Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Signup sheets for August, September and October are now in the narthex for the Eucharistic Adoration which is continuing on Tuesdays at St. Paul.
If just two people sign up for each half-hour segment, it will take only 50 people to be certain someone is visiting the Blessed Sacrament at all times the Church is open on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8 p.m. That is not very many considering that the last census in October, 2007 indicated that more than 800 attend Mass each weekend at St. Paul.
Hopefully there will be no blank space on the signup sheet.
There are three parishes in Summit County which have perpetual adoration with two or more persons signed up to visit for one hour. St. Augustine Church, for instance, noted in a church bulletin that 385 holy hours were kept before the Blessed Sacrament on a recent week.
Pope Benedict XVI stresses the importance of Eucharistic Adoration:
"In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering."
Posted by Harry Liggett at 7:55 AM