When you enter Our Lady of Lourdes Adoration Chapel, you are in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the fullness of His divine and human natures - Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity.
Jesus beckons you to Himself in the Blessed Sacrament so that He might:
- Help you grow in viture in order to heroically face your daily struggles
- Deepen your relationship with Him to the most intimate degree
- Reveal to you His most excellent will for your life
- Fulfill your deepest longings which nothing else can satisy
- Deepen His peace within you
- Heal you physcially and emotionally, as He chooses
What is Eucharistic Adoration ?
Eucharistic Adoration is simply spending quiet time in the presence of Jesus. When Jesus was suffering His agony in the garden, He asked his apostles, "Could you not spend one hour with Me?" Jesus plea touches our heart, and we respond "Yes, we can."
Adoration is for anyone who wishes to come. You do not have to be Catholic and there is no special requirements, except a willingness to be quiet and respectful in the chapel.
In the chapel, it is not necessary to remain kneeling the entire time. A genuflection or a bow as a sign of our belief in the presence of Jesus upon entering and upon leaving is all that is necessary.
During the hour you spend with Jesus, you may choose to pray to Him or to quiet your thoughts and listen. Some choose spiritual reading or devotional practices such as the rosary of reading Sacred Scripture.
The Eucharistic Chapel located in side chapel of the parish church and is open 24 hours a day. To get to the chapel, as you enter the property, continue driving around the back of the church/school building. The entrance is located about two-thirds down the building – a glass door with an etching of a monstrance welcomes you.
We are always willing to welcome new adorers who would be willing to sign up for a specific time or to be a substitute at certain times. Contact Irene Ciccarino at 732-574-0064 for more information and needs.