"The Blessed Eucharist is for Its adorers an inexhaustible source of light and strength. Those who...gather together in adoration with the angels…draw abundantly for themselves and for all the Church waters from the fountains of the Savior."  Pope Pius XII
Before the Blessed Sacrament bring a prayer of healing and comfort for a true shepherd.
Holy Hours for Priests
Praying to Expand Vocations; Strengthen the Priesthood
Become a laborer of the harvest for Our Lord, by organizing a “Holy Hour” of prayer at your Parish or Adoration Chapel. The Pope John Paul II Eucharistic Adoration Association will help you get started.
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help
9 AM to 4 PMFri
1775 Grove St.
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 729-1525

Our Lady of the Ridge
6 PM to 7 PMTues
10811 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
(708) 425-3800

Queen of Martyrs
8 PM to 9 PMThur
10233 S. Central Park Ave.
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
(708) 423-8110

Rosary Hill Home
2 PM to 3 PMMon
9000 West 81st Street
Justice, IL 60458
(708) 458-3040

St. Bede the Venerable
6:30 PM to 7:30 PMThur
8 PM to 9 PMThur
8200 S. Kostner Ave
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 582-9100

St. Daniel the Prophet
7 PM to 8 PMTues
(English and Spanish) 
5300 S Natoma
Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 586-1223

St. Helen
6 PM to 7 PMWed
2315 W. Augusta Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-3575

St. Isaac Jogues
7 PM to 8 PMThur
8149 W. Golf Rd.
Niles, IL 60714
(847) 967-1060

St. John Vianney
9 PM to 11 PMMon
46 N. Wolf Rd.
Northlake, IL 60164
(708) 562-0500

St. Joseph the Worker
7 PM to 8 PMTues
(English and Spanish) 
8 PM to 9 PMTues
181 W. Dundee Rd.
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 537-2740

St. Mary
8 PM to 9 PMThur
10 N. Buffalo Grove Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 541-1450

St. Mary of the Lake
7 PM to 8 PMThur
4200 N. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 472-3711

St. Philip the Apostle
3 PM to 4 PMFri
1962 Old Willow Rd.
Northfield, IL 60093
(847) 446-8383

St. Roman
6 PM to 7 PMTues
2311 S. Washtenaw Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 247-6645

St. Tarcissus
7 PM to 8 PMThur
6020 W. Ardmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 763-8228

St. Theresa
3 PM to 4 PMFri
455 N. Benton St.
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 358-7760

“We must pray for our priests and young people,” said Dr. Sefania Chase, past parish chapel coordinator for PJPIIEA, who originated the new project. Thursday has been earmarked as the ideal day of the week for conducting the prayer hour. It coincides with Holy Thursday and the institution of the priesthood at the Last Supper.

Grace through group prayer puts a great resource within our midst, as legions of faithful come to pray in the Real Presence of Our Lord at the many sites offering Eucharistic Adoration throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago. Inspiration from the Holy Spirit guides us to help channel some of this prayerful energy to support our ordained clergy and seminarians, as well as amplifying the call to vocations.

Materials to help organize your group and promote the ministry are available. The Association also has pamphlets with a suggested prayer regimen for the Holy Hour.

To arrange our help establishing this program at your parish, call (708)728-0840, or leave a note via the “Contact us” link above. We will be in touch.

A Testomony to the Power of Praying for Priests

"Archbishop Harry Flynn will ordain 15 men to the priesthood on May 28. This will be the largest number of men to be ordained in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since the 1960s ... I have been asked the question, "Why 15?" countless times. There are trends and easily observable factors that contribute to this good news. First, the people in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis pray for vocations. The vocations prayer endorsed, encouraged and authored by Archbishop Flynn many years ago is prayed regularly at many parishes throughout the archdiocese. I am pleased to see it affixed to hymnals or in pews at many parishes that I visit. It often is used as a prayer during the general intercessions or prayed right before or after Mass. Prayer is never in vain. God truly answers prayers, and our priestly vocation picture is evidence of that. Second, the increase in the number of perpetual eucharistic adoration chapels in the archdiocese has coincided with an increase in the number of seminarians. Since the mid 1990s, the number of chapels has nearly doubled and the number of seminarians has increased by 70 percent. It is not a coincidence. Where Jesus' abiding presence in the Eucharist is appreciated and adored by his people, the gift of the priesthood from which it comes is understood and appreciated, and vocations flow from that."

Taken from an article written by Father Thomas Wilson, Vocation Director of the St. Paul Minneapolis Diocese.
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