Guide to Worship

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION A project to regenerate the parishes


 

 

WHAT 'WORSHIP

It is the highest act of a human creature towards his Creator, to put his feet in an attitude of listening and subsidiary of praise, reverence and acceptance of all that comes from Him, knowing that only He and He alone has enough. Those who worship stands at the center of his attention and his heart the most high God and creator and savior of the universe. Eucharistic Adoration is a time spent in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament solemnly exposed. You can pray in different ways, but the best way is a prayer of silent meditation on the mystery of love which Jesus has loved us, so as to give his life and his blood for us. To worship is to be loved by God to learn to love others ... To worship is to enter into the experience of paradise, to be more concrete in history. "Jesus went to pray on the mountain and spent the night in prayer. When it was day he called unto him his disciples and chose twelve ". Lk 6:12-13

 

WHO CAN WORSHIP

Anyone who is willing to be silent in and around them, at any age, nation, language and category belongs. Who wants to find a time to give to God to be with him for his own good and for the good of all humanity that is represented in who loves. "The Father seeks worshipers who worship in spirit and in truth." Jn 4:24

 

HOW TO WORSHIP

He loves trying to be quiet in and around them, to allow God to communicate with our heart and our heart to communicate with God is fixed gaze towards the Eucharist, which is the living sign of love that Jesus has for us to meditate on the mystery of suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus, who gives us in his presence real and substantial. "Here I am with you always, until the end of the world." Matthew 28:20

 

WHERE TO WORSHIP

In a chapel specially created in a part of the church gathered and where there is a place of silence in which the Sacrament of the Eucharist is exposed, and where others have gathered to pray individually, or as a community. If the church lacks such a space, you can find a room or a room with easy access from the outside, with adjacent toilets. This will create an oasis of peace and prayer that gives us the joy of Paradise. "Come, bow down to worship, kneel before the Lord who created us." Psalm 94:6

 

WHEN LOVES

At any time of day or night, in the deepest joy, or pain more acute. With peace in the heart, or the height of anguish. At the beginning of life, or at the end. When you have energy and when not

we can make more, in full health, or sickness. When our spirit, overflowing with love, or at the height of dryness. Before important decisions, or to thank God for taking them. When we are strong, or when we are weak. In fidelity, or pity. "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all" ... Ephesians 6:18

 

10 REASONS TO WORSHIP

  • Because only God is worthy to receive all our praise and our worship forever.
  • To say thanks to God for everything he has given us since before exist.
  • To enter the secret love of God which is revealed when we are in front of him.
  • To intercede for all humanity.
  • To find rest and refreshment from God to leave us
  • To ask for forgiveness for our sins and those of the whole world.
  • To pray for peace and justice in the world and unity among all Christians.
  • To receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Gospel to all nations.
  • To pray for our enemies and to have the strength to forgive them.
  • To cure all our disease, physical and spiritual health and have the strength to resist evil.

 

WHY PERPETUAL ADORATION

Many say there is no need to perpetual adoration. In heaven the hosts of angels and saints, united in eternal joy to sing with one voice the holiness of God (from the preface of the liturgical prayers).Serve him day and night (from the Book of Revelation). Therefore, the Perpetual Adoration is in Heaven and then, if we enter the dimension of Eternity and experiencing right now our final destiny, our Christian communities must become genuine schools of prayer (NMI 33) and allow the faithful to live this , which is the truest dimension of existence.

In fact, why churches should be closed, perhaps that our God is resting? Are there times when no one needs help and comfort of God? Are there times when evil ceases to operate? Are there times when no one works? Our life has become increasingly relentless pace of action, both day and night, similarly, there must be room for equally constant prayer. You just need to get organized and take possession of those spaces, which otherwise are inevitably conquered by evil!

 

THE CHARGES FOR THE SHEPHERD

In the mind of the pastor of a community, accustomed to carry the burden of those who hardly get involved in initiatives, questions arise immediately: it will be difficult to pursue the property, ensuring the opening night and day, what happens if someone is missing ... how to combine the ' worship with the parish pastoral life of the laity ... if you get tired ... and a thousand other doubts and uncertainties. In fact, the structure is organized in such a way that the weight carried by each is minimal and everything is shared by the laity, the pastor should only encourage the worship of the Eucharist, trusting in God was amazed to see the wonders that he will be an his parishioners, growth will happen in them and immense fruits which will be born, for his priestly ministry and for God's people thirsting for spirituality.

The concern for security against theft and other incidents, has proved out of place, the experience of those who started the perpetual adoration: the worshipers are the best alarm for a living facilities closed and isolated, which instead are full of life day and night!

 

GETTING STARTED PERPETUAL ADORATION

It is necessary that the priest (or rector of the church) is in agreement and willing to have Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration (AEP) in his parish / church, even if you do not have to worry about organizing it, or bear them directly, because this will directly involved lay people of his community and non-acceding to the proposal. The structure is dynamic, involving the laity in his ministry, which the Council presents us with great clarity, accountability and the shape to become fully conscious of his call, puts it in a direct relationship with the Lord. It is amazing how the people of God is thirsting for Him and fully available to offer his commitment to honor and worship him.

 

STRUCTURE Biblical Foundations

In the book of Revelation, Chapter 4 describes the structure referred to. The four living creatures and the twenty-four elders, are the backbone of the Perpetual Adoration of Heaven, the 4 range managers Hourly and 24 coordinators now support the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. The heads of band (RFO) has the initial task of organizing the pattern of worship, calling those who have given their support, and dividing them into four times of the day: the night (from 0 to 6), morning (6 to 12), afternoon (between 12 and 18), evening (from 18 to 24). Later, when he started the Adoration, the RFO are responsible for oversight of the six coordinators of their time slot.

