20th Anniversary for St. Joseph Perpetual Adoration Chapel

The St. Joseph Perpetual Adoration Chapel is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The chapel originally began simply as a prayer chapel and then in 1994, named the Year of the Eucharist by Pope John Paul II, was converted into the Adoration Chapel.

In March of 1994 the chapel opened its doors with the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. In December 1994 it was changed into a Perpetual Adoration Chapel, the only one in the Diocese of Shreveport at the time. Volunteers were in charge of different sections of hours each day. With many willing parishioners these committees were able to fill nearly all the hours throughout the week.

The chapel has come a long way in the past 20 years. There are currently over 200 dedicated adorers covering 87 hours each week with at least one adorer. The chapel is still available 24 hours day throughout the year, except during the Triduum. We are currently working on updating our list of adorers and gaining new adorers to fill the empty hours throughout the week. The chapel is available to anyone in the diocese. The open hours may be viewed on the St. Joseph Parish website at www.stjosephchurch.net.

If you would like to become an adorer or if you would like more information, please contact the St. Joseph Parish office at 318-865-3581 or koshea@stjosephchurch.net. Please consider becoming a part of this wonderful ministry!

by Ka’Lani O’Shea

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