Understanding Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration at Saint Thomas Academy
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is the act of simply being in the midst of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist – the real body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ.
Eucharistic Adoration Schedule
Volunteers are needed for Eucharistic Adoration for each specific holy hour during adoration. Each volunteer will commit to one hour; you may sign up for as many "shifts" as you would like. The available times are 8:00-9:00, 9:00-10:00 and so on through 2:00-2:40.
Parent Laura Whitney is the coordinator for Eucharistic Adoration. Please contact her to sign up for a specific adoration time (contact information is in the school directory).
Friday, September 7, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Friday, February 1, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
What Do I Do During Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is usually (and at STA) a personal, not a group, experience. During Adoration you have the opportunity to relax, pray, listen, reflect, read, to just breath – and find calm, peace and tranquility.
Some people take this time to reflect and pray about challenging situations or to simply thank God for their many blessings; others use the time to read books they’ve been meaning to get to, such as the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, or other reading that enriches the “inner life.” Some pray the rosary. Many do all of the above! There is no one right way to have a positive experience during Eucharistic Adoration.
The only requirement is that an attitude of reverence and humility is adopted in recognition of the Real Presence. When you enter the chapel, sign in and feel free to borrow any of the reading material or rosaries that will be available for you. Before seating or kneeling in a pew, genuflect to recognize Christ in your midst. What you chose to do after that – pray, read, reflect – is your personal decision and between you and our Lord!