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Adoration

Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment 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.”

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Anthony Whalen

Seminarian

Adoration Times

St. Vincent de Paul 

Thursday: 3:00pm-10:00pm

Friday: 5:00am-5:15pm

St. Luke 

Tuesday: 11:30am - 10:30pm

Wednesday: 5:30am - 10:30am

Responsibilities

Everyone is encouraged to come visit, worship, and adore the Blessed Sacrament. To make sure exposition can safely take place, there is a need to make sure that at least one person, preferably two, is with our Lord at all times. For those who can make a commitment of regular visits each week, they are responsible to keep their scheduled hour (Holy Hour) covered each week. They are not only adorers, but also guardians of the Blessed Sacrament. If they are unable to attend the scheduled hour they have chosen, they are required to find a replacement guardian. Assistance is available when help is needed to find a substitute.

Who may participate?

Everyone! To help maintain a prayerful environment adults are encouraged to accompany any children in their care.

What can I do during adoration?

  • Pray the Psalms or the Liturgy of the Hours. Whether you are praising, giving thanks, asking for forgiveness or seeking an answer, you’ll find an appropriate psalm. The ancient prayer of the Church called the Liturgy of the Hours presents an excellent way to pray through the Book of Psalms throughout the year.

  • Recite the “Jesus Prayer”

  • Say “Lord Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner”, repeatedly as you quiet your heart and mind.

  • Meditate using Scripture.  Choose a passage from the Bible. Read the words and ask God to let the passage speak to you. Pay special attention to anything that strikes you and ask God what He wishes for you to draw from that message.

  • Read the life of a saint and pray with him or her. Most holy men and women have had a great devotion to Our Lord in the Eucharist. Therese of Lisieux, Catherine of Siena, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Peter Julian Eymard, Dorothy Day. Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Baroness Catherine de Hueck are just a few. Read about them and pray their prayers before the Blessed Sacrament.

  • Pour out your heart to Christ and adore Him

  • Speak to Jesus, aware that you are in His presence, and tell Him all that comes to your mind. Listen for His response. Pray the prayer that St. Francis instructed his brothers to pray whenever they were before the Blessed Sacrament: “I adore you, O Christ, present here and in all the churches of the world, for by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.”

  • Ask for forgiveness and intercede for others. Think of those who have hurt you and request a special blessing for them. Ask God to forgive you for all the times you have neglected or hurt someone else. Bring before the Blessed Sacrament all those who have asked you to pray for them. Ask the Lord to address their concerns.

  • Pray a devotion like the Divine Mercy Chaplet or the Rosary. Pope John Paul II reminds us, “…is not the enraptured gaze of Mary as she contemplated the face of the newborn Chris and cradled him in her arms that unparalleled model of love which should inspire us every time we receive Eucharistic communion?” (The Church and the Eucharist, Ask Mary to join you as you gaze on Christ in the Eucharist and as you pray the Rosary.

  • Sit quietly and just “be” in the presence of God.  “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46)

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