St. Francis de Sales Oratory is again holding its annual observance of the Forty Hours devotion before Lent, and is seeking St. Louis-area faithful to keep vigil with Our Lord for an hour during this time.
The Forty Hours begin after 10 am Solemn High Mass on Sunday, February 22, 2009 and conclude with 6:30 pm Solemn High Mass on Tuesday, February 24, 2009.
There are three Solemn High Masses within the 40 Hours’ Devotion
- Sunday Quinquagesima at 10 am as a Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament with Procession and Litany of the Saints
- Monday at 6:30 pm as a Votive Mass Pro Pace
- Tuesday at 6:30 pm as a Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament
In addition: Low Masses at 8:00 am and 12:10 pm on Monday and Tuesday.
Please sign up in the combox at the bottom of the post. The Oratory will monitor the responses and add you to the schedule. You do NOT need to be a member of the Oratory to sign up.
UPDATE: if you prefer not to put your name in the combox, that is ok, too-- just leave your time taken in the combox and call the rectory at the number below to leave your name.
Just arrive at the time to which you commit, or else call the rectory at 314-771-3100 if there is some change. Address, contact information and directions are at the Oratory's link, above.
Don't worry if you want to cover a time that you already see someone post; the Rector of the Oratory welcomes as many for each hour as wish to come.
UPDATE: Ash Wednesday schedule at the Oratory:
12:10 pm low Mass with Distribution of Ashes
6:30 pm Solemn High Mass with Distribution of Ashes