Perpetual Adoration Questions and Answers
The following questions and answers will help you learn about Perpetual Adoration.
What is Perpetual Adoration?
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. Christ’s great love for us was shown when he was crucified on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and give us eternal life. He loves us without limit, and offers Himself to us in the Holy sacrament of the Eucharist. Can we not give Jesus a few minutes of love and adoration in return?
While in the presence of the Lord, in the Adoration Chapel, Adorers are quietly praying, meditating, listening, or reading.
Why do we have Perpetual Adoration?
Many spiritual benefits and graces can be attributed to the establishment of a parish Perpetual Adoration program:
- an increase in active Mass participation and reception of the sacraments;
- return of fallen-away Catholics and increase in the number of conversions;
- increase in religious and priestly vocations;
- renewal of Catholic family life;
- Spiritual level of the people is raised with a resulting desire and courage to spread the "good news" to others; a greater community spirit, centered as it is on the heart of the parish, Jesus' presence in the Blessed Sacrament.
When Can I Go?
The adoration time is listed above. Whenever you desire to go during this time. We have Adorers signed up at specific times so the Blessed Sacrament is never left alone. The gray time slots shows somebody already signed up. But otherwise, anyone can go, at any time. The Adoration Chapel is open Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 6.30PM.
How Does It Help Me?
The graces of Adoration are different for everyone. One may find a particular prayer(s) answered soon after going, peace on a stressful day, understanding, an oneness with the Holy Spirit, forgiveness, hope ...the list is unlimited.
Where is the Adoration Chapel?
At St. Joseph Syro Malabar Church, the Adoration Chapel is located just inside the front doors of the church to the left.
What am I supposed to do and/or say when I am there?
Your time with Jesus may be spent praying, meditating, reading your own religious book or books provided in the Chapel. You may just sit and enjoy the peace in being there. Prayer for each of us can be unique. Talk to Jesus, listen to Jesus, and enjoy the time spent in His Presence.