Adoration Times: 16 hours per day with the exception of Mass times – In Adoration Chapel
Mission Statement: The primary mission of the Eucharistic Adoration ministry is to spend time in prayer and adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel while the Eucharist is in Exposition. The chapel is open 16 hours a day. There are 200 pledged adorers and approximately 25 substitute adorers who spend one hour a week in quiet prayer in the chapel.
What is Adoration?
Adoration is YOUR personal time with Jesus Christ. The reason we go to Adoration is similar to why we go to mass - to worship and to build our relationship with God. We find our spiritual nourishment when we encounter God in a personal way. The Eucharist at its pinnacle is the consecration and consumption, becoming our spiritual food, but is also is so much more than that.
The Adoration Chapel is open each day between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. with the exception of certain times during the holidays and these will be listed in the bulletin. Should the Church be closed for inclement weather or some other reason, the Chapel will be closed as well.
Spend your time with Jesus in the Chapel in any way that you wish that aligns with the reverence of this space. You may bring your own prayers books, read the Bible, pray the rosary, or just sit and relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God.
Feel free to visit often and stay as long as you are able. Ideally, we would like to have at least one parishioner present during the entire time the Chapel is opened. The perpetual presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is a great blessing for us all and will require the ongoing support of our whole parish.
SILENCE is the general rule for the Adoration Chapel. Anyone should be able to enter the Adoration Chapel and find silence in the presence of Jesus. Open prayers such as a shared Rosary, charismatic prayer or musical instruments are not permitted. If there is a need for communication between individuals, please exit the Chapel so as not to disturb others.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children to visit and pray before the Blessed Sacrament. However, the children must be instructed on proper behavior before entering the Adoration Chapel. Parents should determine the amount of time that their children can properly pray before Jesus in the Chapel without disturbing the prayers of others. Please do not bring any food or drink or toys/play times in into the Adoration Chapel.
Current Activities: Ongoing 16 hours a day.
The Adoration Chapel will close before the 4 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve and will reopen after the 8 a.m. Mass on Friday, December 28th.
The Adoration Chapel will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 31st and will reopen after the 8 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, January 2, 2019.
Current Volunteer Opportunities: A volunteer parishioner has accepted the responsibility for promoting, scheduling and monitoring the Eucharistic Adoration program.
For more information, including hours, see What is Eucharistic Adoration?