Opportunities for Adoration at Our Parishes
We offer 12 Hours of Adoration after our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning Masses each week. Adoration will begin immediately following Mass and continue until 9PM. You can sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4EA9A622A4F5CF8-12hour or call the parish office.
Times will be 9AM-9PM:
Tuesdays - St Lawrence
Wednesdays - St Teresa
Thursdays - St Mary
3rd Fridays - St. Mary
With this blessing comes responsibility - we will need at least 2 committed weekly adorers each hour, for each location. We will also continue the 12 Hours of Adoration and Confession the third Friday of each month at St. Mary’s. This means in a typical month, we will have 156 hours of adoration offered at our home parishes of St. Lawrence, St. Teresa, and St. Mary’s.
St. Teresa Adoration at the 4 O’Clock Hour ~ Moms, Children & Families Welcome
The 4-5 pm hour of adoration each Wednesday may look a little different from what some may be used to. A mother of four has committed to pray with our Lord for that hour each week and she will be bringing her children along – after all, Jesus says “let the children come to me”! Moms and dads desire adoration too, but often don’t feel like they can go because they might disturb other people. This 4 o’clock hour will allow for this to happen as we welcome moms, dads, our youngest adorers, and anyone who wants to be a part of this beautiful intergenerational witness of faith! Additional Adorers are Welcome Each Hour from 9am - 9pm at St. Teresa on Wednesdays. No sign up is necessary - the church is open and Jesus is waiting for you to simply come! But, if you would like to commit to an hour each week, please call the parish office 812-537-3992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Catholics in Dearborn County who adore our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament are being invited to join an International Sodality through the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama.
This shrine, built by Mother Angelica, is where Fr. Meyer and Fr. Hollowell makes their annual priest retreat.
There are hard copies of a brochure with more information about this Sodality in the back of each church, available at the 12 hours of adoration at St. Teresa, St. Mary's, St. Lawrence and the All Saints Perpetual Adoration Chapel.
All the information is also here:
If you pray a holy hour- you can join!!!!
I ADORE THEE PRAYER - Official Prayer of the Adoration Sodality
I adore Thee, O Jesus, God of Love, truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I adore Thee, Who hast come to Thine own, but wast not received by them. I adore Thee, Whom the majority of mankind reject and despise. I adore Thee, Whom the impious incessantly offend by their sacrileges and blasphemies. I adore Thee, Who art grieved by the coldness and indifference even of a vast number of Christians. I adore Thee, O Infinite Goodness, Who hast wrought so many miracles, in order to reveal Thy love to us. I adore Thee, with all the angels and saints, and with those chosen souls that are now already the blessed of Thy Father and are all aglow with burning love to Thee. I adore Thee with all Thy friends, O Jesus! With them I prostrate myself at the foot of the Altar, to offer Thee my most profound homage, to receive Thy Divine Inspiration and to implore Thy grace. Oh, how good it is for me to be here with Thee! How sweet to hear the Voice of my Beloved! O Victim of Divine Love! A piercing cry breaks forth from Thy Heart here on the Altar, as once it did on Calvary; it is the cry of love; “I thirst,” Thou callest to Thy children, “I thirst for your love! Come all you, whom I love as My Father has loved Me; come and quench the thirst that consumes Me!”
Lord Jesus, behold I come. My heart is small but it is all Thine own. Thou art a prisoner in our Tabernacles, Thou the Lord of Lords! And love it is, that holds Thee here as such! Thou leavest the Tabernacle only to come to us, to unite Thyself with the faithful soul and allow Thy Divine Love to reign in her/him. O King of Love! Come, live, reign in me. I want no other law but the law of Thy Love! No, no, I henceforth desire to know naught, neither of the world nor of what is in it, nor of myself; Thy Love alone shall rule in me eternally.
O Jesus, grant me this grace! Break all my fetters, strip me of all that is not Thyself, in order that Thy Love may be my life here below, and my happiness and delight in eternity. Amen.