Precious Blood Catholic Church
1385 W. 6th Street Jasper, IN 47546
On Wednesday, December 2, 2009, Eucharistic Adoration began at the Divine Providence Adoration Chapel on the grounds of Precious Blood Catholic Church. The chapel is located in the parish center, the former convent, along Gregory Lane. By the grace of God, and with the help of Father Angelo Quadrini, F.D.P. (“Sons of Divine Providence”), Adoration of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament was made available for Dubois County Catholics at the Providence Home Chapel in Jasper, Indiana, on February 13, 2006. Due to the many responsibilities of Father Angelo and with his blessing, it was decided to move Adoration to the Divine Providence Adoration Chapel which was opened on December 2, 2009, at Precious Blood Parish in Jasper under the guardianship of Father Gary Kaiser. The faithful are welcome to visit Jesus in the Chapel, which is supported by all area parishes. Perpetual Adoration is held at the Chapel, which continues without interruption 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a devotion in which the consecrated Eucharist remains exposed in the monstrance for veneration by the faithful.
Our Lord continues to call us to come closer to Him. “Guardians of the Eucharist” take that step by making the commitment and sacrifice of spending an hour in prayer each week with our Lord, truly present in the Eucharist.
In our busy lives, it is often difficult to find time for prayer. Here is a devotion in which our Lord waits for us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is available for when we have time. He said to his disciples, “Could you not watch one hour with me?”
Those who make Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist an important part of their lives soon find Christ in the Eucharist becoming more central to their lives. Perpetual Adoration wins many graces for the individual, the family, the parish, the diocese, the universal Church, and the world. Anyone who makes the sacrifice to participate in this sacred endeavor will be blessed a hundredfold. He or she will come to a relationship with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Let us make every effort to find the time to spend an hour with Him who loved us so much that He suffered and died for our salvation that we might be blessed with eternal life with Him in His glorious kingdom of heaven.
This hour Jesus wants you to spend with Him is spent in 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, relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being in the Presence of God. Print this passage, take it with you and imagine that Jesus is speaking just to you.
You may feel 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 in a parish 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. Pope John Paul II says that: “Our essential commitment in life is to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist.”
New adorers and substitutes are always welcome.
If you suspect God is calling you to watch one hour with Him call 812-630-8382 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will contact you.