Our Lady of the Eucharist Perpetual Adoration Chapel
2187 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY, 10314
On the grounds of the Society of Saint Paul Alba House

GUARDIAN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


Please remember to keep and respect the
Sanctity of Our Lord's Presence:

  • Silence and Respect at all times
  • Please shut or silence your cell phones
  • Absolutely NO food or drink allowed
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         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!
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            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,
the more time you spend together, the stronger your bond becomes.
This is true also of adoration. The more time you spend with Jesus,
the more confidence you will feel in your relationship with Him.

And, the more time you spend with Jesus, the more you will
come away feeling renewed and healed. Miracles of conversion,
peace, discovery of vocations, answers to prayers, physical healings,
and many other wonderful things happen where and when the Lord Jesus is adored in the Blessed Sacrament. They are the "gifts" that point
to the Almighty and testify to His Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament
of the Altar.
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WHAT DO I DO?
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!
 



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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.

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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.

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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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