Frequently Asked Questions
What is adoration?
As Catholics, we believe that the bread and wine offered at Mass become the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ and that they remain so as long as they remain. It is a great mystery but put simply, Eucharistic Adoration is the worship of Jesus Christ under the form of the consecrated host.
What do you do during adoration?
Adoration is a personal devotion, so there isn’t a right or wrong way to do it. Many pray the rosary or read spiritual texts, but it is also a great time to just converse with our Lord. The more you come, the more comfortable you will be resting in the Lord’s presence.
Do I have to commit to a certain hour every week?
That would be ideal. However, if that is not possible, other arrangements can be made. Keep in mind, in order to continue this ministry, at least two people are needed at every hour.
How can I sign up?
Call one of the Adoration Coordinators or sign-up online!
What hours are open?
You can sign up for any hour, but check out the sign-up page to see what hours need filling.
Where is it? How do I get there?
The Adoration Chapel is located at the St. Anne’s Guest home. Get directions.
I’m signed up for an hour, but I know I can’t make it this week. What should I do?
PLAN AHEAD. Before you need a substitute, establish a contact list of a few people you can call regularly to take your place (your spouse, a close friend, a fellow parishioner, or another adorer). Follow these steps in the order they are listed:
- Call the other person who shares your adoration hour to see if they will be there.
- Call adorers who have your same hour but on a different day of the week. Ask if they will cover for you.
- Ask the adorer before or after you if they will cover for you.
- Sign up on the green “I Need a Sub” sheet in the chapel.
- Call your Hourly Coordinator (In the far left column of your Schedule Sheet, see other side).
- Call your Adoration Coordinator (Gale or Evelyn, on the top right of your Schedule Sheet, see other side).
- Reminder – please do not call the Sister’s of St. Anne’s. Save this sheet and these methods of finding a substitute adorer.
I don’t know if I can commit to an hour every week right now. How else can I get involved?
Consider finding a buddy to share an hour with. Of course, adoration is always open, so even if you are not signed up, come and spend time with the Lord!
I am signed-up, but I can’t make it to my hour anymore. What should I do?
See the steps above!