Eucharistic Adoration refers to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the ciborium or monstrance in a chapel set apart from the main tabernacle. It is an extension of the adoration we perform during the Eucharistic Feast that is part of every Mass. The purpose of all exposition is adoration of Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Hours of Adoration
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
There is no Adoration on days when there is a funeral before 10am.
The priest performs the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition following 8am Mass. The Eucharist remains exposed in the monstrance until the end of the Adoration period, when either one of the priests or a trained designated lay person leads the Benediction prayers and reposes the Eucharist.
All are welcome to participate in silent adoration.
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
There should always be a sufficient number of people present for eucharistic adoration before the Blessed Sacrament exposed (see HCWEOM, no. 88). Every effort should be made to ensure that there should be at least two people present. There must absolutely never be periods when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and there is no one present for adoration.
You need not schedule your adoration in advance. Do not hesitate to come to Adoration at any time during adoration hour, whenever you have time, even when your schedule is inconsistent or you are able to participate only occasionally. Please take what time you can to rest and pray in companionship with other adorers together in the Real Presence of our Lord in Eucharist.