What is Adoration?

Adoration is prayer in the presence of Christ himself. The Blessed Sacrament of the Altar is Christ in the Holy Eucharist. In the Gospel, Christ says to His apostles that they should imitate Him by breaking and sharing the Pascha bread, which becomes His body – the Holy Eucharist*. Christ gives himself to us through the Holy Eucharist.

The Holy Eucharist is the bread which, during Holy Mass, becomes Christ. Adoration means praying to God in the presence of Jesus Christ himself.

During Adoration the Holy Eucharist is placed in a monstrance, and set up, visible for all who enter the sacred place.

What can save this world?

Nothing can save this world except for Christ, God’s chosen Son. Jesus Christ is the Son of God Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Christ is God himself, the second person of the Holy Trinity: God Father, God Son and God Holy Spirit.

Without God, nothing is possible. With God, everything is made possible.

Only Christ can save us from all evil. In fact, Christ has already redeemed the world. He has given us a way to salvation, we only have to follow His invitation. Do you want to help stop the evil in today’s world? Pray to Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament. With Him, all things are possible.

What happens during Adoration?

When the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar – the Holy Eucharist – is exposed for adoration, this place becomes the centre of the world, of the whole universe.

The Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar is regularly exposed in a Catholic Church. It is Christ’s presence in the Holy Eucharist that makes the sacred place become the centre of the world and of the whole universe. Christ is the centre of all power. A power that is silent, truthful, humble. The power of pure love.

Where can you take part in Adoration?

Visit a Catholic Church during Adoration (you can find out if and when Adoration takes place by checking in the newsletter, website or announcements on the church’s noticeboard). Pray to Christ, our God and Saviour. To Him is given all power and strength. From God comes all beauty, goodness and love. From God alone comes truth. Christ is the Way, the Truth and Life.**

Come to pray regularly. You will sense Christ’s sweet presence. He will reward you for the time you take to be with him. Pray for all your intentions, and thank God for this most precious gift of the Holy Eucharist.

* Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Gospel according to Matthew 26:26-29)

** Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; henceforth you know him and have seen him.” (Gospel according to John 14:6-7)