Perpetual Adoration Chapel needs round-the-clock help

A Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is planned for Transfiguration Church, 111 Ridge St., so people are needed to cover the 168 hours each week.

The ministry team is working with the Roman Catholic pastors of Rome to announce the formation of this ministry in churches with bulletin inserts and announcements from pastors.

The ministry team meets on Tuesday evenings at Transfiguration Church at 6:30 p.m.

"In response to the call for quiet prayer in an increasingly busy world, the Roman Catholic community is forming a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel," organizers said. As the name implies, the chapel is open for prayer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Organizers explained that "A perpetual adoration chapel is a unique environment filled with the love and peace of the Risen Christ. Adorers believe Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, and they choose a regular hour each week to spend with Him. As adorers bring their hearts to Jesus, he returns love for love in a most generous heart-to-heart exchange. Jesus renews and heals us, as attested by many miracles of healing and conversion attributed to Eucharistic Adoration."

To form a Perpetual Adoration Chapel, at least one adorer is needed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (that’s 168 hours).

"If your heart is seeking an oasis in the midst an ever-busier world, pray and consider the day and time you would like to spend with Jesus each week," organizers said. You can contact Rome Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at Transfiguration Church at 336-1152.

"When we contemplate Him present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar, Christ draws near to us and becomes more intimate to us than we are to ourselves. Remaining in silence before the Blessed Sacrament, it is Christ totally and really present whom we discover, whom we adore and with whom we are content." Pope John Paul II said.