Eucharistic Adoration

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

Adoration is a quiet time spent in prayer before Jesus, present in the Eucharist. A Consecrated Host is placed in the center of a sacred vessel called a Monstrance. The word Monstrance means "to show." The Monstrance is then set in a very special place for all to see and worship. Jesus truly is present body, blood, soul and divinity in the Consecrated Host or "Blessed Sacrament."

The Catechism quotes Pope John Paul II: "The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease." (CCC, 1380)

Every vocation in the Church comes from and through Christ Jesus. It is He who calls. Spending time in Eucharistic Adoration with our Divine Lord and Friend is a good place to go to ask what he wants with our life. Why not spend some time each week in adoration, in union, in contemplation of the Lord present in the Eucharist?

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What Do I Do During Eucharistic Adoration?

If you attend Adoration at your parish, it will most likely be in a small chapel or part of the Church. As a form of respect, you should always genuflect when you see the Lord in the Host. Maintain an attitude of respect, and if others are present, silence. On retreats or other special occasions, there may be music playing to help foster a spirit of prayer, worship, and Adoration. Always keep in mind that you are in the presence of God!

Kneeling, sitting, standing, and even laying on the floor before the Blessed Sacrament are all appropriate forms of prayer. Let your posture reflect your worship of the King and do what is comfortable for you.

You really don’t have to “do” anything during Adoration. You can just sit there and look at Jesus. Take the time to be with Him. If you are the only person in the chapel, don’t be afraid to pray or sing aloud. This is your personal time with Christ.

Information from CatholicLink.com

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When does St. Charles have Eucharistic Adoration?

Through April 6, 2024, Eucharistic Adoration will take place in the Chapel on Mondays through Fridays from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Adorers may enter and exit through the parish's main entrance during those times. 

Starting on Sunday, April 7, we will have Adoration in our new chapel from Sundays at 7 p.m. through Saturdays at 3 p.m. As we fill our open Adoration hours, we will shift to having Adoration twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. 

We ask for TWO people to commit to adoring our Lord for every scheduled hour. Click on the button below to sign up on our We Adore Him website. All are invited to come and spend some quiet time in prayer in the presence of Our Lord.

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We are currently in need of Adorers at various hours throughout the week! Please visit our news story for the list of open hours. For instructions on how to use We Adore Him, please check out our tutorial.

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Testimonials

"I've really come to deeply value the impact of spending time with Jesus in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. There's a sense of peace of peace that I get from just sitting with him. I never quite understood that until actually doing it. If you just go and sit in front of the Blessed Sacrament in a chapel and focus on Christ, it's going to affect you in ways you can't anticipate." - Jonathan Roumie, The Chosen (Knights of Columbus interview)

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Other Resources:

"How Can We Take Back the Fire? An Interview with Archbishop Charles Thompson" by Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes (National Eucharistic Revival website; April 3, 2024)

"American Eucharistic Witnesses: The Venerable Fulton Sheen and the Most Holy Eucharist" by Msgr. Philip D. Halfacre (National Eucharistic Revival website; April 3, 2024)

"Why Commit to a Regular Holy Hour? Practical Suggestions for the Hesitant Soul" by Amber Kinloch (St. Joseph's Shelf; February 10, 2023)

"Explaining the True Presence" by Katie Kelleher Junk (Catholic Herald; December 15, 2022)

Wisconsin, Milwaukee Big Part of 2024 National Eucharistic Pilgrimage by Kathleen McGillis Drayna (Catholic Herald; May 23, 2023)

"Preach the Eucharistic Lord" by Chris Sparks (pgs. 24-25 Marian Helper, Summer 2023 edition)

"Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist" Series on FORMED

"Radiation Therapy" Video on FORMED with Dr. Tim Gray

We ask for TWO people to commit to adoring our Lord for every scheduled hour each day. 

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Open Hours Calendar

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Adoration Handbook

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Adoration Speaker Series

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Eucharistic Adoration Contacts:

Matthew Gizelbach, Adoration Coordinator | (414) 232-8023 or email

Ray Feller, We Adore Him Website/Registration Support | (414) 405-3067 or email