St. Francis Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Program

Welcome - 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!
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St. Francis PEA Program Info At A Glance
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General Info
Total number of Adorers = 363
Total number of Subtitutes = 60
Pope Francis (2013 - Present)
"The love and admiration we spontaneously feel for Our Lady and the Eucharist must be cultivated in our Church." (June 18, 2008 Catechesis at International Eucharistic Congress)

"The Church urgently needs the deep breath of prayer, and to my great joy groups devoted to prayer and intercession, the prayerful reading of God’s word and the perpetual adoration of the Eucharist are growing at every level of ecclesial life." (Nov. 24, 2013 "Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy Of The Gospel" Apostolic Letter)
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (2005 - 2013)
"(Eucharistic) adoration must precede our every activity and programme, that it may render us truly free and that we may be given the criteria for our action." (Oct. 16, 2006 Speech at the Vatican)
St. Pope John Paul II (1978 - 2005)
"Your faith will help you realize that it is Jesus Himself Who is present in the Blessed Sacrament, waiting for you and calling you to spend one special specific hour with Him each week." (Dec. 8, 1982 Sermon upon the opening of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at the Vatican)
Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895 - 1979)
"A Holy Hour is not a devotion; it is a sharing in the work of redemption."..."The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead but for an Hour of companionship." (1980 - Treasury In Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen (Ignatius Press))
St. Peter Julian Eymard (1811 - 1868)
"How kind is our Sacramental Jesus! He welcomes you at any hour of the day or night. His Love never knows rest. He is always most gentle towards you. When you visit Him, He forgets your sins and speaks only of His joy, His tenderness, and His Love. By the reception He gives to you, one would think He has need of you to make Him happy."
The Power Of Your Hour - 6.5 Billion People Graced
Over 6.5 Billion. Remember this number each time you might have any doubts whether your sacrifice of time in volunteering to cover a Holy Hour of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament was a productive hour. Why is this number important? It is the number of people living in the world that you affected by your simple visit to our beloved Lord even if was for a short time.
Souls On The Precipice Of Hell On Their Way To Heaven
One day before her Holy Hour, Jesus showed Blessed Dina Belanger a multitude of souls on the precipice of hell. After her Holy Hour, Jesus showed the same souls in the hands of God. He told her that through Holy Hours of prayer a multitude of souls go to Heaven who otherwise would have gone to hell as one person can make up for what is lacking in the lives of others by winning precious efficacious graces for their salvation.
The Pwr Of Your Hour - Help Bring Loved Ones Back To Church
People heavily involved in the different Perpetual Adoration Programs throughout the world often report of a loved one, who had left the Church, coming back because of their involvement in Perpetual Adoration. Jesus will use many means to try to bring each of us to Heaven. He may be waiting for you to sign up for a Holy Hour of adoration to bring one of your loved ones back to the Church.
The Pwr Of Your Hour - You Make Up For Great Evils Of World
We read in the newspapers many evils that are perpetrated on innocent people throughout the world. Our saints teach us that not only does our adoration grace everyone in the world but actually repairs for many evils that might otherwise go unrepaired and unchecked. Your Holy Hour is so important to Jesus in that He is depending on you to help counter evil throughout the world.
You Help Convert America & Save The World
Asked "What will convert America and save the world?" Blessed Mother Teresa answered without hesitation that we need everyone to come together in Holy Hours of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Our spare time is always valuable to us but it is much more valuable to our beloved Lord. He wants America to be converted, but it is up to us to come before him to help bring this about.
You Help Stop Abortions Throughout The U.S.A
Eucharistic Adoration is a very strong antidote specifically to the evil of abortion. If all Catholics in the United States would make adoration of the most Blessed Sacrament a weekly occurrence all abortions in the United States would stop, according to Blessed Mother Teresa. We know that all Catholics will not do this but we can a least do our part, in stopping as many abortions as possible, by sacrificing an hour of our time, each week, in coming before our beloved Lord in adoration.
Pwr Of Your Hour - Increase In Vocations In Our Diocese
“I would like to repeat my invitation to you to make adoration a habitual practice...Priestly, religious, and missionary vocations will stem from this meeting with Christ…” (Pope John Paul II). “Our adoration has doubled the number of our vocations. In 1963 we were making a weekly Holy Hour together, but it was not until 1973, when we began our daily Holy Hour, that our community started to blossom.” (Mother Teresa)
The Pwr Of Your Hour - Growth In The Likeness Of Jesus
“The third reason I (kept) up my Holy Hour (was) to grow more and more into His likeness. As Paul puts it: “We are transfigured into His likeness, from splendor to splendor.” We become what we gaze upon. Looking into the sunset the face takes on a golden glow. Looking at the Eucharistic Lord for an Hour transforms the Heart in a mysterious way…” (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
The Power Of Your Hour - Knowledge Of God
"(My Holy Hour), too, became a magister and teacher, for although before we love anyone we must have a knowledge of that person, nevertheless after we know, it is love that increases knowledge. Theological insights are gained not only from the covers of a treatise, but from two knees on a prie-dieu before a tabernacle.” (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
The Pwr Of Your Hour - Consolation At The Hour Of Death
"You may be sure that of all the moments of your life the time you spend before the divine Sacrament will be that which will give you more strength during life and more consolation at the hour of your death and during eternity." (St. Alphonsus Ligouri)

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is a program where the Most Blessed Sacrament, our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, is placed in a Monstrance and adored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year long. 
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The P.E.A Program Management Team
The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Program Management Team is a group of weekly adorers who also volunteer to help manage all the adorers and hours the chapel is open. 
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