Adoration Chapel New Hours:
Open Sundays from at 2:00 pm until Saturdays 3 pm.
Closed Satudays from 3 pm until Sundays 2 pm.
Adoration And Holy Hours
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
The importance of Eucharistic Adoration is shown in the fact that the Church has a ritual that regulates it: the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. This is an extension of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which occurs in every Mass: "Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb." Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church.The Rite concludes with the ordained minister blessing the faithful with the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The bishops have created a variety of holy hours that focus our prayer to Jesus Christ on peace, life, vocations, and other topics that are at the heart of the life of the Church and the world.
Adoration Reverence & Guidelines
This, in English (en Español) is intended to provide registered Adorers, Substitutes, and parishioners in general, some suggestions for reverence before Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament and details of assistance that can be expected in making their adoration experience a holy and memorable one. Anyone considering registering as an Adorer can expect to get their questions answered by downloading this information.
Can You Watch One Hour With Me?
Wednesday's - 11 pm & 4 am.
Everyone is invited to consider a personal-weekly-one-hour mini retreat before Jesus present in the Most Blessed Sacrament as an Adorer. Hours listed here are either vacant, or in dire need of additional Adorers. Consider, also, volunteering time as a substitute only when an Adorer has an emergency, and needs a one-hour substitute to take their place in the Adoration Chapel. Contact Patsy Vela at (956) 686-0251, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register by phone, or come to the office to receive an informative registration packet. Click on the “Perpetual Adoration Reverence & Guidelines” button for answers that will help you decide the day and hour to commit each week. Prepare to experience unbelievable comfort and joy adoring the Lord, and receive many blessings.
Adorers are invited to assist in the coordination of the ministry by applying as "Hour Coordinators" at the same hour they are present for adoration. Download the Hour Coordinator Information to get an idea of what it entails and call Deacon Al Crixell, 451-5057.