Eucharistic Adoration

 



Eucharistic Adoration

Amen!!!

The new Adoration Chapel is completed and ready for you to visit! You are welcome and encouraged to visit the chapel at any time. (See reverse side for chapel entrance details).

The Blessed Sacrament

Our beautiful tabernacle is the prominent feature of the chapel. It is visible both from inside the chapel as well as outside in the Prayer Garden by its prominent placement next to the window of the chapel. The red candle burns perpetually symbolizing the real presence of Christ. We are so blessed to have this beautiful chapel that provides us with the opportunity to spend personal time with Jesus Christ.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Our Patron Saint

In honor of our patron saint, St. Peter Prince of the Apostles, a relic of St. Peter is displayed and placed under the chapel altar.

St. Peter, pray for us.

St. Angela Merici Adoration Chapel

Just as our old Adoration Chapel was dedicated to St. Angela Merici, founder of the Ursuline Sisters, the new chapel is dedicated to her as well. To signify this, there is an picture of St. Angela Merici on the wall in the hallway outside of the chapel.
St. Angela Merici, pray for us.

Stained Glass Windows

Look closely within the brick wall of the chapel and you will find stained glass windows featuring: St. Peter, St. Joseph, St. Ursula and the Blessed Mother. These stained glass windows have been in place since the original chapel's existence. Each window has been cleaned and repaired by Emil Frei Studios.
St. Peter, St. Joseph, St. Ursula, and Mary, Our Mother, Pray for Us


Chapel Entrance

The chapel entrance is in the Prayer Garden which can be accessed from the sidewalk between the Church and Ursuline Hall.  There is a gate that leads to the courtyard. As you enter the courtyard and follow the sidewalk to the far right corner of the building, you will be able to see the statue of St. Peter through the window of the chapel. The entrance into the chapel faces the statue of St. Peter.

This door will be open during the week from 6:30am-4:00PM. After those hours and on weekends, the chapel is still available to pray, but you will need to punch in a code into the door keypad. The 4-digit code to the chapel will always be listed at the bottom of Msgr. Jack's bulletin article. There is a restroom in the hallway that leads out of the chapel.

For those with accessibility needs:  The push plate automatic door openers will only work between the hours of 6:30am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

During the evening and weekend hours, you will need to enter the code, then push down on the handle and pull slightly.  The door will then catch and assist open automatically.   It takes minimal pulling for the door to engage the auto opening feature.

Frequently Asked Questions about Adoration

What is Adoration?

Adoration is a visit in a church or chapel with the Blessed Sacrament, the Real Presence of Christ, in the tabernacle. Our Adoration Chapel is available for you to visit 24 hours a day.

What is Adoration and Exposition?

Adoration and Exposition is a visit with the exposed blessed sacrament in a monstrance. When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, there must always be someone present in the chapel. Our hope is that in the future we will have days throughout the year designated for Exposition.

How should I enter the Adoration Chapel? Should I genuflect on both knees?

Genuflecting, kneeling with one knee and making the sign of the cross, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is a sign of reverence. The Vatican released a statement several years ago that stated..."“Genuflection in the presence of the blessed sacrament, whether reserved in the tabernacle or exposed for public adoration, is on one knee.”

What do you do during Adoration?

When you visit the Adoration Chapel, this is a time of personal prayer. You may use this time to to pray the rosary, pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, read a spiritual book, have a conversation with Jesus, listen to praise and worship music, write in a prayer journal or any other form of prayer that you choose.

How long should I stay in the chapel?

Although you may hear people talk about Holy Hour, there is no set time that you must stay in Adoration. Holy Hour is the devotion of spending an hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, but any amount of time spent in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament will bring grace.