In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: I join the many other voices who appreciate your willingness to share with us.

I had a question come up today.  We are planning a special procession and Adoration this summer.  The procession will end in a chapel which has very limited handicap accessibility.  The only way someone in a wheelchair or someone who cannot navigate steps can participate in the room with the Blessed Sacrament is to be behind the monstrance.  Picture a “church in the round” setting.

Are there any liturgical restrictions that would prohibit people from being in adoration from behind the monstrance?


A: No, there are no restrictions. People may adore the Sacrament wherever they are. Remember that in an outdoor eucharistic procession, people are all over the place. You’ll be fine.

How kind of you to think of those with disabilities.