Eucharistic Adoration Seminar
Friday, February 16
Saint Joseph’s Seminary
The Office of Liturgy will be hosting a seminar at Saint Joseph’s Seminary on Friday, February 16, from 7:00-8:30pm entitled, “‘I Am With You Always’: The Liturgy of Eucharistic Adoration.” This presentation will discuss the ways in which Eucharistic adoration arises from the Mass and ultimately leads the worshipper back to the Eucharistic celebration. Beginning with the Old Testament antecedents of Eucharistic worship, the development of the rites of Eucharistic exposition, benediction, and processions of the Blessed Sacrament in liturgical books from the eleventh century to today will be discussed. As well, the rites of Eucharistic worship associated with the liturgies of Holy Thursday and Corpus Christi and the customs of a Holy Hour, the Forty Hours Devotion, and perpetual adoration will be presented. Local customs from Spain and Latin America, Portugal, Poland, Germany and Italy will also be explored. The pastoral and theological dimensions of these observances will be addressed, including answers to practical questions that can arise at the parish level.
This seminar will be presented by James Monti, historian and author of In the Presence of Our Lord and Sense of the Sacred: Roman Catholic Worship in the Middle Ages.
Registration fee: $10
Third Annual Day of Recollection for Parish Musicians
Saturday, March 3
Presenter: Father Joel Warden, c.o.
Registration Fee: $15 (to defray the cost of lunch)