Come and join your fellow believers in the St. John of the Cross Chapel of Emmaus Catholic Parish. Please visit the link above to view the current schedule. Opportunities are available to sign up to adore during a designated hour each week. To commit to a specific hour, whether it's currently marked as "open" or already has commitments, please contact the appropriate Adoration Captain listed next to that hour.
The chapel is open for Adoration 24 hours/7 days a week. You may visit at any time. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed from 5 AM to 10 PM.
For the latest guidelines regarding Adoration, please pick up a brochure outside the chapel entrance.
Christ is present in the Eucharist, in His power, in His authority and in His Spirit. But in the Eucharist, He is also present in Person. He is present in both His divine and human natures, as God and man, only disguised as bread and wine. Jesus is as much with us in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar as He was with His disciples when He walked the dusty roads of Galilee with them. He is as much with us as He was with St. Thomas when He told him to put his fingers in the nail holes and his hand in His side. Jesus said to Thomas, "You believe because you have seen. Blessed are they who have not seen, yet still believe."
We are those who do not see, yet still believe. We believe that Jesus is really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, even though all we see is a wafer of bread. That is why we call the Eucharist the "Mystery of Faith." When the priest says at Mass, "Let us proclaim the Mystery of Faith," he is referring to the Body and Blood of Christ on the altar, which just seconds before were mere bread and wine. Our response at Mass, and our response in the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, is an affirmation of that belief.