During the season of Lent we will have one hour of Adoration every Sunday, starting Sunday, February 21st until March 28th. It will take place following the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Please join us after Mass it will begin at 10:30 a.m. and go until 11:30 a.m.
What is Adoration of the Holy Eucharist?
Eucharistic Adoration is an invitation by Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament to spend time in prayer and presence with Him; to praise Him, to adore Him, to make reparation to His Sacred Heart and to petition Him for our needs. Eucharistic Adoration is a time when one can come face-to face with Jesus, the Lord of all creation. Jesus looks at us and we look at Him fully present in the Blessed Sacrament. Eucharistic Adoration is an opportunity for us to take time out of our busy lives to come and rest in the Lord!
Etiquette in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.
The Adoration Chapel is a place of great reverence. Jesus in the Holy Eucharist is present in the Monstrance at the front and center of the chapel. Our attitude should be one of reverence, quiet, and awe when we are in the chapel. When we enter the chapel our attention should be on Our Lord and Savior present in the Eucharist. All of our “devices” should be silenced or off as we focus our attention on Jesus and quiet our minds and hearts. Before entering a seat, we should demonstrate our reverence and adoration of the Lord by genuflecting on one or two knees or bowing from the waist, known as a profound bow, and acknowledging His Holy Presence. When we leave the chapel, we should once again demonstrate our love and gratitude by genuflecting on one or two knees, as we are physically able, or making another profound bow. Our time in adoration is a time of quiet prayer and meditation in the presence of Jesus. The Eucharistic Chapel is a place of quiet and peace.