Sunday, April 28, 2013

Forty Hours

I now have some photos to share with you from our Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotions--a venerable tradition revived during this Year of Faith--which began on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 7) and concluded with a Votive Mass of the Holy Eucharist (April 9).

Eucharistic Adoration began at noon (after Mass) on Sunday, and continued until midnight.  At the "Hour of Mercy" (3:00pm), Fr. Stitt preached, the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy was sung, and Benediction was given.  On Monday and Tuesday, Adoration began with Morning Prayer, and the Holy Rosary was recited at both days at noon.  Fr. Tom celebrated Mass and preached Monday evening for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, with Adoration resuming until midnight.  These pictures all come from the final evening: Adoration, Holy Mass, Eucharistic Procession, and Benediction.  

We've since learned that the last time Forty Hours was observed in Malone was in the the fall of 1978.  Given the incredible response of folks that night and ever since, we certainly won't wait that long before scheduling these devotions again...

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