Sacred Heart & St. Stanislaus Catholic Churches

Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel

A beautiful new tabernacle was built for the Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel. The tabernacle houses our Eucharistic Lord so that adorers can just close the doors without reposing the host. A light shines on Jesus when the doors are open and it turns off when the doors are closed. On the tabernacle doors, golden angels keep vigil.

New chairs and pillows were added to the chapel as well, and the chapel will have new candle holders soon.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Minto, North Dakota

The body, blood, soul and divinity of the Eucharistic Jesus in the Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel in Sacred Heart church in Minto, North Dakota. 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Minto, North Dakota

This painting of our Blessed Mother and the child Jesus accompanies each adorer in the adoration chapel.  

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In the many churches that have this adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus continually throughout the day and often at night.

It has been the consistent belief of the Catholic Church from the very beginning that the bread and wine consecrated at Mass truly become the Body and Blood of Christ; and that, furthermore, as the Catholic Catechism states, this “Eucharistic presence of Christ [which] begins at the moment of the consecration...endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist.” (CC #1377).

In other words, the Eucharistic Christ then continues to be present in our midst beyond the Eucharistic liturgy when the consecrated host is either reposed in a tabernacle or exposed on the altar.

The worship and custody of the Holy Eucharist, independently of Mass and Holy Communion, can be traced to post-apostolic times. St. Justin, writing in his Apology around the year 150, says that deacons were appointed to carry the Blessed Sacrament to those who were absent from the liturgy. The young St. Tarsisius was taken captive and put to death while carrying the consecrated Species on his person.

"Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth."

-Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Adorers celebrate the chapel's five year anniversary

Since July 16, 2005, the parishioners of Sacred Heart and surrounding parishes have adored Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for over 21,000 hours. On July 16, 2011, adorers celebrated the five year anniversary of the chapel with a special Mass followed by a breakfast and short program.

It is far more of a blessing to give than to receive, but the amazing thing about giving our time to Jesus is that our Lord God is never outdone in generosity. When we give to Jesus an hour of our time during the week just being in His Presence, He in return blesses us with many unseen blessings. The peace felt in the chapel is not just imagination; this is a sign that real Healing Power is flowing from the Heart of Jesus, blessing not only a person's heart but those for whom prayers are said. In heaven, we will be amazed how Jesus blesses us.

Thank you for your hours of adoration!

"The more time we spend with Jesus, the less we fear."
- Fr. John Kleinschmidt
 

Matthew 26:40 - "And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, 'So, could you not watch with me one hour?'"

Jesus thirsts for us and longs for our hearts. He waits for our response to His pursuit of our souls. Jesus waited, waits and will wait for us faithfully.

We are privileged to be in the Holy Presence of the God of the universe at any moment. He promised Himself to us in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, as our spiritual food and strength.

Jesus perpetually invites us to grow in our communion with Him through adoration of His holy Presence.

The Lord has humbled Himself to dwell quietly in Sacred Heart's church building, His Heart beating, wanting to beat in our hearts.

The body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ, fully man, fully God, under the appearance of bread, is exposed in a monstrance to be adored for who He is - the Creator of our Universe, worthy of all worship.

What a beautiful gift we have. Jesus is waiting. He waits for you.

All are welcome to adore our Lord seven days a week from noon until midnight. Sacred Heart always invites new adorers to sign up for their own hour.


Open Adoration Hours

If you would like to sign up for an adoration hour or if you have questions about the adoration chapel:
Joan Schanilec, (701) 248-3930 or (701) 360-2499

Second adorers are needed for several holy hours.

Eucharistic Adoration Resources