Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration-Chapel-closeup-199x300St. John Bosco Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

Saint John Bosco Parish has been blessed with a Eucharistic Adoration Chapel since January 1, 2000.  The Chapel is open twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.  A significant number of our parishioners have committed 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.

We invite you to come to the Perpetual 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 you will feel refreshed, strengthened, and better able to deal with life’s challenges.

If you are able to commit to an hour each week (or even an hour every other week), please contact the parish office at 440-886-3500 or sjbinfo@sjbparmaheights.org.

Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the “King of Glory,” respectful silence in the presence of the “ever greater” God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications.

– Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2628

 

The visit to the Blessed Sacrament is a great treasure of the Catholic faith. It nourishes social love and gives us opportunities for adoration and thanksgiving, for reparation and supplication. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Exposition or Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Holy Hours, and Eucharistic processions are precious elements of our heritage – in full accord with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.

– Pope John Paul II, Phoenix Park, Ireland 1979.