What is Eucharistic Adoration? Adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist (the Blessed Sacrament) is the process of coming before Christ in His entirety; His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity (we simply can’t see Him) to contemplate His awesomeness and to lovingly adore Him. When we do this, we are in His Real Presence, able to speak with Him in our mind and our heart.
Perpetual Adoration means that Christ, in the Most Holy Eucharist, is available for exposition and adoration ongoing, day and night.
How is this done? The priest takes a consecrated host and places it in a monstrance (monstrance comes from the Latin “monstrare” to show, to expose, to view). The monstrance is then placed on the altar of the church or chapel for exposition. In chapels where there is a tabernacle (an ornate box which holds consecrated hosts) with doors or shutters for lay people to open and close, no monstrance is needed.
What do we actually do at Adoration? Upon entering the chapel, we reverently genuflect or bow before His Presence, for He is our King and our God. We have time alone with Jesus, praising and giving thanks. We may also wish to recite our favorite prayers, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope, charity, offer reparation for grievances against Him, pray a rosary or do whatever type of prayerful devotion that suits us before Our Lord. Or, we can simply sit and say nothing, just savoring His Presence with us. Upon leaving, again reverently genuflect of bow.
For additional information, please call Theresa Moorhouse, Coordinator at 790-9417
Holy Spirit’s Adoration Chapel is open for adoration 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“I encourage Christians regularly to visit Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament, for we are all called to abide in the presence of God. In contemplation, Christians will perceive ever more profoundly the mystery at the heart of Christian life.” Saint John Paul II
“The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Teach young people the value of Eucharistic Adoration.
“I urge priests, religious and lay people to continue and redouble their efforts to teach the younger generations the meaning and value of Eucharistic adoration and devotion. How will young people be able to know the Lord if they are not introduced to the mystery of His presence? Like the young Samuel, by learning the words of the prayer of the heart, they will be closer to the Lord, who will accompany them in their spiritual and human growth. The Eucharistic mystery is in fact the “summit of evangelization” (Lumen Gentium) for it is the most eminent testimony to Christ’s resurrection.” Saint John Paul II