Forty Hours Devotion

All Saints will be having a Forty Hours devotion, October 18-20. Forty Hours is a devotion of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the Monstrance over a period of days. The number 40 is an important biblical number:

  • The rain during the time of Noah lasted 40 days and nights
  • The Jews wandered through the desert for 40 years
  • Our Lord fasted and prayed for 40 days before beginning his public ministry

The Forty Hours devotion recalls that traditional 40-hour period from our Lord’s burial until the resurrection.

Fr. James Gould, Pastor, St. Francis de Sales Parish, Purcellville, will preach our Forty Hours devotion.

All events will be held in the church.


Monday, October 18
7:30 PM Opening Mass, followed by Exposition throughout the night


Tuesday, October 19
7:00 AM / 8:30 AM – Regular daily Masses; Blessed Sacrament is reposed during this time
9:00 AM – Exposition following Mass
7:30 PM – Evening Holy Hour, followed by Exposition throughout the night.


Wednesday, October 20
7:00 AM / 8:30 AM – Regular daily Masses; Blessed Sacrament is reposed during this time
9:00 AM – Exposition following Mass
7:30 PM – Closing Mass; End of 40 Hours devotion
(Note: There are no regularly scheduled confessions tonight.)


Please plan to join us. Also, please plan to take an hour of time, either by yourself or with others to pray before the Blessed Sacrament during this time of 40 Hours.

Forty Hours Devotion Schedule

 

Individual Adoration Registration

We also need people to sign up for an individual hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

Signups for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church for the Forty Hours devotion will be done via the Flocknote Signup (see links below). Please sign up to for an hour of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament exposed in the monstrance. We need at least two people for each hour, but we would like to sign up 4 per hour. Other people are invited to come. If all 4 slots for the hour are filled up, then just come to the church!

On the web, the Signups are at:

Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.