Forty Hours Underway
Our Forty Hours' Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament began last night with the Solemn Mass of Exposition. This year, we are praying especially for Peace, in union with persecuted Christians throughout the world.
Our own Holy Father St Philip used to attend Compline with the Dominicans of the Minerva so often that the Dominican friars gave him his own key to their church. We are very glad to continue this long-standing friendship by welcoming once the more the Dominicans of Blackfriars to sing Compline before the Blessed Sacrament.
Benediction followed Compline, and so the all-night vigil began. The Blessed Sacrament will continue to be exposed until midnight. There will be a Mass for Peace with hymns at 6:30pm.
Masses on Sunday are at the usual times. The Solemn Mass will be a votive Mass of the Sacred Heart, at the end of which exposition will resume until Solemn Vespers, Procession and Benediction at 5pm.