Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Eucharistic AdorationI know a place of incredible peace.  It is a place you will be welcome anytime of the day or night - 24/7.  No TV will blare at you.  Hateful noise and vicious images have no place here.  A friend awaits you eagerly.  He can calm your every fear, ease your worried mind, flood your heart with His love for you, speak to your soul with His truth and forgiveness. All you have to do is be there with Him.  Let your body rest in His holy place, our humble chapel.  Trust Him, listen to Him, feel His presence and love.  If you relish His peach here, you can become a member of Sacred Heart's Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.  Call Mike Kerwin at 922-1531 or transmit an email to him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Experience the peace of His presence.  He awaits your visit.
We go to school and receive an education.

We use that education to pursue a career and earn our livelihood.

We indulge in happiness to find some time and space to relax and renew.

We come to the chapel to pray in adoration for all of those same reasons above:  to educate ourselves in things of the spirit, to pursue God's plan for our lives here on earth, and to relax in His holy place and renew our souls.

To make your investment in Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, call or e-mail Mike Kerwin at 922-1531 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  "My yoke is easy, my burden light."
So, you retired from  your busy career and moved to Hot Springs Village.  You joined a sports group and became a member of a hobby group.  You then agreed to volunteer at a service organization; and, you met some really nice people and joined a neighborhood group.  Your calendar and life are full.  Who knew life could be so busy in retirement. And yet . . . might you occasionally find an hour in your busy week to quietly, prayerfully, peacefully spend with the Lord?  You don't even have to commit to every single week's specific day and time slot for becoming an adorer.  You can be a "sharing prayer partner" with an adorer.  You and your sharing prayer partner can work out a schedule for you to cover the selected day and time slot when a medical appointment or traveling necessitates your absence from Adoration in a particular week.  You can then "commit" to that particular week's day and time slot to be in the chapel sharing the responsibility for Adoration.  For those of us who are very much overcommitted, being a sharing prayer partner can be a very good way to expand our spiritual lives.  

He who loves you best would certainly smile to see you there in His holy place, just as He rejoices in being with you wherever you go, doing whatever you enjoy doing.  Take a moment and consider the opportunity to becoming a sharing prayer partner.  Call or e-mail Mike Kerwin if ths strikes you as something you could actually add to your busy life and reap so may benefits from.  Phone 922-1531; e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As the Lord has told us, "My yoke is easy; my burden, light."
Picture yourself in a lovely park, sitting on a bench under the shade of a magnificent tree, feeling a gentle breeze wash over you, gazing at the clouds as they drift across the blue of the sky, smiling in appreciation of the songs of the birds. The best part of this scene is knowing who sits beside you - it is the One who loves you and will never leave you, the One who has created you and calls you by name.

Now picture yourself in a cozy chapel, sitting on a wooden bench gazing at the Body of Christ displayed in a gold monstrance just a few feet away on the altar.  Feel the peace of this lovely place, breathe in its silence and listen to your heart.  The best part of this scene is knowing who sits beside you.  He is here with you as always, He is with you.

What is the difference between these two scenes?  In the second one, you have chosen to be with Him.  You have chosen to give one hour to Him as He has chosen to stay beside you 24/7.  You have chosen to give your preference and sit with Him in His sacred place.

To give Him the gift of your presence as an adorer, e-mail Mike Kerwin, coordinator for the Sacred Heart of Jesus Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 922-1531 to schedule which day of the week and time of day you choose for coming to our chapel and visiting the One who has and will always love you best.
In a previous life of maintaining over the road trucks and power generator systems, I was on 24 hour call out every two weeks.  I chose my 2:00 a.m. time slot for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, thinking if I could answer the phone call for a customer, it was time for me to answer an afterhours call from God.  Most of my adult life I never liked the Lenten Season; however, during the Easter Sunday Mass, I finally realized why the Church has celebrated Easter as the most significant feast day of the year.  I was able to joyfully pray the Alleluia!!  Previously, I just recited the Alleluia.  My weekly time in the Adoration Chapel gives me the opportunity to have a check up from the neck up.  My time in the Adoration Chapel is special.  There are absolutely no distractions to keep me from doing a face to face to my Lord and Savior.
Why do I need to go to the Perpetual Eucharistic Chapel to pray?  BECAUSE JESUS IS THERE!

Sacred Heart answered the call of the Holy Spirit to institute Perpetual Adoration of our Lord Jesus Christ.
WHY?   Because Jesus wanted it.  Since Vatican II all the Popes have called for Perpetual Adoration of Jesus.  We now have this beautiful Eucharistic Adoration Chapel and all parishioners have the opportunity to be in the Real Presence of Jesus and there is someone Praising and Adoring Jesus every hour of the day and night.  Jesus is God and He does not need our Praise and Adoration, but in His Great Mercy, He knows we need to Praise Him and Pray to Him in order to have life in us.  

Become an Adorer and spend an hour in His Presence.
AdorationPrayer Answered:  World War II, May 1940; Rommel's panzer forces began a rapid advance across France and Belgium.  With the entire front collapsing, British troops were in danger of being encircled and annihilated.  King George VI gave a stirring broadcast asking the people of Britain to have a Day of Prayer to commit their cause to God.  Hitler then overruled his generals and halted the advance just 10 miles from the British troops.  Hitler thought the Luftwaffe squadrons would finish the troops off.  The next day a violent storm grounded the German planes.  As a result, British ships, fishing boats, pleasure boats were able to cross the Channel and rescue the British troops trapped at Dunkirk.

Sign-up to be an Adorer and pray for our country.  Say YES and call one of the listed: Sherrie Nichols for Late Night at 617-733-1395, Don Ritter for Night at 224-659-5001, Dick Hill for Morning at 922-3945/984-2474 or Joan Smith for Afternoon at 922-1958.  Pray that we will live according to God's Law, not Man's.
After my back surgery, a prolonged recovery, my husband's hospitalization and continued needs, I was, at last, able to return to the Adoration Chapel.  I knelt to pray, but instead, I was asking for His forgiveness for taking so long to return.  "O Lord, my God," I said in a whisper.  "Please forgive me and help me.  Give me strength and patience to continue taking care of my husband, Carl.  Please take my hand and guide me.  I need you, and please do not leave me; stay with me because I am afraid."  I continued my personal prayer as I lifed my eyes to Jesus' picture.  I saw the most brilliant colors in His face and He looked at me with a smile.  I whispered, "Will You forgive me?"  His eyes were looking at me and His great smile continued.  I said, "You are here," and I felt that I was in a beautiful place and at peace with myself.  I stopped a moment, thinking maybe I was hallucinating.  I looked up again, and Jesus was still looking at me with that wonderful smile as if to say: Believe me, I am here.

When I think of His smile, I am filled with love and serenity.  My prayer has been answered.  I have the strength to care for Carl, and I am filled with peace, patience and love.  Praise be to Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior.