What is Adoration?
Adoration is the worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass. The Eucharistic Host is displayed in a monstrance so that all can see and pray in the presence of Jesus Christ.
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)
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.
How our Adoration Chapel works
Our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open Monday-Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM.
There is a cloth covering that drapes over the Monstrance holding Our Lord and we ask that if you are the last person to leave that you cover Jesus.
During Adoration we ask that you keep silence both out of reverence of Our Lord's Presence but also to help cultivate a space of prayer.
“Know also that you will probably gain more by praying fifteen minutes before the Blessed Sacrament than by all the other spiritual exercises of the day. True, Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, for He has made the promise, ‘Ask, and you shall receive,’ but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament will obtain a more abundant measure of grace.”
- St. Alphonsus Liguori
A Brief History of our Adoration Chapel