What is Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharist is placed in a monstrance and set on the altar for people to visit and adore. In Eucharistic Adoration, Jesus comes and sits with us. It is a chance for one-on-one, face-to-face prayer with God. For the Eucharist to be exposed continually, there must be at least one person present. That is why each hour is assigned to a specific person.
Why should you go?
Adoration is quiet prayer with Jesus who is visible, exposed and truly present. It is a statement of your faith in His true presence in the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration is prayer. It is a very personal prayer of thanks, worship, petition. And silence. It is being with Him and listening to Him. It is an act of love for Him.
Why have Perpetual Adoration at our parish?
We are called as Christians to pray without ceasing, and perpetual adoration allows us to do this as a parish family. Prayer before the Eucharist lets us open ourselves to God in selfless abandonment, to tell Him of our joys and our sorrows, and to rest in the presence of the One who helps us walk through this life. We commit ourselves and our parish to be more like Christ every day, every hour.
How do you get started?
Anyone can visit the chapel whenever they please by inputting the parish code in the keypad on the chapel door. Just ask the office for the code.
If you can, we encourage you to register for one hour with Jesus each week, or every other week based on your schedule. By registering for an hour, you not only get an opportunity to be With Jesus and you help keep the chapel open for everyone.
You can register any time. Sign-up online, or call James Kuropatwinski at 505-412-8027,
What if you can't make it to your hour?
Are you concerned about being gone for appointments or traveling? Almost all hours have one other person, so they may cover for you. If not, a substitute will always be found!
What do you do while you are in there?
Just walk in, sit down in His presence and unwind from the busyness of the day. Some people just pray, any silent prayer is good. Some people read the Bible or other religious books, pray the rosary or just look at Him. Talk to Him. Listen to Him. Time spent with Him will change you and bring you closer to Him.
" When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved your. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now. "
- Bl. Teresa of Kolkata (Mother Teresa)