Question of the Day for Wednesday, April 24, 2013
“Come One, Come All!”
Q. Do you know if a non-Catholic can take an hour of Eucharistic adoration by themselves without another Catholic being present during the hour? We have perpetual adoration at our Church and have been getting requests by Protestants to take an open hour.
C.C., via e-mail
A. Here is a reply from Father Francis Hoffman, J.C.D.:
When it comes to Eucharistic adoration, I say, “Come one, come all!” Non-Catholics are more than welcome to attend so long as they behave respectfully and piously in the presence of the Eucharistic Lord.
When organizing Eucharistic adoration, please remember that the Blessed Sacrament should never be left alone. For that reason, it’s best to schedule two to four persons per time slot in case someone doesn’t show up.
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