Adoration is a special time to be with Jesus present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. It can be a time for quiet prayer, spiritual reading or just sitting in His presence. Everyone at St. Joseph the Worker has the opportunity to participate and are encouraged to commit to one specific hour of adoration each week. Our goal is to have at least two adorers per hour. This is to ensure that our Lord is never left alone during Eucharist Adoration.
Why one hour? Scripture informs us that Jesus asked his disciples to stay awake and pray one hour with Him while He was in the garden of Gethsemane prior to His passion and death. We are privileged to answer that same call and spend an hour with Him in our Adoration Chapel.
Adoration hours are Monday through Friday 9AM-9PM. On the First Friday of each month, Adoration is extended from 9AM Friday (10AM during the school year), throughout the night, until 8AM Saturday. The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed whenever Mass is being said (e.g., funerals, scheduled Masses) or whenever other activities are taking place in the Church which are not conducive to the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
There is No Adoration on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, All Holy Days of Obligation, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.
If you have any questions about signing up, please contact Ed and Mary Johnstone via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 610-434-2594.
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