Adoration is time well spent


Two-and-a-half years ago, at the suggestion of Tony Murphy, the Knights of Columbus Chapter 4167 in Albia started 24-hour adoration on the first Friday of each month.

Our parishes are small out here, so we agreed to use parishioners from  the four parishes in Monroe County. Barry Hannam from Melrose, Pat Sinnott from Georgetown, Joe Welsh from Lovilia, and I found enough people to take a selected time to adore the exposed Blessed Sacrament.

This is a KC project that is not hard to do. We found plenty of people ready, in fact anxious, to take an hour.  Surprisingly, the hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. were the easiest to fill. This is an act of worship that any parish can start and it complements church life. I have found that an hour alone in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the early morning hours is one of the most profound religious experiences of my life.

If you have an interest in starting a 24-hour adoration group and want some advice, email me at


Tony Humeston


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