Eucharistic Adoration refers to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the ciborium or monstrance in a chapel set apart from the main tabernacle. It is an extension of the adoration we perform during the Eucharistic Feast that is part of every Mass. The purpose of all exposition is adoration of Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Hours of Adoration
Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
The priest goes to the chapel immediately following the 8:00 am Mass, and there performs the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition. The Eucharist remains exposed in the monstrance until 9 pm when either one of the priests or a trained designated lay person leads the Benediction prayers and reposes the Eucharist.
All are welcome to participate in silent adoration. In order to ensure that Our Lord is not left alone, a number of adorers have committed to being present at a consistent time each week, and to repose the Eucharist with proper reverence at the end of the evening.
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
There should always be a sufficient number of people present for eucharistic adoration before the Blessed Sacrament exposed (see HCWEOM, no. 88). Every effort should be made to ensure that there should be at least two people present. There must absolutely never be periods when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and there is no one present for adoration.
If your schedule permits, please come each week at your chosen designated hour. There is a schedule book outside the door of the chapel. However you need not schedule your adoration in advance. Do not hesitate to come to the chapel at any time during adoration hours, whenever you find a spare hour in your day, even when your schedule is inconsistent or you are able to participate only occasionally. Please take what time you can to rest and pray in companionship with other adorers together in the Real Presence of our Lord in Eucharist.