What is Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic presence of Christ. Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament– His body, blood, soul, and divinity. He waits for our little acts of faith, adoration, thanksgiving, repentance, forgiveness, and love that we can offer Him.
What Can I Expect?
A consecrated host is placed in the beautiful monstrance on the altar. This makes the real presence of Jesus more visible than being hidden in the tabernacle.
When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, it is respectful to genuflect on your knees when entering or leaving the pew. Do not converse with others while in the church before the Blessed Sacrament. You may quietly pray, read Scripture, say a rosary, meditate on the life of Jesus Christ, or use some of the prayer materials provided.
Perpetual Adoration in the South Church
The South Church has perpetual adoration with two scheduled adorers present at all times. Everyone is welcome to stop by the South Church, sign up is not required. Come for a short visit or stay for an hour. He is waiting for you!
Every day, the main doors to the South Church are open to the public from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Family Adoration is held at the South Church from 6 to 7 p.m. on Fridays. During this time, children are invited to pray in church (wiggles and whispers are welcome) or play and socialize in the church basement. Parents are responsible for watching their own children. The Knights of Columbus will provide a dinner the first Friday of the month in August, November, February, and May from 6-7 p.m.
For those not familiar with Eucharistic Adoration, A Beginner’s Guide to Adoration might be of interest. There are also many introductory videos – some specifically about Adoration, others focusing on the Eucharist:
Eucharistic Adoration with Archbishop Listecki
Bishop Barron on the Mystery of Eating Jesus’ Flesh
Blessed Mother Teresa
Bishop Hying: What really happens to the bread & wine?
SketchPad: The Eucharist
The Eucharist with Scott Hahn and Fr. Pacwa
Flannery O’Connor and the Eucharist (Bishop Barron narrates)
“Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us.” – St. Alphonsus Liguori
Adorers are always needed
If you are interested in signing up to spend one hour each week with Jesus or if you can just fill in as a sub, please email the Adoration Committee.