What is Eucharistic Adoration?

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

Understood simply, 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".

Our Blessed Sacrament Chapel is open for Adoration of our Eucharistic Lord every day from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Adoration with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is held on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Mass and Fridays from 8:30am until 5:00pm in the Daily Chapel.

Each parishioner is invited to make a quiet, personal hour of prayer. Consider committing to one hour per week. Please contact Yolanda Garcia 972-255-3310 for information about the Adoration Program.

SHINE: An Evening of Adoration and Worship in the main Sanctuary - includes directed reflection,  exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and music. See calendar to the left.