What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is a Catholic devotion dating back to the early days of the Church. It involves exposing a consecrated host & allowing people to sit, be silent and pray in the presence of Jesus Christ. We, as Catholics, believe in the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist. His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity are truly present under the appearance of bread and wine.
What is the purpose?
Eucharistic Adoration is simply to show our love for Jesus, to adore Him in the Eucharist, and allow Him to love us. When we attend Eucharistic Adoration, we are directly in front of Our Divine Lord in a special and unique way. In the quiet of this special time, He can transform us.
What is the time commitment?
Adorers make a commitment to the Lord to be with Him for a one-hour time frame on the same day each week. Adorers may take as many of these one-hour shifts as they like, but need to commit to that same hour every week. Subs are available upon request.
What should you do there?
You may pray informally, sit in silence, read a prayer book, pray the Rosary, meditate on the Eucharist, contemplate the saint’s lives, or just clear your head. The key is general reverence with an emphasis on quiet. Just sitting quietly with Jesus can be a prayer itself. He loves you and is calling you.
Who can attend?
Eucharistic Adoration is for anyone and you are welcome anytime day or night during our scheduled vigils. If you cannot commit to a full hour with Jesus initially, don’t let that stop you from swinging by the Church to spend whatever time you have with Our Lord.
Where is Eucharistic Adoration?
While regular opportunities for shorter periods of Adoration are often held at Saint Mary of the Bay, extended Adoration vigils are held at Saint Alexander Church, 221 Main St., Warren.