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World Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, June 2, 2013

World Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, June 2, 2013

JERUSALEM – On Sunday, June 2, 2013, as part of the initiatives planned for the Year of Faith, there will be a worldwide Eucharistic adoration in communion with Rome, in all the cathedrals, parish churches, monasteries, religious houses, etc. Each Ordinary is to announce, promote and encourage this initiative of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. The Armenian Catholic Exarchate of Jerusalem has scheduled Eucharistic Adoration on June 2 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm (5:00-6:00 in Rome).

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A Great event of the Year of Faith

Worldwide Simultaneous Solemn Eucharistic Adoration

Sunday, June 2, 2013, at 5:00pm (CET)

In communion with the Pope

On Sunday, June 2, there will be a worldwide simultaneous Solemn Eucharistic Adoration at 5:00pm (Rome time).  In the Cathedrals of each Diocese and in all the Churches where it will be possible to do so, there will be Solemn Adoration that will give witness to the faith that contemplates the mystery of the living God present among us in his Body and Blood.

The event is a “first” in the history of the Church. Eucharistic Adoration will take place simultaneously around the world, in communion with the Pope, who will lead the silent Adoration of Jesus present in the Holy Eucharist, on the altar of Confession (the high altar) of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Cathedrals will be connected with St. Peter’s in Rome by a worldwide broadcast via the Internet, “everyone will be tuned in to Rome,” tuned in to a “prayer of fraternal communion of faith and support of all.” The initiative has received the support of the general public, not only in cathedrals, but also “in parishes, religious congregations and associations.”

The intentions of the Pope

Pope Francis announced two intentions that he has chosen for this time of prayer:

1. For the Church throughout the world and today as a sign of unity gathered in the Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. May the Lord make you ever obedient to hear His word so as to appear before the world ever “more beautiful, without spot or wrinkle, but holy and without blemish” (Eph 5:28). That through a faithful proclamation, the Word that saves may sound again as the bearer of mercy, causing a renewed commitment to the love that gives meaning to pain and suffering, and restores joy and serenity.

2. For those that live in different parts of the world and suffer new forms of slavery and are victims of wars, human trafficking, drug trafficking and ‘slave’ labor, for children and women who suffer every form of violence, so that their silent cry for help will be heard by the Church and remain confident in Christ crucified, and that we do not forget our many brothers and sisters who are subject to violence. For all those also who are deprived of material security, especially the unemployed, the elderly, immigrants, the homeless, prisoners, and those who are marginalized. That the prayer and solidarity of the Church will comfort and support them by strength and courage, in hope and in the defense of the dignity of the person.