Adoration means entering the depths of our hearts in communion with the Lord, who makes himself bodily present in the Eucharist. In the monstrance, he always entrusts himself to us and asks us to be united with his Presence, with his risen body. - Pope Benedict XVI
God's love for us is poured out in the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist where “the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained." The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Since June 19th, 2009 we are blessed to have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration here in our Parish. Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus continually throughout the day and the night (24 hours a day, 7 days per week).
Christ’s great love for us was shown when he was crucified on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and give us eternal life. He loves us without limit, and offers Himself to us in the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. Can we not give Jesus a few minutes of love and adoration in return?
Come to our Perpetual Adoration Chapel (by the Sacred Heart Chapel) and spend some time with our Lord. He is waiting there to embrace you, lovingly and mercifully! You may bring your own prayer books (or use the books in the Adoration Room), pray the Rosary, pray the Psalms or the Liturgy of the Hours, and meditate using Scriptures (read a passage of the Bible and ask God to let it speak to you). You are coming to visit your best friend, pour your heart out! Tell Him about your joys and worries, thank Him, ask for guidance and strength, ask for forgiveness and intercede for others or just sit in silence and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God!
If you would like to support Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in at Saint William, contact th Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Coordinators:
To register to spend a Holy Hour with our Lord (every week) as an Adorer or Substitute, please do any of the following:
For more information about what the “registered adorer” commitment means, chapel rules, etc, please read Adorer’s Orientation.
Video recording of Eucharistic talks organized by Perpetual Adoration Ministry can be found at:
Miracles related to the Real Presence of the Lord in the Eucharist are happening to this very day. If you want to read more about them, go to http://therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/a3.html