Today we begin our Annual Eucharistic Devotions. Also known as 40 Hours, this is a time of grace and favor in our parish. It affords a special time for each of us to spend in front of the Blessed Sacrament exposed on the altar so that we can bring all of our concerns, petitions, joys and sorrows to the Lord. I have heard so many stories throughout my life of men and women who have come to know— really KNOW—the Lord Jesus through His Eucharistic presence. Can we ever understand this great mystery? Not on a purely intellectual level but we can come to believe because the Lord reveals himself to us…slowly, mysteriously, personally. A life of Eucharistic devotion and faithfulness to Sunday reveals to us that in Jesus we have a powerful savior, a merciful Lord, and a friend like no other. Please take time these next three days to make some time in your schedule to come before the Lord and “taste and see the goodness of the Lord.”
FYI: Starting next weekend, we will be praying the St. Michael Prayer BEFORE Mass. October is Respect Life Month and we pray this powerful prayer as a way to ask God’s protection on all human life, from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death! May God bless us in our staunch defense of life!
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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
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