Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

As Catholics, we believe that Jesus is truly present in the Holy Eucharist. This is a rather bold thing to claim, and invites us to prayer and reflection.

St. John Paul II explained, “The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.”

Adoration Weekly Sign-Up

Out of reverence for Christ, we want to ensure there are always at least two people present in Adoration while the Eucharist is exposed. For this reason, we ask all parishioners to sign up for a weekly time slot.  

Please fill out this link to be added to the schedule.

Anyone may attend Adoration at any time. 

If you are assigned to a slot and unable to attend, please email our Adoration coordinators.

Elysse, eltrost at iastate dot edu or Molly, molly727 at iastate dot edu

Adoration Schedule

After noon mass - 3:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday beginning August 25, 2020

5:00pm - 8:00pm on Thursday beginning August 27, 2020

Information about Attending

Outside of the scheduled group prayer, the expectation at Adoration is to maintain a respectful silence. Please make sure to exit and enter quietly.

The proper reverence to the Blessed Sacrament is a simple genuflection. A "double genuflection" is not required.

What to do during Adoration? Every person’s relationship with Jesus is different, but here are some recommendations:

  • Lectio Divinia: Read scripture, meditate, converse with God about it, application to your life.
  • Prayer: Just talk with God. Remember there are four types of prayers (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication)! A prayer journal might help you navigate your thoughts.
  • Devotions: Liturgy of the Hours / Divine Office, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, "Jesus" Prayer, Seven Sorrows of Mary, etc.
  • Holy Study: find a religious book that deepens your understanding of Christ or His Church. Lives of the Saints and books written by saints are good here.
  • There are several resources on the small bookshelf next to the tabernacle. Feel free to borrow them.

If you have any questions, please email our Adoration coordinators.

Thank you and we hope to see you in Adoration!