Sacred Heart Chapel
The Sacred Heart Chapel is intended to be a place of prayer and “resting in the Lord”. It is a place where we can go and thank God for all our blessings; a place where we can grow in worship of God; becoming more of a disciple of Christ.
It is a place where any of us can seek the space we need when overcome by the disappointments and sufferings of life. Our chapel becomes whatever it is we need it to be in order that we grow closer to God.
What is Eucharistic Adoration? Catholics believe that during the Mass which we attend each week (for some of us daily), the priest (during the consecration) speaks these words as he holds the communion host, “He took bread and gave you thanks. He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take this all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you.” When the priest says “this is my body:, through the miracle of transubstantiation, the bread and wine which we offer as the bloodless sacrifice to our Lord truly become the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus. It is His true presence in the form of bread and wine. It is Christ. We receive communion to receive Christ; to become Christ-like.
What do you actually do during Adoration? You may sign up to be an “adorer” which allows you to schedule yourself for one or more hours per week to pray before the very presence of our Lord, exposed in the monstrance. It means that you can have some time alone with Jesus to recite your favorite prayers, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope, charity, thanksgiving, reparation, pray a rosary or do whatever type of prayerful devotion that suits you before our Lord. You can just sit and say nothing, simply keeping Him company, just as you would with a dear friend.
All are welcome to visit the chapel any time it is open throughout the week.
Entrance to the chapel is using the Jubilee St. door. Parking is available behind the church entering on Cornwall Street beside the hall.
Sacred Heart Chapel Hours for Eucharistic Adoration
• Monday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Friday 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.