Completion and opening of the new Mater Ecclesia Monastery drawing near

The new monastery located on the grounds of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph is nearing completion.

The monastery will soon become the permanent home of the Perpetual Adoration Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

Before the monastery’s cloister is closed, the faithful of the diocese are invited to attend open houses which include guided tours of the new facility.

These offerings will be held:
Tuesday, May 29, 4-7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 30, 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, June 2, 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, June 3, 1:30-4 p.m.

Other events to be held which will commemorate this historic opening, which are invitation-only due to limited seating in the new chapel, include:

Holy Mass and Consecration of the Chapel to Jesus The High Priest Thursday, May 31 at 2 p.m., the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

Holy Mass, Dedication of the Monastery to Mater Ecclesia and closing of the Cloister will be Friday, June 8 at 2 p.m., the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The community of the Perpetual Adoration Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament was invited to come to the diocese in 2002 and initially seven sisters arrived from Mexico to start a new community here.