Open every day from 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
5025 Rattlesnake Hammock Road
Naples, FL 34112
(Located across the street from the church
at the light at Hawaii Blvd. and Rattlesnake Hammock Rd.)
Why Perpetual Adoration?
- Pope John Paul II and the Great Power: Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
On December 2, 1981, Pope John Paul II began Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in a chapel at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and urged all parishes to do the same.
In his homily at the 45th International Eucharistic Congress in Seville, Spain, in June 1993, the Holy Father said, "I hope that this form of Perpetual Adoration, with permanent exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, will continue into the future. Specifically, I hope that the fruit of this Congress results in the establishment of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in all parishes and Christian communities throughout the world."
- Mother Teresa and Peace on Earth
"Perpetual Adoration, Eucharistic Adoration offers to our people the opportunity to join those in religious life to pray for the salvation of the world, souls everywhere and peace on earth. We cannot underestimate the power of prayer and the difference it will make in our world." (Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
The Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament share the Pope's dream. For many years, they have helped parishes begin and organize Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration worldwide. Perpetual Adoration has begun and is spreading across North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.
A Prayer While Visiting the Most Blessed Sacrament
My Lord Jesus Christ, for the love which You bear to men, You remain night and day in this Sacrament full of compassion and of love, awaiting, calling, and welcoming all who come to visit You. I believe that You are present in the Sacrament of the Altar: I adore You from the abyss of my nothingness, and I thank You for all the graces which You have bestowed upon me and in particular for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament, for having given me your holy Mother Mary for my advocate, and for having called me to visit You in this chapel. I now salute
Your most loving Heart: and this for three ends:
1. In thanksgiving for this great gift;
2. To make amends to You for all the outrages which You receive in this Sacrament from all Your enemies;
3. I intend by this visit to adore You in all the places on earth in which You are the least revered and the most abandoned.
My Jesus, I love You with all my heart. I grieve for having so many times offended Your infinite goodness. I promise with Your grace never more to offend You in the future. Now, miserable and unworthy though I be, I consecrate myself to You without reserve; I give You my entire will, my affections, my desires, and all that I possess. From now on dispose of me and of all that I have as You please. All that I ask of You and desire is Your holy love, final perseverance, and the perfect accomplishment of Your will. I recommend to You the souls in purgatory; but especially those who had the greatest devotion to the most Blessed Sacrament and to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I also recommend to You all poor sinners.
My dear Savior, I unite all my affections with the affections of Your most loving Heart; and I offer them, thus united, to Your eternal Father, and beseech Him in Your name to vouchsafe, for Your love, to accept them.
by St. Alphonsus Liguori