If you would like to share your prayer intention with the community (your intention will be printed and placed in the chapel within a week), then please send an e-mail to Chapel@StFerdinandSTL.org with the subject "Chapel Intention".
We thank you for sharing your intention, and are looking forward to keeping you in our prayers before the Blessed Sacrament!
(As of Feb. 23, 2017) - Current needed hours can always be found in the latest bulletin.
Did you know that all 168 hours a week have a scheduled adorer at St. Ferdinand's chapel? Well, except a few... can you help?
Consider deepening your spiritual life by accepting Christ's invitation to "spend an hour with Him" by becoming a scheduled weekly adorer. Every hour is open for additional adorers (our goal is to have at least two people scheduled every hour), but the times listed below are slots that currently have NO ONE signed up and are in serious need of someone to be with Jesus during these times immediately (currently, substitutes are praying during these hours).
If you cannot commit to an hour a week, no worries! Consider becoming a substitute instead- you'll occasionally be contacted with the opportunity (but are not required) to fill in for a scheduled adorer who is unable to make it to their hour.
Needed Hours (currently no adorers scheduled!)
Sunday afternoon: 2 - 3 PM
Monday morning: 8 - 9 AM
Wednesday early morning: Midnight - 1 AM (this is Tuesday night going into Wednesday Morning)
Saturday early morning: 3 - 4 AM
O Lord, You are my Lord and my God, yet I have never seen
In the stillness, Lord, I adore You.
Lord, You came that Your people might have life, and have it
to the fullest. Your ministry was dedicated to it. You healed so many, showed
so much compassion for those in need. There is so much healing needed now,
Divine Physician, I come to You now to ask for healing for
(your intention). I bring You this need knowing only You alone have such power.
Trusting in Your mercy and compassion, Lord, I place all in Your hands. If it
be Your will deliver Your servant from this affliction.
Dear Jesus, please help us to change. Guide us to Your eternal wisdom so that whatever we do is for Your honor and glory. Make our advancement suit Your desires for us. As You are unchanging, change us to be the people You created us to be.
Show us Your expectations. We keep forgetting and becoming distracted. We are spiritual babies, crawling toward You, but we become mesmerized by the lights, bells and whistles placed around us. When we tarry, Lord, point us back in the right direction. When we become enthralled with all that we are, remind us of who You are. Direct us always into Your loving embrace.
We have so much, dear Jesus, but we have nothing when we donít have You. Startle us, if You must, with the light of Your truth. Jar us from the glitter and glamour into the harsh reality of our personal responsibilities. Lead us to options for the poor, ethical standards and practices, respect for life. Help us to see that less is more. Show us the wealth of fewer earthly pleasures and more spiritual pleasures. Draw us to You, dear Jesus. Donít let us become distracted from You.
(Taught by the Angel to the children at Fatima in 1917)
O God, from Whom proceeds all holy desires, all right counsels and all just works; grant unto us Your servants that peace which the world cannot give. May our hearts be devoted to Your service, and that, being delivered from the fear of our enemies, we may pass our time in peace under Your protection. Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
Jesus! My Saviour, my Lord! I look at that host ñ at You truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. But what do I see? My mind wanders. What image is created? Do I really need to see some actual image of You?
What image do You see in looking at me? Lord, perhaps I really donít want that question answered. A sinner? Indifference? Lack of love, lack of faith? A life created by You to honor, serve and love You ñ still unconverted? Might You see someone coming to give You just time, or lip service? You said that in Your Gospels, Lord: ìThese people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.î
Should I see You in Your glory, Lord ñ the risen Christ now at the right hand of the Father? Or in a manger at Bethlehem? Your crucifixion, your pain, Your suffering? Should I see a compassionate Jesus? A God of justice in judgment?
What do You see in looking at me Lord? I can't see the real, human image of You. Do you just see the human image of me? Maybe, I would prefer if You saw me in some other form too. But You said that You came to call sinners. Then, Lord Jesus, I bring You my sins. Heal in me whatever You see that needs healing.
Please see me as one who comes to address the Saviour!
ï Please be respectful and quiet in the Adoration Chapel.
ï Please remember to genuflect (lower your body briefly by bending one knee to the ground) upon entering Christís Real Presence in the Eucharist; if you are physically unable to, please bow or make some act of reverence.
ï Never eat or drink in the chapel, including chewing gum or candy.
ï The telephone in chapel is for emergency use only.
ï If an emergency of a serious nature arises, call 911
ï Christ in the Eucharist may NEVER be left unattended, even for a very brief time. Make sure to check the sign-in sheet before you leave to make sure the person who is scheduled for the next hour is in the chapel before you leave.
ï Please DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN THE CHAPEL, including reading materials, flowers, prayer cards, flyers, and private devotionals. Thank you!
To sign up for an adoration hour or to become a substitute, please contact the appropriate chapel coordinator for the hour(s) you are available (contact information found at the top of this page).