Adoration in Divine Mercy Chapel
2:00 p.m. – Midnight, Monday-Friday*
*The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed during Holy Day Masses, Easter Triduum and federal holidays.
Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves “the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us.” During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait,” we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. In its fullest essence, Eucharistic Adoration is “God and Adorer reaching out for each other, at the same time!”
At Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eucharistic Adoration takes place each Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. – Midnight. Adorers are always welcome to take an hour each week during the day or evening. The Divine Mercy Chapel is located in Presentation of Mary’s Parish Center.
For security reasons after 4:00 p.m., adorers will need to use the secured door. Please contact the parish office for the keypad code.
Keep our Lord Company by signing up for an hour of adoration. Click Learn More and Sign Up below to view the full adoration schedule, including open hours and substitute opportunities.
There are many hours where only one Adorer has committed to spend time with our Lord. Please consider joining your prayers with this Adorer!
How to Spend an Hour in Eucharistic Adoration
WELCOME TO DIVINE MERCY ADORATION
You are truly blessed, for Jesus has called you to come for prayer each week before His Presence in the Blessed Sacrament” The celebration of Holy Mass, our greatest treasure, is an inexhaustible mystery. It is like a flowing river of grace flooding into the hearts of believers, a bond of love with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. For many, however, the celebration of Holy Mass passes too swiftly. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament gives us the opportunity to leisurely absorb what we sometimes find too difficult to grasp at Holy Mass. We come to the realization that Jesus is actually here with us, and that with Him at our side all things are possible.
YOUR SCHEDULED HOUR * It is very important to the success of Eucharistic Adoration that a scheduled adorer or substitute is always present. If you are unable to attend your scheduled hour, we ask that you find a substitute by requesting a substitute in “We Adore Him” or call the Adoration Coordinator to request a substitute.
* Please arrive promptly at your scheduled time. This will allow the present adorer’s time to depart knowing the next hour is properly covered.
* Please do NOT leave the Blessed Sacrament unattended.
* Please observe silence in the chapel.
* If someone shows up during your hour, please do not assume that they will be staying for the entire hour. They may be dropping in for a visit. Please remain in the chapel until the next scheduled adorer has arrived.
SIGN IN/SIGN OUT – Please sign in as you enter the chapel and check the log book before you leave to make sure the next scheduled adorer has signed in.
lf you are a substitute, please sign in and check off the substitute box. This is the only means we have of assuring someone is always present with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
PROBLEMS AND TELEPHONE lf you have a problem while at adoration, or if someone does not show up at their assigned time, please contact the Adoration Coordinator or Parish Office.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CANNOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED, You are not only adorers of the Eucharist, but guardians as well!
There is a library of books and devotional books for your use in the secured door entry area as well as a Book of Petitions and Thanksgiving. Please feel free to write your prayer petitions and answered prayers in the book.
God bless you for your generous response to His call to come to spend one hour with the Blessed Sacrament.
What about Distractions?
Anytime you come into the Eucharistic presence of the Lord and find that you are distracted and anxious about situations in your life, you can begin your prayer time with a litany of mercy as a way of letting go of all these thoughts. Simply begin by asking the Holy Spirit to pray in you, and then respond to each of the distractions and anxieties – from whatever source – with short prayers such as: “Jesus, mercy” or “Jesus, I trust in You!”
How Do You End a Holy Hour?
A good way to end a Holy Hour is to thank the Lord. Thank Him for His presence, for His Love, for all that He has done and will do in your life. You can call to mind and thank Him for the specific graces or resolutions you received during the hour.
Testimonials from Adorers
“I love my time with the Lord. I feel at peace and look forward growing in my faith and getting closer to Jesus. You will feel the difference and look forward to your Adoration hour. I am so happy that we have Eucharistic Adoration because the Lord is waiting any time you need to spend time with him.”
”Adoration is part of my routine. I would be lost without it. A closeness to Jesus. Makes my daily life easier.”
“The reason I would encourage others to try Eucharistic Adoration is because they can experience a personal relationship with Jesus. For me, I have been in Eucharistic Adoration for many years and I can’t imagine my life without it. It’s hard to explain that to anyone, but continuing Eucharistic Adoration will, in time, give you that same experience. Mass will mean more, as well as the other sacraments. It’s a win-win for anyone who is willing to say ‘yes’ to Jesus.”
“I feel a sense of calmness and excitement spending quiet time with Jesus and Mary! I enjoy being an Adorer!”
“I have been going to Eucharistic Adoration for many years. In the beginning I thought about it and I decided it really was only one hour out of the whole week. At first I did have a hard time sitting still for an hour. Gradually I found myself looking forward to coming to Eucharistic Adoration and I still do. My time now quickly passes away in prayer, silence, and to remember to thank God for His continuous blessings of love and mercy. ‘Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you’ -James 4:8. If you like you may sit in silence the whole time.”
“I absolutely am finding Eucharistic Adoration to be a wonderful experience. It’s amazing how an hour of meditation can really have an impact on your daily life the way it has for me. I feel myself more at peace with stresses of life and better equipped to react to all situations that arise in my daily life. I find myself driving to and from work in the peaceful silence of my car in prayer, meditation, and just listening more and more.”
“It is a wonderful way to start my Thursdays. It has brought more peace to my everyday activities and I am more mindful of my actions and words after having spent this time every week in close communication with our Lord. It has brought me closer to my faith.”