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Given Up for You: The Veil Removed

Mark your calendars for our annual Forty Hours of Eucharistic Adoration celebration which will be October 22 through October 25! The forty hours devotion is a beautiful tradition in the Church which originated in Milan in the 1500s. Traditionally, it begins with a solemn Mass followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The period of forty hours of adoration follows and is concludes with a Eucharistic procession. Three special intentions surround the devotion: protection from evil and temptation, reparation for one’s own sins and for the souls in purgatory, and deliverance from political, material, or spiritual calamities. Many parishes use it as a mini-parish mission in Advent or Lent bringing in a guest preacher. Our parish has traditionally scheduled it around our patronal feast on October 22.
Our Forty Hours will begin with a Mass for the Solemnity of Saint Wendelin on Saturday, October 22 at 10:00am followed by adoration leading up to 4:30pm Mass. There will be adoration on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday throughout the day leading up to Vespers each evening at 6:30. On Tuesday, our celebrations will close with our traditional Eucharistic procession as we bring our Lord through the streets of our city. I encourage you to sign up for an hour of adoration and attend each evening!
The title of Given Up for You: The Veil Removed seeks for each of us to truly understand what happens at each Mass. Jesus gave his Body and Blood for all, but if you were the only person in the world, he would have died for you alone! Calvary is made present on the altar. Leading up to Forty Hours, I encourage you to watch this short video: www.theveilremoved.com.


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