Every Thursday from 3 – 9 p.m.
First Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. (After Mass)
How Can I Participate in Adoration?
- Drop by when it’s convenient for you: All are welcome to come to Adoration for any period of time, short or long, without signing up.
- Commit to a holy hour: We need parishioners to commit to each hour of Adoration (e.g. 5-6 p.m. every third Thursday, 10-11 a.m. every first Friday, 3-4 p.m. every Thursday, etc.). If you are unavailable a certain week, you can ask a sub to fill in for you. To commit to a holy hour, sign up online or contact Cory Lakatos.
- Serve as a substitute: If you would like to be put on the list of subs, contact Cory Lakatos. You will be contacted ahead of time when there are open Holy Hours.
What Is Adoration?
Adoration is the worship of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. We typically pray in silence while the Eucharist is exposed in a monstrance, but other forms of devotion are also permitted, including processions and benediction (when a priest blesses the people with the Eucharist). Adoration helps us to acknowledge and worship Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, worship Jesus and grow closer to him, and participate more fully in the holy sacrifice of the Mass.
Parishioners and guests are also invited to pray before the tabernacle containing the Eucharist during regular hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays). On the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, OLL has a Eucharistic procession and benediction, typically in the prayer garden.
What Should I Do During Adoration?
- Enter through the chapel doors and sign in.
- Consider dividing your time before the Blessed Sacrament into three segments:
- Simply spend time with the Lord. This can take the form of contemplation, thanksgiving, spiritual reading, devotions like the Rosary and the Liturgy of the Hours, speaking to Jesus, and listening to him.
- Intercede for all of the people in your life. Pray for family, friends, coworkers, deceased loved ones, and others.
- Intercede for the whole world. This can include our community and nation, the poor, persecuted Christians, victims of wars and natural disasters, and the whole creation.
- Sign out when you leave. If you have committed to a holy hour, please do not leave early. If no one has arrived for the next hour when your hour is over, contact the parish office.