Eucharistic Adoration is the worship, praise, and adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. Perpetual Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion whereby members of a given parish unite in making continuous hours of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament both during the day and throughout the night, seven days a week. With limited exceptions, we are blessed to have Perpetual Adoration here in our Adoration Chapel at Saint Mary Parish.
It is our goal to provide two scheduled adorers for each hour of every day. Please review the current schedule in the weekly Parish bulletin and consider signing up for a weekly hour, in a time slot of need. You may sign-up on-line, call the Parish Office at 203-438-6538 or contact Monica and Bill Brown at 914-533-2832.
All are welcome to stop by the Adoration Chapel at anytime for prayer, reflection or silence with the Lord.
For the past 22 years, countless men, women and children from our Parish and beyond have made their way to our Saint Mary Parish Adoration Chapel. There they have found great nourishment and strength praying in the presence of the Eucharist - the Blessed Sacrament.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
When we pray in adoration, we humbly acknowledge that we are creatures of Almighty God, recognizing God’s power and presence in our lives. In Eucharistic Adoration we adore Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who suffered and died for us and is present in the fullest possible way in the Holy Eucharist. A Host that was consecrated at Mass is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance which sits on the Chapel’s altar. Throughout the day and night, people come to adore, kneeling or sitting in the Chapel. Adoration can of course take many forms – praying the rosary or other favorite prayers, reading the Word of God or a book on a spiritual topic or just sitting quietly and listening to the Lord speak to our hearts.
Why Eucharist Adoration?
Why spend time in our Adoration Chapel? Because it is a place where you can be with the Lord in prayer without distractions. We lead busy lives, and carving private prayer time out of our hectic days and /or finding a quiet place for prayer can be a challenge. Our Adoration Chapel has been and is such a place for many and can be that kind of place for you. Remember the words of Our Lord in the Gospel: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened. Come to me and I will refresh you." Our Adoration Chapel could become your place of spiritual peace and refreshment.
What is the next step?
You may sign up to be an "adorer" which allows you to schedule yourself for one or more hours per week. Or you may sign up to be a substitute adorer. Each week in our Parish Bulletin, you can easily find out which hours in our 24/7 Adoration Chapel need adorers. We invite you to visit our Chapel if you have not already done so and consider becoming a scheduled adorer or a substitute. Substitute summer adorers are desperately needed, especially Sunday - 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 am, Monday - 1:00 am, 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 1:00 am and Friday – 1:00 pm.. For more information please call Bill or Monica Brown at 1-914-533-2832.
Msgr. Larry Bronkiewicz