Adoration

"This is the wonderful truth, my dear friends: the Word, which became flesh two thousand years ago, is present today in the Eucharist."

- Saint John Paul II


St. Joseph Adoration Chapel

The St. Joseph Adoration Chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The chapel is accessible from our worship space during open hours.

For after hours access, use the form below.

O come let us adore Him!

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We'll reach back out to you with instructions for how to access the chapel after hours.

Adoration Prayer Starters

How do I pray at Adoration?
  1. Posture Says Something: Since you are before the Son of God, you acknowledge that reality, i.e. you bow, kneel, sit, stand, or raise your hands to worship.
  2. Open Your Heart: If you’ve never talked to Jesus, here’s your chance. Give Him your heart. He wants to hear from the real you.
  3. Thank God: express gratitude for the blessings in your life and all you’ve been given.
  4. Love and Be Loved: as with our human relationships, we express our love for one another. You can do that with God. He loves you! Try it, say, “I love you, Lord” and wait for His response.
What are some different ways I can pray?

1. Devotions are popular prayers which worship God and bring us into a particular mystery of the faith.. They include: Rosaries, Novenas, Litanies, Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Learn Devotions

2. Spiritual Reading are books to help and inspire us as we learn more about and grow in our Catholic faith. Many books will teach you how to pray or learn more about the lives of the saints.



How do I pray with Scripture?

You don't have to be a Scripture scholar to pray with Scripture. The Church teaches a method called Lectio Divina, latin for Divine Reading.

This type of prayer is an intimate dialogue with God who wants to speak to YOU as you read Scripture.

To do this you: Read, Reflect, Respond, and Rest in God's word. (See the link below.)

Start with one of the Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke or John and read one of the stories about Jesus life. God has something for you!

Pray Lectio Divina

What are some ways I can start a prayer life?
  1. Have a prayer routine: time of day, place, method of prayer. Stick to it and be consistent.
  2. Begin a prayer time well. Make the sign of the cross or invoke the Holy Spirit, Come, Holy Spirit. Mark the time for prayer.
  3. Spend some minutes in quiet. Free your mind from worries or distractions by surrendering them to God. Jesus, I surrender to you...
  4. Persevere. Once you've established a prayer routine, give it a few weeks.
  5. Start simple. Start with something familiar and then try something new. If you prayer devotionals as a child, start there and then try reading Scripture using Lectio Divina (see the questions above). If you're a media person, try using one of the podcast meditations below.
  6. Be reasonable. If prayer is new to you, don't start with an hour a day. Start with 15 minutes or a half an hour.

Prayer Meditation Guides for All Ages

Podcast Meditations

The I AM HERE Meditations take you deeper into intimacy with Jesus in the Eucharist.

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Pray along with the Stations of the Cross or Rosary.

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SENTINELS

My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels for daybreak. Psalm 130

Sentinels are those who feel called to "keep watch" with the Lord and commit to a regular hour of adoration during the week. Substitutes are also welcome.

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Guide for Sentinels

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Sentinel Weekly Adorer

I can commit to spend an hour a week in adoration before the Lord.

Written Instructions to Sign-Up

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Sentinel Substitute Adorer

I can't commit to an hour a week, but will fill in for others.

Instructions to Sign-Up As A Substitute Adorer

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