Perpetual Adoration – The Chapel of the Annunciation
The Adoration Chapel is open for quiet prayer 24 hours, seven days a week. The chapel is located on the lower level. Enter by the doors off the parking lot.
For safety reasons, all those who come to the Adoration Chapel require a key-card to enter. For more information, please contact Tom Gleeson at 613-225-4350 or StMauriceAdoration@gmail.com .
Adoration Chapel Notice
The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed from the chapel on June 30, 2017 after the 9:00 AM Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will resume on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 after the 9am Mass. Committed adorers need not fulfill their hours during this time, but all are invited to pray with reverence in the chapel.
Accessing the Chapel
Located on the lower level, near the doors to the parking lot, the Chapel of the Annunciation is a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel where Jesus is exposed in the Blessed Sacrament for all to adore any time, any day.
In order to ensure the perpetual adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, various parishioners oversee a schedule, ensuring there is always someone with the Lord. Committed adorers typical make a one hour a week commitment, typically the same hour and day each week. Casual adorers come whenever it is convenient for them.
Adoration Chapel Retreat
Because it has been difficult to maintain committed adores between 12 midnight and 6 AM on Friday nights and Saturday nights, we have begun a program of weekend retreats. We are asking that all adorers, committed and casual, to consider making a 6 hour retreat in the presence of the Lord once a year on a Friday night or Saturday. It is an opportunity to experience a grace-filled period of spiritual reflection and refreshment. For more information phone Tom Gleeson at 613-225-4350 or email at StMauriceAdoration@gmail.com.
Adoration Chapel Retreat Testimonies
Quality time. Imagine being able to spend more quality time with your loved ones. Spending a whole day or evening with someone. Just the two of you, with no interruptions or distractions, in a “space” where you can really tune into each other. So much better than just touching base over breakfast or catching up over a quick coffee. Quality time is such a treat! Such a blessing!!
Now imagine, that loved one was Jesus, and you had six solid hours of direct one-on-one quality time with Him. In the peace and comfort of a quiet little chapel. no distractions, no interruptions. The time and the “space” to really open your heart and your soul to the one who loves you more than anyone else. You can share your dreams, share your worries, share your joys. Share your sorrows. Share a book – maybe even explore your favourite passage of scripture, and really hear what Jesus is saying to you – just you – through His word.
That was my experience when I recently did a sort of mini retreat in the Chapel of the Annunciation and I am still counting the blessings!
St Maurice Parishioner
Last month was my first time committing a six-hour period to Jesus in the adoration chapel. I approached it as a mini-retreat and let my time be guided by a book I found in the chapel: I Believe in Love: A Personal Retreat Based on the Teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux. My six hours was unlike any retreat I had made before; much more personal, more exclusive. I was focused on Jesus, and in that room, Jesus was focused only on me. It was beautiful. The feelings of joy and peace filled the room almost immediately; praise just seemed to come naturally, and fill my heart. I committed to give six hours of my time to Jesus, but what He gave me was so much more. The joy and peace and praise touched me more deeply than ever before, and sustained me for many days.
I highly recommend the practice of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to everyone and encourage you to consider signing up for six-hours of quality time with Jesus once a year. After all, we have over 8000 hours in a year, so 6 hours seems like such a small investment in the most important relationship in our life. And, as they say, the payoff is eternal.
St. Maurice Parishioner
For more information on the adoration chapel, phone Tom Gleeson at 613-225-4350 or email at StMauriceAdoration@gmail.com .