Wow Chapels with the Eucharist, Mass and Confession at Gas Stations to Fuel Up Faith in Brazil!

 A family owned business network of service stations, called Rede Marajó, on routeways in Brazil installs chapels with the Blessed Sacrament for drivers.

In Brazil, the travelers can pray, attend Mass, go to confession and sit in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. This is due to the efforts of the owners of a large service station chain.

On their Facebook Page they wrote :

"The chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe was inaugurated. A place for you to connect with God while on the road, now in Santana do Araguaia-PA.

All feel invited to participate with us in the masses that will take place here.

Faith is our fuel, and we believe that without God we can do nothing."

Janeth Vaz, director of Rede Marajó, explained that they have 19 stations, between the states of Pará, Tocantins.

According to Janeth, the chapel initiative started in 1992 after  participating in a Catholic Charismatic Renewal (RCC) group. 

In 1992, they built the first chapel at the Nova Olinda (TO) post, on the banks of the BR-153. “At that time the diocese (of Tocantinópolis) did not have a bishop, but the apostolic administrator allowed the Blessed Sacrament to be in the chapel right after the inauguration. From there, in all our chapels, when we start to build, the first thing we do is go to the parish priest, who asks the bishop for permission to have the Blessed Sacrament,” he said.

After Nova Olinda, other chapels were built in Aparecida de Goiânia (GO), Belém (PA), Frutal (MG), Centralina (MG), Várzea Grande (MT) and Santana do Araguaia (PA). The chapels have weekly masses and, in some, a priest goes on another day to meet people, whether for counseling, conversation, prayer and confession.

In addition to the chapels, Janeth said that the company also seeks to live the faith among the employees. Therefore, every day, in all stations of the network, from 8 am to 8:30 am, everything stops and there is daily prayer.