In Celebration of the Feast of Saint Andrew: November 30

and to ask for his powerful prayers of intercession.

 

You are invited to come and pray anytime during the 40 hours or commit to spend a specific hour with Jesus by using the SignUp Genius:

Schedule

Thursday, November 21

  • 7:00 PM             Opening Mass followed by Exposition
  • 7:40 PM             Confessions following Mass
  • 8:30 PM             Evening Prayer
  • 9:30 PM             Night Prayer

Friday, November 22

  • 3:15 AM             Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 8:00 AM             Reposition
  • 8:10 AM             Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 AM             Mass followed by Exposition
  • 9:00 AM             Confessions following Mass
  • 3:15 PM             Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 7:00 PM             Praise and Worship
  • 7:00-9:00 PM     Confessions
  • 8:30 PM             Evening Prayer
  • 9:30 PM             Night Prayer

Saturday, November 23

  • 3:15 AM             Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 8:40 AM             Benediction
  • 9:00 AM             Closing Mass

Each hour has been assigned a special intention except those during which a daily Mass will be celebrated.  These are listed on the right sidebar of this webpage. We will begin each these hours with the recitation of:

        a prayer to help you rely more on Jesus and less on yourself

 

Personal Intentions

Cards will be available to enter your own personal intentions for which you pledge to pray during the 40 Hours.  You may place this card in the basket in front of the altar at any time.  If you are unable to attend the 40 Hours but would like your intentions included, Father Dan Leary invites you to email him directly at fatherdanleary@gmail.com and he will include these for you.

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 40 Hours. The entry doors from Kemp Mill Road will be open during the 40 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 40 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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Hourly Intentions

Thursday, November 21, 2019
8PM:   For the Catholic Church
9PM:   For the health of the Holy Father
10PM: For all priests, deacons, and religious
11PM: For trust in God’s love and mercy

Friday, November 22, 2019
12AM: For those who are suffering
1AM:   For trust that God cares for us
2AM:   For those who feel unloveable
3AM:   For trust that God is all-loving
4AM:   For those who are sad
5AM:   For trust that God is just
6AM:   For those who are isolated
7AM:   For trust that God will never abandon us
9AM:   For those who are addicted
10AM: For trust that God is sovereign over all things
11AM: For those who feel hopeless
12PM: For trust that God always keeps His word
1PM:   For those who are frustrated
2PM:   For trust in God’s perfect timing
3PM:   For those who feel lonely
4PM:   For trust that God is with us
5PM:   For those who are anxious
6PM:   For trust that God has a plan for us
7PM:   For those who are poor
8PM:   For trust that God is always good to His children
9PM:   For those who have lost faith
10PM: For trust that God’s word is true
11PM: For those with physical challenges

Saturday, November 23, 2019
12AM: For trust that God will make us like Christ
1AM:   For those who are depressed
2AM:   For trust that God loves us
3AM:   For those who are spiritually tormented
4AM:   For trust that God never changes in His being
5AM:   For those who doubt the Real Presence
6AM:   For trust that God gave His Son for us
7AM:   In gratitude to the Blessed Mother
8AM:   In thanksgiving for the gift of the Eucharist

Parish Events

Wed 20

School Mass

November 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Wed 20

Adoration

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 21

40 Hours Adoration

November 21 - November 23
Thu 21

S.O.M.E.

November 21 @ 9:00 am - 9:15 am
Fri 22

No Regular Adoration

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm