- May 26, 2020
Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay has ordered that all perpetual adoration chapels in the diocese be closed, and all public eucharistic adoration be suspended. This prohibition goes into effect at midnight March 20.
Participants at a Forty Hours devotion at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling were urged to pray for the Church in the diocese, the United States and the world.
Spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an opportunity “to reflect on something at the very heart of our faith — the enduring presence of Christ in the Eucharist,” Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington said March 8.
A religious house of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master in the Archdiocese of Bombay hosted a 24-hour Eucharistic adoration in response to Pope Francis’s call “to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in the context of Eucharistic adoration.”
As a group of young people prayed before the Blessed Sacrament at the San Miguel drug rehabilitation home in Argentina, they noticed a “deep red color, coming out of the host.” Now the bishop is investigating the event and the necessary discernment has begun in order to establish whether it was in fact a miracle.