40 Hours–Eucharistic Devotion

Starting Saturday, November 10, we will conduct “40 Hours” Eucharistic Devotion to honor Jesus Christ truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar(Program of devotion printed below). 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. 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 we shall offer this Devotion to God as a expression of our appreciation to God for the Vocation of Priesthood and with the request for new, numerous and holy vocations to this honorable service to God and man.

 

The Program of the “40-Hour Eucharistic Devotion” follows:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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 11

Masses in English – 9:00 AM (Children); 11:00 AM

Masses in Polish – 7:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM,

1:00 PM (Children) & 8:00 PM

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

5:00 PM Divine Mercy Chaplet in Polish

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

7:00 – 8:00 AM Confession

8:00 AM Mass and homily in English

9:00 AM Mass and homily in Polish

9:30 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 and homily in English.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

7:00 – 8:00 AM Confession

8:00 AM Mass and homily in English

9:00 AM Mass and homily in Polish

9:30 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