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Eucharistic Adoration


“I am the living bread that came down from heaven;

whoever eats this bread will live forever;

and the bread I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”


— John 6:51

Eucharistic Adoration refers to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, usually when it is exposed on the altar. This worship of the Eucharist derives from Mass and leads back to Mass.


The Holy Eucharist is exposed for Adoration throughout the night on the First Friday of each month, following the 5:30pm Mass and concluding with Benediction at 8:00am on Saturday. This custom is tied to devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which focuses on prayer and reparation for sin. Volunteers are needed to spend an hour of prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information, contact Alice Difazio ( In addition, students from St. Benedict Catholic School partake in adoration from 10:00am to 2:00pm on First Fridays, which is open to the public.

Every Thursday, following the 5:30pm Mass, Eucharistic Adoration takes place from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Confessions are heard during this time.

Hospital Rosary Ministry


Holy Mary,

Health of the sick,

Refuge of sinners,

Comforter of the afflicted,

Help of Christians, pray for us.


— Litany of Loreto

The Holy Rosary is prayed on weekdays at 3:00pm in the chapel at Saint Mary’s Hospital, and is televised to patients’ rooms. Volunteers are needed to lead this devotion.


For more information, contact Peggy Seaton (

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