Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the “King of Glory”, respectful silence in the presence of the “ever greater” God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications. -Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2628
Please help us live up to our commitment to Eucharistic Adoration by following these guidelines.
Keep Your Hour
It is important to the success of Eucharistic Adoration that you keep your scheduled time. If you are unable to keep the commitment for your hour of adoration, please request a substitute in the online scheduler “Volunteer Scheduler Pro” (VSP). We ask that you arrive 5 minutes before the hour so that our Lord will never be left alone. Please do not leave before your scheduled hour is completed and the next adorer has arrived. There are adorers scheduled each hour between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
At 9:00 AM the first scheduled adorers should carefully and reverently remove the veil covering the Blessed Sacrament and place it in the designated area.
At 4:00 PM the last scheduled adorers should carefully and reverently place the veil over the Blessed Sacrament and exit the building.
If you must leave the Chapel due to a personal emergency or the next adorer fails to appear at their scheduled hour, please follow the Absent Adorer Procedures posted in the Chapel.
All scheduled adorers and substitutes are asked to sign in every time they visit the Adoration Chapel; please use the electronic tablet for this purpose. This allows us to see gaps in the schedule and confirm that there is always someone present in the chapel during open hours.
Visitors are asked to sign in the “Visitor Register” located in the Chapel.
Those who visit the Adoration Chapel will most often wish to adore our Lord in silence. For this reason, please do not visit with others while in the Adoration Chapel. You may exit the Chapel to talk if there are others present, but please try to never leave the Blessed Sacrament unattended.
The last 10 minutes of every adoration hour is reserved for praying the “Liturgy of the Hours”. Books of “Christian Prayer” are available in the Chapel for these readings.
Spontaneous events, sermonizing and photography are not permitted; and the use of radios, CD players or other music players is not allowed.
Food and beverages are not allowed in the Adoration Chapel; water bottles are an exception if needed.