Eucharistic Adoration

“We have come to do him homage.” Those words, spoken by the Magi from the East as they searched for the infant Jesus, resound through the centuries to be echoed in the heart of every person who makes a visit to the Blessed Sacrament. The presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is as real today as the infant Jesus was to the Wise Men who sought Him by following a star rising in the East. As Pope John Paul II affirms in his encyclical on the relationship of the Eucharist to the Church, “…the gaze of the Church is constantly turned to her Lord, present in the Sacrament of the Altar, in which she discovers the full manifestation of his boundless love.”

– (The Church and the Eucharist, 1)

(If you are interested in visiting with Jesus at St. Joseph Catholic Community or have questions about Adoration please email Kristin Bird.)

Group Prayer Schedule in the Chapel (and closed times)

Generally, the Our Lady of the Pilar Chapel is reserved for silent, personal prayer. There are times when the chapel is used by approved groups for communal prayer and these are as follows:

Sunday Monstrance doors closed

because of Mass in the church.

7:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. &

4:45–6:15 p.m.

Monday Mass in Chapel

Rosary for Life (October)

8:30–9:15 a.m.

7:00–8:00 p.m.

Tuesday Mass in Chapel

In His Name Prayer Group

Closed for Cleaning

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Rosary for World Peace (KOC)

 8:30–9:15 a.m.

9:15–10:00 a.m.

Noon–2:00 p.m.

7:00–7:30 p.m.

7:30–8:00 p.m.

Wednesday  Mass in Chapel

Cancer Prayer Group (2nd Wed/mo.)

8:30–9:15 a.m.

9:15–10:00 a.m.


Thursday  Mass in Chapel

Cancer Prayer Group (1st Thur/mo.)

8:30–9:15 a.m.

7:00–8:00 p.m.

Friday Mass in Chapel or Church

Stations/Cross with Mary (1st Fri/mo.)

8:30–9:15 a.m.

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Saturday Mass in Chapel or Church

Mass in Church

8:30–9:15 a.m.

4:45–6:15 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration is the act of worshiping God as He is present in the consecrated Eucharist. Since the Last Supper, when Jesus broke the bread and distributed the wine, saying, “This is my Body” and “This is my Blood,” Catholics have believed that the bread and wine are no longer merely baked wheat and fermented grape juice, but the actual living presence of the Second Person of the Trinity. Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament, in prayer and devotion, is exactly the same as spending time before the living God. Adoration occurs whenever someone kneels in front of a tabernacle that contains the Blessed Sacrament, genuflects toward a tabernacle, bows or, in a more focused way, when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration.

Click on the picture to listen to Reverend Peffley’s  “Can You Not Watch With Me One Hour?” audio.

Can You No Watch With Me One Hour?

This is a 41 minute audio recording, so please be patient if you decide to download.
Reverend Peffley is located at St. John’s in Leesburg, VA. Here is his homepage.

View the Adoration video.

Our Sunday Visitor, Eucharistic Adoration

To view the available hours for adoration.

Current Adorers, please check for the posted schedule. (user/password required)