Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Once the altar server rings the bell, the commentator says:

Please kneel.

The choir will now sing:

O Salutaris Hostia

Quae caeli pandis ostium

Bella premunt hostila;

Da robur, fer auxilium.

Uni trinoque Domino

Sit sempiterna gloria:

Qui Vitam sine termino,

Nobis donet in patria.


While the choir is singing, the priest/deacon, together with the altar servers, go down the sanctuary.

The priest/deacon will then proceed to the tabernacle and get the Blessed Sacrament and bring it to the altar.

The priest/deacon then goes down the sanctuary and incenses the Blessed Sacrament.

Once the priest/deacon stands, the choir will stop singing and the commentator will now say:

Please rise.

The priest/deacon will now read the gospel passage saying:

The Lord be with you.

The people reply:

And with your spirit.

The priest/deacon:

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

The people reply:

Glory to you, O Lord.

The priest/deacon:

Jesus said to the crowd: “I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

The people reply:

 Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The priest/deacon, will now lead the faithful in praying:

Let us pray all together:

O sweetest Jesus,

you who hidden under the veil of the Eucharist,

listen in mercy to our humble prayers,

present them at the throne of the most high,

accept now in your kindness

the yearnings of our hearts.

Enlighten our understanding,

sustain our wills, strengthen our fidelity,

and enkindle in our hearts a holy enthusiasm,

so that, overcoming our limits,

and conquering every difficulty,

we may be able to render you,

a homage that is less unworthy of your greatness,

and of your majesty,

and more in tune with our anxieties,

and with our holy desires. Amen.

The priest/deacon will now say:

For every invocation, let our response be:

(R) Your love is faithful, Lord Jesus.

The commentator will now say the invocations, and for each invocation the faithful will say the response.

  • Give to our Holy Father, Francis, wisdom, firmness and far-sightedness. We pray: (R)
  • Give to your church numerous holy ministers of the altar. We pray: (R)
  • Give to every baptized person hunger and thirst for your body. We pray: (R)
  • Give to those who have sinned the desire for conversion and pardon. We pray: (R)
  • Give all of us the consoling experience of knowing and feeling that we are loved by you. We pray: (R)

The priest/deacon will now pray the following prayer:

Divine Redeemer, Daily Bread,

Life of the World, may your kingdom come.

Lord of Lords, Jesus in the Eucharist,

Loveable Shepherd, preserve us from all dangers.

Jesus, Good Shepherd, Jesus, Bread of Life,

Jesus or one and only table, Sacrament of Love,

Save your people. We find our joy in you,

O Blessed Jesus. Amen.

The commentator will now say:

Please be seated for a while and meditate and pray silently to Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament.

There will now be a 10minute period of silence.

After the 10minute period of silence, the commentator will say:

Please kneel.

The choir will now sing:

Let us raise our voice

To proclaim our faith

Christ the Lord for us has died

Dying, He destroyed our death,

Rising He restored our life.

O Lord Jesus, we await

Your last return in glory

When we eat the bread

And we drink the cup

In the blessed Eucharist,

We meet You, our risen Savior

Giving life to us anew

Through life’s journey, be with us,

To strengthen us forever.


While the choir is singing, the priest/deacon will then incense the Blessed Sacrament.

After the incensation, the priest/deacon while kneeling says:

You have given them bread from heaven.

The faithful answer or sing:

The source of all happiness.

The priest/deacon will now stand and say/sing the prayer:

Let us pray.

 Lord Jesus Christ, You gave us the Eucharist

as the memorial of your suffering and death.

May our worship of this sacrament

of your body and blood,

help us to experience the salvation you won for us,

and the peace of the kingdom,

where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit,

One God, forever and ever.

The faithful answer or sing:


The priest/deacon puts on the humeral veil, genuflects and goes up the altar.

He takes the monstrance and gives the benediction to the faithful.

After the benediction, the priest/deacon goes down the altar, kneels, and together with the faithful prays the following prayer.

Blessed be God.

Blessed be His Holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.

Blessed be the Name of Jesus.

Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus

in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God,

Mary most Holy.

Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in His Angels and in His saints.

The choir will now sing:

O Sacrament most Holy, O Sacrament Divine,

All praise and all thanksgiving,

Be every moment Thine.

While the choir is singing, the priest/deacon goes up the altar and removes the Blessed Sacrament from the altar and brings it to the tabernacle.

Once the Blessed Sacrament is placed in the tabernacle, the commentator will now say:

Please rise.

After the priest/deacon and the servers exits the sanctuary, the choir will sing a suitable song.