Eucharistic Adoration is the respect and worship we give to Jesus Christ, who is truly present to us under the appearance of bread and wine. The Eucharist is a priceless treasure; by not only celebrating it but also by praying before it outside of Mass we are enabled to make contact with the very wellspring of grace. 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.”[CCC 1418] Some of the purposes of Eucharistic Adoration are to draw us more deeply into the mystery of Christ’s Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist, to strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ, and to express our love, gratitude, and respect for Christ our Lord.
Everyone is encouraged to come visit, worship, and adore the Blessed Sacrament. To make sure exposition can safely take place, there is a need to make sure that at least one person, preferably two, is with our Lord at all times. For those who can make a commitment of regular visits each week, they are responsible to keep their scheduled hour covered each week. If they are unable to attend the scheduled hour they have chosen, they are required to find a replacement guardian. Assistance is available when help is needed to find a substitute.
A desire to pray, meditate, and enjoy being in the presence of Jesus Christ. The need to slow down in this busy, hectic, and stressful world. A yearning to know and follow God’s will for them in their lives.
Training & Time
No training required. For those who have questions or would like to know more please contact the Adoration Coordinator listed below. If you would like to become a scheduled adorer the time commitment is one hour during exposition hours each week. For the most up to date exposition times visit the worship schedule page.
Lynn Martiny at 678-771-5322 or via email HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the purposes of Eucharistic Adoration?
What are some of the benefits of Eucharistic Adoration? Here are a few quotes:
Who may participate?
Everyone! To help maintain a prayerful environment adults are encouraged to accompany any children in their care.
When is Eucharistic Adoration available?
You can always come adore Jesus reserved in the tabernacle while the church is open. There are also times available to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament while he is exposed on the altar in a monstrance. Please visit the worship schedule page to see the scheduled times for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for adoration.
How many people are needed during adoration while the Eucharist is exposed?
At least one person, and preferably two or more, are needed for each hour that Jesus is exposed in the monstrance. The people present who have signed up and commit to a holy hour are not only adorers, but also guardians of the Blessed Sacrament. When two or more people are scheduled at an hour, each adorer is expected to attend that hour each week. However, when one of those adorers is not able to attend their hour, they only need to contact another adorer to ensure that someone will be there and the hour will still be covered.
What is required of an assigned adorer?
Each assigned Adorer selects one hour during the week. They promise to keep this same hour covered each week. If they are unable to attend their hour, they are required to find a replacement guardian. Assistance is available when help is needed finding a substitute.
Which hour should I choose?
You should choose an hour that realistically fits into your schedule. The time from 12 AM to 6 AM is the greatest sacrifice for many, but the rewards are even greater. We are always looking for volunteers and substitutes for this particular, very quiet, relaxing and precious time before the Lord.
If you can be somewhat flexible, the Adoration Coordinator will inform you of the hours of greatest need. Their name and phone number are provided at the beginning of this page.
What do I do at Eucharistic Adoration? Here are some suggestions:
Think of a visit to the Blessed Sacrament as coming to see your best friend. Sit quietly and enjoy being in each other’s company. Instead of talking to the Lord, try listening to what He wants to tell you.