What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration (Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament) is the act of worshiping God as He is present in the consecrated Eucharist. Since the Last Supper, when Jesus broke the bread and distributed the wine, saying, “This is my Body” and “This is my Blood,” Catholics have believed that the bread and wine are no longer merely baked wheat and fermented grape juice, but the actual living presence of the Second Person of the Trinity. Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer and devotion is exactly the same as spending time before the living God. Adoration occurs whenever someone kneels in front of the tabernacle that contains the Blessed Sacrament, genuflects toward a tabernacle, bows before receiving the Blessed Sacrament at Mass, or, in a more focused way, when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration. (Our Sunday Visitor)
What is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament?
Exposition is placing the sacred host outside the tabernacle for public adoration. This can take many forms. The simplest form is the opening of the tabernacle doors. Another form is the removal of the sacred vessels from the tabernacle for more prominent and visible placement. The Church also permits a “full” exposition when the sacred host is clearly visible in a vessel called a “monstrance” (Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy).
Who are the adorers?
While all are welcomed and encouraged to attend Adoration.