Eucharistic Adoration

The Holy Eucharist is exposed for adoration Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 8 and 9pm. We pray Night Prayer (Compline) before the Eucharist is reposed at 9pm.

St. Victor is a contemplative parish centered on the celebration and the adoration of the Eucharist. Holy Eucharist is the sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives his Body and Blood—himself—for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion. In this way we are joined with the one Body of Christ, the Church.

Eucharist was at first the name for the prayer of thanksgiving that preceded the transformation of the bread and wine into Christ’s Body and Blood in the liturgy of the early Church. Later the term was applied to the whole celebration of the Mass. Christ instituted the Holy Eucharist on the evening before his death, “on the night when he was betrayed” (1 Cor 11:23), when he gathered the Apostles around him in the Upper Room in Jerusalem and celebrated the Last Supper with them.

The celebration of the Eucharist is the heart of the Christian communion. In it the Church becomes Church.