“Personally, I have experienced a need for silent adoration which gives me strength, consolation and support. This Eucharistic Practice is the devotion of the saints."Pope John Paul IILetter on the Eucharist
“Behold the Heart which has so loved men that It has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to testify Its love;— Jesus to St. Margaret Mary in Adoration
… I so ardently thirst to be loved in the Most Blessed Sacrament that this thirst devours Me.”
“Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the sacraments”St. Alphonsis of Liquori
Eucharistic Adoration Chapel of Saints Michael and Gabriel
Located at 3100 West 76th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80030
Founded by Fr. John Hilton, November 2001
We ask everyone in our faith community to participate in this very holy ministry by making an act of love through the offering of just one hour a week to Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament in our Adoration Chapel. Adoring our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration unleashes God’s grace for our lives, our families & loved ones, our clergy, parish, Church, and the whole world.
** Please include our Clergy, Vocations, Church in your Holy Hour intentions **
** Please see “Guidelines” tab for more information on Adoration, serving as a Committed Adorer and/or Substitute Adorer, Adorer Responsibilities, Chapel Open & Close (Exposition/Reposition) Procedure.
Chapel Open to Public:
Monday thru Friday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
** Hours Open Only **
to Committed Adorers WITH KEYCARDS
Sunday thru Friday: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday & Friday: 5:00am – 7:00am
** Please contact Adoration Coordinator for admittance
to early morning / late night hours
Dedicated Holy Hours
Mothers of Lu
Holy Hour for vocations to the priesthood & consecrated life, every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm in CHURCH.
Holy Hour for Life
Every 4th Sunday of the month at 3pm in CHURCH.
Rosary for the Astray, every 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 pm in Adoration Chapel. Do you have a family member who has abandoned their faith? Join us in praying for their conversion. Contact Tere Chichester 303.428.3594.
For more information or to register as a Committed Adorer, contact:
Holy Trinity Adoration Coordinator
720.730.7043 | Adoration@htcatholic.org
** WEATHER CLOSURES **
Chapel closures & schedule changes due to inclement weather will be posted at HTCatholic.WeAdoreHim.com.
All registered adorers will receive notification via their selected preference (text, email, phone) from our automated system.
PLEASE NOTE: If the chapel is remaining open during challenging weather conditions (low temps, snow, ice) and you feel it is unsafe to attend your Holy Hour under these conditions, please contact the Coordinator directly as soon as possible. It is the personal responsibility of each adorer to decide if it is reasonable and safe for them to attend their Holy Hour in consideration of current weather conditions.
NEW YEAR’S EVE and NEW YEAR’S DAY
Chapel closed all day both days; resumes regular schedule on January 2nd.
EASTER / HOLY WEEK
Chapel Closes at 6:30 pm Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday; resumes regular schedule on Easter Monday at 7:00 am.
Monday only; closed all day.
July 4th only; closed all day.
Monday only; closed all day.
Thanksgiving Day and Friday after; closed all day both days.
Christmas Eve and Christmas day; closed all day both days.
Chapel is OPEN Dec. 26th through 30th
INSTRUCTIONS for Chapel IPAD Check-In: ENGLISH / SPANISH
Adoration Guidelines: All Adorers
** Committed Adorers & Substitutes: Please read completely to bottom, thank you!
- Always notify Coordinator if Jesus was unattended when you arrived!
- Please check-in whether Committed, Substitute, or Guest and regardless of time you plan to spend.
- Turn off all cellular / electronic devices BEFORE entering chapel –please note, “vibrate” mode is NOT considered “off”.
- Reverence & respect for our Lord is of utmost priority, genuflect or deep bow when entering/exiting the presence of our Eucharistic King.
- Please enter quietly and pray in silence, avoid all unnecessary speaking.
- No food, gum, or drinks are allowed in the chapel.
- Modest attire is strongly encouraged.
- Do not enter the rail area unless authorized to do so.
- NEVER touch the monstrance.
- Thermostat / Windows: The temperature is set year round to 71 degrees, do not adjust thermostat or open windows; please dress appropriately for heat/cold.
