WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE: Mon. - Fri. 7:30am & 12:15pm, Sat. 8:30am; WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Sat. Vigil 5:30pm & 7:30pm (PORT); Sun. 7:30am; 9:00am; 10:45am; 12:30pm, 2:00pm (SPAN); 5:30pm

40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration

You are invited to join us for Forty Hours of Eucharistic Adoration! Forty Hours is an important moment of grace for you, your family and our entire parish!

Why Forty Hours?  We remember the forty days Jesus fasted and prayed in the desert in preparation for His ministry. We remember the forty hours He spent in the tomb between His Passion and Death at 3:00pm on Good Friday until His Resurrection on Easter Sunday morning. And we remember the forty days the Resurrected Lord walked the earth before Ascending into Heaven on Ascension Thursday.

Forty Hours began in the 16th century as part of a profound devotion to the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. For we believe, Jesus comes to us in the Holy Eucharist. He is truly present, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity.  As Jesus said: “I myself am the living bread come down from Heaven. If anyone eats this bread, He shall live forever” (Jn 6:51).

Forty Hours begins on Thursday, June 16, at 7:00am with Morning Prayer followed by Mass in the Family Center due to construction in the church. Afterwards, the Eucharist will be exposed (except during those times when the Holy Mass is scheduled). Then, it will be reposed in the tabernacle.

Every parishioner, every family and every ministry is invited to “adopt” an hour to come and pray with the Lord in the “Garden of Gethsemene.” During each hour, there will be a short prayer led by a parish ministry followed by 40 minutes of silence. At the end of the Forty Hours of Adoration, the Mass of Reposition will be offered concluding with a procession, benediction and final reposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

We are encouraging all of the St. Paul Ministries to sign up on our website (www.stpaulchurch.com/40hours) for an hour to adore the Lord.  We also encourage parishioners and their families to sign up for an hour as well.  Please remember that when you sign up for an hour time slot, you should stay for the entire hour.  A 40 Hours of Adoration Devotion booklet will be available for you to use.  Please note that we will begin each hour with a specific activity pre-selected by Father Bill, from the devotional booklet, as listed on the sign up sheet for that hour.  We look forward to celebrating with you, the  Feast of Corpus Christi, with these 40 Hours of Adoration!


40 HOURS SCHEDULE (updated 5pm on 6/18/2022)

Saturday, June 18

5:30pm Mass in Main Church

6:30pm Outdoor Procession, Benediction, and Final Reposition

 

Sunday, June 19

5:30pm Mass in Main Church

6:30pm Rosary Procession

 


Adorers are encouraged to use the Devotional Booklet found at the church during the 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration or on this webpage (see right column to view, print, and/or download the 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration Devotional Booklet).  We ask that you begin the assigned prayer for the hour at the top of the hour, allowing for 40 minutes of silence after the prayers are completed.

 

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