In Celebration of the Feast of Saint Andrew: November 30

 

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To celebrate the Feast of our Patron, Saint Andrew, we will offer 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration as an opportunity to come together in prayer for unity among all of the mystical Body of Christ. Just as with Saint Andrew, the Holy Spirit makes the Messiah known to us through the gift of faith and gives us the courage to live the Gospel faithfully and witness the truth and joy of the Gospels to others.  We have found the Messiah! Let us invite others to come together and experience the beauty of this solemn Devotion, an Encounter with the living God.

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 link below.

Schedule

Thursday, November 29

7:00 PM              Opening Mass followed by Exposition

8:15-10:00 PM    Confessions

9:15 PM              Night Prayer

Friday, November 30

3:15 AM              Divine Mercy Chaplet

8:00 AM              Reposition

8:30 AM              Mass followed by Exposition

9:00-10:00 AM    Confessions

3:15 PM              Divine Mercy Chaplet

7:15 PM              Evening Prayer

6:30-8:30 PM      Confessions

9:15 PM              Night Prayer

Saturday, December 1

3:15 AM              Divine Mercy Chaplet

8:10 AM              Morning Prayer

8:40 AM              Benediction

9:00 AM              Closing Mass

Each hour has been assigned a special intention that petitions for unity of all of the Body of Christ in whom the Holy Spirit dwells. We will begin each hour with the recitation of:

 

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

Spiritual Bouquet cards will also be available if you wish to offer your holy hour and prayers for a family member, priest, or religious. 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 prayers at the beginning of each hour and any additional announcements as necessary.

 

Core Adorers

Core adorers are needed for each hour to ensure constant company with Christ. Sign up if you are able to commit to spending an hour or more with the Blessed Sacrament.

 

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

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 29, 2018
8:00PM: For the Catholic Church
9:00PM: For the health of the Holy Father
10:00PM: For all priests, deacons, and religious
11:00PM: For all who serve in the Church

Friday, November 30, 2018
12:00AM For openness to the work of the Holy Spirit
1:00AM: For the gift of Wisdom
2:00AM: For the gift of Understanding
3:00AM: For the gift of Prudence
4:00AM: For the gift of Courage
5:00AM: For the gift of Knowledge
6:00AM: For the gift of Reverence for God
7:00AM: For the gift of Wonder and Awe of God
9:00AM: For an increase in Charity
10:00AM: For an increase in Joy
11:00AM: For an increase in Peace
12:00PM: For an increase in Patience
1:00PM: For an increase in Kindness
2:00PM: For an increase in Goodness
3:00PM: For an increase in Generosity
4:00PM: For an increase in Gentleness
5:00PM: For an increase in Faithfulness
6:00PM: For an increase in Modesty
7:00PM: For an increase in Self-Control
8:00PM: For an increase in Chastity
9:00PM: For past parishioners who have died
10:00PM: For parishioners who are sick
11:00PM: For parishioners who are addicted

Saturday, December 1, 2018
12:00AM: For parishioners who are lonely
1:00AM: For parishioners who are injured
2:00AM: For parishioners who are poor
3:00AM: For parishioners burdened with debt
4:00AM: For parishioners with physical challenges
5:00AM: For parishioners who are spiritually tormented
6:00AM: For parishioners with mental challenges
7:00AM: In gratitude to the Blessed Mother
8:00AM: In thanksgiving for the gift of the Eucharist

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