The Little Church is open 24/7 for people to come and pray to Jesus who is always present in the tabernacle where the Eucharist is kept. Although the Eucharist maintains the appearance of bread, we believe that once consecrated at Mass, what once was bread is now the Body of Christ, that is Jesus Christ Himself. All are invite to come and pray to our Lord Jesus Christ in our Little Church.
By Adoration, we mean adoring God, particularly God the Son, Jesus Christ, who is truly present in the Most Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is displayed in a sacred vessel called the Monstrance so that our Lord can be adored by the faithful. To adore God is to acknowledge him as God, as the Creator and Savior, the Lord and Master of everything that exists, as infinite and merciful Love.
Adoration is available at Ascension Catholic Church at the following times:
Every Thursday after the 6:30 am Mass in the Little Church until Benediction (blessing with the Eucharist) at 7 pm.
Every First Friday after a special Mass at 8:30 pm in the Main Church until shortly before another special Mass at midnight. Confessions are available half an hour before each Mass. The Alliance of the Two Hearts sponsor this event.
About every three months, typically on the third Friday of the month, at 7:30 pm, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available during a Holy Hour for Vocations. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. See the parish calendar for the dates of this event.