70 Hours of Adoration

The foundation for our parish and our Catholic faith is a relationship with Jesus. Fundamentally that is why our community revolves around the Eucharistic celebration. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to celebrate Eucharist together often, and as the “source and summit” of our faith, everything else that we do flows from there. Father Ron has decided that the best way to begin our 70th anniversary year is to celebrate that unity in the Eucharist. So, in the week leading up to our 70th anniversary dinner on April 13th, we will be offering 70 hours of Eucharistic Adoration for everyone in the parish. We are hoping that everyone in the parish will offer to spend a half-hour or an hour (or more!) both praying in gratitude for these past 70 years and offering prayers for the next 70.

Father Ron is especially hoping that families will come together to pray during that week. There is nothing more gratifying than praying together as a family and nothing more powerful than doing it in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord. Kids will be kids, of course, but with the Gathering Area available if toddlers need to be toddlers or older children just need a break to move around for a little bit, we think that we have the perfect set-up for families to spend some time together trying an ancient form of prayer that many people don’t often have access to.

At particular times during the seventy hours, we plan to offer examples of different Catholic prayer forms for everyone to experience. Even if you can’t sign up for silent prayer at a particular time, know that these prayer experiences will be offered at different designated times through the week. We will soon be publishing a full schedule for that week, with prayer forms and opportunities for individuals and families to sign up for a time slot. Please keep an eye out for our schedule of prayer events and opportunities. In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about Adoration, you can go to http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/eucharistic-devotion/ to learn more about this powerful form of prayer from our bishops.