We need committed adorers to spend one or more hours each week to be with Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Keep in mind that you are not limited to commit to these hours only. The hours below refer to the hours that will be the most helpful for us to fill.
|Day of Week||Time|
|Sunday||11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m, 6 p.m., 8 p.m.|
|Monday||3 a.m., 4 a.m., 11 a.m., 8 p.m.|
|Wednesday||1 a.m., 2 a.m.|
|Thursday||1 a.m., 4 a.m., 6 a.m.|
|Friday||12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m|
|Saturday||12 a.m., 1 a.m., 4 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.|
Information sheets in English and Spanish can be found on the table in the adoration chapel. The forms can be placed in the adjacent lockbox or dropped off at the church office during office hours. The form can also be filled in electronically at the link below:
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration, or just adoration for short, is the worship that the Christian faithful give to Jesus Christ truly present in the Eucharist. According to theCatechism of theCatholicChurch (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...." ( CCC 1412)
"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." ( CCC 1412,1413)
Why Should I 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." ( CCC 1418)
I Cannot 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?
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.
Need More Information?
Perpetual Adoration is ongoing in the Adoration Chapel. For more information and to sign-up for a specified hour, please contact the Adoration Ministry team at 512-693-7022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.