I hope you’re having a good week. As I mentioned in this post, Saint Timothy’s will be having a special weekend of adoration and prayer on the weekend of March 17th-19th. There will be forty hours of prayer and adoration in the main church, concluding with a special evening prayer service with Archbishop Hebda on Sunday, March 19th at 4:00 PM. Again, please mark your calendars for this special opportunity for prayer and spiritual growth for you and your family. This would be a great Lenten opportunity and challenge, or resolution, for you and your family to take time to be with the Lord as much as possible during this weekend in the midst of your very busy lives.
In the days and weeks ahead, I will be explaining the devotion more and explaining some of the prayer opportunities and prayer intentions throughout that weekend.
We’ll start from the beginning. While it won’t formally be part of the “Forty Hours” of Eucharistic adoration, we will be having a special opportunity for “Living Stations of the Cross” on that Friday, March 17th at 7:00 PM. This will take the place of the traditional stations. The living stations are the stations of the cross that the school children act out and help to bring the stations to life. We had them last year during the 2:00 stations and so many of you said how powerful they were and how you wished even more people could see them. The forty hours of adoration will not begin until 8:00, but these stations will informally begin our weekend. After the living stations, there will be a light reception in the basement of coffee and treats, hosted by the parish advisory council, before we begin the forty hours of adoration formally at 8:00 with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the main church and a visiting speaker.
I will write more in the days ahead and unveil the full schedule soon. I look forward to a great weekend of prayer and spiritual renewal in our parish. I’m also very grateful to the parish advisory council who is planning and working hard on this event behind the scenes. Thank you to a wonderful group for all of their hard work and planning.