Adoration Prayer Team

We all know that when life gets hard many people turn to God in prayer to seek help, guidance, and comfort. This response is the result of the nature of how we are made. God wove into our hearts a desire to seek Him out. Some only heed that call during times of stress or pain, which is fine. God uses many of life's daily struggles and joys to get our attention. But in reality, our first act of each day should be prayer. We are called in fact to “pray without ceasing”(1 Thessalonians 5:17).

As Catholics, we have the additional gift of Christ Himself in the Eucharist. This glorious gift allows us the opportunity to take our prayer to a new level of intimacy. To be in the “real presence” of our Lord and Master is a tremendous grace.

At Lancaster Catholic, we consider prayer a priority and the Eucharist "the source and summit of the Christian life" (Lumen Gentium).

In response to the call to prayer, Campus Ministry at Lancaster Catholic High School has designed a program to enhance the spiritual life of students, faculty, families, and alumni of our school. We have taken the challenge of raising the bar on prayer by hosting Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Friday in our school Chapel. Over the last five years, we have seen untold benefits to our students, staff, and faculty. 

Our goals with this program are simple:

- Students have a regular chance to pray, and spend time, before the Blessed Sacrament.

- Parents, alumni, and friends of LCHS can directly join our effort each week to offer a prayer for our school and all the students, faculty, and staff.

Our culture confronts all of us, but especially our young people, with challenges each day. By offering weekly prayer before our Lord in Blessed Sacrament we can spiritually assist all the members of our LCHS family.

Who can help and how you sign up:

- Pick a time that is convenient from 8 am until 3 pm Fridays.

- To maintain the security and safety of our students and faculty, each person will need to sign up in advance and meet all the requirements mandated by the diocese for ministry with youth.
As with all visitors to our building, adorers will need to have a mask and have a temperature check before they go to the chapel.  

- It is our hope that we can have at least two people for each hour during the day.

We are asking you to prayerfully consider this important ministry at LCHS. For all the details and to sign up for the Adoration Prayer Team, please contact the Spiritual Life Department. If your schedule does not permit you to join us in person, we ask that you keep the students, faculty, and staff in your daily prayers as we strive to fulfill Christ’s command to spread the Good News of the Gospel.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for your time and prayers. To get more information or to sign up to join our Adoration Team please contact our volunteer coordinator Mrs. Christy Brislin at
or our Campus Ministry office at 717.509.0315 ext 123 or via email at

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an ancient practice that dates back at least to the 14th century. The praise and worship of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament outside of the Liturgy is an extraordinary way of enhancing your prayer life.

“I wish also at this time to recall to you an important truth affirmed by the Second Vatican Council, namely: "The spiritual life, nevertheless, is not confined to participation in the liturgy" (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 12). And so I also encourage you in the other exercises of devotion that you have lovingly preserved for centuries, especially those in regard to the Blessed Sacrament. These acts of piety honor God and are useful for our Christian lives; they give joy to our hearts and help us to appreciate more the liturgical worship of the Church.

The visit to the Blessed a great treasure of the Catholic faith. It nourishes social love and gives us opportunities for adoration and thanksgiving, for reparation and supplication. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Hours and Eucharistic processions are  likewise precious element of your heritage--in full accord with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.”
~ Pope John Paul II , Phoenix Park, Ireland, from September 29 to October 1, 1979