(Go to Joseph)


March 18 – March 20, 2018

In Celebration of

the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary





As we continue our Lenten journey we turn to Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster father of Jesus. From Sacred Scripture and traditions, we know of his unshakable faith, his assiduous perseverance, and his exceptional humility. As we go to Saint Joseph in prayer during these 40 hours, may we follow his example and trust in the intercession and paternal protection of the Patron of the Universal Church.

We invite you to join us in prayer during these 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration for all fathers, living and deceased.  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 <HERE>.

Join the prayers and Adoration from home!

Live-Streaming will begin on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. and continue through Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.



Sunday, March 18, 2018

  • 5:00 p.m.             Opening Mass
  • 6:00 p.m.             Exposition
  • 7:15 p.m.             Evening Prayer
  • 9:00-10:00 p.m.   Confession
  • 9:15 p.m.             Night Prayer

Monday, March 19, 2018

  • 3:15 a.m.             Divine Mercy
  • 6:00 a.m.             Reposition
  • 6:30 a.m.             Mass followed by Exposition
  • 7:00 a.m.             Confession
  • 8:00 a.m.             Reposition
  • 8:10 a.m.             Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 a.m.             Mass followed by Exposition
  • 9:00 a.m.             Confession
  • 11:45 a.m.           Reposition
  • 12:00 p.m.           Mass followed by Exposition
  • 3:15 p.m.             Divine Mercy
  • 7:15 p.m.             Evening Prayer
  • 7:00-9:00 p.m.     Confession
  • 9:15 p.m.             Night Prayer

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • 3:15 a.m.             Divine Mercy
  • 6:00 a.m.             Reposition
  • 6:30 a.m.             Mass followed by  Exposition
  • 7:00 a.m.             Confession
  • 7:50 a.m.             Benediction
  • 8:10 a.m.             Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 a.m.             Closing Mass

Father Dan invites you to the 40 Hours Eucharistic Celebration


Go, then to Joseph, and do all that he shall say to you;

Go to Joseph, and obey him as Jesus and Mary obeyed him;

Go to Joseph, and speak to him as they spoke to him;

Go to Joseph, and consult him as they consulted him;

Go to Joseph, and honour him as they honoured him;

Go to Joseph, and be grateful to him as they were grateful to him;

Go to Joseph, and love him, as they love him still.

– St. Alphonsus Liguori


Each hour has been assigned a special intention except those during which a daily Mass will be celebrated (see right panel).  We will begin each hour with the recitation of:

a prayer calling on the Holy Spirit as our advocate and comforter

a list of titles and saintly attributes of St. Joseph, reminding us of his perfect example of Christian life

a prayer to the Patroness of the Americas and our intercessor who always leads us to her Son


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 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 one of the welcome tables located at the handicapped entrance or at the midpoint of the church.  Please sign out when you leave.
  • Please dress modestly and appropriately, especially during overnight adoration. Consider bringing a sweater or light jacket as the church may get cool.
  • Prayer booklets will be provided that include the public prayers offered each hour.


Prayer Captains

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



Our 40 Hours Prayer Booklet

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

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Sunday, March 18
5PM: For all fathers, living and dead
6PM: For the Universal Church
7PM: For the health of the Holy Father, Pope Francis
8PM: For the health of our Archbishop, Donald Cardinal Wuerl
9PM: For all priests
10PM: For all deacons
11PM: For all religious

Monday, March 19
12AM: For fathers in Africa
1AM: For fathers in Asia
2AM: For fathers in Europe
3AM: For fathers in North America and our nation
4AM: For fathers in South America
5AM: For expectant fathers
7AM: For new fathers
9AM: For fathers who are young
10AM: For fathers who are old
11AM: For fathers who have died

12PM For stepfathers
1PM: For foster fathers
2PM: For single fathers
3PM: For grandfathers
4PM: For fathers-in-law
5PM: For fathers who have lost a child through death
6PM: For fathers who are separated or divorced
7PM: For godfathers
8PM: For spiritual fathers
9PM: For fathers who are lonely and neglected
10PM: For fathers who are sick, especially those suffering from incurable diseases
11PM: For fathers who struggle with addictions

Tuesday, March 20

12AM: For fathers who are burdened with debt
1AM: For fathers who struggle with temptation
2AM: For fathers with physical or mental challenges
3AM: For fathers who are looking for a job
4AM: For fathers who are employed
5AM: For holiness in vocation of fathers who are married, widowed, or single
7AM: In Thanksgiving for the gift of the Eucharist

Parish Events

Sat 26

Men’s Group

January 26 @ 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Tue 29

Men’s Night of Reflection

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 02

Men’s Group

February 2 @ 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Feb 05

Women’s Night of Reflection

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 09

Men’s Group

February 9 @ 7:30 am - 8:45 am