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Posted on 03/09/2006 8:17:12 PM PST by Salvation
Pope Backs Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Particularly in Rome Diocese
VATICAN CITY, MARCH 9, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI has supported an initiative to offer the possibility of perpetual Eucharistic adoration in churches of the Rome Diocese.
The Pope expressed his enthusiasm for this initiative during his meeting March 2 with Roman parish priests, as reflected in his conversation with them. A text of the conversation was subsequently published in Italian by the Vatican.
Father Alberto Pacini, rector of the Church of St. Anastasia on the Pallatine Hill -- which has had perpetual Eucharistic adoration for the past five years -- made this proposal to the Pope.
The experience of this parish has led other churches to follow its example. St. Anastasia's has also become the headquarters of a movement of Eucharistic evangelization.
"My proposal, my suggestion, my desire, my aspiration would be that each of the five sectors of Rome have perpetual Eucharistic adoration," said Father Pacini.
The Holy Father thanked the priest for the information and for his efforts in promoting this initiative, describing "perpetual adoration" as "a neurological point of the life of faith in Rome."
"This proposal to create five places of perpetual adoration in the five sectors of the diocese of Rome, I place confidently in the hands of the Cardinal Vicar" Camillo Ruini, the Pope added, glancing at the cardinal.
"I only wish to thank God, that following the [Second Vatican] Council, after a period in which something of the meaning of Eucharistic adoration was lacking, this adoration has been reborn everywhere in the Church, as we saw and heard in the Synod on the Eucharist," Benedict XVI said.
He continued: "Certainly with the conciliar constitution on the liturgy, all the wealth of the Eucharistic was particularly rediscovered, the celebration where the Lord's will is fulfilled: He gives himself to us and we respond giving ourselves to him."
But now "we have rediscovered" that "the ability to celebrate his sacrifice and in this way enter into sacramental, almost corporal communion with him, loses its profundity and human richness if adoration is lacking, adoration as the act that follows receiving Communion," the Holy Father said.
"Adoration," he added, "is to enter into profound heartfelt communion with the Lord, who makes himself bodily present in the Eucharist."
How about everywhere?
Feedback from your vicariate/deanery, please.
Here in my vicariate we have one out of six churches with Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Our mission speaker during Lent will be on this subject too!
Would YOU sign up for one hour every week?
We were told that instead of (not even in addition to) spending an hour a week kneeling in the church, we should be out at the food bank volunteering or at the Ecumenical prayer service. Yes, this from a priest in his homily. His ecumenical 'services', never held in the church because local protestant Ministers objected, were so successful that several long time Catholic families left altogether. I'm in the Erie diocese in PA.
Thanks for that link.
It will be interesting to see what happens after our Mission.
"How about everywhere?"
We have Adoration here. Our pastor recently extended Adoration to the entire week. We have a sign-up sheet so that someone is in attendance to the King every hour.
As it turns out, there are many parishoners spending the hour.
This is a great blessing and our parish is growing very fast.
Being with Jesus for that time must be what heaven is like: timeless peace. What joy! ~Especially with the insanity that now reigns in this World.
He forbade Eucharistic Adoration in his diocese a few years back.
May God bless your pastor and your parish.
Lynch and Flynn need to go for a sail in a sinking boat. <sarcasm off
I have been told (or I read it somewhere) that the bulk of new vocations is coming from parishes with 24/7 adoration.
Does anyone have specific information on this?
We have 24/7 at our parish.
I'm curious as to why you seem to have hit every religion keyword available. I see some posters do similar things, but I'm particularly perplexed at the inclusion of Judaism and Islam on the list.
This seems like an odd article to use as a conversion tool, after all.
I am signed up. It's important to my prayerlife, too.
Same with my parish. I do just once a month however but it's very important for me.
I suggest people go to Adoration, even if it is just stopping by for 10-15 minutes. It is a good way to sit in silence without worrying about chores...
We never know who might read the right thing at the right time, do we?
**It is a good way to sit in silence without worrying about chores...**
Absolutely. It is so peaceful.
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