Eucharistic Adoration, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament or simply Adoration are all terms for spending time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. As Catholics we know and believe the body, blood, soul and divinity are present in the Eucharist. This is why Adoration differs from our daily prayers.  More directly, when you participate in Eucharistic Adoration, you pray and worship Jesus in a more intimate, present and real way.  Come spend time with Jesus.

Adoration is available at St. Joseph main church in the Adoration Chapel Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  

The Eucharist is God, Our Lord Jesus Christ!
Here is a prayer to express your devotion and dedication to Him:


Jesus, my Lord and my God,

truly present – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Holy Eucharist,

I believe in Thy Real Presence.

I love Thee above all things with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.

I thank Thee for giving Thyself and remaining with us in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

I worship and adore Thee profoundly.

I wholeheartedly consecrate myself entirely to Thee today.

I surrender myself completely to Thy goodness and Divine Mercy.

I firmly resolve to prepare to receive Thee in Holy Communion

with reverence and love, especially through the practice of the Catholic faith

and frequent reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

I firmly resolve to fulfil my Sunday obligation.

Grant me the grace to also frequently receive Thee

at Holy Mass on weekdays;

and when this is not possible, to at least make a Spiritual Communion.

Come now into my heart in Spiritual Holy Communion.

I devote myself to Eucharistic and perpetual adoration.

Dear Lord, I pray for the establishment, expansion

and maintenance of adoration in parishes and Christian communities.

I firmly resolve to visit and adore Thee often

in tabernacles and exposed in monstrances,

and to make daily, weekly, or frequent holy hours

as my state in life permits.

Help me Lord to be a missionary of the Eucharist

by living a Eucharistic life and

by inviting others to Mass, adoration

and to embrace the fullness of the true faith.

Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and my mother,

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament,

intercede for me with thy Son for the graces to

assist devoutly at Holy Mass,

communicate worthily,

and lovingly visit and adore

Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament;

so that, day by day, my heart may become

more like His Eucharistic Heart.


Here are some additional facts of faith on the Blessed Sacrament:

What is the greatest sacrament?

The Universal Law of the Church (Canon Law):

Can. 897 The most August sacrament is the Most Holy Eucharist in which Christ the Lord himself is contained, offered, and received and by which the Church continually lives and grows. The eucharistic sacrifice, the memorial of the death and resurrection of the Lord, in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated through the ages is the summit and source of all worship and Christian life, which signifies and effects the unity of the People of God and brings about the building up of the body of Christ. Indeed, the other sacraments and all the ecclesiastical works of the apostolate are closely connected with the Most Holy Eucharist and ordered to it.

Can. 898 The Christian faithful are to hold the Most Holy Eucharist in highest honor, taking an active part in the celebration of the most august sacrifice, receiving this sacrament most devoutly and frequently, and worshiping it with the highest adoration. In explaining the doctrine about this sacrament, pastors of souls are to teach the faithful diligently about this obligation.