CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADORATION GUIDELINES
24 HOUR ADORATION WILL BE IN THE CHURCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PUBLIC ACCESS SUSPENDED DURING LIVESTREAMING AND OUTDOOR MASS
MON-SAT 7:30AM-8:30AM • SAT 4:00PM-6:00PM • SUN 6:30AM-1:30PM
Parishioners at St. Theresa Church have always treasured Eucharistic Adoration. Shown here, our original chapel altar, formerly located at the side room in the Church vestibule. Daily adoration was observed and flourished under the faithfulness and care of coordinators Jodi Angiolillo and Anne Connaughton. Their devotion for over a decade and core adorers provided a strong foundation to expand to 24 hour Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. The room has since been converted to a family room at the Church.
In 2016, under the direction of Father Brian Gannon, a committee was formed with Jodi, Anne and Dr. Amy Nepomuceno. Volunteer coordinators sought to enlist guardians (adorers) to cover 168 hours of the week. We received an astounding response after our Lenten parish retreat with The Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist. Over 300 parishioners answered the call to adore Our Lord truly present in the Most Holy Eucharist. The article below provides a glimpse into the importance of this ministry.
Bishop Caggiano dedicated the Chapel in a Mass held September 17, 2017. On October 1, 2017, the Feast Day of the apparitions in Fatima, Our Lady of Fatima Chapel for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration was opened. A Mass attended by hundreds of parishioners and visitors was followed by a procession leading to the new chapel. Today, we have over 400 guardians. That number continues to grow. Adoration of Our Lord has not ceased since that day. Click the link to read about the chapel artwork.
Perpetual adoration enables individuals to spend a Holy Hour weekly, with Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. It is a sacred space of quiet in our busy lives to center ourselves in God, hear His word and be inspired to good works out of love for Him. Visitors are always welcome however we need committed Guardians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Guardians are accepted from all parishes. This commitment requires one weekly hour of your time.
As a Eucharistic Guardian, your service gives others an opportunity to perform spiritual reading, contemplation, meditation, to pray for their personal needs, those of our Church, and the world. We are currently registering parishioners and visitors interested in making a commitment to this important ministry. Key FOB entry is required during sacrificial hours. If interested (late night to early morning), please call the parish office (203)-261-3676.