Our Lady of Life Adoration Chapel
The Chapel is open from 7AM to 11PM. For the hours between 11PM and 7AM, you can obtain a key at the parish office. The Chapel is located at 246 Main Street (Route 28), West Harwich, MA, behind Holy Trinity Church.
Please give an hour of your week to this apostolate of prayer in honor of Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament. If you would like to know what hours are open, please refer to the large sign-up sheets posted in the foyer of the Chapel. For more information on the history of the Chapel, click here – Adoration Chapel History.
An Adoration Chapel Fund has been established to help defray the cost of maintenance of the Chapel. Please go to Adoration Chapel Fund for more information.
The importance of Eucharistic Adoration is shown in the fact that the Church has a ritual that regulates it: the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. This is an extension of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which occurs in every Mass: “Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.” Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church.
IT BUILDS COMMUNITY
Adoration builds community because the Eucharist is the Sacrament of Unity. When one person unites himself with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, Jesus brings everyone closer together through the power of His Divine Love.
IT BRINGS PEACE
Pope John Paul II said that the best, most effective, and surest way to bring everlasting peace on earth is through the power of Eucharistic Adoration. Only God has the power to redirect the course of history back to the path of peace, which He promised. The Eucharist brings peace to men’s hearts, and men with peaceful hearts make a peaceful world.
EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE
Everyone can participate because the Chapel is open all day, every day . . . you can just walk in and spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
THE WAY TO A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS
Adoration helps us to become personally involved with Jesus Christ because it makes the Eucharist a centerpiece of our lives. By spending time with Jesus in the Eucharist, you can establish a truly personal relationship with Him.