On the Bank Holiday at the end of May we are holding 40 hours of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. There will be 15 hours from the 6.00pm Mass on Saturday 25th until the 10.00am Mass on Sunday, then 25 hours from the 6.00pm Mass on Sunday 27th until the closing Mass at 8.00pm on Monday 28th. Some hours will be led by groups from within our parish and from neighbouring parishes, with readings, music and prayers; others will be mostly quiet, with just a prayer at the start of the hour.
This devotion has a long history and recent Church teaching has made clearer its link with the celebration of the Eucharist. Jesus is present in many ways to his Church: in his word, in his Church’s prayer, in the poor, the sick and the imprisoned, in the sacraments, in the sacrifice of the Mass and in the person of the minister. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament allows us to deepen our appreciation of the presence of Jesus, extending our devotion by spending time simply being with the Lord, reflecting on his word and sharing his concern for all those who are in need.
You can participate in this event by volunteering to be part of one of the teams, by signing up for a particular period of time, or by donating to dedicate a candle to a loved one or a particular intention.
There is a meeting for those who want to help organise this event on Monday 6th May at 7.00pm in the presbytery. For more information contact Terry Graham: tel: 0151 287 4787 OR 07742698028 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org