About Eucharistic Adoration

Purpose:

To spend time with the Lord consoling His Sacred Heart as He consoles your heart by trusting Him and giving Him thanks and praise.

Times:

48 Hour Adoration: Every Wednesday with Exposition after daily Mass to Friday with Benediction prior to daily Mass*. There is a children's hour on Thursday from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

There is also Adoration one hour prior to each daily Mass during the week.

* When school is in session, daily Mass is at 7 am Monday through Thursday; during the summer months or when school is not in session, daily Mass is at 8:15 am.

**A passcode is required to enter the chapel when church office is closed. Please contact Devan Stein at 615-987-5299 to retrieve this code.

What the Catechism of the Catholic Church states about Adoration

Worship of the Eucharist. In the liturgy of the Mass, we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration to the Lord.  “The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and carrying them in procession.”  (1378)

Because Christ himself is present in the sacrament of the altar he is to be honored with the worship of adoration.  “To visit the Blessed Sacrament is…a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord” (Paul VI, MF 66) (1418)

Some Ways to Adore our Lord:

  • Reciting the Creed, praying the Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy or another heartfelt prayer
  • Reading the Bible and meditating on His Word
  • Singing songs of praise and thanksgiving
  • Sitting with Him, simply keeping Him company (talking and listening), just as you would a dear friend.
  • Trusting in Him—simply stating from the heart, Jesus, I trust in You

Dependable volunteers are asked to commit weekly for one-hour or more intervals. If you are interested in becoming a permanent adorer, please fill out below information. If you would like more information or have any questions, please see contact information above for phone number/email. Thanks!