Traveling Adoration During Advent

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by Nadia Bullock  •  •  December 3, 2022   

Detroit parishes host holy hours

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Extolled by many saints, Eucharistic adoration is a very helpful tool for Catholics to grow closer to God, be inspired by the Holy Spirit and reflect in prayer.

Church Militant's Nadia Bullock shares the traveling holy hour going on in Detroit during Advent.

Leading up to Christmas, the archdiocese of Detroit is having adoration at a different parish each night at 7 p.m.

Some churches will offer contemplative silence, while others will play music, read from scripture or preach.

Fr. Paul John Kalchik, archdiocese of Chicago: "At Our Lord's Ascension, He said, 'I am with you until the end of the age.' What He meant before He ascended into the heavens was that He would physically and spiritually remain with us in this fallen world, until its end, in the Blessed Sacrament.

Yesterday, Father Paul John Kalchik told Church Militant that regular eucharistic adoration transformed his former Chicago parish.

And it doesn't have to be a rigid prayer experience of constant silence and kneeling.

Kalchik: "It's perfectly legitimate to bring your Bible in with you to adoration and spend time rereading your favorite book or psalm. Like any quality time spent with a good friend, the main thing during Eucharistic adoration is to spend time with Our Lord. Don't hesitate during adoration to pour out your heart to Him, unlike other friends, He won't leave just because you have troubles to share."

The traveling holy hour is part of the "I AM HERE" campaign, an extension of the national "Eucharistic Revival" established by the U.S. bishops.

For a full list of the prayer services, Detroit area Catholics can go to

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