Friday, October 7
Following Mass to 3:00 PM
in the chapel
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, in contrast to adoration,
refers to the public display of the Blessed Sacrament in either a
monstrance or a ciborium. It is part of a liturgical rite, therefore,
the directives for exposition are explicit and outlined in
Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass
(HCWEOM, nos. 82-100), in liturgical directives, and in instructions from the
National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Exposition of the Holy Eucharist, either in a ciborium or in a monstrance,
leads us to acknowledge Christ’s marvelous presence in the sacrament and
invites us to the spiritual union with him that culminates in sacramental communion.
In such exposition care must therefore be taken that everything brings out the meaning
of eucharistic worship in correlation with the Mass.
(Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass, no. 82)