On the First Friday of every month, our council sponsors adoration in the Mother Cabrini Chapel of the parish’s newly-constructed Parish Center. Members volunteer to stay with Our Lord for one hour between 7:00 p.m. Friday evening and 8:00 a.m. the following morning, and many parishioners and local Catholics visit the chapel during the night. Adoration of the Holy Eucharist is very special to our council, and the blessings we receive are immeasurable.
As Catholics, we believe that Christ becomes truly present at the moment the priest consecrates the bread and wine at Mass — transforming them into the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. “Because Christ himself is present in the sacrament of the altar, he is to be honored with the worship of adoration. ‘To visit the Blessed Sacrament is … a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord’ (Paul VI, MF 66)” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1418).
While we relive the sacrifice of Calvary at Mass and receive Our Lord in a special way through Holy Communion, adoration is a chance for us to see and hear Him in troubled times as we present our trials and struggles, or to praise Him when life is abundant.
We invite you to come and adore Our Lord with the Knights on the First Friday of every month.