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Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotion

Starting Saturday, November 9th, 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, Continue reading Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotion

40 Godzinne nabożeństwo Eucharystyczne

40-2012 I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who in any way contributed to the success of our 40-Hour Devotion on November 13, 2012. This was a wonderful experience for each of us, as well as a magnificent testimony of our faith and adoration for Jesus Christ present among us in the Most Blessed Sacrament. My thanks to those who came to the Devotions, Masses and especially to the private adoration. Thank you to Reverend Monsignor Peter Zedzian, Pastor of the Holy Cross Church in Maspeth, NY and to Reverend Lukasz Storc, CM, who delivered the sermons at the Closing Mass. We are very grateful to the other priests for preaching the Word of God during other masses. Many thanks to Rev. Canon Witold Mroziewski, President of the Polish American Priest Association in the Diocese of Brooklyn, who celebrated the closing Mass and led the procession carrying heavy monstrance. Thanks to Rev Rafal Kopystynski CM, Provincial of the New England Province of the Congregation of the Mission, Rev. Monsignor John Strynkowski, Rector of the St. James Cathedral, Rev. Monsignor Peter Zendzian, Rev. Canon Andrzej Kurowski, Pastor of St. Frances de Chantal,

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Eucharistic Feast in our parish

Forty Hours Devotion. What is it? This is a special period of continuous prayer during which the Eucharist is exposed in a monstrance for adoration. The devotion begins with a Mass followed by continuous adoration over a 40-hour period, and it ends with a Mass or Vespers and Benediction. In the Bible the number 40 is associated with a sacred period of time: the rain at the time of the flood of Noah lasted 40 days and nights, and the Hebrews wandered in the desert for 40 years on the way to the Promised Land. Jesus fasted for 40 days before beginning his public ministry. The devotion was promoted by both Saint Philip Neri and Saint Ignatius of Loyola in the 1500s. In the United States, Saint John Neumann (1811-1860), bishop of Philadelphia, helped spread the devotion. Schedule of devotion in our parish is here. In the year 1263 a priest from Prague was on route to Rome making a pilgrimage asking God for help to strengthen his faith since he was having doubts about his vocation. Along the way he stopped in Bolsena 70 miles north of Rome. While celebrating Mass there, as he raised the host during the consecration, the bread turned into flesh and began to bleed. The drops of blood fell onto the small white cloth on the altar, called the corporal.

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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:   Continue reading 40 Hours–Eucharistic Devotion

40 HOURS EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION – Thank You

I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who in any way contributed to the success of our 40-Hour Devotion. This was a wonderful experience for each of us, as well as a magnificent testimony of our faith and adoration for Jesus Christ present among us in the Most Blessed Sacrament. My thanks to those who came to the Devotions, Masses and especially to the private adoration. Thank you to Reverend Dariusz Strzelecki who delivered the sermons at the Closing

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40 Hours–Eucharistic Devotion

ihsStarting Saturday, November 12, we will conduct “40 Hours” Eucharistic Devotion to honor Jesus Christ truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.  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:  

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