How do I make a Holy Hour?

03-22-2020Eucharistic Adoration

The most important thing to realize about making a private Holy Hour is that we don’t have to do anything out of the ordinary. We don’t have to say any particular prayers, or read, or sing, or anything else. All we have to do is be present to the One who is present to us. We are present in body and with our hearts. We come to the Blessed Sacrament in a loving awareness of who is present. We can just be silently present without analyzing, thinking, or saying prayers with our lips. Even a few minutes of this loving, silent presence to the Lord is a precious treasure. In this silence, the Lord speaks to us and we are showered with His mercy, love, and graces. If after an initial period of silent adoration we feel a desire to pray, or read, or write, we simply do so as we feel led each moment. Many people read scripture, spiritual leaflets, or spiritual books. Many also pray the Rosary or traditional prayers.*

The HOW TO’s of coming to Eucharistic Adoration:

  • Sign my name and the time I arrive in the register.
  • Turn off cell phones.
  • When entering or leaving the chapel, it is customary to genuflect on both knees (if able) before we sit or kneel. Slowly bowing at the waste is also acceptable.
  • Respect the Holy Presence of God by maintaining SILENCE in the chapel.
  • Dress modestly (no shorts, no tightly fitting shirts or tank tops) and no eating or drinking in the chapel.

The Blessed Sacrament is not to be left unattended. There are scheduled adorers for each hour. If we are alone in the chapel, please wait for another adorer to arrive before we leave. If we must leave before someone else arrives, contact the Adoration Captain of that hour by phone. An information list is by the register.