It Is What It Is
In John 6:55, Jesus says, "my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink." We believe that Jesus, who repeats this concept multiple times in John 6, meant what he said: that the bread and wine consecrated through his priests becomes His body and blood, soul and divinity. Believing this, we reverence the body and blood of Christ through Eucharistic Adoration.
Make frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the devil will be powerless against you. (St. John Bosco)
Check out this video on how Eucharistic Adoration has impacted people.
What Do You Do at Eucharistic Adoration?
In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering. (Pope Benedict XVI)
If you're there at the beginning or ending of the day's adoration, you'll witness some of the ritual involved (Exposition and Benediction). (These are not long or complicated rituals, so you'll catch on after a few visits.)
During the hours in-between the rituals, the Blessed Sacrament rests on the altar in a monstrance (like a golden sun on a stand) for the faithful to see and adore. ("Behold the Lamb of God!" John 1:29) The in-between hours are quiet, and folks may come and go as they need to; it is traditional to spend a holy hour with Christ, but there is no minimum (or maximum!) time. Jesus wants all the time we will give Him!
During your personal visit you can sit or kneel in any pew you like. Some folks even prostrate themselves for a time in the aisle before the Blessed Sacrament.
This is your time with Jesus. How you pray is up to you. Maybe it's saying a rosary. Or just talking to God conversationally. Or working through a devotional, journal, or Bible study. Maybe it's just being there and listening. Whatever you do (or don't do), come with an open heart and you will be transformed.
the poor man do
at the rich man's door,
the sick man
in the presence
of his physician,
the thirsty man
at a limpid stream?
What they do,
I do before
the Eucharistic God.
St. Francis of Assissi
is available on (most)
from 8:30 AM - 5 PM.
Jesus is not to be left alone while He is exposed in the Blessed Sacrament, so we have a schedule of individuals who ensure that that doesn't happen.