A “Powerhouse of Prayer” on Pearl Road.

Adoration-Chapel-closeup-199x300The city of Parma Heights recently published the 2014 issue of  “Take a Look at Parma Heights.” The feature story of this annual publication focuses on what Mayor Michael P. Byrne refers to as the “building blocks of our community – our residents, schools and churches.” It is a privilege for Saint John Bosco to be one of four Churches featured.

When interviewed for this story, I spoke about the history of this great parish community – our ministries and organizations – as well as our outreach to the local community. I also felt that it was very important to talk about the building on our property “with the copper top” that is lit up day and night. Our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. Yes, parishioners know what the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is – but what about the people in the hundreds of cars that pass by on Pearl Road every day?

The Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at Saint John Bosco is open twenty-four hours a day seven days a week. A significant number of our parishioners have committed to one or more hours per week while others have agreed to become substitutes, coming in as called by weekly adorers. We are grateful to others in our local area who have joined our parishioners in a commitment to one or more hours per week.

A weekly hour of adoration honors the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist through time spent in private devotion and contemplative prayer.

Anyone is welcome to come and spend time in the prayer in the presence of the Holy Eucharist and allow Jesus to transform your life. Your visit doesn’t have to be for a full hour – it can as long or as brief as your daily schedule permits. It is time away from the hectic pace of life spent with the Lord.

I invite you to come to the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel for peace. Come to thank God for the blessings God showers upon you and your family. Come with your needs, petitions, and problems. Come to spend time in the presence of the Lord Jesus and I promise that you will feel refreshed, strengthened, and better able to deal with life’s challenges.

I like to refer to our Adoration Chapel as a “Powerhouse of Prayer” on Pearl Road. The presence of this “Powerhouse of Prayer” right here in Parma Heights should bring a sense of solace to the entire community.

Question – Are you taking advantage of this “Powerhouse of Prayer” on a regular basis? If so – perhaps you could share what a visit brings into your life. If not – I invite you to considering stopping in for a visit sometime soon.

November 5th, 2014 |