The Divine Mercy Chapel located in between the church and the hall at St. Thomas More is in many ways the heart of the Dalzell Catholic community. It opened on February 28, 2001 under the direction of Fr. Placid Hatfield, O.S.B., the pastor at that time. The chapel opened as a Perpetual Adoration Chapel but due to the closing of the parish, we have been working and praying that we can return to all day and all night adoration, or Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. In 2016, it is open from 8AM until 8PM Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 8AM until after the dismissal of the 5:30PM Mass on Sunday.
The Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen said "the greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white Host." As Catholics we truly believe that Jesus Christ is present in the Blessed Sacrament. Spending time with Christ is one of the great gifts we have. And nothing is more personal than in our chapel with Jesus only a few feet away to ask for help with our problems, to deepen our relationship with Him, and to just listen how He wants to help our lives in these troubling days we are living in.
Everybody is welcome to come and visit Jesus any time the chapel is open. While in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ, some people like reading a spiritual book or the Bible. Also praying the Rosary, pray the Stations of the Cross or other devotions is very spiritually uplifting. Even the silence is wonderful!
When we spend time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration it truly helps us grow in holiness. Increased mass attendance, conversions, the return of fallen away Catholics and vocations to the priesthood and religious life are among the many fruits of Eucharistic Adoration.
PLEASE COME FOR A VISIT!