Eucharistic adoration

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Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love
In the sacred Host, He is present, the true treasure, always waiting for us.
Only by adoring this Presence do we learn how to receive Him

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves "the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us". 

During Eucharistic Adoration, we "watch and wait", we remain "silent" in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist ... By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. 

In its fullest essence ... Eucharistic Adoration is "God and Man reaching out for each other, at the same time!"

The Eucharist is: Jesus truly present - Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity!

At the moment of Consecration, during the Mass, the "gifts" of bread and wine are transformed (transubstantiated) into the actual Body and Blood of Christ, at the Altar. This means that they are not only spiritually transformed, but rather are actually (substantially) transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. The elements retain the appearance of bread and wine, but are indeed the actual Body and Blood of Christ. This is what is meant by Real Presence: the actual, physical presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Christ instituted this Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist in order to remain with mankind until the end of time (John 14:18). 



Adoration of Our Lord

He gave the ultimate sacrifice for us!  May we Sacrifice one hour a week to be with Him?

Visit Him during Eucharistic Adoration.  

There is always a need for faithful adorers, please consider committing to a specific hour.

Adoration begins following the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Thursdays and continues until Benediction at 7:00 p.m. 


Saint Andrew Church

128 Norwich Avenue

Colchester, CT.

For more information please contact:  


Dennis Girard (860-334-9894 and




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