What To Do IN Adoration

As a person who is set to come in and sit for a designated time, please come and sign-in the sheet next to the Daily Chapel. It lets the Adoration ministry know that you have attended your designated time slot.

For what to do while in Eucharistic Adoration, this is a time to sit in awe of our amazing Lord as the Eucharistic Host is displayed in a monstrance on the Altar. Use this time for prayer and devotion. 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…it’s an experience that will change lives.

  • When you enter the Daily Chapel, as a form of respect, you should always genuflect when you see the Lord in the Host. Maintain an attitude of respect, and if others are present (hopefully, as we never want to leave our Lord alone like he was in the Garden of Gethsemane), bring silence. Always keep in mind that you are in the presence of God!
  • If you need to leave and no one is in the Daily Chapel with the Blessed Sacrament, during office hours, please let the Parish Office Staff know. 

Some things you can do while in Eucharistic Adoration:

  • You really don’t have to “do” anything during Adoration. You can just sit there and look at Jesus. Take the time to be with Him. If you are the only person in the chapel, don’t be afraid to pray or sing aloud. This is your personal time with Christ.
  • Kneeling, sitting, standing, and even laying on the floor before the Blessed Sacrament are all appropriate forms of prayer. Let your posture reflect your worship of the King and do what is comfortable for you.
  • Bring your intentions to the Lord – Pray for you, your family, those in need, your ministry, the Church, Father Andrew and the Staff, etc. You can bring a picture of someone you would like to reflect on as well.
  • Pray the Rosary – an app on your phone can assist you with this or a prayer card
  • Bring in devotional reading materials
  • Write in a prayer journal
  • Bring in the Bible to read
  • The Adoration committee has a table by the Blessed Sacrament Chapel with resources to read while in the chapel
  • Reflect on or use the prayerful resources below
  • Don’t be surprised if you get lost in your thoughts and even get bored – God loves you and wants to spend time with you, the more you go the more you can see the gift we have in Eucharistic Adoration.