Saturday, February 20, 2010

Around the Parishes

Reminder that Sunday evening March 7th at 7pm, St. Monica's at 17th and Ritner Streets will hold a Family Holy Hour in the Upper Church. Silent Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, readings from sacred scripture, hymns, chanting of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction will be led by Father Check. I've been fortunate to get to a few of these Holy Hours and I can attest that the music is beautiful and the Hour is very peaceful and conducive to adoration and prayer.

St. Paul Parish at 10th and Christians Streets will hold Forty Hour Devotions starting Sunday, March 14th following the 12 Noon Traditional Latin Mass. Evening Prayer and Benediction will take place at 7pm March 14th, 15th and 16th. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on Monday and Tuesday following the 7:30am Mass and the church will remain open all day for silent Adoration and prayer. I was very happy to learn that the homilist each night will be Father Ronald W. Check, whom you may know personally from St. Monica's or from his blog, Seek His Face.

Also at St. Paul Feb. 25th thru March 4th, the relic and an icon of St. John Vianney (patron saint of priests) will be available for veneration at all the weekend Masses. In addition, a special Novena prayer and talk on his life and ministry will be offered on Monday evening, March 1st at the Weekly 7pm Novena.

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