Old Mission
Founded 1804
Capuchin Franciscan
Santa Inés
Solvang, California
Sacred Heart Sisters
Mission Santa Inés

Blessed Sacrament Adoration & Benediction

Jesus said, "I am the Bread of Life. No one who comes to Me shall ever be hungry, no one who believes in Me shall ever thirst." John 6:35

Exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is a very old devotion in our Church. It highlights the fundamental mystery of the Holy Eucharist that our Lord is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity, in the Blessed Sacrament.

In his holy Thursday letter to priests, "Dominicae cenae" (1980), Pope John Paul II wrote,

"Since the Eucharistic mystery was instituted out of love, and makes Christ sacramentally present, it is worthy of thanksgiving and worship. And this worship must be prominent in all our encounters with the Blessed Sacrament" (No. 3).

Various forms of Eucharistic devotion are personal prayer and periods of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, exposition and benediction, Forty Hours devotion, Eucharistic processions, Eucharistic Congresses and a special observance of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. All of these devotions, which focus on the Blessed Sacrament, aid in our spiritual union with our Lord. Click here to view a short video of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with hymns.

Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the church.