39. It is recommended that in all churches where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved there be

exposition of the Sacrament, either with the ciborium or with the monstrance, at least occasionally, observing the norms prescribed in the liturgical books. (HOLY COMMUNION AND WORSHIP OF THE EUCHARIST OUTSIDE MASS) (16)

40. The minister of exposition and benediction with the Blessed Sacrament is a priest or a deacon.

41. Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, who are deputed for this purpose, may expose and repose the Blessed Sacrament, but may not give the benediction.

42. It is recommended that on the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, a public witness of veneration of the Eucharist be given by means of a procession through the public streets near the parish church. When it is required, the proper permission from the civil authorities should be obtained.

43. Parishes that wish to establish perpetual adoration of the Eucharist or similar practices in a permanent way need the permission of the Archbishop. This request for permission is to be in writing stating the way in which the adoration is to be conducted.

44. Proper catechesis is to be given to the faithful regarding veneration of the Eucharist outside of Mass, so that those who participate may benefit.

(16) “I strongly encourage all of our parish churches to initiate or to continue the venerable practice of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on first Friday of every month, as well as on the feast of Corpus Christi.” Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez, Pan de Vida A Pastora lLetter on the Eucharist, June 2, 1991.

4 views0 comments