Eucharistic Adoration |
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- Eucharistic Adoration in a Parish Setting
Fr. James Moroney (Adoremus Bulletin)
This essay was originally an address to the clergy of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis at a symposium on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on
February 2, 1998, sponsored by Archbishop Justin Rigali.
- Catholic Pages Directory
There are many excellent Eucharistic articles under their two links:
- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
- Real Presence
- What is Perpetual Adoration?
- Catholic Encyclopedia: Perpetual Adoration
- Catholic Encyclopedia: Venerable Pierre-Julien Eymard - founder of the Society of the Blessed Sacrament
- Catholic Encyclopedia: Ostensorium (Monstrance)
- Perpetual Adoration: An Ancient Devotion in Modern Times - Mike Aquilina (EWTN)
- True - John A. Hardon, S.J.
"In a society such as ours that rejects metaphysics, glorifies moral relativism, promotes blatant materialism, and whose academics are busy deconstructing the truth, it should not surprise us that an enormous spiritual void has emerged, which many desperately try to fill with frenetic consumerism, joyless hedonism, or bogus spirituality."
- Holy Communion and Devotion to the Eucharistic Mystery Outside Mass - L'Osservatore Romano (EWTN)
- Eucharistic Adoration: A Window to Heaven - Fr. Raymond T. Gawronski,
There is no monitor or video screen at eucharistic adoration, no
figures or colors shifting across the screen. We simply sit and
look at a round piece of bread encircled by light. That bread is
the Body of Christ, the consecrated Host, before which countless
Catholics gaze in rapt adoration throughout the world.
- Eucharist and Eschatology - Address by Father Louis Aldrich of Taipei (Zenit)
"The Church Militant and each Christian lives within the eschatological
reality of an 'already' and 'not yet' achieved salvation. The Kingdom of
God is already among us, we already share in the heavenly banquet; but
this sharing in God's Kingdom and this banquet has not yet been achieved
in its final, definitive fullness. The Church, therefore, lives in hope
of attaining this final fullness, a hope strengthen by already
participating in the eschatological promises."
- Eucharist Makes the Church (Part 1) - Father Paul McPartlan on the Centrality of the Sacrament (Zenit)
"The Eucharist is at the very core of the life of the Church and gives
the Church its identity. The Church is the Body of Christ, and, as St.
Augustine taught, we receive the body of Christ in order to become the
body of Christ: 'Be what you see and receive what you are.' The whole
mystery of Christ and of the Church as his body is what we receive in
the Eucharist. This sacrament therefore renews our life together in
Christ; in other words, it renews the Church."
- Eucharist Makes the Church (Part 2) - Father Paul McPartlan on Sharing in Christ's Life (Zenit)
"Pope John Paul wants to launch the Church strongly into the new
millennium. To have a year concentrating on the mystery of the Eucharist
is a vital part of this project, because the Eucharist contains riches
to feed and forgive us, to strengthen and unite us, and to guide and
protect us on our pilgrim way. Jesus himself is with us and we recognize
him in the breaking of bread, as the disciples did at Emmaus."
- Rekindling Forty Hours; the Why of an Academy - A Basilica Wows Rome With Eucharistic Adoration - by Elizabeth Lev (Zenit.org)
"The Forty Hours devotion recalls the time span during which the body of Christ lay in the tomb. The practice of this solemn exposition began in Milan, somewhere between 1527 and 1537. It seems to have been first proposed by the founder of the Barnabites, St. Anthony Zaccaria, although accounts vary."
- Resources on the Eucharist - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The following groups all have as their primary goal the promotion of Eucharistic Adoration
in a local, national or international capacity. Some are directly sponsored by
the diocese in which they operate. Some are under the direction of a specific
Religious Order and others are independently sponsored organizations. All of them
offer some assistance to anyone who is seeking information on how to start Eucharistic
Adoration in their parish.
- The Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association
- Eucharistic Adoration Canada
An apostolate assisting parishes in person, remotely, and/or by providing comprehensive organizational resources to establish, increase and maintain partial hours of exposition or round the clock perpetual Eucharistic adoration. Provides adoration sign-up weekends. Helps to inspire, recruit and train scheduled adorers and an adoration coordinating team of laity from within each parish. Promotes faithful education, belief in and loving devotion to the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
- Sydney, Australia - Society for Eucharistic Adoration
In July 1993, a group of Sydney people formed the Society for Eucharistic
- to promote and encourage all forms of Eucharistic adoration and
particularly perpetual adoration where feasible,
- to provide a resource centre for advice and information on the
promotion of Eucharistic devotion.
- Eucharistic Adoration of San Antonio, Inc.
They are a non-profit corporation established to encourage and support the increase of Eucharistic Adoration in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. To give greater
honor and glory to God.
- Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy
One of their mission statements is: To profess and proclaim the truth of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist, and to promote, insofar as possible,
Perpetual Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the hourly offering of The Divine Mercy Chaplet for the dying.
- Pope John Paul II Eucharistic Adoration Association of the Archdiocese of Chicago
For information on Eucharistic Adoration chapels within the Archdiocese of Chicago, or for assistance
in starting a chapel of Eucharistic Adoration in the Archdiocese of Chicago,
please call: 708-728-0840.
Pope John Paul II Eucharistic Adoration Association of the Archdiocese of Chicago
9000 W 81st St
Justice, IL 60458
- Catholics United for the Faith - Diocese of San Jose Chapter.
This is a local chapter of the international Catholic lay organization
operating out of Steubenville. The purpose of "Catholics United for the Faith" is to renew the Church through individual spiritual renewal, in
obedience to Pope John Paul II's call to personal holiness. They have chosen as their apostolate to promote Eucharistic Adoration in their diocese.
For more information please contact:
Elizabeth Lam, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabrielle LeBlanc, Secretary email@example.com
- Office of Eucharistic Renewal for the Archdiocese of New Orleans
For information on Eucharistic Adoration chapels within the Archdiocese of New Orleans, or for assistance
in starting a chapel of Eucharistic Adoration in the Archdiocese of New Orleans,
please call: 504-482-8010.
Office of Eucharistic Renewal for the Archdiocese of New Orleans
1007 Airline Park Blvd.,
Metairie, LA 70003
Email contact: Todd Amick, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Archdiocese of Boston (Massachusetts)
All Night Eucharistic Vigils,
under the Patronage of Archbishop O'Malley and Coordinated by Barbara
Keville. Each month, on First Friday, an all night Eucharistic vigil is
held in a different Boston church every month. The vigils are
coordinated by Barbara for the reparation and atonement to the Sacred
Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. But each month they
have a different theme like pro-life, vocations to the priesthood and
religious life, world peace, etc. If you would like to participate or to
know more, contact Barbara at email@example.com
- Holy Eucharist Apostolate - Newsletter
"The idea of the Apostolate is... to enlist as many people as possible to spend one hour each week with Our Lord, either as He is present in a tabernacle or in the
exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament... No dues, No meetings, Free newsletter." Mail request to:
Holy Eucharist Apostolate
Deacon Bill Crane
P.O. Box 206
Lombard, IL 60148
United States of America