Jesus is always with us!
And the Word was made flesh, and He dwells among us.
Come and visit Him day or night.
The Holy Family Chapel is a perpetual adoration chapel. That is, It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except the Holy Days before Easter. Anyone who wants to come and pray to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament can come any time, day or night. If the door is locked, there is a doorbell. Ring the bell and someone will open the door for you. Because the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration, the Blessed Sacrament should never be left alone.
St. George has an adoration team where each member keeps an hourly vigil once a week. If you would like to become a member of this team, see the weekly bulletin for information on how to join. Some members commit to more than one hour a week. Except for receiving Holy Communion, spending an hour week with the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest way to establish a relationship with Our Lord that can last an eternity. Our Lord waits in excited anticipation for each and every one of us to come and spend some time with Him.
The late Cardinal Bernadin had allowed four parishes to have perpetual Eucharistic adoration. St. George parish is one of the parishes. However, the chapel would still be an empty stall of a four car garage for the priests if it weren’t for Connie Bots, Robert Curtis, and a handful of Knights like Sterling Bosco and John Schutzius. They mobilized the project in the spring of 1994. Robert Curtis, an architect, drew up the plans for the chapel.
In nine weeks the Holy Family Chapel was formed through the talents of the Knights of Columbus of St. George parish. Prior to the chapel opening, more than 200 parishioners signed up to spend an hour a week, every week, in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Enough parishioners to cover all 168 hours of the week. Unfortunately, to our loss, Robert Curtis and Sterling Bosco have been called home by Our Lord. We appreciate the work they did. We miss them but their work lives on in the beautiful chapel they helped create. Pope John Paul II once said, “The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic adoration. ...Let our adoration never cease.”