Perpetual Adoration to reopen Thursday, March 16

After a temporary closure due to COVID-19, the Archdiocese of Edmonton’s Corpus Christi Chapel of Perpetual Adoration (located at St. Andrew’s Centre) has re-opened on Thursday, March 16, 2023. The 24-hour adoration has resumed. Adorers are welcome to drop in throughout the day, but are also encouraged to sign up for a weekly hour, as an alternate, or as a drop-in (for after building hours access). Sign up in person at the chapel, or online: For more information, please contact Rosario:

Prayer and Worship

We can pray alone or with others; we worship together as parish communities at Mass and pray as families. There are many types of prayer and many different styles of worship, but all centre on living and experiencing our relationship with the living God.

Everyone is called to live a “vital and personal relationship with the living and true God. This relationship is prayer.”
 – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2558

Our family of faith is one that recognizes the importance of prayer in all that we do. Prayer is the common bond that we share as a family, regardless of our language, age or geographic location. From the child praying before bed to the prayer group at the parish, our family of faith continues to pray for those in our community and those around the world.

Four basic elements

  • Blessing and Adoration (praising God)
  • Prayer of Petition (asking for what we need, including forgiveness)
  • Prayer of Intercession (asking for what others need)
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving (for what God has given and done)

Tips for praying

  • Find a quiet place and time
  • Calm yourself and put away distractions
  • Speak what you feel to God, or use set prayers
  • Take time to listen
  • Use the Bible in your prayer
  • Consider keeping a prayer journal
  • Pray daily

Composing Catholic Prayers

Have you been asked to offer a special prayer for a certain occasion or celebration?
Find some guidance from the Archdiocese in Composing Catholic Prayers.