While church is closed, individuals who wish to pray before the Blessed Sacrament may do so in the courtyard south of the church doors. A tabernacle has been set up in the Community Room which is visible from the courtyard. Please practice safe social distancing.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Adoration is private prayer and time before Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament displayed on the altar.
Where and when does Adoration take place?
Eucharistic Adoration takes place in the Mary Chapel on Mondays year round from 2:30pm-9:00pm.
Why is Adoration important?
Adoration is your personal time with Jesus. It brings together the entire faith community of St. John of the Cross Parish into one continuous prayer and unites our intentions and concerns. Many miracles and blessings have been witnessed with Adoration. Jesus asks “Could you not keep watch for one hour?” MK 14:37.
What blessings can come from Adoration?
Some graces and blessings can include healing of troubled marriages, sicknesses and diseases, return of fallen away Catholics, conversions to the faith, employment found, increased vocations to the priesthood and religious life, incredible inner peace and much more.
Who can go to Adoration?
Everyone is welcome! The Lord welcomes all ages. Adoration is for kids and whole families. Short visits are sometimes the best way to introduce little ones to Jesus in Adoration.
What do I do during Adoration?
You can pray using formal or personal prayer, sit in silence, read a religious book, sit in silence, pray the rosary, pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, meditate on the Eucharist, or just bring your concerns to Jesus. This is your personal time with God. At SJC the Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed at 2:30pm and the Rosary at 8:45pm.