Benediction

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When:
4th May 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 22nd June 2015 @ 6:30 pm
2015-05-04T18:30:00+01:00
2015-06-22T18:30:00+01:00

At the end of the day’s period of Adoration, the Blessed Sacrament is deposed after the short service of Benediction.

Let us pray.

O God, who in a wonderful Sacrament hast left unto us a memorial of thy Passion: grant us, we beseech thee, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruits of thy redemption. Who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

Kneeling, the Priest receives the humeral veil on his shoulders. Then he goes up to the Altar, genuflects, takes the monstrance into his hands, holding it with the ends of the veil. Turning by his right to the people, the Priest gives the Blessing (or Benediction) in silence, making the sign of the Cross with the monstrance over the kneeling congregation. Meanwhile an acolyte rings the sanctus bell thrice; and the thurifer censes the Blessed Sacrament with three double swings. The people may make the sign of the Cross and bow in fervent adoration, saying silently,

Blessed, praised and adored be Jesus
in the most Holy Sacrament.

Turning back to the Altar by his right, the Priest places the monstrance on the Altar, genuflects, and goes to kneel at the foot of the Altar. He gives the humeral veil back to the Server. The Divine Praises are said by the Priest, the people repeating them after him, all kneeling. At the Celebrant’s discretion, additional Praises may be added

The Divine Praises

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 Ghost, the Comforter.
Blessed be the Great Mother of God,
Mary most Holy.
Blessed her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary,
Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be Saint Joseph,
her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels
and in His Saints.

The Priest rises, goes to the Altar, genuflects, and removing the case containing the sacred Host from the monstrance, puts it back into its receptacle. This is replaced in the tabernacle. The Priest genuflects, closes and locks the tabernacle, puts the corporal back into its burse, veils the monstrance, and goes to stand at the foot of the Altar.