Adoration / Devotional Prayer
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
To accomplish so great a work, Christ is always present in His Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations. He is present in the sacrifice of the Mass, not only in the person of His minister, "the same now offering, through the ministry of priests, who formerly offered himself on the cross,"
but especially under the Eucharistic species. By His power He is present in the sacraments, so that when a man baptizes it is really Christ Himself who baptizes. He is present in His word, since it is He Himself who speaks when the holy scriptures are read in the Church. He is present, lastly, when the Church prays and sings, for He promised: "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matt. 18:20).
(Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 7, II Vatican Council)
Join us as we gather with one another, to hear the Word of God and to worship the Lord in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Every month we will try to utilize different formats, employing different forms of music in a manner that reflects the liturgical seasons.
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00PM
Where: Christ the King Chapel, first floor of Wemple Building (King’s University College)
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Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours will be celebrated at 9:00 am Tuesday to Friday in Christ the King Chapel, Wemple Building. If you do not already own a breviary, you can download a free app or access online prayers at www.ibreviary.org. For more information, please contact Annette at email@example.com.
Other Forms of Devotional Prayer
Popular devotions of the Christian people are to be highly commended, provided they accord with the laws and norms of the Church, above all when they are ordered by the Apostolic See. Devotions proper to individual Churches also have a special dignity if they are undertaken by mandate of the bishops according to customs or books lawfully approved. But these devotions should be so drawn up that they harmonize with the liturgical seasons, accord with the sacred liturgy, are in some fashion derived from it, and lead the people to it, since, in fact, the liturgy by its very nature far surpasses any of them.
(Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 13, II Vatican Council)
While the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life, it does not exhaust it. Our community gathers during the week for seasonal devotional prayer. Whether it be the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary or an open reflection on the Word of God, you are welcome to take a moment out of the business of the day, to come away and pray.