40 Hour Eucharistic Devotion

Image result for eucharystiaPlease join us for the 40 Hour Eucharistic Devotion. The Program of the “40-Hour Eucharistic Devotion” follows:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
5:30pm Mass and homily in English – concluded with:
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Divine Mercy Chaplet
7:00pm Mass and homily in Polish – concluded with:
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Divine Mercy Chaplet

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Masses in English – 9:00 AM (Children)
Masses in Polish – 7:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM (Children), & 1:00 PM PM
3:00 PM Divine Mercy Chaplet in Polish, Healing Mass, Sacrament of the Sick
followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration.
8:00pm Mass in the Polish Language

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
7:00 – 8:00 AM Confession
8:00 AM Mass in English
9:00 AM Mass in Polish
9:45 AM – 7:00 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration
3:00 PM Divine Mercy Chaplet in Polish
6:40 PM Divine Mercy Chaplet in English
7:00 PM Mass in English.
8:00 -9:30 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration with music

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
7:00 – 8:00 AM Confession
8:00 AM Mass in English
9:00 AM Mass in Polish
9:45 AM – 7:00 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration
3:00 PM Divine Mercy Chaplet in Polish

7:00 PM Mass with Polish & English Homily
Eucharistic Procession and Benediction
Closing of the 40 Hours Devotion

HISTORY:

St. Alphonse Liguori (1696-1787), doctor in the Church, founder of the Redemptorist Order, learned theologian, Patron Saint of Moral Theology, who wrote many pious, apologetic, and moralistic works, stated the following about the Eucharist and Priesthood: “The whole Church is not in a position to honor God, nor to obtain through entreaties as many graces, as one Priest celebrating a Mass. Thus one priest celebrating one single Holy Mass, offering Jesus Christ in sacrifice, gives more glory to God, than all the people taken together, in death, having sacrificed their life for God. What give priests authority over the true Body of Jesus Christ, is a question of faith, that through speaking the words of Consecration, Word Incarnated in obedience to them, changing in their hands into the sacramental species.”
We cannot dismiss the connection between Priesthood and the Eucharist. There must never be a shortage of prayers of thanksgiving to God for the gift of Priesthood, thanks to Whom, Christ has given Himself to man as spiritual food and remains present among us through the Eucharist. For this reason, every year our Parish conducts a 40-Hour Eucharistic Devotion, and this year again we shall offer this Devotion to God for the intention of greater faith for us, our families and friends, but above all for the gift of faith for those who do not see God as their Lord, Savior and Omnipotent Father.
We encourage participation in celebrations and devotions as well as to private Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament during the three days of Eucharistic Devotions. Let us find some time and desire to join together for prayers of thanksgiving and glorification, by which we may receive an abundance of God’s Graces.