St. Faustina Kowalska, who was beatified on April 18, 1993, and canonized on April 30, 2000, was an uneducated Polish nun from the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland. Her writings are the source of the message and devotion of Divine Mercy. Following the Friday 12:00 Noon Mass each week, participants gather for devotion.
Jesus asked, “Could you not spend one hour with me?” The Eucharistic Adoration Ministry offers each member of the parish an opportunity for an hour of prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament, the Living God. The blessings you receive are unbelievable. In this ministry, we have opportunities for weekly guardians and for substitutes who are called occasionally as needed. Our parish is so blessed to have Perpetual Adoration, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are unable to actively participate in this ministry, please know we welcome visitors to the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel at any time. “Come when you can and leave when you must.”
FIDELES, or "the Faithful Ones", is a movement of adult men with a special devotion to Jesus and His Blessed Mother, Mary. FIDELES devotions grew from the special prayer relationship with Mary as set forth in the Conversation & Journal, a beautifully written guide to a deep, meaningful and personal relationship with Mary, Queen of Heaven. FIDELES members fast and meet weekly for one hour in the presence of the Exposed Blessed Sacrament to pray the Rosary and engage in scriptural meditation. These regular weekly meetings help lead men to a deepening of faith, a desire to be a better person and example to others and the joy of faith-sharing. Guests (both men and women) are welcome to join in the prayer time. FIDELES men meet weekly, every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel.
In reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, include the following elements, performed with the intention of reparation for blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart for at least five consecutive months:
- Mass on 1st Saturday for 5 consecutive months Rosary/Meditations,
- Go to Confession (within 8 days),
- Receive Holy Communion on the 1st Saturday each month,
- Recite 5 decades of the Rosary,
- Meditate for 15 minutes on the Mysteries of the Rosary.
Are you consecrated to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart? The Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle meets in the Adoration Chapel every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The hour includes the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Rosary, a reading from the book, “To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons”, prayers and silent adoration. For those interested, at the conclusion of our meeting, a separate Divine Will Prayer Group meeting takes place. All are welcome to attend either one, or both meetings.
St. Peter Chanel’s Marian Hour is held every Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Bring your rosary, or we can provide you with one. Please make time to join us as we honor our Lord’s mother.
St. Philomena is the “Virgin Martyr” of the second century, and patroness of St. John Vianney and St. Peter Chanel. This powerful intercessor longs to give graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Members gather every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel for a devotional in her honor.
The Prayer Chain is a beautiful ministry that requires no time away from home. Our prayer requests are distributed via e-mail to pass along intentions of parishioners, AND WE PRAY. This is a very active ministry at St. Peter Chanel and we believe in the power of prayer! Join Us!