The 24 Hours Adoration will be live streamed here beginning at 7:00pm on Tuesday and continuing until Benediction on Wednesday.

You are invited to come and pray anytime during the 24 hours

or commit to spend a specific hour with Jesus by using the SignUp Genius:

Schedule

Tuesday, November 30

  • 7:00 PM             Opening Mass followed by Exposition
  • 8:00-9:00 PM     Confessions
  • 8:15 PM             Evening Prayer

Wednesday, December 1

  • 3:15 AM             Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • 8:00 AM             Reposition
  • 8:10 AM             Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 AM             Mass followed by Exposition
  • 9:30-10:30 AM   Confessions
  • 12:00PM            Mass followed by Exposition
  • 3:15 PM             Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • 6:30-8:30 PM     Confessions
  • 7:15 PM             Evening Prayer
  • 8:50 PM             Benediction

Each hour has been assigned a special intention except those during which daily Mass will be celebrated.  We will begin each these hours with the recitation of:

 

Hourly Intentions

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

8:00PM:   For Saint Andrew’s new Pastor
9:00PM:   For the Catholic Church
10:00PM: For the health of the Holy Father
11:00PM: For all priests, deacons, and religious, especially those serving at Saint Andrew’s

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

12:00AM: For an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life
1:00AM:   For the virtue of prudence, to know and do what is right and good
2:00AM:   For the virtue of justice and harmony in my relationships with others
3:00AM:   For the virtue of fortitude, to resist temptation
4:00AM:   For the virtue of temperance, to resist gluttony
5:00AM:   For the virtue of humility, to overcome pride
6:00AM:   For the virtue of generosity, to overcome greed
7:00AM:   For the virtue of chastity, to overcome lust
9:00AM:   For the virtue of meekness, to overcome anger
10:00AM: For the virtue of kindness, to overcome envy
11:00AM: For the virtue of diligence, to overcome sloth
1:00PM:   For the grace to be poor in spirit and open to hear God’s voice
2:00PM:   For the grace to seek God’s forgiveness and find His comfort and peace
3:00PM:   For the grace to be merciful and forgiving
4:00PM:   For the grace to be holy and pure
5:00PM:   For the grace to be a peacemaker
6:00PM:   For all human life, born and unborn, young and old, healthy and sick
7:00PM:   For Saint Andrew’s Parish and School
8:00PM:   In thanksgiving for the gift of the Eucharist

 

Personal Intentions

Cards will be available to enter your own personal intentions for which you pledge to pray during the 24 Hours.  You may place this card in the basket in front of the altar at any time.

Spiritual Bouquet cards will also be available if you wish to offer your holy hour and prayers for a specific person. Simply fill out the card and send it to the person for whom you prayed as your gift to them.

 

When You Come

  • The doors near the altar will be open during the 24 Hours. The entry doors from Kemp Mill Road will be open during the 24 Hours from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The circle doors will remain locked.
  • Please enter using the doors near the altar during evening and night hours.  Please park in the small lot near the Early Learning Center during evening and night hours.
  • Please sign in at the welcome table.
  • Please dress modestly and appropriately, especially during overnight adoration. Consider bringing a sweater or light jacket.
  • Prayer booklets will be provided that include the public prayers offered each hour.

 

Prayer Captains

Prayer Captains are responsible for leading the public prayer at the beginning of each hour and any additional announcements as necessary.

 

Who was Saint Andrew?

Saint Andrew was a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee, the brother of Saint Peter, and one of Jesus’ twelve Apostles. According to John’s Gospel, he was originally a follower of Saint John the Baptist and was the first to be called to follow Jesus. After hearing Jesus speak, Andrew went to find his brother and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ).  “He brought him to Jesus(John 1: 40-43).

Andrew was present at the multiplication of loaves on the Sea of Galilee. It was Andrew that pointed out the young boy with five loaves and two fish to Jesus, but was aware of the limitations in feeding the many people who had gathered there with only this much food.  He asked “what good are these for so many?”  Andrew brought the resources that he had to Jesus, and Jesus made them abundantly sufficient to feed the people (John 6:5-13).

Once, when Jesus was in Jerusalem with his disciples, he foretold the destruction of the Jewish temple. Later, as they were sitting on the Mount of Olives across the valley from the temple, Andrew was one of the four apostles that privately asked Him, “Tell us, when will this happen, and what sign will there be when all these things are about to come to an end?”  In answer to this, Jesus gives an important discourse on the destruction of Jerusalem and on the end of the world. Jesus tells Andrew and the others to be alert and watchful for the signs, and exhorts them to faithfulness and obedience through the trials that will confront them (Mark 13: 1-37).

While Jesus was in Jerusalem with his disciples for the Feast of the Passover shortly before the Passion, some Greeks from Bethsaida, the same town as Philip, Andrew, and Peter and who were also there in the city for the Feast (“Greek” probably referring to Gentiles rather than those from Greece), wished to see Jesus.  Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus, who answered saying, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.  Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.”  With these words, Jesus was referring to His death on the Cross and His Resurrection, for through this He would draw everyone to Himself as the bread of life for the world and as a light for all people and cultures (John 12: 20-24).

While his brother Peter traveled from Jerusalem through Antioch to Rome to spread the Good News after the Pentecost, Andrew traveled to regions North of the Black Sea and in Greece to preach the gospel, where tradition holds he also suffered torture and death by crucifixion as a martyr in Patras. He was crucified on an X-shaped cross, which has become to be known as “St. Andrew’s Cross.”

The next day John (the Baptist) was there again with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”  The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.  Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?”  They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?”

He said to them, “Come, and you will see.”

So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon.  Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.  He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed).   Then he brought him to Jesus.

John 1: 35-43

 

Resources

Our 24 Hours Prayer Booklet with Schedule and Hourly Intentions

Our Personal Intention Card

Our Spiritual Bouquet Card

Printable Flyer

40 Hours with Jesus Christ

The History of Eucharistic Adoration

15 Benefits of Eucharistic Adoration

27 Ways to Spend an Hour with Jesus

Andrew, the Protoclete: General Audience by Pope Benedict 2006

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