The Holy Eucharist — Eucharist Adoration — Benediction — Exposition
The Holy Eucharist booklet is an indispensable resource for Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction.
The Ritual (English and Latin)
-Description and standard form for celebration of Eucharistic Adoration in parishes
-Traditional prayers and litanies — in both Latin and English
Traditional Eucharistic hymns — includes accompaniment from the Adoremus Hymnal
Holy God, we praise thy name!
Adoro te devote
Selected Scriptures and prayers for Adoration or Holy Hour
including the mysteries of the Rosaries with scripture reference
– Quotations from papal teachings on Eucharistic worship
including a quote from Pope Benedict XVI
– Published with ecclesiastical approval.
“In the Eucharist, the Son of God comes to meet us and desires to become one with us; eucharistic adoration is simply the natural consequence of the eucharistic celebration, which is itself the Church’s supreme act of adoration.
“Receiving the Eucharist means adoring Him whom we receive. Only in this way do we become one with Him, and are given, as it were, a foretaste of the beauty of the heavenly liturgy. The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration itself.
— Pope Benedict XVI – Sacramentum Caritatis 66
Pope Benedict XVI —
from an address to priests in Poland, May 25, 2006
“In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.”
Pope Benedict XVI on Eucharistic Adoration
– from his meeting with members of the Roman clergy
March 2, 2006
“Thanks be to God that after the Council, after a period in which the sense of Eucharistic Adoration was somewhat lacking, the joy of this adoration was reborn everywhere in the Church, as we saw and heard at the Synod on the Eucharist. Of course, the conciliar Constitution on the Liturgy enabled us to discover to the full the riches of the Eucharist in which the Lord’s testament is accomplished: he gives himself to us and we respond by giving ourselves to him.
“We have now rediscovered, however, that without adoration as an act consequent to Communion received, this centre which the Lord gave to us, that is, the possibility of celebrating his sacrifice and thus of entering into a sacramental, almost corporeal, communion with him, loses its depth as well as its human richness.
“Adoration means entering the depths of our hearts in communion with the Lord, who makes himself bodily present in the Eucharist. In the monstrance, he always entrusts himself to us and asks us to be united with his Presence, with his risen Body.”
The Holy Eucharist Booklets
We offer two printing formats for this booklet, which you may feel free to print for personal, small group, or parish use. For all other uses, please contact us.
The first option is a one-page format, which is designed to fit on US letter-size paper for ease of printing.
The second option includes two files a booklet cover and interior. This option is designed to fit on 8”x”11 paper in half-fold booklet format. You may need to adjust your print settings for this to fit on the page properly; we had success using the “Actual size” printing option from Adobe Acrobat reader.