- Please contact Adoration Coordinator and / or Parish Office (only available during office hours) for heat, maintenance, unattended chapel, and other issues
Fire / Disaster / Other
For Fire , Disaster, or other life threatening situations:
- Repose the Blessed Sacrament.
- Vacate Chapel
- Call 911 – if you do not have a cell phone locate someone who does.
- Remain outside until emergency crews have arrived and approved re-entrance.
For non-life threatening emergencies:
- Assess situation and make best judgement as to appropriate action.
- Call 911, Parish office, or Adoration Coordinator depending on situation.
Please include our Universal Church, Holy Father, priests & deacons, parishioners, and all past/present/future adorers in your prayers. Ask the Lord of the Harvest to increase His laborers! Adoration is the backbone of all success in serving & honoring the will of God! Please invite & encourage others to join in Eucharistic Adoration as Committed Adorers or substitutes.
There are many online resources outlining the beauty and grace of this very holy ministry. Here is just one: http://therealpresence.org/eucharst/pea/a2.html
Please see above tab “Chapel Hours” for regular chapel hours, public hours, and designated Holy Hours. Up-to-date schedules & closures will be posted at HtCatholic.WeAdoreHim.
** NOTE: Only Committed Adorers with a keycard may enter the chapel between the hours of 5am – 7am and 8pm – midnight. For security reasons, we ask Committed Adorers to not open door to knocking during these hours.
The chapel closes for certain holidays & inclement weather. Check bulletin, parish website, and HTCatholic.WeAdoreHim for up-to-date information. Chapel closures will be posted at HTCatholic.WeAdoreHim and all registered adorers will be notified. Never assume a closure; when in doubt, check the website or contact the Coordinator or parish office. Do not attempt to enter the chapel outside regular hours or during closures.
Standing Guard: Committed Adorers and Substitutes
Arrive on Time
- Please be in chapel no later than start of your committed hour; the preceding Committed Adorer (CA) must stay until you are present.
- Check-in on our IPAD as soon as you arrive (directions available in chapel).
- It is imperative that Jesus not be left alone; please remain in chapel for full hour and do not leave until the next hour’s Committed Adorer has arrived, even if there are other adorers present in the chapel.
My Hour is over
Has Not Arrived
- If able, please continue with Adoration until next CA arrives, even if other adorers are present.
- If unable to stay, you may ask a present adorer if they are willing & committed to stay until next CA arrives.
- Otherwise, before leaving chapel, call Coordinator. If unable to reach Coordinator, please call Assistant Coordinator or if within parish office hours, call the office.
- Always notify Coordinator if you found Jesus unattended, or if CA’s are absent.
Must Miss Your
Please provide a
- A Committed Adorer is a commitment to Jesus first; you are a vital part of this ministry. Please faithfully attend and be on time to your Holy Hour. Avoid all unnecessary cancellations; make every attempt to plan other activities & volunteer opportunities around your commitment to Jesus.
- If unable to make your Holy Hour, please make every effort to find a reliable substitute. If your substitute is unfamiliar with adoration, please review all necessary guidelines & procedures –stress importance of being on time & signing in as a “Substitute for” so previous CA’s know they may leave. It is best to lineup suitable substitutes and familiarize them with the guidelines before the need arises. Suggestions: spouse, sibling, adult child, parish or ministry friend.
- You may put out an automated substitute request through our online system WeAdoreHim. We suggest a minimum of 6 hours notice in using the automated substitute request.
Not able to obtain
a suitable substitute?
- NEVER assume that your CA partner(s), no matter how consistent, or “someone”, will be present.
- Did you make a substitute request through our online system WeAdoreHim? A minimum of 6 hours notice is required for the automated substitute request.
- Always notify the Coordinator if you will miss your Holy Hour & do not have a substitute arranged, even if it’s just prior to the start of your hour (emergency situation, inclement weather, etc); the Coordinator will arrange a substitute for you.
What to do when
are an issue for me ?
** WEATHER CLOSURES **
- Chapel closures & schedule changes due to inclement weather will be posted at HTCatholic.WeAdoreHim.com.
- All registered adorers will receive notification via their selected preference (text, email, phone) from our automated system.
