Eucharistic Adoration 101


Is this the right forum to ask about Eucharistic Adoration?

Has anyone here attended? Our parish offers a two-hour block on Fridays but I have no idea what’s expected of me. Our RCIA class neglected to go into a LOT of things.

Is it like a Mass? Do you attend the whole time or part of the time? Or does each parish have its own traditions?

Thanks. For some reason I feel called to explore this.


Our parish has perpetual Eucharistic Adoration and parishoners can sign up for one hour increments. When I used to do it I would pray the rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Some bring a book (religous in nature) to read. Some pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Some just talk w/ Jesus.


I have attended at a local Parish nearby for perpetual adoration for one hour. Usually it is simply just a quiet hour of prayer and devotion before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The Consecrated Host will be placed inside the Monstrance, to be viewed and worshipped by all, by the priest or sometimes a deacon.

Something I like to do is bring a small Bible and pray the Psalms while kneeling in front of the Eucharist. This is an awesome way to pray and worship our Lord anyways, but any prayer is especially powerful in front of the Eucharist.

You can always simply meditate on Scripture, or pray a devotion of some kind like the Rosary or Divine Mercy Chaplet, or simply just kneel and take in the awesome presence of Jesus.

Parishes that have a designated time each week usually I believe you can stay for the full time if you wish or you can stay simply as long as you can. Definitely be sure to be quiet and respectful of those around you though if you do need to get up and leave before the time is over. I would recommend staying the full time of adoration though because it really is that awesome and powerful to me.


I know this is a little off topic, but…

There are websites that offer Eucharistic Adoration 24/7, would anyone know if it’s possible to set the live video as a desktop item and how that could be done?


If it is simply Adoration, then it is probably a come and go a you wish. If it has Benediction, it might be more formal, including a Priest giving a sort of “mini-homily”, possibly some music, etc. He will then end by Blessing the people by making a sign of the cross with the Monstrance.

Your best bet is to just give your parish a call or stop by and ask the questions you asked here. They should be able to give definitive answers


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