Friday, October 3, 2008

First Friday Adoration at Assumption Grotto

During Exposition on the Marian feast of Assumption, the "Seat of Wisdom" statue behind the monstrance is uncovered, unlike First Fridays when it is covered.

If you are local and reading this at lunch time, think about heading over to Assumption Grotto where there is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until somewhere in between 6:30 and 7:00pm. Benediction will happen before the 7:00pm Mass, which is often a Traditional Latin Mass.

I suggest going not only because it is a First Friday. We have talked about the need for all Catholics to treat this period prior to the election with the intensity of Lent, with prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and other sacrifices. Go to adoration and offer the time up for a good outcome to the election.

I personally know many Catholics and other christians who are fasting daily or at least abstaining from something, and people are making every effort to get to weeknight or weekday Mass.......6:30am and 7:00pm are two options for working people, and there is always the pastor's Mass at 7:30am.

If you can't make it to Church for adoration, set some time aside at home today for a holy hour. Turn off the TV, the radio, and read some Scripture, then drift off into meditation. Pray a Rosary. Just give your time to God. That is true love, especially when you give God your time when you least feel like it. Don't have an hour - give him 30 minutes, or 15 minutes. Break it up if you must. Everyone should spend at least 15 minute daily in personal prayer at a minimum.

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