What is Eucharistic Adoration?

Source: Hallow

"In Matthew 28:20, Jesus tells us “I will be with you always.” This is certainly true in the Eucharist and one of the reasons why many Catholics pray in Adoration.

The practice of Adoration dates back to the early Church but surged in popularity during the Middle Ages. It remains an important part of the prayer life of millions of Catholics...

For Eucharistic Adoration, the Eucharist is sometimes displayed in a monstrance, a metal stand that resembles a sunburst that holds a consecrated host. Other times, it is kept in a ciborium (the dish from which hosts are distributed during Holy Communion) inside of a tabernacle. A candle signals the presence of Jesus. Either way, that concept is the same: Being physically present with Jesus, who is physically present with us in the Eucharist.

Churches that offer perpetual Adoration often have volunteers sign up for one-hour time slots so that someone is always present to adore Jesus."

Holy Hour at St. Raphael

  • First Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:30pm
  • October-May: Second Sunday at 4:00pm (before 5pm Mass). Reconciliation is available during both of these times.

Upcoming Holy Hours:

August 1

September 5