Eucharistic Holy Hour
In this Year of Faith, the Catholic Bishops of the United States have called for a nationwide effort to advance a movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty through prayer, penance, and sacrifice. Catholics across the nation are being encouraged to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty.
Saint Patrick's will be having Eucharistic Holy Hours on the last Sunday of each month*
This is pretty simple. Just show up and pray! Many of you are involved with Eucharistic Adoration, so you are actually doing this every week. This Holy Hour will be added on the last Sunday of the month at 7:00 PM unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, May 26 (The Most Holy Trinity)
Sunday, June 30 (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, July 28 (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, August 25 (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, September 29 (26th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, October 27 (30th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Sunday, November 24 (Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King)
Eucharistic Adoration is the act of worshipping Jesus Christ in His real presence in the consecrated Eucharist. Eucharistic Adoration in our adoration chapel, the Chapel of the Annunciation, runs continuously from 6:00 PM Sunday evening until 8:00 AM Friday morning—however, the chapel is closed during daily Mass.
Eucharistic Adoration is a time for silent prayer. It may be time to read spiritual material, pray a Rosary or other devotion, meditate with Scripture, or simply ¬sit in the presence of the Lord.
Visitors are always welcome to stop by, but we would encourage everyone to consider becoming a regular part of this ministry by committing one hour each week to Eucharistic Adoration. Hundreds of people are needed to maintain a constant vigil of one or more adorers in the chapel every hour. It is best to commit to a regular day and hour, but if scheduling is difficult, the ministry also welcomes those who are willing to be “on call” and fill in for others.
The personal and communal fruits of Eucharistic Adoration are many. Focus on the Eucharist—on Christ—leads us to greater repentance and charity and a deeper desire for personal holiness, strengthens our bond to our local parish and the Church, has traditionally been linked to better service to the poor, and more recently has led to an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Matthew 26:40
To sign up for your own Holy Hour, please call Mary Scott at 763.753.9258 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org