Between the number of those who have joined the EPA will identify 24 volunteers as coordinators Now (CO), which have a charge of supervising the seven days of the week, time in which they worship. This means that for the first five times (five weeks), they are coordinators of the hour, remember to call each worshiper is your turn to worship. Subsequently receive the calls of those worshipers who will need a replacement and are not able to find among their acquaintances.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF FORMS FOR MEMBERSHIP

During the celebrations, the missionaries are faithful to the message that describes the value and importance of CEPOL and invite anyone who feels in her heart the call of the Lord's Eucharistic Adoration, to commit themselves, delivering the module, indicating the your name, surname and telephone (for organizational purposes) and the day of the week and time in which it intends to engage. Finally, those who want to help even the practical arrangements (such as CO) can do this by ticking the box at the bottom of board membership.

After Communion, at the time of Thanksgiving, we invite the faithful to return the completed forms by placing them on the altar (Christ) and experiencing a moment of true dedication to worship, as a result of spontaneous gratitude to the Lord and Savior.

Based on the completed forms, it is appropriate that the faithful will see already the first signs of their commitment, you should immediately exhibit a poster (see material enclosed) indicating the weekly schedule with the twenty-four hours, with stickers placed on their squares, second the number of worshipers: this will help others to meditate and to commit themselves.

 

ORGANIZATION CHART OF BAND

Each RFO, has its corresponding schema at the coordination, in every square of it shall include the full names and phones of the worshipers. Its task is to call each worshiper to confirm its membership and eventually balancing scheme. In every hour there must be at least two worshipers, when they were in greater numbers, will be moved from one hour to another and from one day to the surpluses.You should follow the procedure below:

  • Thank the person for wanting to sanctify an hour of his busy week.
  • Ask the person on the day and time you want, or is available but not yet to commit to an hour covered.
  • Encourage and support the person, by sharing with you the many graces that flow from his time when he started as Adoration and will want to come once a week.
  • If there was a need for CO, ask if the person intends to become one, and / or want to make a commitment for more than an hour a week.
  • If you want to create a list for sending letters, ask the postal address.

 

COORDINATORS OF TIME

He then convened a meeting of the coordinators of hours, asking them to start their task: they must call their worshipers, and indicate:

 

  • Their phone number and that of the RFO and any emergency numbers.
  • The official date of commencement of worship.
  • The location of the chapel of adoration.
  • The location of the toilets.
  • The telephone numbers of worshipers who follow and precede.
  • The car parking and any public transport to be used for the chapel.
  • The safety standards.

 

The great mission of the Beloved

The CO call worshipers to specify the following.

  • The worshiper is the guardian and advocate, who represents his family, the Church and humanity in that precious time of worship, which receives many personal benefits.
  • Must sign the attendance register which serves to ensure that you do not create gaps in the shifts of worship.
  • It has to come five minutes before his turn, to settle and put the signature in the attendance register and wait to be avoided by the adoration of the previous hour.
  • It should not ever leave the Eucharistic adoration in the chapel of Perpetual Adoration, the day and hour set. If for some exceptional reason you should be away once, he must find his interim replacement, among his acquaintances, or family, even if there are other worshipers and must notify the coordinator of hours!
  • Absolutely can not make any change in hours or days, without having first and as agreed with the coordinator of hours!
  • He can spend his time in another place of worship, or in another day or time replacement, because the chapel of worship relies on the presence of his worshipers, not to interrupt the prayer.
  • If force majeure is forced to abandon its commitment to warning to the coordinator of time, arrange for a replacement.
  • Observe if the shifts of worship there are other people and invite them to commit themselves to become too worshipers. Invite friends to become worshipers stable.

 

THE place of worship

The ideal place to worship is a room small, collected, quiet, communicating with the outside, with the availability of toilets and a telephone for emergencies.

This environment is easy to be air conditioned, does not interfere with the activities of a parish pastoral and lends itself to a steady flow of worshipers, who may establish a quiet intimacy with the Lord. Near or in the chapel you have a record of the worshipers to AEP members must put their signature specifying the start and end of worship.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

If the parish was too small and too modest response of the faithful, it is good to involve other parishes in the neighborhood. It is useful to make use of any local radio and TV, newsletters, circles of friends and acquaintances, word of mouth. It is important to involve all the realities in the local parish, movements, associations, communities ... it is necessary to involve religious communities and congregations, especially those with a charism of Eucharistic adoration, contemplative prayer. It is important to involve as much as possible the laity, whose own ministry stands out in a situation like this. The priest finds the great spiritual support and encouragement, is also exempt from any responsibility and commitment, if not celebrate the Eucharist, and many of the faithful confess that flow in the AEP. From time to time will encourage the faithful to worship and form of the Eucharist. The community can more easily create Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the parishes, so that the faithful attend them systematically and permanently. It would be nice that more parishes are associated and all would benefit. The question of someone: "If my parishioners in that parish are going to lose them ..." is out of place, it will return with a desire to do the same at home and participate more in the life of their communities.

"The Lord bless those who walk and supports many others 
in this wonderful journey for the sanctification of humanity and peace until Jesus returns and takes possession of his kingdom! "

 

 

 

FEDERACIÓN MUNDIAL DE LAS OBRAS EUCARISTICAS DE LA IGLESIA     

C.I.F.  R-1300342-A

Avda. Torreón del Alcázar, 5 - 3º - D

13004 - Ciudad Real,España
Telf.: (34) 926 220283 -

 Movil: (34) 609 16 06 70¦

Fax: (34) 926 220283 E-mail: info@opera-eucharistica.org