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Come With Joy Into the Presence of the Lord
Linda Oppelt

Come With Joy Into the Presence of the Lord

By Linda Oppelt

(Photo shows St. Dominic Adoration Chapel. Credit: Mireya Mundie)

Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament is present, though hidden, in every tabernacle in every Catholic church. Within the Diocese of Colorado Springs, the visible Eucharistic Presence of Jesus in a monstrance is available in many locations, days and times for adoration and prayer. What follows is an overview of opportunities for this increasingly popular and highly recommended devotion. Availability differs from parish to parish, ranging from perpetual (24/7) to one or two hours per week or month.  

Perpetual manned Eucharistic Adoration Chapels
(Chapels that have at least one person committed to remain with the Blessed Sacrament each hour of the day)
 

St. Dominic Parish, Security
St. Dominic’s chapel is located in the church bell tower and is accessible via a coded door. Occupancy is limited to seven people at a time. Perpetual adoration at St. Dominic actually began before the church was built. Holy Family Parish, which was merged with St. Joseph Parish in Fountain to become St. Dominic, began perpetual adoration about 18 years ago. Kim Cole, adoration coordinator for St. Dominic, said that more committed adorers are needed on Saturdays, but additional adorers are welcome at every hour. Sign up for an hour or to be a substitute at stdominic.weadorehim.com/ or contact Kim at 719-246-1830.


 

Holy Apostles Parish, Colorado Springs (central/east side)
The chapel at Holy Apostles Church opened in February 2017 and accommodates about 30 people. The chapel is located on the upper north side of the church building and is accessible through the coded door, between Mary’s House and the church. Currently all hours have at least one guardian, but additional adorers are welcome! Sign up at adorationpro.org/apostles or contact Linda Oppelt, 719-338-4348; linda.oppelt@gmail.com.

Eucharistic Adoration Chapels accessible around the clock
(Chapels that are accessible any time day or night but do not currently have committed adorers for every hour.)

Our Lady of the Pines Parish, Black Forest
This chapel is situated in back of the church, behind the tabernacle of the main sanctuary. The tabernacle was constructed with a door that can be opened in the back to expose the Blessed Sacrament when a person enters the chapel, and closed upon departure. The coded door to the chapel is accessible on the southwest side of the church. About ten people can be seated in the chapel. To obtain the code call the front office at 719-495-2351, or sign up at adorationpro.org/ourladyofthepines


 

St. Peter Parish in Monument
Peter the Rock Chapel, located across the parking lot from the church in the parish ministry center, can accommodate 35-40 people. It is accessible most hours, with possible exceptions of weddings and other special events. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in a monstrance that is covered with a semi-transparent veil, so nothing is required upon exiting. Visitors and drop-ins are welcome but need the code to enter. To obtain the code, contact Tara Stone, tjstone0828@gmail.com or 719-650-4485, or call the parish at 719-481-3511. To sign up for an hour, or to become a substitute, visit adorationpro.org/peterco. More committed adorers are needed overnight and weekend hours.


Extended Hours Adoration Chapels (less than 24/7)

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Castle Rock
Adoration is in the choir room/chapel, Mon.-Fri. after the 8 a.m. Mass until 6 p.m. The chapel sits 30 people. Contact Mary Carmen at mlopezmota@stfranciscr.org or call 303-688-3025, or visit stfrancis.weadorehim.com to sign up for an hour.

St. Gabriel the Archangel, Colorado Springs (north/northeast)
The chapel at St. Gabriel Parish is open Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and can seat 18 people. Visitors are welcome. Twelve relics are on display. Hours of greatest need for committed adorers are in the evening. To sign up for an hour or to be a substitute visit adorationpro.org/gabrielco or contact Cindy Martinez at 719-528-8407; cmartinez@saintgabriel.net.


 

St. Patrick Parish, Colorado Springs (north central)
Adoration hours at St. Patrick’s chapel are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and anyone may visit during those times. The chapel sits about 12 people. Jim Pierson, adoration coordinator, says additional committed adorers are always welcome. To sign up, visit adorationpro.org/patrickco, or contact Jim at 719-964-6792. The parish’s goal is to be able to sustain perpetual adoration.


 

Extended Adoration in church/main sanctuary (two or more continuous hours per week)
Ave Maria Parish in Parker
Adoration takes place on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome to come during these times, however people are needed to sign up to cover all hours, to make sure Jesus is never left alone. To sign up to fill a specific day and hour, or to be a substitute, please visit avemaria.weadorehim.com, or call the parish office at (303) 841-3750.

