Our wonderful Perpetual Adoration Coordinator Ellen Rethwisch would like someone to help her out with this most wonderful mission.  Please contact Ellen at 319-936-47319 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let her know you would like to use your gift of time to become a Chapel Co-Leader/Coordinator.

Thank you!

Chapel of Perpetual Adoration and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is located between the Day Chapel & Nave 24 hours a day. Everyone has the opportunity to place our hopes, joys, troubles, fears and dreams before the Lord. You are encouraged to sign up for a one-hour period of prayer or visit as you often as you can.

Regularly scheduled participants are asked to find a substitute from the ministry listing if they cannot keep their hour because of unforeseen illness, vacation or absence.

There are currently some hours during the week that are without a regularly scheduled person and are filled as needed by generous substitutes. Please prayerfully consider filling one of these hours and contact

Ministry Leader
Ellen Rethwisch
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Perpetual Adoration Chapel

Prayer. Fasting. Almsgiving.  Our Lenten journey calls us to meditate on Christ’s suffering and how we can & should alleviate it for those we encounter.  An hour or a brief stop for quiet time in the Real Presence helps to keep things in perspective AND gives us strength for the Journey. Why not share an hour with a friend or your family? 

Stop by our Adoration Chapel for a visit OR take the leap and adore on a regular basis!

The Iowa City Catholic community has an ideal opportunity to help us all grow deeper in our faith!  The Perpetual Adoration Chapel located at St. Patrick Church has had people from area Catholic parishes praying before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament every hour of every day since 1986!

Take just one hour a week out of your schedule, and you will never regret it!  God gives back much more than we can ever imagine!

Pray with great confidence, with confidence based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ.  God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray."  - St Louis de Montfort

Current OPEN time slots at the Chapel:

Monday 8PM (LAST Monday of the month ONLY!
Tuesday:  10AM, Midnight
Wednesday: 1PM
Friday: 10AM, 11AM 
Saturday:  1AM, 2AM

Regular weekly or biweekly or substitute adorers needed.  If you can't make it to your scheduled hour, substitute adorers will cover your hour.

Did you know you can stop in to pray anytime?  However, outer doors are locked from 6 PM to 6 AM.  Key-pass cards available during night hours. 

For more info or to volunteer to take a shift with Our Lord, please contact Ellen Rethwisch 319-936- 4319 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..