Eucharistic Adoration

Come adore the Lord in silent Eucharistic Adoration. The Most Blessed Sacrament is exposed upon the altar of St. Jude Parish the fourth Tuesday of each month from 9:00am to 7:00pm. All are welcome to spend some quiet time with the Lord.

We must have at least one person present during each hour as the Most Blessed Sacrament may not be left alone while exposed. You may sign up by contacting Diane Brewster at 616-648-0515 or email at

Pope Benedict XVI tells us, “In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering.”

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

“Just as you can not be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the divine rays of His grace, His love, His peace.” – Pope Paul VI

As Catholics, we believe that at each Mass, during the consecration, the priest speaks these words “this is My body which will be given up for you” and at that instant the miracle of transubstantiation occurs. The bread and wine, which we offer, become the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus. It is His true presence in the form of bread and wine. It is Christ!

Adoration is when a consecrated host is placed in a monstrance (from the Latin monstrare, to show or view) for adoration; for us to adore Him. It is a silent time for you to have some time alone with Jesus to recite your favorite prayers, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope, charity, thanksgiving or reparation, or do whatever type of prayerful devotion that suits you before our Lord. You can sit quietly and say nothing, just keeping Him company like you would with a dear friend.

Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to Him. Stay for one minute or for the entire hour. Feel His love and His peace!

Sign up forms are in back of Church or contact Diane Brewster 616-648-0515

"Be still and know that I am God." — Psalm 46