How many people are needed to have parish Perpetual Adoration?
There are one hundred and sixty-eight hours in a week. Technically, all that is
needed is one hundred and sixty-eight people willing to make one holy hour on a
weekly basis so that these hours can be coordinated in such a way that all hours
are covered. Moreover, there is nothing to stop an adorer from making a daily
holy hour. This is to be encouraged and is more common than one imagines.
Realistically, however, it is better to have as many as two hundred in case of
illnesses, vacations, and various situations where a person needs a substitute.
There are several small parishes in the country with only one hundred and fifty
to two hundred families that were able to have Perpetual Adoration. These small
parishes are a wonderful example to larger ones. If they could do it, certainly
others could. Our late Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, said, “our essential
commitment in life is to persevere and advance constantly in Eucharistic life
and piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist.”