First Friday of each Month:

(Adoration begins with Exposition of the Host after 8:00 am Mass followed by 9 hours until Benediction 5:30 pm.)

The monstrance plays an important part in Eucharistic Adoration because it houses the consecrated Eucharist host where Jesus' presence dwells. This gives Catholics the opportunity to enter the presence of Jesus and adore the Eucharist fully and without distraction.

To participate in Adoration It is very important have two (2) parishioners for each hour period. The sheet in the cry room is where you can sign up.

This is important because it assures that Jesus in the Eucharist in not alone through this prayer process. The church is open to all day for anyone, even if you can’t stay the whole hour, stay as long as you can. Please come and offer your prayer and sit in peace as we devote our time to the Eucharist.

What is Adoration?

When Catholics say they are “going to Adoration,” they are typically referring to Eucharistic Adoration.which, in the most basic terms, is the worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass. The Eucharistic Host is displayed in a monstrance on the altar so that all can see and pray in the presence of Christ. 

Eucharistic adoration is a Eucharistic devotional practice primarily in Western Catholicism, but also to a lesser extent in certain Lutheran and Anglican traditions, in which the Blessed Sacrament is adored by the faithful. This practice may occur either when the Eucharist is exposed, or when it is not publicly viewable because it is reserved in a place such as a church tabernacle.

Adoration is a sign of devotion to and worship of Jesus Christ, who is believed, according to Christian tradition, to be present in body, blood, soul, and divinity, under the appearance of the consecrated host, that is, sacramental bread. From a theological perspective, the adoration is a form of latria, based on the tenet of the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.[1]

The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that, “Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the “King of Glory, “respectful silence in the presence of the “ever greater” God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications.” (CCC 2628)

You can hear the words of the priest at your local parish and meditate on various Scripture passages. You can listen to the stories of modern saints.  We can show our adoration to God in many ways, but in Eucharistic Adoration, we spend time adoring the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Catholics have many ways to deepen how you can live a life of deeper faith and dependence on God. You can fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ, participating together in the adoration as follows:

  • Be There 
  • Pray on your own. 
  • Read Listen to Music 
  • Write in a prayer Journal

A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration - Catholic World Mission files