"The best time you will spend on Earth." - Mother Teresa
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic adoration is a complete liturgical service for the adoration of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Normally the consecrated host is kept in a tabernacle. During Eucharistic Adoration it is placed on the altar in a monstrance to be venerated; to be kept company by the faithful for visitation, contemplative prayer and meditation. Adoration is a sacred time to keep Vigil with the Lord; to spend quiet time with Him.
Let’s Pray Together
Eucharistic Adoration is offered the First Friday of every month, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the Chapel. All are welcome.
February 1 and 2, 2019
Eucharistic Adoration begins Friday, following the 8:30 AM Mass and closes Saturday, with Benediction at 9:00 AM, in the Chapel. We need at least two individuals for each hour. During the hours of 11:00 PM until 5:00 AM, for safety reasons, we will need at least two men.
While in adoration, please pray for our 2019 Stewardship Renewal. The theme of this year’s Renewal is "Transforming the Family Through Christ," which focuses on the Pillar of Formation:
* Pray that parishioners of all ages participate in the various faith formation offerings here at St. Michael, and throughout the Diocese, so that they may continue to grow in their relationship with God and to live as disciples of Jesus at home, at work, in the community, and in the world.
* Pray that family-centered formation helps strengthen parents in their faith, and thus strengthen the faith of their children, and the entire family.
* Pray that parishioners volunteer to be developed as catechists and faith formation mentors to the children, youth, and other adults in our parish.
What better way to start your Stewardship Renewal than to spend an hour in prayer in the presence of Our Lord.
Join us for dinner, praise and worship music, and Family Adoration!
June 3, 2019
Dinner at 6:00 PM in the Great Hall
Praise and Worship and Adoration 6:30 PM - 7:55 PM in the Church
Please join us as we accept this invitation to spend a special hour with Jesus!
How Shall I Sit with the Lord?
There are many ways to sit with the Lord. Most importantly come. Come as you are, to spend quiet time with Jesus. You will find what feels right for you.
- Pray the Rosary
- Meditate on readings available in the chapel or bring your own
- Talk to the Lord about what weighs on your heart and mind
- Spend time in contemplative prayer
- Recite prayers. There are many prayers for Eucharistic Adoration. Click here for prayers on the USCCB website.
- How to Pray a Holy Hour by The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College, Kansas
The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us go meet him in adoration. Saint John Paul II