In the liturgy of the Mass, we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord. “The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and carrying them in procession.” -From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1378
How can you participate in this “cult of adoration” of the Eucharist? First of all, we strongly encourage you to join us every third Saturday of the month for Frassati Night! Outside Frassati Night, however, you can strengthen your relationship with the Lord through additional Eucharistic adoration. Below is some information about how you can do so in the Baltimore area:
A. Listings on The Real Presence
B. Our Listings
Note: These are only a few churches in the Baltimore area where “Frassati regulars” go for Eucharistic adoration.
- Church of the Immaculate Conception (Towson, MD): Perpetual silent adoration (Open to the general public only from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
- Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption (Baltimore, MD): (1) Silent adoration every Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; (2) holy hours with the Baltimore Basilica Young Professionals Group on second and fourth Thursday evenings
- Saints Philip and James Church (Baltimore, MD): Holy hours featuring silent adoration every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m.