CNA—“Every parish” of an archdiocese in Cameroon is building a perpetual adoration chapel to celebrate a local year of the Eucharist observance, the prelate of the archdiocese announced this month.
Andrew Nkea Fuanya, the metropolitan archbishop of Bamenda in Cameroon, told attendees at a press conference at the Vatican on Oct. 12: “This year in my diocese is the year of the Eucharist.”
As a result, “every parish is building a chapel of perpetual adoration,” said Nkea, who is also one of the synod fathers at the Vatican’s Synod on Synodality this year. According to Catholic Hierarchy, there are 46 parishes in the Archdiocese of Bamenda.
The power of Eucharistic Adoration
“And so perpetual adoration is going on in all the parishes,” he said. “It is incredible. I cannot explain it here, how much time the young people spend in time before the Blessed Sacrament.”
The archbishop described perpetual adoration as “an incredible experience.”
Father Stephen Nchardze Ewane, the diocesan youth chaplain of the Archdiocese of Bamenda, told CNA that adoration is “an opportunity for us to be able to connect to” Jesus.
“Jesus is the way we can get to the Father,” Ewane said.
Young people engaged, hunger for more
During a recent youth conference, Ewane said, he “gave the young people what they have never had before. Something touched me and I began one hour of silent Eucharistic adoration every evening followed by songs of praise.”
“I could see young people yearning and many came to me and requested that I increase the adoration to two hours,” he said. “And they left so happy … They even requested that next year they should have a whole night in front of the Blessed Sacrament.”