40 Hours Devotion Returns
Last year, as part of the National Eucharistic Revival, we began an annual Devotion called the Forty Hours. Our church was open for Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for forty consecutive hours. This Devotion goes back to Saint John Neumann who introduced it in the United States in the early 1800s.
Please join us again beginning with the 5:30 pm Mass on Saturday, November 25th through the 8:00 am Mass on Monday, November 27th for our Forty Hours Devotion. Once again, this Devotion coincides with the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe. Our Adoration Chapel will be open for continual prayer during that time. Our Knights of Columbus will be standing guard for your safety during the overnight hours.
With the wars in Israel, Ukraine and other parts of the world dragging on, you might dedicate the Forty Hours to pray for peace. With fighting and separation in so many of our families, you might dedicate these Forty Hours to pray for peace. You might take the Prayer of Saint Francis and pray it slowly, line-by-line, asking our Lord how you can be a "channel" of His peace. Our patron, Saint Francis of Assisi, was certainly a channel of peace, and for 135 years our parish has been serving in this same way. Can we ask God to bless us for another 135 years?
Might the National Eucharistic Revival bear more fruit and bring back to Jesus thos who have left us?
Please join us in our Forty Hours Devotion for Peace!