ADORATION GUARDIANS NEEDED Adoration is in the chapel Monday-Friday 7:30am-7pm, with Guardians scheduled every hour starting at 8am. At least 1 Guardian must be present with the Blessed Sacrament at all times while exposed. Due to changes in guardian’s schedules, we are currently in need of additional guardians. We schedule 2 guardians each hour so that they can cover for each other if there is a week where one guardian is unavailable.
We have several hours where we only have one guardian and are in need of an additional guardian. Below are the hours where we need additional coverage:
Mondays: 9-10 am, 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm
Tuesdays: 12-1 pm
Wednesdays: 10-11 am
Fridays: 10-11 am, 12-1 pm, 2-3 pm & 4-5 pm
Please prayerfully consider spending an hour a week with Jesus and help us keep this beautiful ministry going at All Saints. No experience necessary. Being a guardian is a beautiful way to give to All Saints and the community. We speak for all Adoration Guardians when we say that it is a treasured time for us – one that fills us with peace and gratitude every week.
Please contact Beth Reaves (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tracey Jennings (email@example.com) with any questions.
Adoration is a personal invitation to you from Jesus. "Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love." (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Canae)
What is Eucharistic Adoration? Eucharistic Adoration takes place when the priest takes a consecrated host and places it in a monstrance (monstrance comes from the Latin “monstrare,” meaning to show or expose to view). The monstrance is place on the church/chapel altar or in front of the tabernacle (an ornate box that holds the monstrance and any consecrated hosts) or adoration.
What is the Point of Eucharistic Adoration? (YouTube video)
Chapel offers one-on-one with Christ, Article from Reporter Newspapers.
What do you actually do during Adoration? You may sign up to be a “Guardian,” which allows you to schedule yourself for one or more hours per week to pray before the very presence of Our Lord, exposed in the monstrance. Being a Guardian allows you to have your special time alone with Jesus to recite your favorite prayer or the rosary, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope, charity, thanksgiving, reparation or do whatever form of prayerful devotion that suits you before Our Lord. You can sit and say nothing, simply keeping Him company, just as you would with a dear friend.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SCHEDULE:
The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Our Lady Queen of the Knights Chapel (located to the left as you enter the narthex of the main sanctuary) every weekday, Monday - Friday, 7:30am-7:00pm. Changes for holidays, etc will be noted in the weekly bulletin.
Please sign your name in the visitor book, even if you are only staying for a short time.
JOIN THE EUCHARISTIC ADORATION MINISTRY:
We have many Guardians who have generously committed to a regular weekly hour with our Lord so that Adoration may be available to all. Many graces and blessings have come to our guardians and the entire All Saints parish community through this time. Please prayerfully consider joining this wonderful ministry as a regular or substitute guardian!
For more information on current available times, please contact one of our Ministry Co-Coordinators below and they will be delighted to assist you at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone:
Tracey Jennings 770-289-0781, email@example.com
Beth Reaves, 404-915-8700, firstname.lastname@example.org
Twelve Reasons From The Teachings Of The Church For Wanting To Spend One Hour With Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament
- You are greatly needed!
"The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic Adoration." (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae)
- This is a personal invitation to you from Jesus.
"Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love." (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Canae)
- Jesus is counting on you because the Eucharist is the center of life.
"Every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing that the sacrament of Love shall be at the center of the life of the people of God so that through all the manifestations of worship due Him shall be given back love for love and truly become the life of our souls." (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)
- Your hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will repair for evils of the world and bring about peace on earth.
"Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Jesus and ready to make reparation for the great evils of the world. Let your adoration never cease." (Pope John Paul II, Dominicai Cenae)
- Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to Him!
"Christ is reserved in our churches as the spiritual center of the heart of the community, the universal Church and all humanity, since within the veil of the species, Christ is contained, the Invisible Heart of the Church, the Redeemer of the world, the center of all hearts, by Him all things are and of whom we exist." (Pope Paul IV, Mysterium Fidei)
- Jesus wants you to do more than to go to Mass on Sunday.
"Our communal worship at Mass must go together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic adoration in order that our love may be complete." (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)
- You grow spiritually with each moment you spend with Jesus!
"Our essential commitment in life is to preserve and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist." (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)
- The best time you spend on earth is with Jesus, your Best Friend, in the Blessed Sacrament!
"How great is the value of conversation with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, for there is nothing more consoling on earth, nothing more efficacious for advancing along the road of holiness!" (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)
- Just as you can be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the Divine Rays of His Grace, His Love, His Peace.
"Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, God with us, day and night, He is in our midst. He dwells with us full of grace and truth. He restores morality, nourishes virtue, consoles the afflicted, strengthens the weak." (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)
- If Jesus were actually visible in church, everyone would run to welcome Him, but He remains hidden in the Sacred Host under the appearance of Bread, because He is calling us to faith, that we many come to Him in humility.
"The Blessed Sacrament is the Living Heart of each of our churches and it is our very sweet duty to honor and adore the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, the Incarnate Word, Whom they cannot see." (Pope Paul VI, Credo of the People of God)
- With transforming mercy, Jesus makes our heart one with His. "He proposes His own example to those who come to Him, that all may learn to be like Himself, gentle and humble of heart, and to seek not their own interest but those of God." (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)
- If the Pope himself would give you a special invitation to visit him in the Vatican, this honor would be nothing in comparison to the honor and dignity that Jesus Himself bestows upon you with the Invitation of spending one hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament.
"The Divine Eucharist bestows upon the Christian people the incomparable dignity." (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)
[resources: Eucharistic Adoration Rosary and Secrets of the Eucharist]