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  • #1054

    Andres Ortiz
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    What is your experience with Eucharistic adoration? Does your parish have it? Do you know of anyone that has experienced any miracles as a result of it?

    My few experiences came when I was in high school youth group and we would do it for a retreat or actually have Euchaistic adoration in the church. My youth minister always urged us to sign up.

    I don’t think I got a lot out of it when I was 16 and 17 though.

    #4429

    Siberian
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    Could you either post a reply or send me a PM explaining what perpetual adoration is?

    Thanks…

    Siberian

    #4430

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Perpetual adoration is where a consecrated host (or the body of Jesus) is placed in a device called a monstrance[/url:x0grxkvb] and is on display for people to pray in front of.

    #4435

    Siberian
    Member

    Hmm, from what I see of the picture as long as its just for visual representatoin I don think its bad parce…. But we do need to be carefull that we dont border on making images to represent God and start to worship/pray to the images rather that God Himself. <— Is this along the lines of what you were asking? Or am I way off topic??? <img src=” title=”Razz” />

    #4439

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    Actually, I was asking what other Catholic’s experience of perpetual adoration is. <img src=” title=”Smile” /> No offense.

    #4442

    Siberian
    Member

    None taken. <img src=” title=”Cool” />

    #4467

    I have never had much experience with Perpetual Adoration. By the way, when you say perpetual, you mean constant, right? As in, there is ALWAYS someone in the church adoring?

    Because if you are just talking about Eucharistic adoration in general, I have plenty of experience with that. It is always an easy time to pray when you see your God on the altar.

    #4475

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    ah yes, Eucharistic adoration – same thing. <img src=” title=”Razz” />

    Adoration in general.

    #4590

    Anonymous

    We don’t have perpetual adoration


    we do have several hours of Eucharistic adoration on First Fridays in our parish. The small size of our community and shortage of clergy account for that.

    I have been drawn to pray for vocations and have followed the idea and fact that parishes who have more adoration end up having more religious vocations.

    We have been 10 years at this parish, I believe the practice of having adoration for several hours every month is new (in this ten years anyways- years ago it was common to have it even more)

    But wouldn’t you know


    normally our life is very boring on fridays—except now with almost a year of “First Fridays” when there is Eucharistic adoration we have a prior committment—-and I have only gotten to it twice. I could go to another parish where there is constant or Perpetual adoration but I want to pray for our parish


    I suppose I could spend more time praying near the tabernacle and quit complaining and ‘just do it”

    Perhaps there is something to vocations and adoration—-in the year since our parish started it -today we had a deacon ordained and I personally know some one checking out religious vocation—-perhaps there are more.
    Pray on sisters and brothers pray on!

    #4601

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    There, I changed the topic title to more accurately reflect what I wanted to ask. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #4607

    Good.

    By the way, Eucharistic Adoration is a very good way to try to inspire a more devout dedication to God. I knwo that is super obvious but I needed to say something to kick-start this thread, lol

    #4611

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    The problem is that some people can get carried away with adoration. In some places there are people that go to adoration in the side chapel instead of going to Mass in the main church. And I mean, skipping Mass to do adoration. :shock:

    #4618

    Really? Are you serious?

    That’s like Staring at a picture of the President while he is standing next to you trying to shake your hand! I find that amazing… And a little sad.

    #4625

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    [quote:3qox0zrn]Really? Are you serious?[/quote:3qox0zrn]
    Yeah, that’s part of the discussion at my parish as to why we don’t do perpetual adoration.

    That’s not too much different from the nut jobs that go too far with the Blessed Virgin. Some people’s reverence and adoration of her goes way too far.

    #4632

    Yes, true. I definitely don’t think we need to say that Mary is the co-redemtrix as some would like to have done.

    I wouldn’t think Eucharistic Adoration would be the same thing though… I mean, you can receive the Eucharist or just pray before it… which would you pick! lol

    #4796

    adelina
    Member

    Reading about Eucharistic Adoration. I just found a church by me that has Eucharistic adoration and was asking for more people to join so that it would never be alone. I was thinking that since mass is not until 12:00 I cound go to the chapel for Eucharistic adoration before that time to prepare myself for the mass. Would that not make sence?(Saythe rosary,divine mercy, or novena)

    #4797

    Andres Ortiz
    Keymaster

    That would be really cool! <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #4799

    [quote:1nrtcjif]Reading about Eucharistic Adoration. I just found a church by me that has Eucharistic adoration and was asking for more people to join so that it would never be alone. I was thinking that since mass is not until 12:00 I cound go to the chapel for Eucharistic adoration before that time to prepare myself for the mass. Would that not make sence?(Saythe rosary,divine mercy, or novena)[/quote:1nrtcjif]

    That would make lots of sense. Using Adoration time to prepare for Mass is very good and pleasing to God. Using it as a reason to not GO to Mass… that is just weird.

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