Forty Hours Devotion

Sunday Nov 20 – Tuesday Nov 22

Guest Homilist Each Evening Will Be

Father Matthew Kuna

About the Forty Hours

The 40 Hours Devotion is (customarily) 40 hours of prayer before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, where we come face-to-face with Our Lord. This devotion is also widely known as Forty Hours Prayer and Forty Hours Adoration. The selection of 40 as the number of hours the faithful pray and the Blessed Sacrament is exposed outside the tabernacle is likely because that was the number of hours Jesus spent in the tomb between His death and resurrection. The number 40 is found repeatedly throughout the Old and New Testaments, including: the number of days Jesus fasted and was tempted in the wilderness, the days of rain causing the great flood during Noah’s time, and the years of journey the Israelites wandered in the desert. For over 500 years one of the most beautiful of all Catholic devotions has been the one known as Quarant Ore, or Forty Hours. The Blessed Sacrament is solemnly exposed for 40 hours outside the tabernacle and continuously adored by the faithful.

While ours will be an abbreviated celebration, there will be extended opportunities to be present with our Lord over the three day period.

During these hours of adoration, it is important that our Lord not be left alone.

Please use the sign-up sheets in the church, or click the “SIGN UP” button below to select an hour to spend with our Lord in silent prayer.

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Tilden Township

Hamburg, PA 19526