The parish of St. Vincent Ferrer is blessed to have a beautiful Perpetual Adoration Chapel. The chapel doors are located on the south side of the church. They remain open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. If you wish to visit the chapel after hours, please contact the parish office during regular business hours to obtain a pass code.
What is Perpetual Adoration?
Perpetual Adoration is a Eucharistic devotion whereby members of a parish (or other entity) unite in taking hours of adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament, both during the day and throughout the night, seven days a week.
Why is exposition in the monstrance preferred?
To see Jesus visibly present under the appearance of the small white host is much more conducive to intimacy than hidden away in the tabernacle. Moreover, it adds an extra responsibility on the adorers to be sure to be faithful to the hours they are scheduled, since the suggested norm for having Jesus exposed in the monstrance is that there should be at least two adorers present, and He must never be left alone. Could not these words of our Lord be applied today: “Indeed, this is the will of My heavenly Father, that everyone who looks upon the Son, and believes in Him, shall have eternal life. Him I will raise up on the last day.”
How does one spend an hour before Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament?
This hour Jesus wants you to spend with Him is spent any way you want. You may bring your own prayer books, use the books in the chapel, read the Bible, pray the rosary, or just sit and relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God. You may feel that you can’t pray well. Don’t let this discourage you. The mere fact that you take time out at a specific time each week to spend an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament pleases Him very much and is in itself a prayer of great faith. Please remember that Perpetual Adoration is not just for a day, a week, a month, or a year. Rather, it is for always. It is not temporary, but ongoing, lasting, permanent.
For more information about the Perpetual Adoration ministry, or to join, please contact James Beck at (561) 809-5617.