Why Eucharistic Adoration?
“The bread I will give is my flesh for the life of the world…” (John 6:52)
When we pray before the Blessed Sacrament, how often do we really realize that what, or rather who, we are looking at is really, truly Jesus Christ, the living Son of God. The practice of Eucharistic Adoration actually arose in the middle ages when frequent reception of Holy Communion was not terribly common.
At that time, the people of God focused so completely on their own unworthiness, that they rarely approached the altar to receive the Lord. In response, the Church gave Eucharistic Adoration in order that they might at least look upon the Lord and adore Him (incidentally, this is also the reason why the Body of Christ, and His Precious Blood are elevated during the Eucharistic Prayer at Mass.)
Time with the Blessed Sacrament is time with Jesus. Like Mary in the Scriptures, we are able to sit for a time at the feet of Jesus himself. What do we talk about while there? One of the saints of the Church probably sums it up best. In his sermon to a group of children on the occasion of their First Holy Communion, St. John Vianney tells them (and us!) about why one would adore the Blessed Sacrament outside Mass: “…there He abides, day and night in the midst of His faithful, to receive and console all those who turn to Him in their need. “Come unto ME,” He cries out to us, “all who are sorrowful and heavily laden: I will refresh you; with me, you will find rest for your souls.”
For more information or to sign up for open times, contact Leonard Skillings 218-232-6688
Directions to Queen of Peace Adoration Chapel: Hwy 210 to 13th St. South on 13th St. to Willow Street / St. Andrew's Church. Or: Hwy 210 to 6th Street (Business 371 South). South to Willow Street. Turn onto Willow Street (East) at Super America to St. Andrew's Church (about 4 blocks). Go into the NE front entrance of the church. The door is to your left as you enter the courtyard.
Note: The door to the Chapel is locked. If you would like to visit the adoration chapel, please knock on the outside door and someone will open it for you. Please sign in if you stay 15 minutes or longer.
The Adoration Chapel will not be open at the following times. They are either Secular or Religious Holidays. During this time, we will repose the Blessed Sacrament.
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day at 4 pm New Year's Eve Good Friday
4th of July at 2 pm Christmas Eve New Year’s Day
Labor Day Christmas day at 4 pm Holy Thursday
WEATHER RELATED CLOSINGS
This is a tricky situation. During the summer months if the weather is such that you can not make it, such as a Tornado and or Severe weather, please call Leonard Skillings the Chapel coordinator and let him know. He will arrange to close the Chapel, or to find a replacement.
During the Winter months the general rule of thumb is if School is closed than the Chapel will not open or will close. If this happens during the middle of the day, please call Leonard Skillings the Chapel coordinator and let him know. He will arrange to close the Chapel.
If due to snow or the like you are unable to make it for your scheduled time, please do your best to find a sub if possible. You may otherwise contact Leonard Skillings.
Messages and or phone calls will be sent out to all adorers regarding the status of the Chapel as needed regarding weather related closings.
Leonard Skillings -218-232-6688