Wednesday, June 6, 2012

40 hours

Monstrance
On Thursday at 9.00 we begin a 40 hour period of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  In Latin known as Quarantore, this devotion provides us as a parish to come together for a time of continuous prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
During this time there will be a wide range of public prayers including Mass, Holy Hours - guided reflections, the rosary, morning, evening and night prayers, opportunities for the sacrament of Reconciliation and time for individual prayer all before the Blessed Sacrament.  For a full timetable of prayers and devotions during our 40 hours click  here 

Monstrance

Outside Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be taken from the tabernacle, where it is normally kept and placed in a monstrance. A monstrance is designed to 'show' the Blessed Sacrament.  For further information about the history of the monstrance click here 

Attending the 40 hours

There is a rota at the back of church if you wish to sign up to help us make sure that there are always people present during the 40 hours.  Over the coming days we will include details of the different prayers and devotions.  If anyone wishes to send details of why a particular devotion is important to them please use the contact information link here.