Thank you to all who came, and prayers to those, that could not come......this
in accordance with the "Thank You's" at the beginning of the evening.
The meeting was well attended, and after opening prayers we went right down to
We discussed the importance of having all spots, especially the early morning
hours and the late night hours filled with two Adorers. Realizing, that this
is not an easy task, we asked everybody to work on solutions: ask a friend, a
amily member, a co-worker, to come and sign up for one of these critical hours,
or come with you, if you are not comfortable with being there all by yourself.
To further lighten up this situation was the fact, that Fr. David had an
Alarm System installed, which brings the Police right to the Chapel after you
push one of the buttons, located at the entrance door and at the Emergency Exit a
t the chapel room. We also hope, that we could defuse the rumor, that a Ghost
is in the house.... Furthermore, we made the group aware of the fact, that
there is a working telephone in the bed room across from the chapel, to be used
for Emergency calls only.
Another painful situation is that some committed Adorers are not showing up for
their Holy Hour, or do not make arrangements to have their hour covered by some
It was claimed, that it takes a lot of effort to find someone to fill in,
basically by not answering their phones or emails. We made it clear, that
is a vital part for the functioning of Perpetual Adoration. It is important
for all of us, to answer our phones and emails, to check them frequently, to be
on the ball !!
One day you might be the one to ask for help, and then you are the one waiting
for answers. Make your arrangements early if possible, ask the people around
your schedule (in all directions) for help, call your hourly coordinator, your
division leader, the Substitute Coordinator, call me, Anita; we are all here to
We talked about to pay attention when signing up for your Holy Hour: if you are
a committed Adorer, use that sign up sheet. If you are a guest, please use the
guest sheet..You are also a guest when you come outside your committed hour.
Confusion arises when we transfer the sign-in sheets to another ledger
designed for the Bishop.
We brought back to attention , and asked you to frequently check your Adorers
Information Packet, which has an answer to all your questions. It says in there
among other things:
We announced that the Librarians are working on a collection of Testimonials and
Petitions, written by Adorers into the books that are available at the Chapel.
Two or three of these testimonials will be published from time to time in the
Bulletin or on the web site, to show to parishioners, who are not yet Adorers,
what a powerful tool for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration these statements are.
All this will be done with greatest respect for your privacy.
We talked almost about everything that was brought to our attention through your
comments in the Suggestion Box. Here are a few more:
- be on time
- always have replacements ready
- check your messages
- check the board in the chapel
- sign in at the right sheet
- say your prayers quietly
- communicate, communicate, communicate
- Communicate to not make extra work for the Pastor
- no eating, drinking, cell phones, sleeping
- use common sense for all we do
- Do not do to others, what you do not want done to you.
Two of the Bibles in the library are not Catholic Bibles. They will be
Suggestion: if you bring books into the Library, do not put them into the
shelves; they will be marked and put into place by one of our Librarians. Do not
bring publications from other organisations, please.
There should always be a Suggestion Box...... Good idea. We will have a box in
the Library, it will be checked every other week.
Change the Chapel to sit sideways, not facing the door. Unfortunately, that is
not possible. The chapel was designed to have room for the Blessed Sacrament and
the red Light. The niche is just beautiful. And sitting sideways will make you
turn your head to see who is coming in. That would even be a bigger
We ended the meeting with the hope, that most questions were answered, that PEA
brings even more peace, understanding, patience and tolerance to our parish, and
that we as Children of God are there for each other.