ADORATION CHAPELS

GDANSK (POLAND)

A place of daily adoration – Gdansk

On 12 June 2012 the parishioners of the Divine Providence Parish in Gdansk (Poland) have commemorated the 25th anniversary of papal visit of St. John Paul II to their parish. The celebrations were presided over by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who solemnly inducted the relic of St. John Paul II and blessed the Adoration Chapel. The celebrations were held in the Upper Church followed by the celebration of the Holy Mass.

The Church of the Divine Providence in Gdansk is located near the place where years ago an unusual ship “docked” – a Papal Altar which had a form of a ship. During that visit St. John Paul II blessed the cornerstone of the church and the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone consecrated the church in May 2009. During the Holy Mass of consecration he pointed out: “Eucharistic adoration helps us enter God’s heart. It is from His Heart, from His Mercy that Christians draw strength for their mission of evangelization and promoting human values, because only God, only divine love can deeply and truly change the world.

The Eucharistic adoration is held daily from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Welcome!

DZIERŻONIÓW (LOWER SILESIA, POLAND)

The Church of Christ the King in Dzierżoniów – a place of prayer for peace

The Church of Christ the King in Dzierżoniów is another place of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for peace. In the church an Adoration Chapel was erected. An altarpiece especially designed for this purpose, together with a monstrance, were installed there. The image of Our Lady alludes to Our Lady of Perpetual Help image. The solemn blessing of the Chapel together with inauguration of the Adoration were celebrated on April 3, 2013.

The adoration is held daily from 7.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m. (On Sundays from 1 p.m to 5.30 p.m).


WARSAW

Adoration in the Cathedral of Praga (a district of Warsaw).

In the Cathedral of St. Michael Archangel and St. Florian the Martyr in Praga, Warsaw (Poland), an Adoration Chapel was erected. It was blessed by Archbishop Henry Hoser on April 27, 2014, on the Solemnity of the Divine Mercy, as thanksgiving for the Canonization of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII which was celebrated in Rome the same day. The Chapel was designed by Mr. Mariusz Drapikowski, an artist in whose studio in Gdansk were created such altarpieces as “The Jerusalem Triptych” and “The Star of Kazakhstan”. The monstrance is shaped into Jesus and Mary’s figures.

As the parish priest of the Cathedral, Rev. Boguslaw Kowalski said, this place of prayer, where one can come in for a while during the day, was really needed.

The chapel is open daily from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m (except in May and June when the Adoration concludes at 5.30 p.m.). On First Fridays of the month, whole day adoration is held.
At present, the Adoration Brotherhood is being formed, whose members will take turns in adoration.


OLEŚNICA (LOWER SILESIA, POLAND)

On 29 November 2014 the parochial community of Our Lady Mother of Mercy in Oleśnica received a very special gift. On the threshold of Advent an adoration chapel was opened and blessed there. Its uniqueness is confirmed by the fact that Christ, in a piece of Host, is present there in an altar that was created especially for this chapel.

The entire installation, except some details, is the same as the altarpiece made for the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast. In its center section, there is Eucharist, tenderly held by Our Lady who at the same time points to Jesus. The whole scene is woven into the Holy Shroud. The altarpiece is made of crystal glass. It was created in Gdansk (Poland), in “Drapikowski Studio”.

The new chapel was blessed by the Metropolitan of Wroclaw, Archbishop Joseph Kupny. In his homily during the Holy Mass which was celebrated prior to the blessing, he said: “It is wonderful that you are entering Advent with this new adoration chapel. This place will help you meet personally God”. He also said that during prayer before Eucharistic Jesus one will be able to talk to Him as to a friend, one will be able to tell him about one’s life, about one’s worries and joys. Jesus cares about you so you can tell him about everything (…), and He will listen carefully to you. Referring to Advent time, he stressed that the time spent with Jesus in adoration chapel will enable everyone to await joyfully the Lord’s return.

The Adoration is held Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. till 5.45 p.m.
On Sundays, from 1 p.m till 5.45 p.m.