“Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are.” - Bl. John Paul II the Great


Lincoln Diocese Youth Programs and Ministry


Strengthen your relationship with God through weekend retreats and encounters.


Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House


Various Retreats




A chord of three strands is not quickly broken. Strengthen your marriage through God.


Marriage Encounter



Natural Family Planning



Norma Theisen 462-2085

Stephanie Wesely 469-5836

Eucharistic Adoration

You can't have a relationship

with anyone unless you spend time with that person.

So it is with God . . .




"Could you not watch an hour with me?" (MT 26:40)

  • What do I do during Adoration?

    You can pray or meditate however you desire. Here are some suggestions:



    We come firstly to Adore our Creator.  One of the greatest and most intimate forms of prayer is just allowing yourself to sit in silence before the Lord and let Him do what He desires: to heal, guide, and love His son or daughter.



    Confessions are available during the Holy Hour.  Go, receive God's mercy and healing.



    Reading scripture before God allows Him to speak to your heart in a very profound way.  There are also many books



    It's amazing how much clearer things can be if we take time to write them out. What better way to understand your life than to take this step with Jesus?

  • I can't make it to the whole hour, could I still come?

    Absolutely! Even if  you can only come for 5 minutes, our Lord is most pleased when we offer Him what we have, even if we haven't much.

  • My kids are noisy, isn't it better if we stay home?

    We have many families who come to Adoration nearly every week, praise God!  Our Lord said to let the children come to Him, and we encourage you to live this call! Don't worry about your kids, they are welcome!

FAQs about Adoration



    Receiving the Sacraments

    Holy Communion and Reconciliation are the two most humble and miraculous ways Our Lord bends to us in great love, fulfilling His promise to be with us until the end of the age. How often and how worthily do you receive this infinite Love?


    Lectio Divina (scriptural meditation)

    Spend some time living with Our Lord. "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."

    This is one of the greatest ways to know Him.

    Learn More . . .


    Time before the Most Blessed Sacrament

    Schedule an hour, or just stop by.  Even if only for a few minutes over your lunch hour, Our Lord is waiting... thirsting for YOU.


    Attention to the great "little things"

    How often do you see a crucifix and take no notice of the One on humiliated upon it?   How often do you genuflect without offering your heart to your King? How often do you make the Sign of the Cross or mumble the Our Father without thinking of what you are professing?  Pay attention to Him here, and it can change your entire life.



    We should confess our sins to the Lord the moment we realize we commit them, so that He can give us grace to grow in our weakness. The Sacrament of Reconciliation offers a personal meeting with Christ, the only fountain for cleansing even the darkest sin. Jesus is the power behind the priest who wants only to bring you to the fullness of life. Don't ignore your heart, don't be afraid of His Mercy . . .


    Examination of Conscience: 10 Commandments

    Examination of Conscience: Social Teaching

    Examination of Conscience for  Children

    Examination of Conscience for Young Adults

    Examination of Conscience for Single People

    Examination of Conscience for Married Persons


    Sing to the Lord, perform little acts of love for our neighbor, remember who you are: a son of the God of the Universe - every breath, every beat is Him loving you into existence.


    Prayers of Petition

    "Knock and the door will be opened to you. Like a good Father to his child, our Lord wants to hear our needs, heal our wounds, and glorify His people.


    Remember the Poor

    God works more through prayer than the world can ever imagine . . . It is our duty and obligation as Christians to pray for our priests, our family, world leaders, all those suffering,  fallen away . . . Even one Hail Mary can bring about miraculous gifts in the world.

© 2013 Saint Cecilia Catholic Church. All Rights Reserved