On the grounds of the Society of Saint Paul Alba House
WHAT IF I CANNOT COMMIT AN HOUR?
If you are not able to hold an hourly obligation each week, you may want to consider to become a Substitute Guardian. Substitute Guardians are very important and vital to the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.
JESUS WAITS FOR YOU!
WHAT IS A EUCHARISTIC GUARDIAN/ADORER?
This group of Catholics are composed of all those who have a desire to build a more intimate and loving relationship with Jesus and do it by offering one or more hours of their week to worship and to be in the presence of God.
They are committed Adorers, and because they commit their time to stay with Jesus for one hour a week, they are also referred to as the Guardians of the Hour.
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WHY SHOULD I SPEND TIME IN ADORATION?
Peace that ONLY Christ can give. In any relationship,
Adorers spend time in silent contemplation and prayer. You may pray the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, or some other form of prayers. Some adorers choose to read the Bible or other spiritual reading materials. Or, you can just sit there silently, gazing at the Real Presence of Our Lord, gazing as the Angels do, knowing that Christ is present.
"Faith will tell us that Christ is Present when our human senses fail"
I Believe, Lord, help my unbelief!
SUBSTITUTE EUCHARISTIC GUARDIANS/ADORERS
These are the occasional Adorers. Some of these people have committed to a regular hour in addition to their position as a substitute and some have not. In either case, these are the people who are called to fill in for an hour on a moments notice for a committed Adorer who cannot make it to their hour or they may be asked to fill-in for a planned Adorer's absence.________________________________________________________________________________
CAN I TRY IT OUT
The chapel is open to visitors to come and pray, however the chapel maintains "Perpetual" only due to committed Adorers. We have over 200 Guardians that from one long link adoring Christ night and day, around the clock for more than 20 years.
TRULY A GRACE FROM GOD FOR STATEN ISLAND!
So, if you feel called to become closer to Our Lord Jesus Christ, and would like to be a part of the Adorers, please contact the chief coordinators or fill in a sign-up sheet in the chapel office.
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