To All Adorers:
Please know of the gratitude of all the faithful of the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine for your sacrifice of time to be with Our Eucharistic Lord. The unmeasurable fruits of your sacrifice will strengthen our community of faith, provide us with courage to carry our crosses, and assist us being agents of God’s transforming grace in the world.
There are several items below to assist you in both practical execution of your responsibilities before the Blessed Sacrament, as well as to facilitate a spiritually profitable experience with Our Lord.
The handicapped entrance on the parking lot between the Church and the School is the entrance that should be used for Adoration.
Upon arrival, on the stand to your right as you enter is a sheet that you should use to check in with your name and time in/out. This helps us know that our Lord has constant companionship.
All Adorers are asked to sit in the front two sections on either side of the main aisle. This allows everyone to know that someone is indeed present with the Lord. There is enough seating present in the front two sections of the Church that everyone can space out.
Adorers are reminded that vocal prayer during Adoration is discouraged so that everyone present in Church has the opportunity to pray in silence.
Cell phones, beepers, watches with timers all need to be placed in silent mode. If you need to take a phone call, please take the phone call in the parking lot, or, if the weather prohibits doing so, go to the vestibule and quickly and quietly deal with the matter at hand.
If you are unable to be present for your Holy Hour, please visit oratory.weadorehim.com to request a substitute, or contact Susan Buchheit at (703) 255-1622.
When departing after the completion of your time before the Lord and no one is present, please contact Susan Buchheit at (703) 255-1622.
Proper posture for Eucharistic Adoration is both kneeling and sitting depending upon both length of time as well as individual physical capabilities. Know that it is permissible for either or both postures during your time before Our Lord.
In addition to your own personal intentions and prayers before the Lord, please always include the Oratory and its growth, stability and spiritual well-being in your prayers.
Below are links to two resources to assist you immediately in your time before our Eucharistic Lord. As we continue to grow in our adoration as a community, resources both at Church and on this website will be available to assist you in making a fruitful Holy Hour.
The sins against the Blessed Sacrament and the need of a crusade of Eucharistic reparation
By Bishop Athanasius Schneider