The Cathedral - The Reserved Blessed Sacrament
The Blessed Sacrament is reserved for the sick, for the dying, and for devotional adoration of the faithful. A Cathedral Church is required to provide a Blessed Sacrament Chapel. This space for devotional prayer before the tabernacle, to the left of the presbytery in the northwest corner of the Cathedral, is intended to emphasize the unique and real presence of our Lord in the Sacrament.
This Reservation Chapel, in sight of those entering the church, invites the faithful who wish to spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Kneelers and seats are provided for this purpose. The proximity of the tabernacle to the faithful is intended to aid in creating a place that is hospitable and welcoming. Forming a cross behind the tabernacle the Holy Angels join the faithful in adoration.