Come Let us Adore Him

The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet Him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease. (CCC, 1380, quoting St. John Paul II’s letter Dominicae Cenae, The Mystery and Worship of the Eucharist) 

It's Time.....

During quarantine we had to close our Adoration Chapel, it was a difficult decision because of the many blessings that come from Perpetual Adoration.  

The time has come to bring perpetual adoration back to the parish, to allow everyone in our community to have that face to face encounter with Jesus Christ, any time they need it.

The goal is to begin Perpetual Adoration again on Feb 1, 2021.  This means that we have some hours to fill.  

For those of you who are currently serving, your support has been and continues to be crucial to the success of this ministry.  So at this time we ask that if at all possible you do not make any changes to your current commitment.  You have been loaded into the new online system (stanm.weadorehim.com) and should be receiving communications from that system soon.  You may log in to the system using your name or phone number and then use the "forgot password" link to get logged in.

All Adorers will be able to select the way they would like to contacted (phone call, email, or txt), schedule their commitment, make changes, request a substitute etc.

Adoration Leadership Team

Perpetual Adoration Captain - Victoria Leyba
6am to noon Captain - Sharon Kuchar
noon to 6pm Captain - Sandy Mueller
6pm to Midnight Captain - Pat and Jolyn Murphy

For more information call 505-207-0570

the fuel of the parish....

It is bare bones. There is no inspiring music or stirring messages, no group activities, no required prayers and certainly no technology. It’s just believers sitting or kneeling in silence for an hour at a time 24/7 in every season.

Those who pray here, called adorers, pray before the Blessed Sacrament (the Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity of Jesus Christ), the consecrated host from Mass placed in an ornate gold container called a monstrance.

They speak of praying directly to Jesus and Keep him company — hence the perpetual one-hour shifts that they sign up for in advance. They are the host for those that need to drop and in and are looking for Jesus.

Those who sign up to be Adorers are required to stay until the next Adorer — who signed up for the following hour — arrives. Most people sign up for an adoration hour in order to deepen their personal prayer, but as a scheduled adorer, the role goes beyond just showing up to spend time with Jesus: they are the host of that time period of adoration, making it possible for other people to stop in and encounter our Lord.
The adorers hospitality and compassion for the people that come into the chapel is the difference between people feeling welcome in the presence of our Lord and those same people feeling like an unwanted intruder who should take their difficulties elsewhere. Adorers are SO important!

Please note: Adorers are not expected to greet guests or interrupt their prayer but allow guests to be alone with Jesus.  Their hospitality consists in a kind demeanor and at most, a smile or a wave.

Weather you become an adorer or you just drop by for a minute to enjoy the company of our Eucharistic Lord, become familiar with His voice, and learn to love Him more deeply. What a special gift!

Where is the Chapel Located?  What time is it open?

The adoration chapel is located on the west side of the Church and has doors directly to the outside.

Currently as of Nov 27, 2021
The hours of adoration are Mon to Sat from 10am to 6pm, and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm.

As More people serve as Adorers we will be adding hours.

What to do in Adoration?

What do the Saints say about adoration?

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta 

"The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time that you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about an everlasting peace on earth." 

St. Alphonsus Liguori 

"Know also that you will probably gain more by praying fifteen minutes before the Blessed Sacrament than by all the other spiritual exercises of the day. True, Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, for He has made the promise, 'Ask, and you shall receive,' but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament will obtain a more abundant measure of grace." 

St. John Bosco 

"Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are." 

St. Padre Pio 

"A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament."