40 Hours Adoration

What is the Forty Hours’ Devotion?
Forty Hours’ Devotion is a special exposition of the Blessed Sacrament over a period of three days,. It begins after the 11.00 Sunday mass and ends with the ‘Holy Hour’ on the Tuesday.

The Forty Hours is similar to a parish renewal or retreat, but with more time for mental and personal prayer, and fewer talks. Often a visiting priest celebrates the Masses and gives the homilies and meditations and in our case we are delighted to welcome Father Charles Corrigan.
It is a time to be alone in prayer with Jesus but also for the community to come together for liturgical prayer.
Adoration begins after Mass each day.

The number 40 and period of three days is a remembrance of the 40 hours from Jesus’ burial until His resurrection, but also a remembrance of the 40 days fast of Jesus in the desert. The number forty has always signified a sacred period of time:  the rains during the time of Noah lasted 40 days and nights; the Jews wandered through the desert for 40 years,
If you are unable to attend in person then go to our livestream link on the ‘HOME’ page to follow the ‘ Holy Hour’ services.

PROPOSED ORDER OF SERVICE
Sunday 1st October
The Blessed Sacrament is placed on the altar after the 11 am Mass for adoration and for your visits.
The Lord is calling you to come to him, and find rest and peace in him
Holy Hour is at 6 pm led by Fr Charles Corrigan  CSsR
After the benediction the Blessed Sacrament is reserved once again in the tablernacle.

Mon/Tues 2/3rd October
The Blessed Sacrament is placed on the altar after the  9.30 am Mass for adoration and for your visits.
The Lord is calling you to come to him, and find rest and peace in him.
Holy Hour is at 7 pm led by Fr Charles Corrigan CSsR
After the benediction the Blessed Sacrament is reserved once again in the tablernacle


Petitions to our Holy Redeemer.
Soul of Christ , be my sanctification;
 Body of Christ, be my salvation:,
Blood of Christ, fill all my veins;
Water of Christ’s side, wash out my stains;
Passion of Christ, my comfort be:
O good Jesus, listen to me;
In thy wounds I fain would hide,
Ne’er to be parted from thy side;
Guard me, should the foe assail me;
Call me when my life shall fail me;
Bid me come to thee above,
With thy saints to sing thy love,
World without end. Amen