My child’s school has Eucharistic Adoration every Friday.
The monstrance with Jesus inside is left on the altar in the chapel.
My daughter (and others) go in to make a visit. Often times they enter and Jesus is exposed with no one present. When they leave, there is often no one to take their place. My child has offered to organize a list of people who would be able to adore so that the chapel is never without a person. She is meeting with much resistance. “Kids will come just to get out of class. It is OK to do it this way in a school.” And even one person said, “What is the difference between that and the Eucharist being in the tabernacle? There is not a constant person with the tabernacle”
This was the school’s chaplain, a priest. I am so disheartened and disappointed in this school’s adoration protocol.
My daughter spent a week this past summer with the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. She loves the lord and is very upset over this. She is passionate and has said to me, “Jesus is alone.” (with tears) She has meet with the chaplain 3 times and the principal once. Her religion teacher agrees with her but has no power to change it. (both this year’s and last year’s)
I have been taught that Jesus is not to be left alone. I have taught my children that as well. I realize that sometimes a scheduled adorer may have an emergency and not be able to come, but that should be the exception, right? My daughter is very upset (as am I). She said she doesn’t know how but she is not giving up in trying to correct this.
Is there a doctrine about this or are we being too ‘stressed out,’ over this as the principal says?