Our annual Forty Hours celebration will take place October 18th through the 22nd!
The theme is “The Real Presence”

Our Lord will be on the altar in the monstrance for adoration:
–Sunday, October 18: Noon through 7:00 PM
–Monday, October 19 through Thursday, October 22nd: 9:00 AM through 7:00 PM.

Each evening at 7:00 PM there will be a special holy hour focusing upon a different aspect of True Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. In addition to song, scripture, and silence, we will have a homilist preach each evening. They are listed here!

–Sunday – The Sacred Heart of Jesus (Fr. Joseph Poggemeyer, Pastor)
Sunday’s worship aid

–Monday – Jesus: The Divine Physician (Fr. Anthony Recker, Pastor of All Saints, Rossford)
Monday’s worship aid

–Tuesday – Transformed into Who We Receive (Fr. Peter Grodi, Parochial Vicar of Saint Michael the Archangel, Findlay)
Tuesday’s worship aid

–Wednesday – First Vespers for the Solemnity of Saint Wendelin: Living a Eucharistic Life (Deacon Dave Schiefer)
Wednesday’s worship aid

–Thursday – Holy Mass for the Solemnity of Saint Wendelin (Fr. Joseph Poggemeyer)
Mass worship aid

Additionally on Thursday, we will pray Lauds (Morning Prayer) at 9:00 AM (worship aid). These holy hours will be livestreamed if you are unable to attend. Just tune into the parish Facebook page.


Forty Hours warps up with Exposition following the Thursday Mass and our Eucharistic Procession down to the flag at midblock. During the procession we will pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. Returning to the church, we will then conclude with benediction.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to come into the presence of the Lord and let him change you! Here’s a wonderful quote describing the Eucharistic spirituality and philosophy of Archbishop Fulton Sheen:

“The closer one gets to the sun, the more the sun’s energy will engulfs them. The closer we get to the fireplace, the warmer we become. The more time we spend in close proximity with the Son of God and the Light of the World in the context of the Eucharistic Holy Hour, the more his light, life, and power will be channeled through our lives as we become veritable prisms, living icons of Christ.”