Tue. Oct 27th, 2020

Submitted by Marinella Lentis
For The Catholic Week
MONTGOMERY – The Montgomery Area Perpetual Adoration Chapel is preparing to mark the 25th anniversary of its opening with a celebration at 3 p.m. Feb. 10.
The chapel, located behind Our Lady Queen of Mercy Church, was established by a group of area lay Catholics under the instruction of Fr. Joseph DeLucca, MSBT and guidance of Fr. Michael Kelley (deceased pastor at Our Lady Queen of Mercy Church) for the Montgomery area.
It was dedicated on Feb. 6, 1994. Since then, adorers have visited and prayed before the Blessed Sacrament 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year for nearly 25 years.
It was one of the first and is the longest-continuing perpetual adoration chapel in the Archdiocese of Mobile.
The anniversary will be celebrated with Benediction and a procession through the church. The procession will continue through the parish grounds to the chapel accompanied by the honor guard of the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Peter Claver.
Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi will be this year’s speaker and will be assisted by Our Lady Queen of Mercy Pastor Fr. Juan Celzo.
The chapel is administered by a lay board under the guidance of the current pastor of Our Lady Queen of Mercy Parish. In the Chapel is a list of substitutes who have offered to cover when “regular” adorers are unable to attend.
There is also an email notification system which is used whenever a substitute is needed. Each year comes to a close with an anniversary celebration that features a well-known speaker.
— For more information, contact Priscilla Berry at 334-288-3292.

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