St. John Bosco will observe the current 10:00PM curfew given by Governor DeWine in regard to our Eucharistic Adoration. That means we will repose the Blessed Sacrament from 10:00PM until 6:00AM every day.
I firmly believe that Governor DeWine’s curfew gives us an opportunity to re-commit ourselves to the mission of our Eucharistic Chapel, opened at the start of the new millennium. I say this because, since re-opening the Chapel in the middle of May, there have been hours during the night when we have had no one present. This absence before the exposed Blessed Sacrament violates the Church’s vision of perpetual exposition (Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass, #90).
As soon as the curfew is lifted (December 10th) and we can procure two adorers for each night-time hour we will resume continuous exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. I pray that we can achieve this goal by New Year’s Day. We have prepared an online sign-up using Sign-up Genius. Here is the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4CA4A928A6FB6-perpetual2 Please use it to sign-up. You can still call the Parish Office to sign-up as well (440-886-3500).
Fear not: if we are unable, at this time, to satisfy the Church’s vision for perpetual Eucharistic Exposition, I have no plans to totally close down the Adoration Chapel. The doors of the Tabernacle do not separate us from the love of God incarnate in Jesus Christ. So, even if we continue to repose the Blessed Sacrament each night, you will still have a place to come away with Him.
I welcome your feedback as we strive to fulfill the Church’s vision. I thank you for your steadfast commitment these past 20 years, as well as the commitment we will make to Him in the years ahead.
Father Matt Byrne
Administrator for St. John Bosco