Perpetual Adoration

Et ecce ego vobiscum sum omnibus diebus, usque ad consummationem sæculi.
“And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of time.”

Eucharistic Adoration is an opportunity to grow in prayer life. You can become an Adorer by making a commitment of one hour each week in our Corpus Christi Adoration Chapel, with times available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Become an Adorer

Would you like to take part in this most blessed ministry by becoming a regular adorer or help as a sub?

All parishioners and guests who are not scheduled Adorers are encouraged to visit our Adoration Chapel, which is open to the public during normal Parish Office business hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm.

The Chapel Door Is Electronically Locked at all times. For entry, an electronic fob is required. For one time use, a fob can be obtained from the Parish Office during normal business hours only.

Our Corpus Christi Adoration Chapel is located south of the main church on the east side of the campus. During your time in the chapel, you are invited to keep a silent moment with Jesus in private prayer, having a personal, heartfelt dialogue with Our Savior. The church is open for prayer during normal operating hours.

The Adoration Chapel Pew Project is complete!

With many thanks to Doug Daniels and his crew at The Closet Factory, we have newly modified and installed pews for adorers to enjoy and built in kneelers at the altar. Please take a moment this week to contact Julie McBride to reserve your time for a weekly visit/retreat with our Lord.

What is Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration?

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is when a parish sets aside a little room or chapel that is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day with permanent exposition of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. A Holy Hour is spending an hour devoted to prayer in the presence of the Holy Eucharist where Jesus Christ is truly present in His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.

Why is Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration necessary?

Our parish, Blessed Sacrament, is named appropriately for a perpetual Eucharistic Adoration chapel! The more we limit the hours of Adoration, the more we limit the availability of Christ to His people. The more we expand the hours, the more we extend the opportunity to adorers. When a chapel is open all the time, then everyone in the parish can participate 24/7. Through Perpetual Adoration with exposition, we proclaim to our parish and community that Jesus is here, truly present among us today. Pope John Paul II said, “Your faith will help you to realize that it is Jesus Himself who is present in the Blessed Sacrament, waiting for you and calling you to spend one special specific hour with Him each week.”

Why is Exposition necessary?

The difference between spending time with Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament exposed in a monstrance, rather than in the tabernacle, is the same as the difference between conversing with a friend face to face instead of having a closed door between you. Most adorers say that seeing Our Lord under the appearance of the Sacred Host is much more conducive to intimacy than Him being hidden in a tabernacle. It helps adorers to be faithful to their scheduled hours, because they know that Jesus should not be left alone in the Most Blessed Sacrament when exposed in a monstrance.

The scheduled adorers are guardians of the Most Blessed Sacrament, so their presence is necessary. Yet, the most compelling reason for exposition is because the Holy Spirit asks for it. During His Eucharistic discourse, Our Lord made this unmistakably clear:

“Indeed, this is the will of My Heavenly Father, that everyone who looks upon the Son and believes in Him, shall have eternal life. Him I will raise up on the last day.”

John 6:40

What are the benefits?

Each person that spends time in the presence of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament grows in holiness. Communally, increased Mass attendance, conversions, the return of the fallen away Catholics and vocations to the priesthood and religious life are among the many fruits of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Through our Holy Hours of prayer, our pope has declared that we are contributing to “the radical transformation of the world,” the “establishing of everlasting peace,” and the coming of Christ’s Kingdom on earth.

How can my Holy Hour change the world?

The Holy Eucharist is the mystery of our faith. Jesus said that faith can move mountains. One person coming before Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament represents all of humanity.

Every man, woman, and child on the face of the earth receives some new and wonderful effects of God’s goodness, of God’s mercy, of God’s grace and of God’s love when they put their faith into action and come to visit Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

When we come before Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, He appreciates this so deeply that the power of His love is released and His graces go out to all of His children throughout the world.

Is this the mission of the laity?

Vatican II emphasized the importance of lay involvement in the mission of the Church. Perpetual Adoration is coordinated by the laity, in cooperation with the clergy.

How do I sign up to be an Adorer of the Most Blessed Sacrament?

You can learn more about becoming an adorer here.

We ask that all adorers sign up and request substitutes via our We Adore page, not through email. Learn how to create an account here. Once you sign-up you will need to obtain your access fob from the office at Blessed Sacrament.

About the Chapel

On December 15, 2008, we began our adoration of Jesus Christ, present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Since then, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, our parishioners have had the privilege to sit with Our Lord. This blessing to be in the Real Presence of Our Eucharistic King is our humble response to Jesus’ question: “Could you not keep watch with me one hour?” (Matthew 26:40).

Our Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is located just outside the main church building, on the east end of our property. After you register through the website, you must come by the office to receive the access card to the Adoration Chapel.

During your time in the Adoration Chapel, you are invited to keep a silent moment with Our Lord in private prayer, having a personal, heartfelt dialogue. Holy Readings, Bibles, and spiritual books are recommended reading while with Jesus.

All are invited, as is recorded in Psalm 34:4: “O magnify the Lord with me / And let us exalt His name together.”