Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration:

Initiatives in South Africa

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the uninterrupted adoration of Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.

“I  hope that this form of Perpetual Adoration, with permanent exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, will continue into the future.  Specifically, I hope that the fruit of this Congress results in the establishment of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in all parishes and Christian communities throughout the world.”

Homily of Pope John Paul II, 45th International Eucharistic Congress, Spain, June 1993


We Recommend that you download the following material from the Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament Website for starting Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in your parish:

  1. Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

  2. The Value Of Sacrifice

  3. Worthy Is The Lamb

  4. How  to Start Perpetual Adoration

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Active Parishes in South Africa

Cape Town

Durban Archdiocese

Bethlehem Diocese

If you know of others please let us know



A Call to Adore Part 1

A new wave of blessing is sweeping over the Church in South Africa as Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels are fast being established in parishes all over the world.

In this video, using the teachings of Pope John Paul II and reflecting on the message of the Divine Mercy and Mother Teresa, Patrick Barry, a member of the Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament, shares the blessings that Perpetual Adoration brings to individuals and to communities.

A Call to Adore Part 2

This video will take you to 5 parishes in Durban that offer Perpetual Adoration: Christ the King in Wentworth, Holy Trinity in Berea, Star of the Sea in Amanzimtoti, St. Anne's in Sydenham and Holy Family in Newlands East. Priest and laity speak about the benefits of Perpetual Adoration and the effect that having constant exposition of Our Lord has had in the parish.



In 1981, Pope John Paul II called us to join in the mission of establishing Perpetual Adoration Chapels in parishes throughout the world.

The purposes of Perpetual Adoration are many. Individually, parishioners have access to an easy and practical way of rendering Him adoration, giving thanks for redemption, making reparation for sins of the individual and society and to petition for constant help.

In existing chapels, parishioners join together to provide around-the-clock adoration and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament which is constantly exposed. Individual parishioners usually spend one quiet hour a week with the Lord.

Collectively, parishes find the dedication to keeping Holy Hours strengthens parish spiritual life. Mass attendance usually increases, as does the return of fallen-away Catholics and conversions. Crime in parish neighborhoods has declined after Perpetual Adoration began.

Yet the most compelling reason to create Perpetual Adoration Chapels in every community is because the Holy Spirit asks for it. During his Eucharistic discourse, Jesus made this unmistakably clear: "Indeed this is the will of My Heavenly Father, that everyone who looks upon the Son and believes in Him, shall have eternal life. Him I will raise up on the last day." (John 6:40)

"At first, everybody from parishioners to priest friends said it would never work, but I didn’t listen. I kept pushing the idea and eventually things began to snowball. I can’t tell you how excited everyone is over this..." Fr. Dominick Cutrone

"Many come to our little Chapel throughout the day and into the middle of the night. It is rewarding to see this participation in an act of Faith of God’s presence in the Holy Eucharist. The peace of mind expressed by our visitors to the Chapel is inspiring" Msgr. John Scully

"I think the greatest boast of any pastor would be that his [parish] is a ‘Eucharistic’ parish... One cannot spend an hour with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and not be affected by it" Fr. Robert Haener

"Perpetual Adoration is greatly pleasing to God because it brings people to Him... Perpetual Adoration gives graces for the whole world to come back to Jesus" Fr. Clarence Murzello

Do you want Eucharistic Adoration to happen in your parish? Use these videos to show others the graces that adoration brings and why your own community would greatly benefit from having it. Spread the message of Perpetual Adoration effectively, simply by purchasing a copy of this tape for your priest, pastoral council or prayer group.

If you would like a Missionary of the Blessed Sacrament to come to your parish

or for more information regarding Perpetual Adoration please email Patrick Barry:

or contact Moira Gilmore, 873 Marine Drive, Brighton Beach, 4052, Durban

Ph: 031-468 8890 Fax: 031-461 1972


If you have experienced the joy and peace that comes

from Adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, or if you have anything to share

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