“How awesome is this place. This is none other than the House of God.” Genesis 28:17
Please click Monstrance below to start slideshow of adoration sites, including many helped with sign-up weekends to schedule adorers:
Pandemic or Covid-19 in 2020
Some parishes have parking lot adoration by putting the Monstrance facing a window with a scheduled adorer outside in their car in parking lot and social distancing. Others increased or moved adoration to the main body of the church instead of their small chapel.
Article and photo about an adoration site we helped establish with a sign-up weekend. As of 2020, they have round the clock 24×7 adoration:
Chapel at St. Denis parish in St. Catharines opened on Solemnity of All Saints, November 1, 2018 after sign-up weekend:
More new adorers were recruited at the one year anniversary celebration here:
Sign-up weekend took place here in Pembroke diocese, 2019:
Above: commonly approved locations for exposition are in a separate chapel or main body of church
Above photo: adoration chapel in a sacristy where weekday Mass takes place
St. Francis Xavier, Tottenham, ON, started with sign-ups and renewal/boost weekend in 2019. 24×7 for over 20 years, renovating 2022:
Chapel at St. Joseph the Worker parish, Thornhill, Ontario, started with Sign-Up in 2012:
Live streaming 24 hour adoration (with reposition for Mass) in main body of church at Marytown: https://livestream.com/accounts/15529184/events/4408765
Live streaming 24 hour adoration:
St. Mary’s parish in Barrie, ON – at Sign-Up weekend, enough people signed up for 24 hour adoration. Parish decided to go with only 9 hours daily from 1-9 p.m. and this has continued for almost two decades:
Seating varies: cushioned chairs, pews/kneelers, couches, back support for seniors, the sick and elderly
Photo: Built in
Photo above: Cloth over Monstrance for Mass. See also TV Mass on www.ewtn.com
Above photo: Chapel set up in barren room in a few hours once Monstrance and supplies were selected. Curtains cover large window to another room. Regular padded chairs were available.
“The best kept secret in town! St. Julien’s Chapel. A quiet, peaceful place to pray 24 hours a day, every day. Stay for 5 minutes or 5 hours with Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament. Behind St. Peter’s Church”, [2900 Second St East, Cornwall entrance off Campbell Street]. Ring the bell. Someone will open and welcome you.” (Source: St. Peter’s, Cornwall, parish bulletins).
St. Julian’s perpetual Eucharistic adoration chapel in the diocese of Cornwall-Alexandria.
Corpus Christi parish Edmonton AB – the chapel is behind a central Tabernacle that can be accessed on two sides (the main Church/sanctuary side is for Mass and the chapel side has a Monstrance for Adoration)
St Mark’s Kitchener:
Chapel at Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Toronto, Ontario opened in 2015:
St. James Colgan has round the clock chapel in Tottenham, ON started with a Sign-Up weekend circa 1995. There were several Adoration renewal weekends, including one for the celebration of their 23rd anniversary of uninterrupted 24-hour adoration in 2017.
Diocese of Hamilton ON – the exposition takes place in main body of the church here:
We organized a partial perpetual Sign-Up weekend at this parish in the archdiocese of Ottawa in 2019. They have a procession there for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in June:
Eucharistic Adoration began in this beautiful sanctuary after Sign-up in 2019. Another twinned parish with three locations, each will have some exposition:
Gaze upon your Creator, who truly loves you…When we receive the Eucharist and pray before the Blessed Sacrament, we prefer the physical Presence of our loved one over the virtual. God never sleeps. Christ awaits us to visit Him in person.
|How many people wanted to see what you are privileged to see here, right now, in person – JESUS (body and blood, soul and divinity) truly present in front of you? See Matthew 13:16-17|
SUBMIT ARTICLES OR VIDEOS ON YOUR ADORATION CHAPELS
You can see many of the images of chapel we helped establish on our slideshow above. We would like to feature more on the existing adoration programs/chapels in Canada, especially those with round the clock adoration, as inspirations and examples for generating more adoration. If you would like to send us a video and/or report about your chapel please do. We can also help you to write and have an article published about your chapel.
You can submit information such as: name of parish, name of pastor at date of start up, date of Sign-Up weekend, date chapel opened, number of adorers, number of coordinators, hours and days with exposition, key features, graces and blessings, testimonies of adorers etc.)
Upload a video on your adoration chapel/program to YouTube:
A parish’s Youtube video with praise from adorers about their chapel:
Besides these adoration sites, Mary is also known as the “House of God” and “Gate of Heaven” (Litany of the Blessed Virgin). The Immaculate Heart of Mary is also considered to be our spiritual centre – she is our protectress and defender of adoration in Canada. St. Joseph, “Patron of Canada” and “terror of demons” is also our model adorer and protector. He found and prepared the manger where he first adored Jesus with Mary.
In the Church of Garabandal, Pastor Rolando adoring the Blessed Sacrament
Considering the hundreds of thousands of hours of prayer that will be offered for decades ahead if a parish starts continual or extended Eucharistic adoration, it is a comparatively small amount of time and effort involved. Fewer suicides would take place with perpetual Eucharistic adoration chapels and the Immaculate Heart of Mary as safe refuges.
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