St. Jude the Apostle Parish has had since its founding more than 17 years ago a program of eucharistic exposition, which was expanded in March 2012 to perpetual adoration. Adoration of Jesus Christ exposed in the Blessed Sacrament has been a Christian practice since ancient times and has recently seen a significant resurgence in the Catholic Church. Many people come to the Adoration Chapel at 140 Tulip Drive in Lewes to spend time in prayer with Jesus – day and night, throughout the week, from 4 a.m. Monday to noon Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Some adorers are assigned to specific hours; others come as frequent or occasional visitors.
The number of visits per month now averages nearly 4,000, and the chapel ledger in which adorers record their thanksgiving for blessings and favors granted abounds with testimonies. One does not have to be a member of St. Jude's Parish to come to the Adoration Chapel; all are welcome at any time. However, anyone wishing to sign up for a specific hour of adoration, or to visit the chapel between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. should call Al or Loretta Hanley at 302-703-2419 to discuss arrangements.