“Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.”
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Praying in the presence of the Lord
“This is my body.” “This is the chalice of my blood.” The power of Christ’s words was not limited to the night before his death. At every celebration of the Eucharist we hear them again. And through the mystery of the sacrament Christ comes among his people under the appearance of bread and wine.
From the earliest days deacons of the Church took the blessed sacrament to those members of the community too ill to be present at the celebration. The practice of reserving the blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle in for distribution to the sick followed naturally from this practice. St. Gregory’s maintains this tradition. Over the centuries, Christians experienced the spiritual fruit that comes from “wasting time with the Lord” in our Catholic Churches. St. Gregory’s Church is open and available for quiet prayer in the presence of our Lord each weekday.
Adoration and Benediction
We expose the blessed sacrament for a time of personal and communal prayer from 6:00 pm – 6:45 p.m. just prior to our regular 7:00 p.m. Tuesday mass.