Eucharistic adoration is a practice in the Catholic Church in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by the faithful. Christian meditation performed in the presence of the Eucharist has been practiced, over the years, by many saints such as Julian Eymard, Jean Vianney and Thérèse of Lisieux. When the exposure and adoration of the Eucharist is constant (twenty-four hours a day), it is called perpetual adoration. In a monastery or convent, it is done by the resident monks or nuns and, in a parish, by volunteer parishioners. When an individual commits for an uninterrupted hour it is known as a Holy Hour. The inspiration for the Holy Hour is Matthew 26:40 when in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before his crucifixion, Jesus asks Peter: "So, could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?". The Holy Name of Jesus Perpetual Adoration chapel is the only 24 hour Adoration Chapel in Uptown New Orleans.
You are welcome to drop in, bringing your thoughts, concerns or questions to Our Lord or just sit and enjoy the quiet. Many adorers experience a grace and peace during their Holy Hour that becomes an important part of their faith and their lives. Please visit and consider joining our Adoration community as a committed adorer.
The chapel is located in the Parish Center building on the corner of Palmer & LaSalle. The address is:
6220 LaSalle Pl
New Orleans, LA 70118
The chapel doors are locked for security purposes, so press the doorbell to the left in the entrance and a chapel attendee will come to let you in.