Eucharistic Adoration has moved to the small chapel behind the altar for the summer months.
Thank you very much for signing up (or re-committing) to Eucharistic Adoration at Our Lady of the Lake! You are in our prayers of thanksgiving for answering Our Lord’s call to spend time with him in Adoration.
By signing up you are committing to be in Adoration each week as a “Guardian” of the Eucharist. A requirement to have Adoration is that the exposed Eucharist in the monstrance is never left alone. Therefore, you will need to stay for the full hour, until the next assigned person comes. This is done out of reverence for the Eucharistic Presence, and to assure that one person does not have stay in the chapel for additional hours if Adorers do not fulfill their commitment. Please sign in to the book every time you come to Adoration.
Our current schedule can be found above. A new schedule will be prepared every 4 months so it stays up to date with people’s availability and the hours offered.
The schedule shows the shift captain for your hour. Please call the captain who is organizing your hour if you have questions or concerns or need to make a change. Please do not call the parish office.
Feel free to invite friends, family members, and fellow parishioners to go to Adoration with you. Many people have found that time spent in Adoration is a great comfort when they are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Two per hour
We are scheduling two or more people each hour, but ALL are expected to be there and to find their own substitute if they cannot make it. This is done for reasons of personal safety and in case emergencies arise. Also, it is VERY helpful if you show up 3-5 minutes EARLY for your hour. Then the person who is leaving can wrap up their prayer time and not worry about leaving on time. This sounds very simple, but we all tend to run late and it really helps everything run well if you plan in advance to arrive in the chapel a few minutes early. Other people may come and go during your assigned hour, but the Guardians should stay the entire hour.
Closing Adoration for a funeral or due to inclimate weather
If Adoration is closed due to a funeral Mass taking place, or in case of severe weather, you will receive an email or a phone call to let you know.
You are asked to find your own substitute when you can’t be there:
Call right away if the next person isn’t there
If, for some reason, the next assigned Adorers do not show up at their time, please call them immediately, within 5 minutes. A list is by the phone in the chapel. Perhaps they are on their way or just plain forgot. Don’t leave or sit there getting annoyed! Get on the phone; then pray for their safe arrival. If you cannot reach the next Adorer by phone, call the shift captain right away.
Be aware of parking restrictions in front of the church during the day. After 6 pm you can park on the street by the John Paul II Chapel.
What to do in Adoration
Please help make the Adoration chapel a place of silence and reverence:
John Paul II Chapel (school year)/ daily Mass Chapel (summer months)
Please be aware that during the summer months the daily Mass Chapel is used for Adoration. You will receive notice when this change will be made.
Do not hesitate to contact your daily captain if there are any questions or concerns.