Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Catholics believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist i.e. Jesus is literally and wholly present, body and blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament. This is why Catholics adore the Blessed Sacrament. It has been said that Adoration is the second highest form of worship after Holy Mass. Jesus makes himself present so that we can spend time with him in person!
“And behold I am with you always, to the end of time” Matthew 28:20
The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Tabernacle in the Church Hall as well as in Mt Tabor, our Adoration Room/Chapel. We often also adore Him as part of our Praise and Worship sessions, parish level adoration sessions and retreats. Many ministries and groups spend some time in Mt Tabor before their regular meetings.
“Our communal worship at mass must go together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic adoration in order that our love may be complete.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)
Adoration Room Opening Hours
Adoration Room (Mt Tabor, Level 5):
- 8:00am – 9.30pm (Monday to Saturday)
- 6:00am – 9:30pm (Sunday)
Some ministries or church groups may have adoration sessions before their ministry or group meetings in Mt Tabor during certain time slots. A summary of these bookings can be found posted outside the Entrance.
Spending Time with Jesus
Some suggestions when spending time with the Lord:
- Praise the Lord and give thanks
- Sit quiet and be in the presence of the Lord. Let him speak to you.
- Pray the Liturgy of the Hours
- Pray the rosary and ask our Blessed Mother to join you in gazing at Jesus.
- Read and reflect on Scripture and listen to his voice
- Intercede for others especially those who ask you to pray for them
- Examine your life and ask for forgiveness and follow this with the Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Consider how you have become more and more like Him having consumed Him in Holy Communion and ask for help to be more like him in serving and loving others.
Bibles and rosaries are available for your use while in Mt Tabor.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
Some Rules to Observe While in Mt Tabor
As Mt Tabor is a shared space and Jesus is present, we asked that the following rules be followed:
- Remove your shoes before entering the chapel
- Maintain silence and reverence at all times
- Genuflect when approaching the Blessed Sacrament
- Do not touch the monstrance or the statues
- Do not move the fixtures in the room
- No food or drink is allowed
- Pray in silence and respect others who may be adoring the Lord with you
- Switch off the air-conditioning and lights if no one else is in the room when you leave
- Return cushions to their storage area before you leave.