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"Taste and See" - 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

As you may or may not have heard, the church in the United States right now is in the middle of a “Eucharistic Revival,” in which we are being invited to deepen our love and understanding of the Eucharist as the source and summit of our life as Christians and as Catholics. I think that this Eucharistic Revival is especially important in a parish like ours, which is dedicated in name to the Blessed Sacrament. We also, it seems to me, should be dedicated in reality as well to the Lord, particularly in this Mystery.

Next month, among the many other things that we are doing to grow in our love and

understanding of the Lord’s great gift of the Eucharist, we will be joining with parishes throughout our Archdiocese to worship the Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament for 40 hours, as traditional devotion in the Church which centers on Eucharistic Adoration. From 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22 until 12:00 noon on Friday, March 24, we will have 40 continuous hours of Eucharistic Adoration.

In order to ensure that we have people to adore the Lord for the entirety of these 40 hours, we will be having sign-ups beginning the First Sunday of Lent for people to volunteer to come and spend an hour with the Lord. I am challenging every member of our parish over the age of 16 to sign up for one hour during this time. Perhaps you can make this commitment as part of your Lenten practice of growing closer to the Lord. We will be especially looking for coverage during the overnight hours, between 1:00 pm and 5:00 am.

More information about this will be available in the coming weeks, but I want you to already be thinking about a time during those 40 hours when you can come and spend an hour with the Lord. One hour with him can change your life. And if everyone in our parish participates in this initiative, it can transform our parish!

In Christ,

Fr. John Paul

Here is the link to sign up for Blessed Sacrament's "Taste and See" our 40 Hours of Adoration. If you signed up on the sheet in the church, your names were added to this sign up. Fr. John Paul is asking everyone to sign up for at least 1 hour of Adoration. If the time slot you want is full you can still come at that time. We just want to make sure that there is always someone scheduled.

Sign up here or on the sign up sheets at the back of the church.

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