On October 20, 1996 his Eminence John Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop of New York, brought the monstrance containing the Eucharist in procession from Immaculate Conception Church to the former convent of the Felician Sisters into what would now be the newly created and consecrated Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel. With that, Perpetual Adoration began in Ulster County. This same monstrance, with the Eucharist in Perpetual Adoration, has been maintained at this location 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ever since.
Today, adorers from 17 parishes spread out over Ulster and Dutchess County have answered the call to give themselves to Jesus in the Eucharist here at the Chapel.
“The Cardinal expressed his pleasure with this undertaking saying that it is the greatest gift he could ever receive as Archbishop of New York.”
"If we are willing only to do what is ordinary, then we can only expect God’s ordinary blessings. Only when we are willing to do the extraordinary are we guaranteed of obtaining God’s extraordinary blessings. Perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is absolutely the extraordinary effort that God is asking for today..."
– Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop-Emeritus of Cebu, Philippines