What is Eucharistic Adoration?
To help us better understand what Eucharistic Adoration is please set aside a little time to read through our short article with accompanying video and invitation form for your parish.
Eucharistic adoration is spending time with Jesus who is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. During adoration we watch and wait, we remain silent in His presence and open ourselves to His graces which flow from the Eucharist. By being present during Adoration we become what God wants us to be. Like a magnet, Jesus draws us to Himself and gently transforms us.
What do I do during Adoration?
Jesus wants us so much to be with Him during Adoration. It is not for the prayers you might say, but for what He has to give you. Just as we can’t be exposed to the sun without feeling the effect of its rays, so we can’t be exposed to Jesus without feeling the effects of His grace.
If we really want to pray during Adoration, then we must first learn to listen, for it is in the silence of the heart that God speaks. “Be still and know that I am God” (PS 46:10)
Your Personal Invitation
This invitation is from Jesus, and it is personal to you! To spend just one hour each week with him. Eucharistic Adoration takes place in the Adoration chapel beside St. Brendan’s Cathedral in Loughrea every day from 8 am to 8 pm. In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus reminds us of this invitation: “Could you not keep watch for one hour with me?
God gives us 168 hours each week – could we not give one hour back to Him?
The importance of a specific Hour
In order to have a constant vigil of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, we much make sure that each hour during the day is covered. Therefore, it is necessary for each person to commit to one specific hour each week. For example, each Wednesday at 3 pm.
In this way, the hours can be organized so that someone is with Jesus all the time. If you would like to attend Eucharistic Adoration in Loughrea you can select your preferred day and hour by completing our invitation form at the bottom of this page.
What if I cannot attend?
Your willingness to choose an assigned hour is a precious expression of your faith that Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is welcomed, loved, and adored by you. Please don’t be afraid to take a fixed hour for fear that there may be times you can’t make it.
A substitute system to take care of emergencies will be in place if you cannot attend. Or you can send a friend or family member to fill in for you if you at any given time.
Eucharistic Adoration in St. Richard’s Church, Chichester, every Wednesday 8am-9pm
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St. Richard of Chichester Church, Cawley Rd, Chichester, PO19 1XB, UK
Every Wednesday from 8am to 9pm.
Weekend Mass Times
Sunday: 8.30am, 10am & 6.30pm