Family Friendly Adoration
As we celebrate the Year of the Eucharist at the Petersburg Parishes, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is offered in the main part of the church each Tuesday and Thursday. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed on Tuesdays in St. Joseph Church and on Thursdays in Immaculate Conception Church. Adoration begins after the morning Mass (about 8:30am at St. Joseph and 7:30am at Immaculate Conception) and concludes at 7pm. Families are encouraged to come together to visit Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a wonderful way to introduce children to Adoration! You may come for as long or as little time as your like, even if it’s only 5-10 minutes. Our Lord would love to see you. Restless children are welcome!
Our Adoration Chapels
The Petersburg Parishes have two Eucharistic Adoration Chapels offering perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
St. Joseph: Chapel opens at noon on Sunday and closes at midnight on Thursday.
Immaculate Conception: Chapel opens at noon on Sunday and closes at 8:00pm on Friday.
If you would like to sign up for an hour of Adoration, please call the parish office at (419)738-2115.
If you aren’t able to sign up for an hour, you are most welcome to visit Jesus whenever our chapels are open.
What Is Eucharistic Adoration?
During Eucharistic Adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a monstrance in the constant company of the faithful who pray to Jesus Christ. It is His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity that is really, truly, and substantially present in the Eucharist.
While it is true that you can pray to God anywhere and that He is always within you, it is especially powerful to adore Jesus in the Eucharist. In the presence of the Eucharist, we pray to the power and sacrifice that it represents, the Body of Jesus who gave His life for us. While we receive the Eucharist in communion at Mass, being in the presence of the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ gives spiritual strength and nourishment in a uniquely powerful way.