Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
*Please see our home page or call the parish office for the current Adoration schedule during the pandemic.
Please call Daena Forestiere (559) 299-1480 for more information or if you would like to volunteer for an hour each week. When Jesus is exposed in the Blessed Sacrament, we never leave Him unattended. Adorers are always needed to fill one hour time slots. Hours may change for holidays, so check the bulletin for updates.
The Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, located in our chapel. Parishioners are welcome and encouraged to come to the chapel to pray to and worship Jesus. This time with Jesus is "Eucharistic Adoration" or "Adoration". Upon entering the chapel, the Eucharist is visible in the middle of the room. We genuflect and then sit quietly to "visit with Jesus, pray or read. For many, their spiritual life is awakened and renewed by this personal encounter with Jesus, we gradually open our entire person to the Presence of Jesus Christ, who embraces us with His divine mercy and love.
The Pope urged the practice of Eucharistic Adoration in June of 2007 also, saying that the capacity for interior silence and recollection is ever more important in life that is often “noisy and scattered”. “There is an intrinsic connection between celebration and adoration. The holy Mass, in fact, is in itself the Church’s greatest act of adoration,” he added. “Adoration outside holy Mass prolongs and intensifies what happened in the liturgical celebration and renders a true and profound reception of Christ possible.”
"Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the most tender of friends with souls who seek to please Him. His goodness knows how to proportion itself to the smallest of His creatures as to the greatest of them. Be not afraid then in your solitary conversations, to tell Him of your miseries, fears, worries, of those who are dear to you, of your projects, and of your hopes. Do so with confidence and with an open heart."
— St. Damien of Molokai