“So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?"
Monday thru Thursday |
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Eucharistic Adoration held in the Chapel of Light
If you can give one hour and are interested in a rewarding and holy experience, please contact one of our ministry leaders.
Eucharistic Adoration, or just adoration for short, is the worship that the Christian faithful give to Jesus Christ truly present in the Eucharist. From the
atechism of the
hurch (CCC) :
"The essential signs of the Eucharistic sacrament are wheat bread and grape wine, on which the blessing of the Holy Spirit is invoked and the priest pronounces the words of consecration spoken by Jesus during the Last Supper: "This is my body which will be given up for you.... This is the cup of my blood...."
"By the consecration, the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: His Body and His Blood, with His soul and His divinity.
Why go to adoration?
Because Christ comes to us in such a humble, loving way in the Eucharist, and since He is truly present in this sacrament, we adore Him in a special way when we spend time with Him in adoration. To be able to gaze upon our Lord, our Creator and Savior, in such an intimate way is a gift without compare that He has given us.
Out of thanksgiving for His blessings to us, we go to adore Him.
The Catechism says: Because Christ himself is present in the sacrament of the altar, He is to be honored with the worship of adoration.
"To visit the Blessed Sacrament is . . . a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord."
I can't make it to my scheduled time. What do I do?
First, try to find someone to cover you. If you can find no one, contact the adoration leader for your day.
Can I bring my children?
It depends. Adoration is a time for quiet contemplation and prayer with God. Babies and small children crying can be very distracting to others, as well as children being restless and talking or playing. These things should be kept in mind, as only you know your children and how they might act.
Still, it is very good for children to come to adoration. Since many children have trouble being still for extended periods of time, consider bringing your spouse or other trusted adult to adoration, so that if your child becomes restless, one of you can go outside the room with them and watch over them.
Adoration is open to anyone. Please maintain a disposition of silence and reverence in the chapel.