I have two questions: What happens at your church/chapel at the end of adoration time?
At our church we have Adoration once per week. We have at least one person assigned each hour–typically a few more show up. I am the 2nd person during the last hour but often the only one there. One of our priests will always do Benediction, the Divine Praises the whole 9 yards, the lay assistant simply reposes, and our other priest reposes with no blessing either. Often that priest comes in to pray and I guess loses track of time and frequently “ends” late. After many weeks I kindly said that perhaps he didn’t realize that ending even 10 minutes later than scheduled could be a hardship for those of us with kids and 2nd jobs. He told me to just leave if I wanted to (if he was there). I suppose I will do that in the future on the weeks I HAVE to be somewhere, but should I have not said anything? I think that perhaps he doesn’t realize that many of us keep very busy schedules. I LOVE my time with the Lord but I have other obligations too. The extra 10 minutes can make me 20 minutes late to pick up my kids. I meant no offense but this priest tends to be oblivious of time in general. What happens other places I wonder?