Friday, May 31, 2013

Corpus Christi Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration

As an officially sponsored event, Pope Francis will preside over a special Eucharistic adoration that will extend at the same time worldwide involving various parishes and cathedrals.  This hour will be 5PM Rome time (11AM Tallahassee time) on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (Sunday, June 2, 2013).  For this hour, the entire world will be united in Eucharistic prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

The intentions of the Holy Father for this worldwide event are:

1. For the Church dispersed throughout the world, gathered today as a sign of unity in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist. The Lord makes her ever more obedient in listening to his word to present her to the world as ever "more glorious, without speck or wrinkle, but holy and faultless" (Eph. 5: 28). By means of its faithful proclamation, may this saving word resound once more as the bearer of mercy and may it stimulate a renewed commitment of love, to provide pain and suffering with full meaning and to re-establish joy and peace.

2. For all of those who, in different parts of the world, live the suffering of new forms of slavery and who are victims of wars, of the trafficking of human beings, of drugs, of ‘slave’ labour, for children and women who suffer any form of violence. May their silent cry for help find the Church alert, so that, with her eyes fixed upon Christ Crucified, she may not forget so many of her brothers and sisters left at the of mercy of violence. For all those, too, who find themselves in economic insecurity, especially the unemployed, the elderly, immigrants, the homeless, those in prison, and the marginalised; may the prayer of the Church and her active endeavours to be close to them be a source of comfort to them, of support to their hope, of strength and courage in defending the dignity of the person.

Each particular Church, attentive to its own particular needs, is encouraged to put forward other intentions in harmony with this appeal of the Holy Father.

For more information and to download the official prayer scheme, visit:
Vatican Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration Page

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