Spend time with Jesus at the Adoration Chapel.
Monday through Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
For available hours or more information call 763-784-1317 or 612-789-4806
A brief history of the adoration chapel at Holy Cross.
In May of 1993, a couple of parishioners who had gone on several pilgrimages to Medjugorje, were inspired with the desire to start Adoration at Holy Cross. After they got home, a few other parishioners joined them at a Parish Council Meeting.
The idea for an adoration chapel was presented at the council meeting. Fr. Frank Decowski gave us permission to start if we could use the Chapel in the Convent
Perpetual Adoration started on October 7th, 1993.
The statue of Our Lady of Medjugorje was donated by Irena Jakus. She attended the Marian Conference in 1993 in St. Paul and was the lucky winner of the statue. She said that it was too beautiful to keep to herself so she made the donation to the Holy Cross adoration chapel. The statue of Our Lady was placed on a stand built by parish craftsman, John Tomczyk.
In October 1994, to celebrate our First Anniversary, we had a Pot Luck Supper which was attended by many. Over the coming years, we had several more.
A few years later, one of the parishioners who did carpentry work made a wooden altar that was modeled after the altar in the Church.
Over the years, as age and declining health affected some of our adorers, it was at times difficult to maintain perpetual adoration.
In August of 2008 we had problems getting enough adorers to fill the many time slots, so the hours were changed. We then adopted our current schedule:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the spring of 2014 we had a campaign to invite people to sign up for a holy hour in the chapel. We also wanted to include those from the St. Clement, St. Anthony, and St. Hedwig campuses.
Currently, we are blessed to have 94 regular adorers and 26 substitutes. We are always welcoming new adorers.
For those who are intimidated by the idea of spending a holy hour in adoration, there is a list of suggestions in the chapel. Among other ideas, it invites adorers to spend their hour in quiet prayer, reading the bible, praying the rosary or simply experiencing God’s presence. There is also a small bookshelf with inspirational reading and extra rosaries for adorers to use during their holy hour.
We had a Pot Luck Supper in May, 2014 and we plan to have another Pot Luck this October on the anniversary date. We also hope to have a special Mass to celebrate 21 years of adoration here at Holy Cross.