The restlessness and stress of daily life too often keep us from experiencing the peace which The Lord offers us.
This peace can be found through an intimate relationship with Jesus in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. We are fortunate to have this opportunity at Our Lady of the Atonement in the Sacred Heart Chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed every weekend beginning each Friday at 7:45 AM and ending on Sunday at 7:15 AM.
In order for the chapel to remain open for anyone who might want to spend time with Our Lord, we must have at least one person committed to each hour. Please prayerfully consider committing to spend one hour each week to be with Our Lord in adoration.
Contact: Maria Garcia, Volunteer Adoration Coordinator at (210) 705-9267 or [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why do you need someone for every hour?
A. When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed it can never be left alone.
Q. What happens if something comes up so I need to miss on occasion?
A. We have adorers who are available to substitute. The substitute contact list is provided to everyone who is committed to an hour.
Q. Does it matter if I am there for my scheduled hour as long as I come for an hour sometime during the weekend?
A. Yes. Because the previous person to your hour cannot leave until you show up, you would be inconveniencing the person following you if you are not there on time.
Q. What happens if I have to leave early or will be late?
A. If you have a partner, you can make sure that they will be there the full time. If you do not, then it might be best to find a substitute for that weekend.
Q. How long is my commitment for?
A. Adoration is a year round program. Our adorers commit for year round adoration.
Q. What do I do during adoration?
A. You can pray devotions such as the Rosary, you can bring spiritual reading, or you can just be there in the presence of Our Lord and Savior.
Q. If I have a partner, can’t I just assume they will be there if I have to miss?
A. No. If everyone assumes their partner will be there, then it will eventually happen that no one will be present for the hour. You must always coordinate with your partner if you cannot make it.
Q. I see you need specific hours filled but I can’t make those hours. Can I still sign up for another time?
A. Yes, you can sign up for any hour that is most convenient for you.
Q. I cannot commit at this time to a specific hour. Can I still come to Adoration?
A. Yes, anyone may come during the times of adoration.
Q. Will I have a partner?
A. We try diligently to have at least two people committed to each hour so that everyone has a partner. However, as people move and their commitments change, some hours can be left with only one person. We have sign up drives at least twice a year to make a push to fill any gaps.
Q. How do I sign up?
A. Call or email the adoration coordinator listed on the adoration page and she will register you and provide you with the information you will need.