Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is where we are filled up with the Spirit of Christ in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. When we set time aside to adore Him, He will heal our hearts and multiply our efforts of forming intentional disciples of Jesus Christ. While I have your eyes, I want to acknowledge we have a vocation shortage for the priesthood and religious life. According to statistics that have been produced by the CARA (Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate) reports, the majority of vocations – men and women answering the call to priesthood and religious life have credited the source of their vocation to time spent in Perpetual Adoration. I would like to propose, just like our vocations to the priesthood and religious life have been attributed to time in Eucharistic Adoration, so too will the fruits of married life and other vocations be sustained by our time in Adoration. The greatest of all saints were formed in the presence of the Eucharist --- so too will future generations!
In Christ, Fr. Josh
What is the purpose of an Adoration Chapel? Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, is a means of focusing our hearts and minds in prayer, with attention affixed on the Mystery of the Eucharistic presence of Christ. An Adoration Chapel will be a spiritual benefit to OLOHR parish.
Where will the new Adoration Chapel be located? Our new Adoration Chapel will be located in the grassy area between the Full of Grace Café and the Adult Ed Building, recently renamed: Center for Evangelization and Catechesis.
Who will use the chapel? Hopefully, every member of our parish will feel drawn to spending time in the Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
When will you be able to pray in the Adoration Chapel? We will have Perpetual Adoration.
What is this? With the Adoration Chapel being accessible by keypad entry 24 hours a day, it is the dream of many of you that our parish be united in Adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament, during the day and throughout the night seven days a week. Ideally, Jesus should never be left alone and always have at least one adorer present. The chapel will have 24 hour video surveillance. Everyone is welcome to pray. Sometimes the thought of devoting a full hour can be overwhelming. Many are often hesitant to volunteer their time because they don’t know how to begin or what to say or do during their committed time. The beauty of Adoration is that it doesn’t make any difference how you begin – or end your prayer time in Adoration. And it doesn’t matter what you say, if you say anything at all. The Lord delights in you just being there with him. He just wants to spend time with you. All you have to do is show up! Spending an hour in prayerful Adoration bestows great blessings on us individually. The Adoration Chapel will provide a sanctuary of peace in our busy, hectic world. Your only requirement is to walk in, be still, and let your spirit open up to God. Everyone has his or her own style of prayer. Bibles, books, pamphlets and rosaries will be provided for use while in the chapel. Please prayerfully consider devoting one hour a week as a committed adorer.
Wanted: Someone to sit with the Lord and keep him company.
The hours for the Adoration Chapel are after the conclusion of daily mass until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and 7:00 pm on Fridays. Additional adorers needed at all hours.
The Chapel will also be open daily Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4 pm for those who would like to pray.
For more information at Holy Rosary, contact Susie Parker at 644-1755 or the Parish Office at 647-5321