Adoration

Although it is not a sacrament, the importance of Eucharistic Adoration is shown in the fact that the Church has a ritual that regulates it: the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. This 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.  The Rite concludes with the ordained minister blessing the faithful with the Blessed Sacrament.

Some important prayers that are used during this rite include the Anima Christi (en español) and the Tantum Ergo.

Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The bishops have created a variety of holy hours that focus our prayer to Jesus Christ on peace, life, vocations, and other topics that are at the heart of the life of the Church and the world.

~~from www.usccb.org, the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Join us every First Friday of the month and spend an hour with Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, following the 8 a.m. Mass until noon.

ABOUT US

We are a Roman Catholic community of believers in Jesus Christ in Homosassa, Florida, and surrounding areas, located in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, under the leadership of our bishop, the Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes. 

ADDRESS

St. Thomas the Apostle Church 

7040 South Suncoast Blvd

Homosassa, FL 34446

United States

Office Hours:

Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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