Eucharistic Adoration | University of Portland

Eucharistic Adoration

Presence. Intimacy. Contemplation. Prayer. Christ.

Eucharistic Adoration is the ancient practice of worshiping Christ in the Eucharist. It flows from the worship we perform together during Mass and the belief that Christ—his body, blood, soul, and divinity—is really present to us. 

Father Poorman presiding at an adoration service

Many Catholics through the ages have found that Eucharistic Adoration helps them to focus their prayer and connect more deeply with God. As we view Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament and enter more deeply into the mystery of God’s love for us, our prayer can become more integrated into our hearts and minds.

Coordinated by a group of student leaders and celebrated by one of our Holy Cross priests, weekly Eucharistic Adoration is available during the academic year in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available at this time.

All are welcome to pray in contemplative silence before the Eucharist. It is common to engage in music, preaching, reading, silence, personal meditation, journaling, and other forms of prayer during Adoration.

For more information about Eucharistic Adoration at UP, contact Campus Ministry at or 503.943.7131.