Perpetual Adoration at Holy Family
Holy Family is blessed to have perpetual adoration (24 hours a day 7 days a week). All are welcome to adore Christ between the hours of 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM Monday-Friday and 7:00 AM-9:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. For security reasons, only registered adorers have access to the adoration chapel between the hours of 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM (7:00 AM on weekends).
Ideally there are two registered adorers for every hour of the week. We currently have several hours each week with no adorers or only a single adorer.
Additional adorers are needed for unfilled time slots during the week as well as periodic substitutes. To register as an official adorer you must be a registered member of Holy Family Parish or another local parish. If you are not registered as a member of a parish, please contact the parish office. To sign up to be an adorer, please go to our parish’s adoration website: hfkirkland.weadorehim.com and click the “Sign Up” button at the top of the screen. Fill out the form with your personal information and adoration preferences. Once the system administrator has reviewed and activated your account, you will receive a welcome message inviting you to schedule one (or more) hour each week, and to opt in or out of being a substitute adorer for others who are occasionally unable to make their scheduled hour. There will be a link in the welcome email to a short instructional video on how to use the WeAdoreHim website.
Registered adorers make a commitment for one or more hours a week. They also commit to finding a replacement if they cannot make their regularly scheduled adoration time. Substitute requests are automatically sent to everyone who has volunteered as a substitute through the WeAdoreHim website.
Anyone can come to the adoration chapel between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. You can also sign up as a substitute adorer to be a resource for regular adorers in need of a one-time replacement. As a substitute you are able to specify the days and hours you are available.
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.