Our Adoration Chapel, located behind the Church, is open from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday (until 6:45 pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays). There is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament between the 7:00 am and 9:00 am Masses on Fridays. On First Fridays, Exposition continues from 9:30 am until 8:30 am on Saturday.
Did you know?
Holy Hour … what’s that? an hour spent in prayer and adoration before the Eucharist, either in the tabernacle or exposed in the Monstrance.
What do I do during a Holy Hour? There are no set rules, but somethings to keep in mind:
- Be Silent – exteriorly and interiorly, listen, don’t spend the whole time “talking”
- Be Attentive – to the presence of Jesus, it’s not simply a reading hour
One method of praying is called A.C.T.P.
Adoration: Adore God. He holds the universe like a seed in the palm of his hand. He is all powerful, all good, more beautiful than we can imagine, and more real than the small things that we grasp so easily.
Contrition: Offer reparation. Examine your conscience. Ask for forgiveness for your sins.
Thanksgiving: Express gratitude for all God’s gifts. Thank God for answers to prayer.
Petition God: Ask God for what you and others need. He is the king of the universe. He’s in control, even when it isn’t obvious.
You should set aside part of the hour for mental prayer, meditating on the life of Christ or certain teaching of the Church. If your mind starts to wander, or if you need help getting started, you can read a brief Gospel passage. Imagine the scene. Notice Christ’s reactions. Think of three ways the passage applies to your own life.
It is good to end the time of prayer by making a resolution to put into practice any inspirations you received during the Holy Hour; the resolutions should be something doable and checkable.