All-night adoration is held the first Friday of each month until 8:00am Saturday morning.
All parishioners and visitors are invited to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is located to the right of the altar as you face it, behind the piano.
What is Adoration?
Adoration is adoring and honoring the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The Blessed Sacrament is held within a holder called a monstrance. During this time with Jesus, you can recite your favorite prayers, read the bible, pray a rosary or other types of prayerful devotions. You can talk to God or sit in total stillness. All are invited for as much time as you wish to spend.
Becoming an Adoration Guardian
Everyone is invited to come visit, worship, and adore the Blessed Sacrament. To make sure adoration can safely take place, at least one person, but preferably two, is with our Lord at all times. These guardians make it possible for all parishioners to experience the blessings of Eucharistic adoration.
Weekly guardians commit to spending time in adoration a specific hour each week. Instructions are provided on finding a substitute if you are unavailable and assistance is provided if needed.
Adoration guardian substitutes fill in for permanent guardians or during open adoration hours.
First Friday guardians commit to spend time in adoration a specific hour the first Friday of each month. Adoration begins at 9:30am Friday and ends Saturday at 8:00am.
rest at my feet: ministry marks 10 years
Do you ever stop to listen to yourself breathe?
It may sound like a crazy question in today’s nonstop, plugged-in reality. But there are more than 200 St. Ann parishioners who find time to do just that through the Adoration Ministry. They sit in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, adjacent to the church, and simply breathe. It may be five minutes; it may be an hour.
These devoted guardians are present 254 hours a month at St. Ann. They pray the rosary, read the bible, talk to God or sit in total stillness.
“Adoration is a time for me to listen to Jesus in the silence of my heart,” said Kathy Bryan, the ministry’s leader.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Adoration Ministry at St. Ann – that’s 50,000 hours of prayer! In an earlier incarnation, adoration was held first Friday of each month, but in 2009, a group of parishioners was able to expand to daily adoration, Bryan said. Now First Fridays are 24 hours of adoration.
All ages and time commitments are welcome to participate.
pictured: After a decade, the Adoration Ministry has clocked nearly 50,000 hours of prayer.
Save the dates for the 2020 event: June 12-13
All are invited to the Eucharistic Congress, an annual event organized by the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The event has sessions designed for all interests and culminates in a region-wide Mass with 30,000 participants.