Forty Hours 2021
In just under two weeks, we will celebrate our annual Forty Hours of Eucharistic Adoration which is centered around our patronal feast day, October 22. If you have never experienced Forty Hours before, I highly encourage you to attend these wonderful celebrations. This year the theme is Glory in the Cross. With the second cupola cross being restored to its rightful place, it seemed to be the perfect opportunity to reflect on the mystery of the cross of which Saint Paul says, “We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered” (Galatians 6:14).
Forty Hours begins with First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) for the Solemnity of Saint Wendelin on Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 PM. On Friday, we will have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament throughout the day leading up to our feast day Mass at 6:30. Saturday afternoon beginning at noon, the Eucharist will be exposed for adoration leading up to 4:30 Mass. Vespers will be prayed at 6:30 Saturday evening. On Sunday, exposition will occur between the 8 & 11 Masses and again after the 12:30 Spanish Mass. Adoration will continue through 6:30 PM vespers during which we will process with our Lord to downtown Fostoria. Don’t miss these beautiful celebrations where we honor our patron and adore our Lord and his cross!