Holy Martyrs Church: Every Monday (except holidays)
Children's Adoration: 3:00pm-4:00pm
St. Gregory Church: Every Friday 8:30AM-12:30PM
“Receiving the Eucharist means adoring the One whom we receive. Precisely in this way and only in this way do we become one with him. Therefore, the development of Eucharistic adoration…was the most consistent consequence of the Eucharistic mystery itself: only in adoration can profound and true acceptance develop.” Pope Benedict XVI
Adoration is a sign of devotion to and worship of Jesus who is present Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Eucharist. Spending time with the Eucharistic Presence of our Lord is a continuation of the Celebration of the Eucharist at mass.
Holy Martyrs is open from 8:00am to 8:00pm on Mondays (excluding holidays) for Adoration. You can come and spend as much time with the Eucharistic Presence of our Lord as you like during these hours. Many adorers spend this time in prayer or just sitting in the Lord’s presence. It is perfectly acceptable to bring your Bible or other spiritual reading. In the back of the chapel there are prayer books for Eucharistic Adoration.
Eucharistic Guardians provide this ministry by committing to an hour of Adoration time each week. At the present time all Guardian hours are full, but we are always accepting additions to the substitute list for those occasions that a guardian is not able make their shift. To sign up as a substitute or to request more information, please contact Tracy Winkeler at 405-514-1266 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Deacon Dennis at 847-6884 for St. Gregory information or email at email@example.com.
We can’t sustain our faith, charity, forgiveness, and hope on the basis of feeling or thought, but we can sustain them through the Eucharist. We can’t always be clear-headed or warmhearted; we can’t always be sure that we know the exact path of God; and we won’t always measure up morally and humanly to what faith asks of us. But we can be faithful in this one deep way: we can go to the Eucharist regularly. (Our One Great Act of Fidelity, Ronald Rolheiser)
Through the centuries, saints have also composed prayers for making visits to the Blessed Sacrament.
Short Visit to the Blessed Sacrament By Blessed John Henry Newman
Before the Blessed Sacrament Prayer from the Fátima Children
Eucharistic celebrations of any nature are sometimes initiated with the first four or at least the first stanza of the Pange lingua hymn, and often concluded with the Tantum ergo(being the other two stanzas of the same hymn), or at the least the versicle and oration attached to the Tantum ergo (see the article). These hymns and orations are from the Daily Office for Corpus Christi, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas.