Come and bask in God's son-shine! If you are Catholic, come. If you are not Catholic, come. If you have small children, come with them for a short visit. If you can't stay for an hour, come for as long as you can. If you attend eucharistic adoration regularly, invite a buddy.
Perhaps you hesitate to come to adoration because you don't know what to do. Truthfully, you don't have to do anything. Our Lord does it all. Visualize a loving parent tenderly watching a newborn. Imagine a parent listening eagerly to news of the child's day at school or comforting a hurting child by kissing a skinned knee. Picture a grandparent holding a basket next to a grandchild busily picking blueberries. In each of these scenes, the adult watches the child with tenderness. God does the same with us. We are his children. He looks forward to our company. He listens. He loves us. He blesses us with gifts of grace. Come delight in his company.
Eucharistic adoration is offered most Mondays from the conclusion of the 9:00 a.m. Mass until evening prayer and benediction at 5:30 p.m. Individuals may make a commitment to a certain hour of adoration or may feel free to stop by the church any time during those hours for any period of adoration. Everyone is welcome.
If a funeral is scheduled for Monday morning, adoration begins shortly following the funeral service. During the month of July, on civil holidays falling on a Monday, and occasionally for other exceptional reasons exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is cancelled.
Several groups meet regularly to pray the rosary at Sacred Heart. On weekdays, following 9:00 a.m. Mass, the rosary is prayed in the church. On Thurday evenings, at 7:00 p.m., the rosary is prayed, specifically for peace, in the parish library. New participants are always welcome.