Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held in the Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel
Has Jesus Been Calling You to Spend Time With Him?
Say "Yes" - Weekend and overnight adoration is now available-
take advantage of the extended availability to schedule your weekly hour.
For any relationship to thrive, continue to grow, and deepen, we must share ourselves through time spent together and through conversation.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Lawrence O’Toole is your opportunity, on a daily basis, to be with Jesus. He invites you to spend time with him. He waits for you in the church, and looks forward to spending time with you. He waits to hear all you have to tell him, and all that you have to ask of him. He waits for you to open your heart to hear what he has to say to you.
An hour in adoration is your personal time with Jesus to cultivate a true relationship with Him. Sit quietly, or have a silent heart to heart conversation – Be present to Jesus as He is Present to you.
Adore him – show him love and Gratitude. Consider his humility as he avails himself to you.
Remember: Jesus is PHYSICALLY PRESENT when you go to meet him in adoration. A consecrated host is placed in a monstrance (a sacred vessel which holds and displays the Host) on the altar, and there he waits.
In adoration of the Blessed Sacrament we answer the call from the Lord to adore His Real Presence in the Eucharist. We join a line of people that stretches through the centuries, from the stable in Bethlehem in the company of the Angels, shepherds, and Magi – through all of history to this day. This mystical union of ages and adoring souls has sustained the very heart of the Church.
Adoration is the giving of your time to the Lord, and for such a commitment, graces and blessings will be bestowed on you and your loved ones – in this life and the next. Adoration will also strengthen our parish family, and help us to stay focused on the important events in our journey through life.
I am new to adoration and am finding it somewhat awkward to fill the hour without becoming distracted. What can I do to remain focused?
To help regain your focus when you find your mind drifting away from your conversation with or contemplation of Jesus you can:
- Pray a rosary or Chaplet
- Pray the Liturgy of the Hours.
- Read and pray about Scripture or spiritual reading.
- Pray for: The intentions of the Pope, The Pope, The Church, Our Priests, our Parish, our Youth and Youth Programs, Vocations, The Right to Life, The Family - and any concerns you have.
- Recite prayers you know or from a book.