A Pray Tell reader writes with this question:

In light of Pope Francis celebrating Eucharistic Adoration on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, and calling for a world-wide participation in the event, a question has arisen. Is it appropriate to have Eucharist Adoration on a Sunday? The celebration of the Eucharist in the sacrifice of the Mass is the source and summit of the Christian Life. It seems that having a celebration of Eucharistic Adoration after a Sunday Mass downplays the primacy of the celebration of the Sunday Eucharist.

Similarly, I find it odd in the season of Lent for parishes to have a communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a Sunday afternoon or evening. Should not both Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration lead us TO the sacrifice of the Mass?

I am not opposed to Eucharistic Adoration, I just find it odd to have it after a Sunday liturgy. I would be curious to know other people’s thoughts on issue.

What do you think?

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