Eucharistic Adoration is ongoing Adoration of our Lord exposed in the Eucharist. When we as individuals or as a community take time out of our hectic lives in devotion we proclaim to everyone that Jesus, Our Lord, is truly present among us. We attest to the importance of prayer in our lives. The more we present ourselves before the Lord in his Eucharistic Presence, the more we respond to his invitation “Could you not watch one hour with Me?” By our prayer and presence we bring Christ to His people.
Many opportunities exist to spend time with the Lord as the community of St. John Vianney is blessed to have perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. To sign up for a regular time, contact Garrett Graham, 281.793.4355.
Liturgy of the Hours: Parishioners pray the Liturgy of the Hours every weekday morning and evening at 6:30 a.m. (Lauds) and 6:30 p.m. (Vespers) in the Adoration Chapel. Each daily service has a designated leader. This communal prayer normally takes less than 15 minutes. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Watch this beautiful video “Encountering Jesus at Adoration”, about how Adoration has changed millions of lives and still continue to do so today:
What do I do while adoring the Eucharist?
While visiting and adoring our Lord you might wish to pray, read from sacred scripture, mediate on spiritual writings, or simply sit in silence in the presence of our Lord in humble adoration.
Why is exposition of the Blessed Sacrament necessary?
The difference between spending time before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in a monstrance, rather than in the tabernacle, is similar to conversing with a friend face-to-face instead of having a closed door between you. Most people say that seeing Jesus in His Eucharistic Presence is much more conductive to intimacy than having Him hidden in a tabernacle.
It helps one to be faithful to their scheduled hour because Jesus cannot be left alone in the Blessed Sacrament exposed in a monstrance. The scheduled attendants are guardians of the Blessed Sacrament so their presence is necessary. But by far the most compelling reason for exposition is because the Holy Spirit has specifically requested we reverence the Blessed Sacrament as a sign of our devotion and love.
What are the benefits of Eucharistic Adoration?
Each person that spends time in the presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament grows in holiness which leads to a greater revelation concerning the great mysteries of our faith. Communally the fruits or Eucharistic Adoration are evident through increased Mass attendance, conversion, return of fallen away Catholics, and increased vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. Through our Holy Hours of prayer the Holy Father declared that we are contributing to “the radical transformation of the world,” the “establishing of everlasting peace,” and the coming of Christ’s kingdom on earth.