Michael Ryan is the Event Chairman for this event
We invite you to come join us in prayer for one hour before the Blessed Sacrament for Life, all life from conception to natural death. This special Holy Hour is based upon the reflections of Saint John Paul II, Pope Francis and others. Throughout the hour, five sets of readings/responses are prayed, interspersed by extended periods of silent prayer concluding with Benediction. This Holy Hour marks the anniversary of the Roe vs Wade decision and is designated in the USA as a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.
The Importance of Eucharistic Adoration
The importance of Eucharistic Adoration is shown in the fact that the Church has a ritual that regulates it: the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. This is an extension of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which occurs in every Mass: "Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb." Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church. The Rite concludes with the ordained minister blessing the faithful with the Blessed Sacrament.
Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The bishops have created a variety of holy hours that focus our prayer to Jesus Christ on peace, life, vocations, and other topics that are at the heart of the life of the Church and the world.