Thursday, February 9, 2023 (All day) to Saturday, February 11, 2023 (All day)

Our Lady of Lourdes will host three days of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in anticipation of our feast day on February 11. Each day offers parishioners and friends space to adore Jesus, features prayers and meditations, and concludes with a Mass. All Sunday Masses on the weekend of February 11 & 12 will incorporate readings specific to our feast day. 


The Our Lady of Lourdes CCD community, Spanish community, and Pro Life community have special devotional times to pray for their community intentions. All are welcome to come join them! 


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 Thursday, February 9

7 PM Mass & Solemn Exposition

Following Mass: Our Lady of Lourdes Novena Prayer,

prayerful meditation from Fr. Edlefsen, Litany of Loreto

Time for Quiet Prayer

Litany of Our Lady of Lourdes

9 PM Benediction

Friday, February 10

6:45 AM Mass & Simple Exposition

Following Mass: Our Lady of Lourdes Novena Prayer

7:30 AM Time for Silent Prayer

11:30 AM Rosary

12 Noon Mass
*Blessed Sacrament will be reposed for Mass*

12:30 PM Exposition & Time for Silent Prayer
*Confessions available from 12:30 - 1:00 PM*

3:00 PM Chaplet of Divine Mercy

7:00 PM Spanish Mass

8:00 PM Prayers in Spanish

9:00 PM Benediction

Saturday, February 11 - Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

 9:00 AM Mass & Simple Exposition

Following Mass: Our Lady of Lourdes Novena Prayer

Time for Quiet Prayer

1:00 PM Pro Life Holy Hour

2:00 PM CCD Guided Meditations
by Fr. Edlefsen

 3:00 PM CCD Guided Meditations
 by Fr. Edlefsen

*Confessions available 4 pm - 5 PM*

5:30 PM Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes

6:30 PM Procession with the Blessed Sacrament

 6:45 PM Solemn Benediction 

Adoration Sign Up Sheet

What Is 40 Hours? by Fr. Frederick Edlefsen

Forty Hours Devotion is a mini-retreat for the whole parish. Its main feature is prayer and meditation before the Blessed Sacrament, which is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” Forty Hours creates a continuous “sacrifice of praise” that flows from the Mass. The Mass is our most important act of worship because it unites our lives to Christ’s death andresurrection (the Paschal Mystery). The Mass makes our lives a continuous offering to the Father through the death and resurrection of Jesus. All prayer flows from the sacrifice of the Mass. In other words, prayer and meditation outside of Mass form a continuous “sacrifice of praise” that is vital to our relationship with God and one another. Charity is the fruit of prayer.


Why “forty” hours? In the Bible, “forty” signifies a sacred time. Rains fell for 40 days and nights in the time of Noah. The Israelites journeyed 40 years in the desert after fleeing from Egypt. Moses was twice on Mount Sinai for 40 days, receiving the Covenant from God. The prophet Elijah journeyed 40 days and nights to Mount Horeb (Sinai), where he prayed in a cave. Jesus fasted and prayed in the wilderness for 40 days after his Baptism. There were 40 hours between Christ’s burial and resurrection.  Forty Hours Devotion connects us to these sacred events, again forming a “continuous sacrifice of praise.” Forty Hours Devotion begins with a Solemn Mass of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament remains exposed on the altar in a monstrance for the next couple of days.  During this time, the Sacrament is reposed during scheduled daily Masses and exposed again after Masses.  The faithful are invited to read the Bible and meditate in the presence of the Sacrament during this sacred time. Forty Hours Devotion will conclude with a Solemn Mass at 5:30 PM on February 11, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.

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Upcoming Events

Bishop's Lenten Appeal

* Feb 5 - Easter *
February 5, 2023 (All day) to April 9, 2023 (All day)

Stations of the Cross

*Every Friday During Lent*
February 24, 2023 - 7:30pm to March 31, 2023 - 7:30pm

Helping Hands Spring Drive

to benefit Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services
March 11, 2023 (All day) to March 26, 2023 (All day)