Thursday, 20 December 2012

Eucharistic Adoration - Laity Take a Lead in the Diocese

Diocesan promoters of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament gather for training
The Lay Apostolate of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration has now come to the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. The apostolate with the blessing of Pope John Paul II, was established by decree of the Pontifical Council for the Laity on 2nd June 1991.

Membership of the Apostolate requires a parish to offer Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament over an extended period of time so that parishioners can pledge themselves to an hour’s Adoration every week.

After three day’s training supervised by Brendan Cleary and John Howard from the Centre in Dublin, we now have our own Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Committee. Already, to date, eighteen parishes have requested to join, and it is hoped that two of them will be visited before Christmas.

Canon Tom Treherne, the Spiritual Director of the new committee, writes: ‘Arundel and Brighton joins the Lay Apostolate at a most appropriate time as we start the Year of Faith and our own preparations for the Diocesan Jubilee. We are being reminded that prayer, centred on the Eucharist, lies at the heart of everything we do. We are also reminded of the need to pray constantly for an increase of vocations for the Priesthood, which is always the main intention of the Lay Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration.’

The Chair of the new committee is Bella Raj. For further details, contact the secretary, Rosemary Westcott on 07905 565395; email:

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