Eucharistic Adoration

"Your faith will help you realize that it is Jesus Himself who is present in the Blessed Sacrament, waiting for you and calling you to spend one hour with Him each week."

- St. Pope John Paul II

Normal Hours & Location

Monday - Friday

9:30am - 9:00pm

Henderson Hall Chapel

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

During normal hours, the Blessed Sacrament is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance. Worshipers come to pray and worship Jesus Christ, who is present in the Holy Eucharist. The way people pray and worship Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration is very personal, but it should be respectful of others who are also taking part in Eucharistic Adoration.

 

Why Do Parishioners Come To Worship? 

 

“We cannot underestimate the power of prayer and the difference it will make in our world.”

- Saint Teresa of Calcutta

The visit to the Blessed Sacrament is a great treasure of the Catholic faith.  Through Adoration we proclaim to our parish and to our community that Jesus is here, truly present among us today.  Most adorers say that seeing Jesus so close to them under the appearance of the Sacred Host is very intimate.  When you come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, He appreciates this so deeply that you release the power of His love and graces to all of His children.  “The visit brings joy to our hearts and helps us to grow in holiness”, one worshiper explains.  “My hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most peaceful, the most satisfying hour of my week.  I always feel refreshed and renewed...And the grace that flows from the time we spend with Christ can spread out into our community as we pray for conversions and the return of fallen-away Catholics.”

How Can I Become an Adorer?

Just enter the Chapel during the hours of exposition and visit with Jesus in that prayerful silence, where the heart listens to the One it seeks.  Please turn off your cell phone before you enter.  You may visit for a few minutes, an hour, or more, as many times as you wish.  Our Lord, Jesus Christ will be there waiting for you.

Regular adorers are those who commit themselves to one particular hour of adoration each week…for example, every Monday at 7:00 PM.   To maintain Adoration, Jesus must never be left alone. All hours must be covered by one, preferably two adorers.  New adorers are always welcome and much needed. Please sign up for your preferred day and time each week on the sign-in sheet outside of the Chapel.