The Strength of Our Prayer Holy Hour
Nov 14, 2018, 6:00 PM – Nov 14, 2018, 7:00 PMOver the last several months, we have again been thrust into the dark and terrible reality that the Church is not immune from the effects of evil at work in her members. And this reality has sparked various emotions in so many of us: anger, disgust, shame, and the like. As a people of faith, one of our most blessed responses to such evil is prayer—delving into that wellspring of a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God. This relationship—strengthened in prayer—can be the buoy that our faith life needs when we sense we may be tossed about by the storm. Not in weakness, but rather, emboldened by God and His grace, we turn to the Lord time and again for intercession, for heart-felt pleas, with longing souls and sorrowing consciences.
The Catholic bishops of the United States will be meeting as a group this Monday through Thursday. During those meetings, the bishops will be making critical decisions in response to the current clergy sexual abuse crisis. This is a critical time for our Church; therefore, Father LeFort will offer a Holy Hour with the Blessed Sacrament in the Cathedral on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. His intentions will be four-fold: for the healing and support of all victims of clergy sexual abuse; for the conversion and repentance of the perpetrators and concealers of sexual abuse; for renewed holiness in all members of the Church; and for the strength of the bishops to be holy shepherds in protecting and leading their flocks from all harm. Please join Father LeFort and our parish community in prayer that evening for as much or as little time as you would like. The power of prayer and the grace of the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament will surely enliven our hearts with the Lord’s love.
Prayer is crucial in this critical time; let us entrust our deep concerns to God, who alone can truly heal them.
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