Christ The King Chapel
What is adoration?
Adoration is a quiet time spent in prayer before Jesus present in the Eucharist. A Consecrated Host is placed in the center of a sacred vessel called a Monstrance. The word Monstrance means "to show". The Monstrance is then set in a very special place for all to see and worship Jesus, who is present in body, blood, soul and divinity in the Consecrated Host.
What is Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration?
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is simply our response to Jesus' love for us, where as we are willing to unite in taking hours of adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament. Christ the King Chapel is open Monday 5 AM through Friday 11 PM. A participant spends a quiet holy hour of prayer in His Eucharistic Presence once a week.
Jesus stays with us day and night in the Blessed Sacrament calling out to each of us "Come to me all who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you". (Mt 11:28) Jesus stays with us in the Blessed Sacrament to refresh us in mind and heart and spirit by lavishing on us those graces that encourage us, console us, strengthen us, guide us, and inspire us to place all our trust in His Sacred Heart so that the power of His love may cast out every fear, doubt, worry, and anxiety that we may have.
Our essential commitment in life is to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharistic.. Pope John Paul II
Why should I go?
To deepen your personal relationship with Jesus and grow in faith, hope, and love.
Jesus will give His peace within you as you spend time with Him. Just as you can't be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come into the Light and Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the divine rays of His grace, His love, His peace.
Spiritual benefits and graces can be attributed to the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Program. These include:
- An increase in Mass attendance and reception of the sacraments;
- Return of fallen-away Catholics and an increase in the number of conversions;
- Renewal of Catholic family life;
- Spiritual level of the people is raised with a resulting desire and courage to spread the "good news" to others;
- A greater community spirit, centered as it is on the heart of the parish, Jesus' presence in the Blessed Sacrament.
What Do I Do During My Hour?
This hour that you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament may be spent in any way you desire. You may bring prayer books, use books in the chapel, read the Bible, pray the Rosary, or just sit and relax along with enjoying the sweet peace that comes from being in His Presence. You may feel you can't pray well. Don't let this discourage you. The fact that you came to spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament pleases Him very much, and is in itself a prayer of great faith.
"The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this Sacrament of Love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet Him in Adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our Adoration never cease." Pope John Paul II
Prayerfully consider signing up for an hour of Adoration to ask Christ The King to grant peace to our families and the world.
If you cannot be at the chapel during the time you have signed up for, we have a great substitute system to take care of times you may not be able to attend.
For more information please contact the following coordinators:
Morning Adoration hours (6am-11am)
Cynthia Schluender 651-772-2221
Afternoon Adoration hours (12pm-5pm)
Connie Dufresne 651-774-2678
Evening Adoration hours (6pm-11pm)
Peggie Schmit 651-772-3989
Night Adoration hours (12am-5am)