Mother of the

Eucharistic Chapel of Perpetual Adoration

Become a Registered Adorer!


A short visit to the Blessed Sacrament before meditation

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

I place myself in the presence of Him,
in whose incarnate presence I am before I place myself there.

I adore thee, o my Savior, present here as God and man,
in soul and body, in true flesh and blood.

I acknowledge and confess and I kneel before that sacred humanity
which was conceived in Mary's womb and lay in Mary's bosom;
which grew up to Man's estate, and by the Sea of Galilee called the Twelve,
wrought miracles, and spoke words of wisdom and peace;
which in due season hung on the cross, lay in the tomb,
rose from the dead, and now reigns in heaven.

I praise, and bless, and give myself wholly to Him,
who is the true break of my soul, and my everlasting joy.

- Blessed John Henry Newman


Committed Adorers are required if we are to have twenty-four hour Adoration of the Lord. The Chapel is located in our new parish center located at 195 South Kankakee Street. Please enter through the southeast door of the center.

The chapel is a place of silent prayer in the presence of Jesus Christ, truly present in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is solemnly exposed for adoration twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. All are welcome! Everyone is encouraged to stop in anytime and make regular visits.  If you wish to enter the chapel and worship the Lord between the hours of 11 PM and 5 AM, you will need an electronic key.  Please stop by the Parish center for a key. We encourage parishioners and guests to our chapel to sign up for a specific hour of adoration each week.

What Is perpetual adoration?
Perpetual Adoration is continuous prayer before the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The consecrated Body of Christ is placed in the center of a special sacred vessel called a monstrance in our adoration chapel for 24 hours, 7 days a week. Jesus is thus available for ANYONE who wishes to visit and spend time with Him.

Who are registered adorers?
Registered adorers have committed to spend a designated hour once a week in the adoration chapel. They are NOT required to be parishioners or particularly "active" Catholics. They come to feel the peace of Christ, to share their joys and heartaches with the Lord, to pray for friends and family or sometimes just to "be" with God. Whenever the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, there MUST be at least one adorer present to show reverence for the presence of Jesus. Our registered adorers make it possible for the Eucharist to be available 24/7.

Can I visit the chapel without being a registered adorer?
Yes, absolutely! Mary calls us ALL to come spend time with her son. YOU decide how long or how often to visit, but by all means, do come and visit.

 

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