Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Saint Monica parish has been suspended until further notice. Plans are in progress to continue adoration in some form as soon as possible. Check here for updates.
Saint Monica Parish Chippewa site houses one of only a few Perpetual Adoration Chapels in the Pittsburgh Diocese. Our Saint Joseph Perpetual Adoration Chapel offers a quiet, comfortable, and serene environment for uninterrupted personal worship. The Chapel is open from Sunday 1:00 PM continually through Saturday at 4:00 PM, when it closes so as to not conflict with the weekend Mass schedule. Spend your hour in the presence of Jesus’ most powerful form on earth as you wish.
What is Perpetual Adoration?
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is displayed in a monstrance for Catholics to come to pray and worship Jesus continually throughout the day and night. The term “perpetual adoration” designates the practically uninterrupted adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. At Saint Monica Parish Perpetual Adoration Chapel this means that someone is always in prayer before the Holy Eucharist and is uninterrupted in our chapel.
What does the Church say about Eucharistic Adoration?
“Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the Sacraments, the one dearest to God and the most helpful to us.” St. Alphonsus Liguori “The time we spend with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration is the best time we can spend on earth.” Blessed Teresa of Calcutta “The worship of the Eucharist is of inestimable value.” Pope Saint John Paul II “In Heaven, we will consider these moments with the Lord as the happiest of our earthly lives.” St. John Vianney “You have great need for Eucharistic Adoration.” Pope Saint John Paul II “In the course of the day, the faithful should not omit visiting the Blessed Sacrament.” Blessed Pope Paul VI “I hope that… Perpetual Adoration with permanent exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue into the future. Specifically, I hope for the establishment of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in all parishes and Christian communities throughout the world.” Pope Saint John Paul II