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Adoration & Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament

“Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.” ~ St. Teresa of Calcutta

 Eucharistic Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament

The Importance of Eucharistic Adoration
The Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction is an extension of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which occurs in every Mass: "Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb." Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church.

Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament Thursdays 9:45am 

Benediction 6:45pm 

 Our Lady of Victories Church

We are privileged to have our God dwell with us during Adoration

EXPOSITION -- After the people have assembled, the following or another suitable song may be sung while the minister prepares the Holy Eucharist for adoration. 1. O saving Victim, open wide The gate of heav'n to us below, Our foes press on from ev'ry side; Your aid supply, your strength bestow. 2. To your great name be endless praise, Immortal Godhead, One in Three; O grant us endless length of days In our true native land with thee. Amen. 1. O salutaris Hostia Quae caeli pandis ostium: Bella premunt hostilia, Da robur, fer auxilium. 2. Uni trinoque Domino Sit sempiterna gloria, Qui vitam sine termino Nobis donet in patria. Amen. ADORATION -- The Liturgy of the Hours may be celebrated during the period of exposition, or there may be prayers, songs, readings from Scripture and a brief homily to direct the attention of the faithful to the worship of the Lord. The following or another suitable eucharistic song may be sung. 1. Down in adoration falling, This great Sacrament we hail; Over ancient forms of worship Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith will tell us Christ is present, When our human senses fail. 2. To the everlasting Father, And the Son who made us free, And the Spirit, God proceeding From them Each eternally, Be salvation, honor, blessing, Might and endless majesty. Amen. 1. Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui, Et antiquum documentum Novo cedat ritui; raestet fides supplementum, Sensuum defectui. 2. Genitori Genitoque Laus et jubilatio, Salus, honor, virtus quoque Sit et benedictio: Procedenti ab utroque Compar sit laudatio. Amen. BENEDICTION SONG V You have given them Bread from heaven (Easter: alleluia) R Having within it all Sweetness (Easter: alleluia) EUCHARISTIC BLESSING -- If the minister is a Priest or Deacon, there may be a blessing. Before the blessing, a prayer such as the following may be said. Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this sacrament of your body and blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the kingdom where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. © 1974, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission. REPOSITION -- After the blessing, the minister places the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle. ACCLAMATION OR SONG -- The people may say an acclamation or sing another song such as the following.
Blessed be God.
Blessed be his Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.
1. Holy God, we praise thy name;
   Lord of all, we bow before thee;
   All on earth thy scepter claim,
   All in heaven above adore thee.
   Infinite thy vast domain,
   Everlasting is thy reign!
2. Hark, the loud celestial hymn;
   Angel choirs above are raising;
   Cherubim and Seraphim,
   In unceasing chorus praising,
   Fill the heavens with sweet accord:
   Holy, holy, holy, Lord!