First Friday Adoration this week

This Friday, March 5, is the first Friday of the month, and that means we will hold Adoration and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament! We will begin Exposition at 9 am and conclude at 9 pm that evening. We remind everyone to follow Coronavirus precautions; wear a face covering that goes over your mouth and nose, keep socially distanced, and use hand sanitizer as you enter and exit the building.

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Diocese to begin 40 Days of Adoration

Bishop Robert Brennan calls upon the Diocese of Columbus to celebrate Jesus Christ’s Real Presence in Eucharist in a special way this Lent. Starting on Ash Wednesday, February 17, the diocese will launch 40 Days of Adoration. Every day for 40 days, a different parish throughout the Diocese will host Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for Adoration throughout the day. Some of the hosting parishes will expose the Eucharist for 24 hours or longer. Others will expose the Blessed Sacrament after their morning Mass and conclude with Benediction in the evening. 

Parishioners and families of host parishes, neighboring parishes, and Catholic school communities are encouraged to volunteer for shifts to pray before the Blessed Sacrament on the parish’s designated day. Even though local parishes are sponsoring each day of Adoration, the entire Diocese of Columbus is asked to participate. An ancient custom from the church of Rome is to visit a different “stational church” each day of Lent. In the same manner, the people of the church of Columbus are invited to visit and spend time with Jesus in the Eucharist at as many different host parishes on their day of Adoration. The schedule of host parishes is available at right, and also at columbuscatholic.org/40days

Bishop Brennan invites everyone in the Diocese to a time of Adoration this Lent. “Our habit of adoring the Lord is so very appropriate. Remember at the Last Supper, the night before Jesus died, what did he say?” asked Bishop Brennan. “He brought his disciples in the garden and he said to them. ‘Stay with me. Pray with me.‘ That’s what Jesus is inviting us into during Adoration. When we’re in front of the Blessed Sacrament we experience the Lord’s presence in a very profound way. To me, that is what I enjoy most about Adoration – having that moment to simply pour out my heart and maybe say nothing, but just be there with the Lord as a friend.” 

The reason for this Lenten 40 Days of Adoration campaign is twofold. First, emerging from the COVID pandemic, it is fitting to celebrate the great gift of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Many have not yet returned from the temporary halt to public Masses and from the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. This special time of Adoration is an invitation for all Catholics to remember the centrality of Christ’s Real Presence. “There are times where we have Adoration through Exposition when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in a monstrance so that we can focus even more sharply on the presence of the Lord in the Eucharist. You see, it’s important simply to be with the Lord,” said Bishop Brennan. 

The second reason for the Lenten 40 Days of Adoration throughout the Diocese is to prepare for planning for the future presence of the Church and her mission to evangelize the local community. Bishop Brennan’s stated goal for Diocesan Planning is to “build belief and reliance on the Eucharist through opportunities for Adoration, Confession, and a return to public worship” and to “engage all individual Catholics to reflect upon the Real Presence of the Lord in their lives and how they can share that presence with others.” For more information, please visit columbuscatholic.org/40days.

You can find an Adoration Guide here!

Holy Hour of prayer to end racism

Join us for an outdoor Holy Hour! Monsignor Cody will lead us as we pray for an end to racism. This special Holy Hour will occur on Thursday, June 4 from 6:30 -7:30 pm on the front lawn of Our Lady.

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us for prayer. Please follow social distancing guidelines and consider wearing a mask.

Adoration Today

First Friday Adoration is on for this month! Today, Friday, June 5, we will have our First Friday Exposition & Adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. It will begin Friday directly after the 8:30 am daily Mass until 3 pm when Monsignor will repose the Blessed Sacrament. (Next month we will be back to a 24 hour devotion.) Come and spend some time with Jesus!

Bring a cushion, personal hand sanitizer, and any prayer materials you may want to use.

Parking Lot Adoration this Wednesday

We are happy to announce that we will have Adoration available in the parking lot this week! On Wednesday, May 13, from 3-4 pm (the hour of mercy), we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament under the south side portico outside the church to allow parishioners and community members to pray from their cars in the parking lot.

Parishioners will be leading the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Angelus.

You are invited to stay in your car in the parking lot spaces and pray. If you leave your car, we ask you to wear a mask/face covering and keep the social distancing protocol of staying 6′ apart.