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What is Adoration

The Catechism quotes Pope John Paul II: “The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.” (CCC, 1380)

The importance of Eucharistic Adoration is shown in the fact that the Church has a ritual that regulates it: the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. This is an extension of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which occurs in every Mass: “Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.” Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church.  The Rite concludes with the ordained minister blessing the faithful with the Blessed Sacrament.

Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The bishops have created a variety of holy hours that focus our prayer to Jesus Christ on peace, life, vocations, and other topics that are at the heart of the life of the Church and the world.

Resources, Prayers and More

A beginners guide to Adoration

Pope’s monthly Prayer intentions

Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament

Saint John Paul II Papal Encyclical on the Eucharist, ECCLESIA DE EUCHARISTIA

How to make a holy hour: 15 minute periods

How to pray the holy hour: 3 simple rules

24 Reasons for Eucharistic Adoration

Watch one hour

Holy Hour on Healing

Become a regular guardian

Our Adoration chapel is open for those wishing to pray before the blessed sacrament 24 hours a day. Of course anyone is welcome to visit at their desire but we are also in need of people to sign up for a regularly scheduled weekly commitment.

A guardian is someone who makes a regular weekly commitment to pray before Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament

A coordinator is a person who communicates with a selected group of guardians and assists in helping people become Guardians.

Can’t commit to the same hour each week? No problem! Sign up as a substitute and help out our guardians when a life event prevents them from their regularly scheduled prayer time.

If you have questions about being a guardian or want more information about what Adoration is, please contact our Adoration Leadership Team at popadoration@popcatholicchurch.org

Click here to become a regular weekly guardian of Perpetual Adoration

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