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Ave Maria Catholic Church offers exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday evening in the Church from 6:30 to 7:30pm. 


The Ave Maria Adoration Chapel is located in the east wing of AMU’s Canizaro Library, across the street from the Church. Named in honor of Martha J. Burke, the Chapel provides 24 hour, 7 days a week access to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, truly present in the tabernacle.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel takes place each semester while Ave Maria University classes are in session. To sign up for a Holy Hour during the semester or to be a substitute, please contact Campus Ministry at 239-280-2518 or You can also sign up online:

  1. Go to

  2. Click “Weekly Commitment”

  3. Click “sign up” (for an hour which still needs adorers)

  4. Enter your name and contact information, then click “Agree & Continue”

To find out more about Eucharist Adoration, visit the website "The Real Presence" by clicking the following link:


When you kneel before an altar, do it in such a way that others may be able to recognize that you know before Whom you kneel.

Saint Maximilian Kolbe