The Forty Hours Devotion is a special forty-hour period of prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition. The focus is upon our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. It begins with a Mass of Exposition, which concludes with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament remains on the altar in a Monstrance during the forty hours while the faithful gather for personal or public prayer in adoration of our Lord. Forty is reminiscent of the forty hours Jesus remained in the sepulcher before the Resurrection. The Forty Hours Devotion provides a wonderful opportunity for the spiritual growth of each person and the parish as a whole. The Forty Hours Devotion can be seen almost like a parish mini-retreat or mission. The Forty Hours devotion was introduced into our Archdiocese by Saint John Neumann, our fourth bishop.
Schedule for 2011 is November 28, 29, 30 from 7:15 am to 12:05 pm each day.