelous presence in the sacrament. Exposition invites us to the spiritual union with him that culminates in sacramental communion. Thus it fosters very well the worship which is due to Christ in spirit and in truth.
[Congregation of Rites, instruction “Eucharisticum mysterium”, no. 58 & 60; in “Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside of Mass”, no. 50 & 51]