Mary Immaculate is blessed to be the home of a 24 hour adoration chapel. Guests and visitors may come and adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at all hours of the day.
FAQ About Adoration
Check In and Check Out
Please place a mark, next to your name, on the check-in sheet so we know you arrived at your scheduled hour. The sign in sheet is located in a binder, on a table, inside of the chapel.
Please sign your name, the time you came in, and the time you leave on the Visitors Log. The Visitors Log is located in a binder, on a table, inside of the chapel. If you are regularly coming to a certain hour please sign up online to become a weekly scheduled Adorer.
- We ask that you silence all electronic devices before entering the Chapel.
- Children 13 years and younger should not be left unattended.
- Genuflect upon entering and leaving the presence of the Lord.
- Please remember to take off your hats; dress appropriately; don’t chew gum; and observe the same etiquette as if you were in Mass.
- Nothing is to be placed on the altar.
- The Monstrance holding our Lord should not be touched. This prevents finger prints on the glass.
- No talking or communal prayers, rather, maintain an austere, silent reverence.
- You may choose to kneel, sit, or stand during your visit. Whatever way you are most comfortable adoring the Blessed Sacrament.
- No spontaneous unscheduled events or sermonizing is allowed.
- If you need to talk to someone in the chapel, leave the chapel and hold your conversation outside.
- What is Eucharistic Adoration?
What if I can not make it to my scheduled time?
Please contact the Perpetual Adoration Coordinator at email@example.com. They will find a substitute for you
I can no longer attend my scheduled time. How do I take myself off of the schedule?
Please contact the Perpetual Adoration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will delete your time slot.
Do I need a scheduled time slot to be an adorer?
It is not necessary for you to be a scheduled Adorer. The chapel is open to all 24/7. We ask that if you are coming to the Chapel on a regular basis to schedule yourself accordingly. This helps us to know that someone will be present with the Blessed Sacrament at all times.
Why are there certain hours not listed on the schedule?
Throughout the day there are different ministries occupying the Chapel. There is no need for a scheduled Adorer.
How do I enter the church after 10PM and before 6:00AM?
You will need a key card to enter the Chapel. Please contact the Perpetual Adoration Coordinator to get more information on obtaining a key card. If you are visiting the Chapel after hours, we ask that you DO NOT knock on the glass or ask someone to let you in. Instead, please contact the main office about getting a key card.
Which doors inside the Church are unlocked after hours?
The double doors leading into the Narthex are unlocked after hours. You are allowed to use the restrooms. There is NO LOITERING in the Narthex after the church is closed.
What if no one comes to the chapel after my scheduled hour? Do I leave Jesus alone?
If you are the only person in the chapel, and you need to leave for any reason, please cover the Tabernacle with the cloth located on the side of the Tabernacle to maintain reverence.
How do I obtain a key card?
If you are an Adorer between the times of 10:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m., you must have a key card to enter the chapel. Please contact the Perpetual Adoration Coordinator to learn more information about obtaining a key card.
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What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. As Catholics we believe that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. In a deeper sense, it involves "the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us".The "Monstrance" is the vessel used in the Church to display the consecrated Eucharistic Host, during Eucharistic Adoration. The word monstrance comes from the Latin word monstrare, meaning "to expose". When a consecrated host is placed in the monstrance, It is said to be a solemn exposition.
WHAT IS PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION?
Perpetual Adoration is the continuous exposition of Christ in the Eucharist. Christ is placed in a Monstrance or in the Tabernacle with a glass window, exposing the Blessed Sacrament. Traditionally, the Monstrance is placed in the chapel of the church providing Eucharist Adoration. The chapel is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for Adoration. People of all denominations are welcome to the chapel to adore Christ.