What is Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration?

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is when a parish has a Chapel open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with permanent exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Perpetual adoration is simply our response of love to Jesus. Each parishioner is invited to consecrate an hour of the week to Eucharistic Adoration; thus there is established an unceasing chain of prayer, adoration and intercession for the Church and the world. In the world today there are hundreds and perhaps even thousands of parishes with Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Pope Benedict has recently referred to a springtime of Eucharistic Adoration in the Church. “As we recall Saint Juliana of Cornillon, let us renew our faith in Christ’s true presence in the Eucharist and pray that the ‘springtime of the Eucharist’ which we are witnessing in the Church today may bear fruit in an ever greater devotion to the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood.”(Papal Audience, Nov 17, 2010)

“How beneficial is the rediscovery by so many Christians of Eucharistic Adoration… Humanity has great need to rediscover this Sacrament, the source of all hope! Let us thank the Lord for all of the parishes which along with the Mass also educate the faithful in this adoration… I strongly recommend to the pastors of the Church and to the People of God the practice of Eucharistic Adoration, whether it be personal or communal…” (Benedict XVI, invitation to the Eucharistic Congress, Québec)

“Wherever possible, it would be appropriate, especially in densely populated areas, to set aside specific churches or oratories for perpetual adoration.” (Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, 67)

“It is highly recommended that at least in the cities and the larger towns the diocesan Bishop should designate a church building for perpetual adoration; in it, however, Holy Mass should be celebrated frequently, even daily if possible, while the Exposition should rigorously be interrupted while Mass is being celebrated.” (Redemptionis Sacramentum, 140, 2004)