Friday, 24 April 2009

St Edward's Catholic Church: Forty Hours 2009

This has been creeping up on me in the last week or so. The poster has been ready for a week or so, and I think I now have the programme finalised. If you are within reach, please drop in! Looking back through my files (electronic, of course), I see that this is now the sixth consecutive year that I have organised this event in my parish. The themes for each of the three days are based on the writings of St Paul on the Eucharist.

Thursday 7th May 2009
“We, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf” [1 Corinthians 10:17]

8.00 pm Solemn Votive Mass of the Holy Eucharist, followed by Adoration
10.00 pm Mothers Prayers, followed at 10.30 pm by Night Prayer
Adoration continues through the night.

Friday 8th May 2009
“This is my body that is for you .. This cup is the new covenant in my blood” [1 Cor.:11:24, 25]

Adoration all day

8.30 am Morning Prayer

6.30 pm - 7.00 pm Adoration for Children and Families (led by the Community of St John)

7.30 pm Mass: Votive Mass of the Precious Blood, followed by Holy Hour (ending at 9 pm)

Adoration continues until 10 pm

Saturday 9th May 2009
“As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes” [1 Cor.:11:26]

Adoration from 6 am

9 am Votive Mass of Our Lady of the Cenacle (followed by Morning Prayer)

11-12 noon Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

12.00 noon Regina Caeli and Rosary Hour

3 - 4 pm Prayer for the intentions of donors and those who have helped in any way with the days of adoration

4.30 - 5 pm Closing Adoration - Evening Prayer I of Sunday


Anonymous said...

Zero says
I am glad you have got the Rosary hour covered .What an achievement -a Mass Thursday and Friday evenings!

Joe said...


If you think I have worked a miracle here, please make a careful note of the details and keep them in an envelope addressed to the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints. You could post it on to them in the eventuality of my demise ....

Anonymous said...

Zero says
It's in the envelope with the other miracles! But if you look after yourself the demise will be a long long way off won't it?

Joe said...

Only two miracles needed, one for beatification and one for canonisation.

Looking after myself .... dentist? opticians? blood test(cholesterol)?

Life is just too busy ...

My guess is that the miracle has to do with the PP flying back from America on the Wednesday and wanting recovery time from jet lag ...