Ministry Chair: Jennifer Bartlett
Purpose: To encourage parishioners to devote one hour each week of on-site prayer with the Blessed Sacrament. Our goal is to have a parishioner present between 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week throughout the year.
Commitment: One regularly scheduled hour per week.
Why do Adoration?
a) To provide an easy, attractive and practical way of rendering God adoration which is His due as our Creator; of giving Him thanks for our redemption; of making reparation for our sins and the sins of mankind; of petitioning the good God for the constant help we need.
b) To show our gratitude to our Lord for remaining among us in our tabernacles, and to make at least some atonement for the many sacrileges, indifferences and ingratitude which He receives in His Sacrament of Love.
What spiritual benefits and graces can be attributed to an Adoration program?
a) An increase in Mass attendance and reception of the Sacraments.
b) Return of fallen-away Catholics and increase in the number of conversions.
c) Increase in religious and priestly vocations.
d) Renewal of Catholic family life.
e) Spiritual level of the people is raised with a resulting desire and courage to spread the "good news" to others.
f) Creates a greater community spirit, centered as it is on the heart of the parish, Jesus' presence in the Blessed Sacrament.