The Summer Devotional can now be downloaded - Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary
Q. How did CEAL start?
A. Fr. Robert Romaine was inspired to start CEAL after attending the January 2020 "March for Life" in St. Augustine, FL. Saddened by Abortion but raised up by the enthusiastic prayerfulness of the crowd, Fr. Bob wanted to establish a devotional community for Adoration for Life issues. CEAL is open to all the devoted, of any Parish throughout the world, simply by utilizing the existing Holy Hour times of their respective Parishes.
Q. How do I enroll in the Confraternity?
A. Simply complete this form at https://bit.ly/CEALenroll
Q. What exactly are the benefits of the indulgences attached to Eucharistic Adoration?
A. By participating in the Eucharistic Adoration for half an hour or more at any given day, one receives plenary(full) indulgence which could be applicable towards one's spiritual advancement or for the Souls in Purgatory who are hungering for God's Mercy.
Q. Will my contact information be provided to any other organization or entity?
A. No, never.
Q. Is there a membership fee for enrolling in CEAL?
A. There is no fee.
Q. What are ALL the obligations I must meet to be considered an active member of CEAL?
A. All that is required is to enroll and tell us the number of hours you wish to pledge. http://bit.ly/CEAL_Enrollment
Q. How many hours should I pledge to be considered an active member?
A. There is no minimum requirement at all. Pledge the number of hours annually that you feel you can dedicate either Adoring the Exposed Sacrament, the Sacrament in the Tabernacle and even Adoration of streamed sources such as seen on EWTN https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/adoration
Q. If I agree to be a CEAL Coordinator for my area, what would that entail? I may not have time to manage a large project.
A. The purpose of CEAL is to promote the benefits of Eucharistic Adoration. As a Coordinator, you would be asked to simply promote our Mission in whatever way you are comfortable. You can discuss it in your various Ministry activities, post to your Facebook page, ask local parishes if they would post our website in their weekly bulletin etc. Many of the devotional resources on our website will be useful for promotion. Some may wish to promote more widely and we encourage you to contact us for support in that effort.
Q. As a member, am I required to attend any physical or online meetings? What am I required to do?
A. You are only required to fulfill the number of hours you have dedicated to the Objectives of CEAL. There are no required activities whatsoever. However, we will encourage members to read our periodic emails, Newsletters and visit both the website https://cealservants.com/ and Facebook page: Confraternity of Eucharistic Adoration for Life for information and topics of interest to CEAL members. These may include testimonials of members (we encourage you to contact us with yours), devotionals, special prayers and other resources to make your membership an even greater Blessing.
Q. I currently participate in Eucharistic Adoration at my Parish. Can I pledge those hours to the CEAL cause?
A. Yes, absolutely.
Q. I am very interested in CEAL but do not have much experience with Adoration. Will the website have a guide to help me?
A. Yes, the website will contain a guide to Eucharistic Adoration including suggested readings, rosary videos, devotionals, prayerful images upon which to reflect and other aids to make your experience a greater Blessing.
Q. There are not many opportunities in my area to Adore the Exposed Sacrament. Is it acceptable to Adore before the Sacrament in the Tabernacle instead?
A. Yes. The Lord is present in the Tabernacle 24/7. Even though the tabernacle is locked, one is still in the Presence of the Lord. Therefore worshiping the Lord before the Tabernacle is acceptable.
Q. Is it acceptable to do Adoration on an Internet site or Television to fulfill my pledge?
A. Yes in special situations like Coronavirus or if one is confined to home without any access to Church. One can also take part in the Eucharistic Adoration offered by EWTN in such circumstances. https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/adoration