Spread the Word! Did you know the Adoration Chapel is Iowa City’s “Best Kept Secret”? 

Help us to s-p-r-e-a-d the Word that it’s here 24/7 AND that everyone is welcome! Why not ask a friend, family member or coworker to stop in with you? OR if you are a regular adorer, ask them to attend with you!

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: 10AM
Tuesday:  10AM 
Thursday: 3PM, 6PM, and 7PM* (every other week for 7pm)

Friday: 10AM
Saturday:  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..


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!