Faith Series - Eucharistic Adoration

About this activity

Eucharistic Adoration is when Jesus, in the form of the Consecrated Host, is placed inside the Monstrance in a clear window for us to see. Jesus is seen in the form of a white host, a white circle, in the clear window at the center of the Monstrance. It is a special time of prayer before the Eucharistic presence of Jesus. Adoration is showing that we know God is truly God, our Savior, and the creator of everything that exists.

A beautiful 3 inch patch is available for the activity.

The answers to the requirements can be found here.

Answers to Requirements

Eucharistic Adoration Requirements

How to start

You will find resources, plans for leading a Guided Children’s Adoration, and a quiet self-guided Adoration for children and on www.guidedchildrensadoration.com. :

  • Feel free to use other resources.
  • 1st - 5th Grades - Complete requirements #1 thru 5.
    6th - 12th Grades - Complete all requirements
    Adults-Mentor one or more youth to earn the Eucharistic Adoration Activity Patch

Requirements

  1. After reading John 6:48-52, answer the following question:
    1. Is Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament? Why? And after reading Matthew 26:26-30 and Matthew 26:36-46, answer the following questions:
    2. When did Jesus Institute the Eucharist?
    3. Why do people traditionally spend an hour with Jesus in Adoration.
  2. Answer the following questions:
    1. What is the name of the sacred vessel the Blessed Sacrament is placed in during public Adoration? Why are there rays that normally surround the center of this vessel?
    2. What are Exposition and Reposition?
    3. What is Benediction, why is it so special, when does it occur, and why does the priest or deacon wear a humeral veil during it?
  3. Sing the traditional Adoration song “Come Adore” (English version of Tantum Ergo) from your parish hymnal with your parents or counselor. Discuss the song‘s meaning and how it can help you draw closer to Jesus in Adoration?
  4. With help, make a list of at least six things you can do in quiet Adoration and create an Adoration Bag to take to church with you.
  5. After discussing how you should behave during Adoration do one of the following:
    1. Participate in a Guided Adoration for Children.
    2. Spend a quiet half hour of Adoration on your own.
  6. After reading about the Story of Fatima and the Angel of Portugal’s visits to the three shepherd children in Fatima, discuss the angel’s third visit. Say the prayers taught to the children by the angel and Our Lady of Fatima. Discuss with your counselor or parents which prayer in most meaningful to you and why.
  7. Define Transubstantiation. (The Catechism or YouCat are good starting places).
  8. Pray the Rosary, using the Luminous Mysteries. Pay close attention to the 5th Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist.
  9. Create a brief report on a Eucharistic Miracle.

Completion of the Activity

The answers to the questions should be reviewed by an adult for correctness.  After completing the requirements, the participants will order the patch (Online).