Forty Hours Devotion

Forty Hours Devotion - Cantius

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Forty Hours Devotion is a graced time for our parish family every year. It is a time for us to come before the Blessed Sacrament and thank God for his graces, to make reparation to Him for our past sins, to pray for the sick and to beg God’s protection of our nation.

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Schedule

Sunday, October 21st
Beginning of Forty Hours Devotion

12:30 pm — Solemn High Mass (Extraordinary Form)
1:45 pm — Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
2:00 pm — Solemn Vespers in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament
6:00 pm — Compline (Night Prayer)
2:00 pm to Midnight Adoration


Monday, October 22

6:30 a.m. — Matins and Lauds (Morning Prayer)
7:00 a.m. — English Mass
8:00 a.m. — Tridentine Mass & Exposition
9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  — Continued Adoration
11:45 a.m. — Chanted Midday Prayer
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. —Continued Adoration
4:30 p.m. — Rosary/Vespers
6:00 pm — Compline
5:00 p.m. to Midnight —Continued Adoration

Tuesday, October 23

6:30 a.m. — Matins and Lauds (Morning Prayer)
7:00 a.m. — English Mass
8:00 a.m. — Tridentine Mass & Exposition
9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  — Continued Adoration
11:45 a.m. — Chanted Midday Prayer
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. —Continued Adoration
4:30 p.m. — Rosary/Vespers
6:00 pm — Compline
5:00 p.m. to Midnight —Continued Adoration


Wednesday, October 24

6:30 a.m. — Matins and Lauds (Morning Prayer)
7:00 a.m. — English Mass
8:00 a.m. — Tridentine Mass & Exposition
9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  — Continued Adoration
11:45 a.m. — Chanted Midday Prayer
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. —Continued Adoration
4:30 p.m. — Rosary/Vespers
7:30 p.m. — Tridentine High Mass (Extraordinary Form)
St. Stephen’s Guild Altar Server Investiture
8:30 p.m —Eucharistic Procession
Benediction, and Closing of Forty Hours Devotion

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Photos of Forty Hours Devotion

Photos of Forty Hours Devotion at Cantius




From the Archives: Forty Hours Devotion in 1896

Dziennik Chicagoski — January 17, 1896

The Forty-Hours Devotion was celebrated in St. John Cantius Parish from the fourteenth to the sixteenth of January. The services were begun and concluded by Right Reverend Father Simon Kobrzynski, head of the Chicago home of the Resurrectionist Fathers. It is worthy of note that very many of the faithful approached the Holy Sacraments. The priests worked in the confessionals from morning till night in order to satisfy the demands of the faithful.

Many out-of-town priests came over to help the local priests. They deserve the greatest credit for their sincere and conscientious labor, and I wish to thank them most heartily.

St. John Cantius Church, Chicago

The devotional services, attended by so many priests, were grand. The church was continually filled with the faithful. The fraternities and the children were present every day to give homage to the All Highest. All the ceremonies created a fine impression, and we hope they will bring lasting benefits to the participants.

We have, mainly, to thank the reverend priests, who so gladly rushed to help us, and to whom I once more wish to extend my sincerest thanks in the name of the Parish.

Reverend John Kasprzycki, C. R., pastor (1896)