About Us

imageWelcome - May our beloved Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament bless you and your family!  This is a privately run website promoting the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration program, located at St Francis Church, for all of the Traverse City area and its five Catholic Churches.  All are welcome at our Chapel - both Catholics and Non-Catholics alike!

Eucharistic Adoration (Monday thru Friday) has been going on every week at St. Francis since 1998.  In 1995 area residents in Traverse City started a fund drive to build a Eucharistic Adoration Chapel on the N.E. corner of St. Francis Church.  After gathering enough funds the Chapel was finally built and Eucharistic Adoration started at St. Francis on September 26th 1998 attended by parishioners from all five T.C. area Catholic Churches.  Adoration hours were about 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.  In May 2012 momentum started to build to turn this existing Eucharistic Adoration Program into a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Program where our beloved Lord would be adored 7 days a week, 24 hours a day (minus some hours for cleaning the chapel and for some Masses).  In late September 2012 a priest from the "Missionary Priests of the Blessed Sacrament" came to speak at all the five Traverse City area Catholic Churches to help recruit enough adorers in this most important human endeavor.  Gathering over 700 inital signups from this recruiting effort some 520 adorers signed up for a specific Holy Hour and an additional 70 adorers volunteered to be on the Substitute List.  After organizing to have a least two adorers on each hour (on most hours) Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration started in St. Francis Chapel on November 25 2012, Feast of Christ The King, and has been going ever since.

Our Chapel has: Your Holy Hour:
  • Jesus Himself to adore and love
  • A quiet relaxing atmosphere
  • Reading and meditation material
  • Rosarys and Bibles to use
  • Popes and Saints Quotes on the importance of a Holy Hour in ones life
  • Changes you for the better if you do it on a regular basis - because you are with Jesus
  • Is a sharing in the work of redemption
  • Gives a new effect of God's grace to every person on earth
  • Graces the lives of some people in the world so dramatically as to be on their way to Heaven
  • Increases vocations
  • Helps heal marriages
  • Brings loved ones back to the Catholic Church
  • Helps stop abortions
    How to make a Holy Hour: Over 600 reasons to sign-up for a Holy Hour:
    Their is no particular set way to make a Holy Hour.  In silence you can do some spiritual reading, meditate, say the rosary, or just sit and enjoy the Presence of the Lord.  For those who would like a giudline, it would be good to break up you hour into four different fifteen minute periods:
  • First Period - Meditate on who is before you - It is Jesus Himself.
  • Second Period - Offer praise and adoration to our beloved Lord.
  • Third Period - Offer to Him your petitions
  • Fourth Period - Close out your hour with prayers of thanksgiving.
  • Here are over 600 quotes from Popes and Saints, that I put together over the years, showing the importance of a weekly (or daily) Holy Hour in ones life.  Although this website is optimized for viewing on most mobile devices it would be best to download this on your home computer as it is around 80 pages long.  Click this sentence to view this document and to print.

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