What is Eucharistic Adoration?
When we come to pray and visit before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, it is called "adoration". At every Catholic Mass, a beautiful miracle takes place. Ordinary bread and wine become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus! We receive this Body of Christ at communion time, and afterwards, the consecrated hosts that were not consumed are placed in the tabernacle. During times of Adoration, the consecrated host is taken outside of the tabernacle and placed in a special golden holder called a "monstrance". Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church.
It is scriptural that you spend one hour ("Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?" Matthew 26:40), but you may adore for more or less time. Even a few short moments in silence with the Lord is a precious treasure, for it is in this silence that the Lord speaks to us.
Eucharistic Adoration Opportunities
Resurrection Parish offers Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. with a devotional prayer at 6:00 p.m.
St. Peter Parish offer Eucharistic Adoration on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
West Bend Adoration Chapel
The Mary Queen of Angels Adoration Chapel is located within St. Frances Cabrini Church in West Bend. The Chapel is open from 7:00 pm on Sunday evenings through 8:00 am on Saturday mornings. The Chapel doors are unlocked from 7 am to 7 pm daily. For the remainder of the hours each day, a code is needed to enter the chapel.
Please consider a monthly, bimonthly, or weekly commitment. Call 262-707-1047 to arrange a shared commitment. Learn more about the West Bend Adoration Chapel.
"Don't come to prayer looking for extraordinary experiences. Come to visit your great friend Jesus, always present and waiting for you in the tabernacle. This is the friendship that strengthens us to fulfill our day-to-day ordinary duties with extraordinary love and devotion." -- Excerpt from 'Do Something Beautiful for God. The Essential Teachings of Mother Teresa'
25 Ways to Spend an Hour with Jesus
- Slowly read Scripture until something hits you. Then listen.
- Pray the Rosary.
- Let God look at you.
- Tell Him something that made you happy. Then listen.
- Tell Him what you are afraid of. Then listen.
- Tell Him what angers you, Then listen.
- Speak about your loved ones.
- Pray for an enemy.
- Talk to Him about work.
- Sing a song for Him in your heart.
- Promise to trust Him.
- Imagine Mary sitting next to you and praying with you.
- Renew your loyalty to His Church.
- Lean on Him. Tell Him you love Him.
- Thank Him for the Sacraments.
- Tell Him your failures. Ask fo help. Then listen.
- Slowly recite the Beatitudes.
- Say one Hail Mary slowly.
- Say the Creed slowly.
- Pray for vocations.
- Ask Him to show you the next step.
- Look at yourself. Count your gifts. Then thank Him.
- Pray for the world.
- Enjoy just being in His presence.
Ordinary Time Eucharistic Meditation: Beloved Children
Additional Prayer Resources