Corpus Christi Parish, Colorado Springs (central/near downtown)
Once weekly 24-hour period of continuous Eucharistic adoration takes place in the sanctuary, beginning on Mondays following the 5:30 p.m. Mass, through 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays. A code is required to enter during those times; please contact Patty O’Connell, paocs@comcast.net. Sign up for a weekly hour at adorationpro.org/corpusco. Non-parishioners are welcome but need to fill out a form to receive the code. Eucharistic adoration also takes place Monday through Friday from 4:30-5:15 p.m., with confessions available.

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, Kiowa
Eucharistic adoration is now offered in the sanctuary on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., recently updated based on results of a parish survey. Please visit visitation.weadorehim.com to sign up. Other adoration hours are on first Saturdays following the 8:30 a.m. Mass until 11 a.m. and third Sundays after the 10:30 a.m. Mass until 1 p.m. 

St. Benedict Parish in Falcon
St. Benedict has extended adoration in the sanctuary on Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:45-9:30 a.m. For more information on adoration at St. Benedict please contact Julie at juliepalmer02@msn.com  or call 719-360-4041.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Colorado Springs (northwest)
On Fridays, extended adoration occurs after 8:30 a.m. Mass, beginning with recitation of the rosary at 9 a.m. and ending at 2:50 p.m. with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Sign up for an hour at www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094EAAAB28A6F8C43-stfrancis#/. Adoration also takes place every Thursday from 5-6 p.m. 

St. Mark Parish, Highlands Ranch
The adoration hours are as follows: 
Mon., 3-8 p.m.
Tues., 7-8 p.m.
Thurs., 8:30-11:45 a.m.
Sat., 2-3:45 p.m.
First Fridays, 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m.
To sign up for an hour visit stmarkhr.weadorehim.com/.
There will also be a special 40-Hours Devotion beginning Sunday, June 23 after noon Mass celebrated by Bishop James Golka and ending June 25 with Benediction at 7:30 p.m. Visit stmarkhr.org/homepage-news/40-hours-devotion-at-st-mark/ for details and times. The signup for 40-Hours Devotion is the same as above, just click on the week of June 23-29.

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Colorado Springs (downtown)
Thursday mornings after 7 a.m. Mass until about 11:50 a.m. with Benediction.

St. Paul, Colorado Springs (southwest)
Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Adoration also offered on first Saturdays, 4-4:45 p.m. and first Sundays, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration for one to two hours per week, and/or one Holy Hour per month

Divine Redeemer, Colorado Springs (central)
Tuesdays after 8 a.m. Mass; Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., beginning with the rosary at 6:30 p.m. Confession is offered after rosary. Extended adoration is available on first Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449afa622aa8-2020#/.
Holy Family Parish, Leadville — Call parish office for information: (719) 486-1382.
Holy Trinity Parish, Colorado Springs (central) 
Holy hour Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon; first Fridays extended adoration takes place after the 9 a.m. Mass until 3:30 p.m., and first Saturdays after Mass until 11:15 a.m.
Immaculate Conception Parish, Security — Thursdays, Benediction and Holy Hour, 7 p.m.; last Friday of each month offers all-night adoration, 7 p.m. until 7:45 a.m. Saturday.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Colorado Springs (central) — Adoration and confession, Tuesdays following the 7 p.m. Mass and Fridays following the 8 a.m. Mass.
Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Woodland Park — Wednesdays 5-6 p.m.; Fridays 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Pax Christi Parish, Lone Tree — First Fridays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. 
Sacred Heart Parish, Cheyenne Wells — Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. with Scriptural Rosary.
Sacred Heart Parish, Colorado Springs (westside) — Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays 8:30-9 a.m.
St. Andrew Kim Parish, Colorado Springs (east) — First Thursdays after 7 p.m. Mass.
St. Augustine Parish, Kit Carson — Fridays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. with rosary.
St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Burlington —Wednesdays, 7 p.m. with confession.
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Stratton — Thursdays, 7 p.m, with confession.
St. John Henry Newman Chapel, Colorado Springs — Mon.-Thurs., noon with confession, for 30 minutes before daily 12:30 p.m. Mass. (No Mass or adoration June 24-27.)
St. Joseph Parish, Colorado Springs (southwest, “Southgate”) —Tue., Thurs., Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m.
St. Joseph Parish, Salida —Tue., Thurs., Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m.
St. Mary of the Rockies Parish, Bailey —Thursdays, 9-10 a.m.
St. Michael Parish, Calhan — First Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Parish, Buena Vista — Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Vietnamese Holy Martyrs, Colorado Springs (central) — First Sunday of the month, Benediction follows immediately after First Sunday Mass (9:30-10:30 a.m.).
The Catholic Center at the Citadel Mall, Colorado Springs (central) — First Fridays, 12:40-6 p.m.

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