- PLEASE NOTE: It is the personal responsibility of each adorer to decide if it is reasonable and safe for them to attend their Holy Hour in consideration of current weather conditions. If the chapel is remaining open during challenging weather conditions (low temps, snow, ice) and you feel it is unsafe to attend your Holy Hour under these conditions, please contact the Coordinator directly as soon as possible.
I am Unable
to Continue Serving
- You may change hours, add hours, or remove your commitment through our online automated system WeAdoreHim.
- As a courtesy, please notify Coordinator if you are unable to continue your commitment.
- Please return all keycards to parish office (these cost money; we can recycle them for other adorers!)
- We sincerely Thank You for your commitment!
Pray for Holy Vocations
Please offer One Holy Hour Per Month, or include in your Holy Hour intentions:
our Clergy (their intentions, protection, salvation, etc), Vocations, and Church
HOLY HOUR FOR THE SANCTIFICATION OF PRIESTS
AND FOR VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
The Sign of the Cross followed by an Adoration Hymn, such as O Sacrament Most Holy
An Act of Faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist
I most firmly believe, O Jesus, that in this Holy Sacrament You are present; that here are Your Body and Blood, Your soul and Your divinity. I believe that You, my Savior, true God and true Man, are really here, with all Your treasures; that here You communicate Yourself to us, make us partakers of the fruit of Your Passion, and give us a pledge of eternal life. I believe there cannot be a greater happiness than to receive You in the state of sanctifying grace, nor a greater misery than to receive You in the state of mortal sin. All this I most steadfastly believe, because it is what You have taught us by Your Church. Amen.
A Prayer of Eucharistic Reparation
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners. Amen.
Intentions for the Holy Hour
Lord God, at this time we beg your loving care and protection for:
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis
Archbishop Samuel Aquila and Bishop Jorge Rodriguez and all Bishops throughout the world
All Priests who minister within the Archdiocese of Denver and all Priests throughout the World
All Missionaries laboring in the United States and abroad
All Priests and Religious who are discouraged or at the point of giving up
All Priests who left the active ministry
All Deceased Priests
All Seminarians, that they may persevere in their vocations
All Families, where holy vocations are born
(Add personal intentions in silence)
Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests
Lord Jesus Christ, eternal High Priest,
you offered yourself to the Father on the altar of the cross
and through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit
gave your priestly people a share in your redeeming sacrifice.
Hear our prayer for the sanctification of our priests.
Grant that all who are ordained to the ministerial priesthood
may be ever more conformed to you, the Divine Master.
May they preach the Gospel with pure heart and clear conscience. (over)
Let them be shepherds according to your own heart,
single-minded in service to you and to the Church,
and shining examples of a holy, simple, and joyful life.
Through the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, your Mother and ours,
draw all priests and the flocks entrusted to their care
to the fullness of eternal life where you live and reign
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Pope Benedict XVI
Meditative Prayer, such as
◊ A reading from Sacred Scripture, followed by silent meditation
◊ Holy Rosary
◊ Chaplet of Divine Mercy
◊ The reading of the life of one of the spiritual mothers for priests, taken from the “Eucharistic
Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity” booklet
◊ Tell Me about everything and know that this will give Me great joy…with childlike simplicity talk to Me about everything, for My ears and heart are inclined towards you, and your words are dear to Me” (Diary of St. Faustina #921).
◊ (Short prayer suggestions) – “Jesus, I love You!”, “Jesus, I surrender myself to You; take care of everything!”, “Jesus, I trust in You!”, “Jesus, Mary, I love You, save souls!”
◊ (Short meditation suggestion) – St. Ignatius of Loyola’s prayer: Anima Christi
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
(Make a silent commitment to Jesus to become holy for the sake of the Sanctification of Priests)
O my Jesus, I beg you on behalf of the whole Church: grant it love and the light of your Spirit, and give power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance and return to you, O Lord. Lord, give us holy priests; you yourself maintain them in holiness. O Divine and Great High Priest, may the power of your mercy accompany them everywhere and protect them from the devil’s traps and snares which are continually being set for the souls of priests. May the power of your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests, for you can do all things.
Concluding Hymn, such as Holy God We Praise Thy Name or Ave Maria