A Roman Catholic Community in East Greenbush, NY

Eucharistic Adoration

What is Eucharistic Adoration / Exposition?

Eucharistic Adoration is a Catholic devotion dating back to the early days of the Church. It involves exposing a consecrated host, the Blessed Sacrament, allowing people to sit and pray in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ.
Adoration specifically refers to any prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament whether in front of a closed Tabernacle or in front of the exposed host in a monstrance. Exposition refers specifically to the situation of the exposed host in a monstrance. You may hear these terms used interchangeably.

During Eucharistic Adoration, it is appropriate
to do any of the following...
  • Read and reflect on readings from the Bible or other spiritual writings
  • Pray the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet or any other favorite devotions
  • Converse with God through spontaneous prayer or journaling
  • Sit quietly and listen or just enjoy being in the presence of Christ

When is Eucaristic Adoration at Holy Spirit Church?

  • Holy hour with Eucharistic exposition, recitation of the rosary & divine mercy chaplet, and the sacrament of confession is every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.
  • Please see the parish calendar or bulletin for further details including schedule adjustments.