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FATHER ABEL’S COLUMN – NOV. 2ND, 2014

AdorationOur Forty Hours devotion will begin on Monday, November 3rd and continue to November 5th. We will have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after the 7AM Mass until 6:45 PM, followed by Mass at 7 PM, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Forty Hours Devotion is a special 40 hour period of continuous prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament. The number 40 has always signified a sacred period of time; the rains during the time of Noah lasted 40 days and nights; the Jews wandered through the desert for 40 years; our Lord fasted and prayed for 40 days before beginning his public ministry. The forty Hours Devotion remembers that traditional “40 hours period” from our Lord’s burial until His resurrection. Please make every effort to spend some time in front of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

As a result of our Forty Hours devotion I am announcing that beginning Monday, November 17th, we will have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Monday through Friday in the Chapel (Wednesday in Church) after the 7AM Mass to 6:45PM with Mass at 7PM. I am really looking forward to this! This will be a great spiritual experience for our parish. Please get the word out! I encourage everyone to deepen their relationship with the Lord in His presence in the Blessed Sacrament.

This Friday, November 7th is First Friday. In addition to the Blessed Sacrament being exposed after the 7AM Mass to 6:45 PM, there will be a Holy Hour from 7:30 – 8:30PM following the 7PM Mass.

Thanks for your Support

Rev. Kevin P. Abels