What is Eucharistic Adoration?
During Eucharistic Adoration, the faithful pray to Jesus Christ, who is present in the Eucharist. The Eucharist, also referred to as the Blessed Sacrament, is kept in the tabernacle at church.
The Eucharist exposed in a Monstrance
While it is true that you can pray to God anywhere and that He is always within you, it is especially powerful to adore Jesus in the Eucharist. In the presence of the Eucharist, we pray to the power and sacrifice that it embodies— the body of Jesus, who gave His life so that we may live.
It is His body, blood, soul and divinity that is really, truly, and substantially present in the Eucharist.
We adore and receive the Eucharist in communion at Mass, which is the most beautiful act of worship that we have as Catholics. Jesus is truly present in all of the tabernacles around the world. We can continue to adore Him in the Eucharist after Mass in a quiet time of prayer and contemplation. Being in the presence of the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ gives spiritual strength and nourishment in a uniquely powerful way.
What do you do in Adoration?
Many people kneel and pray before the Eucharist. Some read the Bible and contemplate where God may be directing them.
There is a small tabernacle located on the far-right side of the chapel. Once you open the small tabernacle door, you are now in the presence of Jesus.
At least one person must be present in Adoration at all times because Jesus should never be left alone, so it is important to make sure you close the tabernacle door when you leave.
The Tabernacle in the Adoration Chapel
What can I expect?
Adoration is a great spiritual opportunity available to us and our community. You may find that you experience a deeper relationship with Jesus. Some people may feel nothing different, while others may have an emotional experience.
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When coming into the chapel, it is important to be reverent and remember that we are in the presence of God. Please turn off cell phones and finish all conversations beforehand.
Please be mindful of others in the chapel. It is important for the chapel to remain a place of silent prayer.
Before leaving, always make sure the tabernacle door is closed and any lights that you turned on when you arrived are turned off.
Outside entrance to Chapel
When can I go to Adoration?
You can access the chapel from the main church (through the Holy Family grotto) or from outside (near the Blessed Virgin Mary Grotto). You will need a combination when entering from outside. Please call the Parish Office at (248) 446-8700 for more information.
We, the St. Joseph Parish Committee for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, are committed to encouraging everyone to encounter the True Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, in silent prayer.
Would you like to help promote Eucharist Adoration? Join the Adoration Committee.