A substitute or replacement adorer is an individual we can turn to with regularity when, for some reason, a committed Adorer is unable to fulfill their scheduled adoration time slot for any given week. For example, if the committed Adorer, Bob Jones, falls ill and can not cover his regularly scheduled position, he can request...
What is a committed Eucharistic Adorer?
A committed Eucharistic Adorer commits to pray in the Adoration Chapel with the Blessed Sacrament for a specific hour each week. An example would be a person who is committed to being present with our Lord every week at the same time and day, filling this time slot with regularity, for example, every Thursday at 9 am. Committed Eucharistic Adorers sign...
How does Perpetual Adoration work at OLPH?
When the Chapel opened in April 2016, we hoped to have enough committed Adorers to begin Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. To make sure that all time slots are filled, we will begin taking sign-ups for Wednesday-Saturday, and then once those hours are filled, we will open up Monday-Tuesday, and then Saturday-Sunday.
Do I have to be a parishioner at OLPH to sign up as an Adorer?
No. In fact, we need people from all of the neighboring parishes to help us, since our Perpetual Adoration Chapel will serve the entire region. The more people that sign up to be an Adorer, the more quickly we will be able to expand to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Does Archbishop Lori support OLPH’s Perpetual Adoration Chapel?
Yes, very enthusiastically. He wants the Chapel to serve the entire region and has asked all who come to please pray for vocations.
Are there other Perpetual Adoration Chapels in the area?
No. The closest Perpetual Adoration chapels are located in Annapolis, Towson, and Westminster. Our chapel will serve Howard County, western Baltimore County, and surrounding areas.
Where is the chapel located on OLPH’s campus?
The Chapel is located inside the main church building, on the left-hand side of our new Narthex. When you enter the Narthex through the main doors, simply turn to the left, and you will see the entrance into the Chapel. Click to view an OLPH campus map.
How many Adorers are needed for each hour?
There must be two Adorers for every hour: “Every effort should be made to ensure that there should be at least two people present. There must absolutely never be periods when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, and there is no one present for adoration.
Why does there need to be two Adorers for every hour?
The Church requires two Adorers to ensure that the Blessed Sacrament receives the proper reverence and care that the Blessed Sacrament demands. Because it really is Jesus, the Church wants to make sure that the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended during Eucharistic Adoration. Having two Adorers serves as a safety in case one Adorer is running...
What if I sign up for an hour of Adoration each week, but I need to be away for business or vacation one week?
You can request a substitute in a simple and easy way through Adoration Pro. All officially scheduled Adorers will be enrolled in the system, which can send you reminders of your scheduled prayer time, as well as make it easy for you to request a substitute if you cannot make your regularly scheduled hour.