Since 2000 our Eucharistic Lord has been perpetually enthroned and adored here at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center. We thank God for the many graces He has poured out on the world because of our adoration and we pray that this Center will continue to be a source of grace for the world – which is in so much need. Make time to visit the Lord. He is waiting for you… Stop by for a visit.
Why We Adore
Since the Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Lord, Jesus Christ, we have a duty to adore Him in the Blessed Sacrament (His True Presence). During Eucharistic Adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a monstrance (a vessel used by the Church to display the consecrated Host) flanked by candles in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by the faithful.
Perpetual Adoration is the devotion whereby the faithful unite in taking hours of adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament, both during the day and throughout the night, seven days a week.
While adoration may take place in a church, perpetual adoration must take place in a chapel that is not being used for Holy Mass.
Why is Perpetual Adoration so important? Perpetual Adoration is YOUR personal time with Jesus Christ.
Hours and Etiquette
Hours open to the public:
Monday through Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturday 8am – 1pm.
Scheduled adorers only during all other times.
What is the time requirement of adoration?
You may come for any amount of time if you are not a scheduled adorer. Scheduled adorers make a commitment to the Lord to be with Him for a one-hour time frame on the same day each week. Adorers may take as many of these one-hour shifts as they like but need to commit to that same hour every week. Why is it so important that someone is always present? The exposition of Jesus in the monstrance leaves Christ vulnerable and must be properly attended at ALL times. Since He is exposed out of love for us, it is our duty to make sure He is protected. For that reason, at least one person must be in the chapel while He is exposed. What is the proper attire for adoration? Whatever is comfortable but be conscious of the presence of the Lord
What do I do in adoration?
You have a lot of choices here. You may pray an informal prayer, sit in silence, read a book (a chapel library will be available soon), pray the rosary, meditate on the Eucharist, contemplate the saint’s lives, just clear your head, listen to a recording of your favorite Catholic speaker quietly through your headphones, etc. The key is general reverence with an emphasis on quiet. This is not a competition to see who can be the most pious, but this is YOUR personal time with God. As Father John Ricardo says, “Just waste some time with Him.” If God was not behind the veil of the Eucharist, what would you do? Christ says we are no longer servants but friends, so just spend some time with your friend. He loves you and is calling you.
How do I genuflect during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament?
The Vatican states that proper respect is shown by bending down with our right knee until it touches the ground with a slight pause to show our humility and reverence before God. This is still the rule even during exposition, although the common practice is to bow on two knees when before Jesus exposed in the monstrance. The attitude with what you do it with is more important than the form, and it should never be done for show. Additionally, if your knees are bad, you should not worry about this at all.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes, absolutely. Adoration is for kids and whole families too. Just make sure that they are old enough to understand how to be quiet. Kids under the legal age cannot be assigned an hour on their own, but they may adore with their family.
New Adorers Needed
Are you interested in a holy hour adoration commitment? We are always in need of adorers. Ideally two adorers are preferred for each hour. Please complete the form below and we will forward your information to the adore scheduler.
Will You Commit?
Not enough time?
How many people do you love that you don’t set aside time to be with?
What is there to lose?
Try it and see if it doesn’t bear fruit in your life!
“The best, the most effective, and the surest way of bringing lasting peace on earth is through the great power of Eucharistic adoration.”
~St. John Paul II