A priest from the Apostolate for
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
(APEA) preaches at the Masses
on commitment weekend,
making an appeal for people to
sign up to spend a specific hour
each week with Jesus in the
Blessed Sacrament. He asks
them to express their willingness
to participate by filling out an
The pastor oversees perpetual adoration because he has responsibility for the Eucharist in the parish. But he should have no additional duties because of perpetual adoration. Perpetual Eucharistic adoration is a lay apostolate. It is lay organized and lay operated. The pastor conducts the opening ceremonies and provides support and encouragement.
The head coordinator oversees the organization and operation of perpetual Eucharistic adoration.
The main work of the four division
leaders is done during the organizational phase. A division leader calls
up the people who have checked off
his or her particular time division on
the invitation form and finds out the
day and hour wanted. Each division
leader fills out a schedule of six hours
for seven days or 42 hours. After perpetual adoration begins, the division
leaders assist the head coordinator
A prayer team is made up of all the adorers who have the same hour during the week. There are 24 prayer teams in all, one for each hour of the day. The prayer teams form the foundation of the substitute system.
These are sometimes called "captains." There are twenty four hour
coordinators, one for each hour of the
day. Each hour coordinator is the
head of his or her prayer team and so
is in charge of a block of seven hours.
Missionary Priests of the Blessed Sacrament
P.O. Box 1428 • Bensalem, Pa 19020
Tel: 215.244.9211 Fax: 215.244.9211