Family Friendly Adoration - Coming February 2nd, 2021
Beginning Tuesday, February 2nd, we will offer Family Friendly Adoration. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed each Tuesday in St. Joseph Church and each Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church. Adoration will begin after the morning Mass and will conclude 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!
Holy Hours & Evening Prayer
Beginning Sunday, November 8th, rotating Holy Hours have been taking place at St. Lawrence and St. John on Sunday evenings. Exposition is at 4:30pm, there is time for silent prayer, and Evening Prayer begins around 5:10pm. The evening concludes with Benediction around 5:25pm. See Fr. Sean’s article here for many good reasons why you should attend these evenings!
These will continue through Palm Sunday, 2021 (March 28th). The schedule alternates between St. John and St. Lawrence, as follows:
***We will not be having Holy Hours the evenings of January 24th and 31st due to the Eucharistic processions that will be happening those evenings for our local Marches for Life (click here for more information.)
February 7th – St. John
February 14th – St. Lawrence
February 21st – St. John
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.