The Diocese of Rockville Centre will celebrate the fulfillment of the Year of Faith and the continuation of the diocesan “Belong More Deeply” evangelization initiative with a diocesan-wide and parish-based period of Eucharistic Adoration announced Bishop  William Murphy.

The Days of Adoration will begin on the Feast of Christ the King (Sunday, November 24). This is the day the Year of Faith will close. For the next three days, Eucharistic Adoration will take place in 96 parishes throughout Long Island. This powerful event will conclude on the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

During this time there will be Eucharistic Adoration taking place continually from Noon through 8 p.m.  in at least one parish in each of the 13 deaneries of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

In the November issue of The Long Island Catholic Magazine, Father Joe Krupp writes this about adoration in his column “In the Know with Father Joe”:

“When we talk about adoration, we are talking about spending some time in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Although we may be referring to praying in front of the tabernacle in church, usually we mean that the consecrated host is exposed – visible to worshippers. The host is placed in a small glass disk, called a luna, and that is inserted in a gold vessel called a monstrance. The monstrance has rays coming from the center, so it resembles the sun. Or more accurately, the Son. Get it?

“When we spend time in adoration, we are ‘staying awake with Jesus’ for a time. It’s a time to sit quietly with the Lord and really allow yourself time to feel His love – so often, we are too busy with the day-to-day parts of our lives to do that.”

Click below for the latest schedule of parishes and times of adoration.