Holiday Mass & Adoration Schedule:

  • Mass will only be offered at 8:00am on Wednesday, Dec. 27th, Thursday, Dec. 28, and Monday, Jan. 1st.    There will be no evening Mass on these days.
  • We will not offer daily Adoration the week of Dec. 25th.  The church will open at 6:30am for those wanting peaceful prayer time prior to Mass.  Adoration will resume at 6:30am Tuesday, January 2nd.

 

.- Juarez, located in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, was considered from 2008 to 2010 to be one of the most dangerous cities in the world, due to drug trafficking violence and the constant struggles for power and territory between the cartels.

However, the city of 1.3 million inhabitants dropped off this list thanks to a significant decrease in the number of homicides: from 3,766 in 2010 to 256 in 2015.

Although this drop can be credited to an improvement in the work of local authorities, for Fr. Patrico Hileman – a priest responsible for establishing Perpetual Adoration chapels in Latin America – there is a much deeper reason: Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

“When a parish adores God day and night, the city is transformed,” Fr. Hileman said.

The priest told Radio María Argentina that in 2013 the missionaries opened the first Perpetual Adoration Chapel in Juarez. At that time “40 people a day were dying because two drug gangs were fighting over the city to move drugs into the United States.”

It was the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels, whose former leader Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán Loera was recently extradited from Mexico to the United States.

Read More