In a world first, Pope Francis is inviting everyone around the globe to participate in an hour of Eucharistic Adoration. This is to take place on 2nd June at 5pm-6pm (Vatican local time.)
Sydney-siders… this means an early morning that hopefully comes with Divine protection against “Monday-itis!” This will be Monday at 1.00am, EST.
Here are the times for a few other places around the world:
Houston, TX USA: Sunday 10.00am
Los Angeles, CA USA: Sunday 8.00am
London, UK: Sunday 4.00pm
Seoul, South Korea: Monday 12.00am (Yep, Sunday Midnight)
Mumbai, India: Sunday 8.30pm
Jerusalem, Israel: Sunday, 6.00pm
What wonderful leadership this initiative represents! Blessed be God for the gift of Pope Francis, who truly is leading his flock to the Lord. Let us follow – let us all participate in this holy hour if at all possible. What a wonderful thing to be a part of, the very first time in human history where there has been a global coordinated effort to ensure that someone in every place on earth is praising God ALL AT THE ONE TIME!
The holy Father’s intentions are:
1. “For the Church spread throughout the world and united today in the adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist as a sign of unity. May the Lord make her ever more obedient to hearing his Word in order to stand before the world ‘ever more beautiful, without stain or blemish, but holy and blameless.’ That through her faithful announcement, the Word that saves may still resonate as the bearer of mercy and may increase love to give full meaning to pain and suffering, giving
back joy and serenity.”
2. “For those around the world who still suffer slavery and who are victims of war, human trafficking, drug running, and slave labour. For the children and women who are suffering from every type of violence. May their silent scream for help be heard by a vigilant Church so that, gazing upon the crucified Christ, she may not forget the many brothers and sisters who are left at the mercy of violence.
Also, for all those who find themselves in economically precarious situations,
above all for the unemployed, the elderly, migrants, the homeless, prisoners,
and those who experience marginalization. That the Church’s prayer and its
active nearness give them comfort and assistance in hope and strength and
courage in defending human dignity.”