Eucharistic Adoration

Dear Parishioners,

Beginning in November, SSPP will no longer have 24-hour Adoration on First Friday.

Instead, we will have 12-hour Adoration on the First AND Third Fridays of each month, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the hope of making Adoration more available to families.

We are specifically looking for families willing to commit to a Holy Hour at the following times:

  • First Friday:
    • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    • 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Third Friday:
    • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
    • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Our goal is to have at least two people (or families) committed to each hour so the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended.

Please let me know if you can commit to one of these time slots. You can reach me at 660-882-6468 or by email: ssppdre@socket.net.

Families are welcome to go to Adoration at any time: you do not have to be signed up in advance.

For those who are unfamiliar with Adoration, listed below are two resources:

Don’t be intimidated by it: like anything else in life, it’s something we have to practice in order to feel comfortable with it.

Please share this information with others you have contact with in the parish.

Please let me know what questions you have.

God Bless,

Theresa Krebs, Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry


The Importance of Eucharistic Adoration

Pope Francis leads Benediction outside the Basilica of St. Mary Major at the conclusion of the Corpus Christi procession in Rome May 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)The importance of Eucharistic Adoration is shown in the fact that the Church has a ritual that regulates it: the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. This is an extension of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which occurs in every Mass: “Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.” Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church. The Rite concludes with the ordained minister blessing the faithful with the Blessed Sacrament.

Some important prayers that are used during this rite include the Anima Christi (en español) and the Tantum Ergo.

Holy Hours
Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The bishops have created a variety of holy hours that focus our prayer to Jesus Christ on peace, life, vocations, and other topics that are at the heart of the life of the Church and the world.

For more information, visit: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/eucharistic-devotion/index.cfm