Adoration means entering the depths of our hearts in communion with the Lord, who makes himself bodily present in the Eucharist. In the monstrance, he always entrusts himself to us and asks us to be united with his Presence, with his risen body. - Pope Benedict XVI
Adoration is a great opportunity for us to rest in the presence of our Lord, who is physically present in the host in the monstrance on the altar. We are very blessed here at St. Patrick to have perpetual (that is, ongoing) adoration in our adoration chapel. This isn’t possible without the dedication of our parish family to be present in front of our Lord at all times. Walk-ins are always welcome, but also prayerfully consider if you are able to join us as an adorer for our parish. Adorers sign up for a one-hour timeslot to be with our Lord while He is exposed in the monstrance. Please make every effort to ensure that your adoration timeslot is always filled; that means reaching out to others to find a sub when you know that you will be unable to be present during your scheduled time. Your sub doesn’t have to be someone else who is signed up as an adorer, but they should be someone who understands the role that they will be fulfilling as an adorer and act reverently.
Here are a few other notes about adoration
- Everyone from the parish is welcome to stop by the adoration chapel and spend time in the presence of our Lord - the door code is 9876
- When you enter the chapel, feel free to sit in any seat
- We genuflect with one knee before taking our seat as a sign of reverence to our Lord
- There are many ways to pray: some of us may enjoy just sitting in the silence while adoring our Lord; some may enjoy silently praying the rosary or other devotions; others may engage in spiritual reading. There are many resources available in the front vestibule of the adoration chapel for parishioners to peruse if they choose to. You can also check out our parish lending library off of the gathering space in the main church during the daytime.
- Please refrain from any activity that makes noise while in the adoration chapel – please, no praying out loud, headphones, music, etc. We always want to be respectful of our brothers and sisters who are also praying.
- Please put your name in the book as you enter the door to the vestibule of the adoration chapel, even if you’re just stopping by for a few minutes – this helps us ensure that someone is always with our Lord while he is exposed in the monstrance.
If you are interested in becoming a scheduled adorer in our adoration chapel, please contact one of our committee members. Thank you for your prayerful consideration. St Patrick, pray for us!
If you would like to support Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at St. Patrick, or would like to sign up as an adorer, contact one of our Adoration Coordinators.
Jo Donovan • 887-3233
Pat Wethington • 327-4234
Diana Goertz • 332-5769
Marissa Richey • 327-6223
Cyndi Barclay • 314-920-1689 • [email protected]
Maureen Prendergast • 332-2807
"God's love for us is poured out in the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist where “the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained." The Catechism of the Catholic Church
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