40 Hours Devotion Offered Nov. 30 - Dec. 2

Come and pray with Our Lord; Closing Vespers with Bishop Loverde

We are hosting the Devotion of 40 Hours here at the Parish from Nov. 30th until Dec. 2nd, and are blessed to have Bishop Loverde join us for the closing Mass and following celebration.

Why Should I Spent an Hour in Adortion?

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, "The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth."

Need more reasons? Read 24 Reasons for Spending a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament


Frequently Asked Questions About 40 Hours

Is this like the Adoration we do on First Fridays?

It’s exactly like that! Come to pray, just as we do on First Fridays, in the days leading up to Saint Philip’s Feast day!

Why is it called 40 Hours?

Traditionally, the Parish would enjoy 40 Hours of Adoration over several days. Parishes still call the Devotion “40 Hours”, even if you do not have exactly 40 hours.

I have never prayed in Adoration before. What do I do?

The simple answer is just talk to Jesus! Spend some time in quiet prayer while offering to your God what is on your mind and heart. We also will have some handy guides available to help you pray.

I like to read. Can I read during Adoration?

If you would like! We will have plenty of reading material you can borrow as you pray.


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Schedule of 40 Hours

Thursday, Nov. 30

  • 7:00 PM - Mass
    • 40 Hours officially begins    
  • 9:30 PM - Matins 
    • Office of Readings
  • 9:45 PM - Compline
    • Night Prayer

Friday, Dec. 1

  • 6:00 AM - Lauds 
    • Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 AM - Lauds
    • Morning Prayer; Same as 6:00 AM
  • 9:00 AM - Mass
  • 10:00 AM - Eucharistic Procession Corpus Christi Early Childood Center
  • 12:00 PM - Daytime Prayer
  • 6:30 PM - Vespers    
  • 7:00 PM - Mass
  • 8:00 PM - Holy Hour
  • 9:30 PM - Matins 
    • Office of Readings
  • 9:45 PM - Compline
    • Night Prayer

Saturday, Dec. 2 

  • 6:00 AM - Lauds 
    • Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 AM - Lauds
    • Morning Prayer; Same as 6:00 AM
  • 9:00 AM - Mass
  • 12:00 PM - Daytime Prayer
  • 4:45 PM - Closing Vespers and Benediction
  • 5:30 PM - Mass with Bishop Loverde
  • 7:00 PM - Celebration
    • In Hayden Hall immediately following Mass
    • Party will be Potluck, please bring food to share.

Pot Luck Suggestions

If your last name begins with 
A - G  -- Sides: Fruit/veggie trays, potatoes, cheese, chips, etc.

H - T -- Entrees: chicken wings, sandwiches, meatballs, tortillas, etc.

U - Z -- Desserts: brownies, cookies, cake, etc.