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What to do during Eucharistic Adoration

What to do during Eucharistic Adoration

The primary purpose of Adoration is right there in the name of the act: to adore the One present to us in the Eucharist. Remember that you don’t actually have to do anything. The greatest gift God gives us is himself, and Adoration is another way for us to recognize that gift outside of receiving the Eucharist at Mass. So, don’t overthink it. Just receive the gift.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Pray in any way that’s meaningful to you.
  • Pray the rosary. To contemplate the mysteries of Jesus’ life in the rosary is to contemplate the mystery of the Eucharist given to us and the Blessed Sacrament we praise in Adoration. So, pairing these prayers is a great habit to get into.
  • Read from Holy Scripture.
  • Just sit there - receive the gift of Christ in the Eucharist and be at peace in the presence of Our Lord.

Guidelines for Adoration

  • Adoration is a time for quiet meditation and prayer. Please remain silent while in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Genuflect when entering or leaving a pew and if crossing in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Please join us in this most important devotion to Our Lord. Rest for a while in the presence of Jesus. Let him fill you with his peace, grace, and love. Here at St. Patrick Parish, we have Adoration on the third Sunday of the month and daily one hour prior to and following the 12 Noon Mass until 4:00 pm.

(Reposted Feb 15, 2023)