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24 Hours for the Lord

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Pope Francis has invited every parish around the world to open its doors for 24 hours on Friday, March 4th, and Saturday, March 5th, so that the faithful might encounter Jesus Christ anew in the Sacrament of Confession and Eucharistic Adoration. Several parishes around the Diocese of Gaylord will be hosting 24 Hours for the Lord, giving all of the faithful in the diocese an opportunity to spend time with the Lord in the silent prayers of adoration, receive God's healing mercy of confession and reconciliation, pray with their brothers and sisters in Christ, and much more. 

This initiative is organized by the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization and will take place during the 4th week of Lent. Pope Francis has issued this invitation in the hopes that active Catholic and inactive Catholics alike may have an opportunity to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament, attend reconciliation, speak with a priest, and reconnect with the Lord.

Parishes that will be hosting a 24 Hours for the Lord event are St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, St. Francis Xavier in Petoskey, Immaculate Conception in Traverse City, Holy Rosary in Cedar, the Catholic Community of Manistee, and St. Joseph in West Branch. Check out the list below for events happening at each of the parishes. This list will be updated as information becomes available.

 

St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord (989.732.5447 | 606 N. Ohio Ave., Gaylord)

Throughout the event, the parish will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Otsego County Food Pantry, and refreshments and hospitality will be available in the parish hall.

Friday events include

  • Lenten Fish Fry from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Adoration, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday
  • Confession will be available from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
  • Evening prayer at 5:30 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross at 6:00 p.m.
  • Praise and worship at 8:00 p.m.
  • Night Prayer at 11:00 p.m.

Saturday events include

  • Morning Prayer at 7:00 a.m.
  • Mass at 8:00 p.m.
  • Community breakfast.
  • Rosary at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • A special children’s hour at 10:00 a.m.
  • Stations of the Cross for Life at 1:00 p.m., hosted by the Boyne Valley Knights of Columbus
  • Divine Mercy Chaplet at 2:00 p.m.
  • Solemn Evening Prayer at 4:00 p.m.
  • Vigil Mass for the 4th Sunday of Lent at 5:00 p.m.

The Cathedral Parish will also be hosting an overnight High School Lock-In beginning on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and ending on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend this event but an RSVP is required. To register, contact Marie Hahnenberg at mhahnenberg@stmarycathedral.org or 989.732.5448.

 

Holy Rosary, Cedar (231.228.5429 | 6982 S. Schomberg Rd., Cedar)

Confession and adoration will be available for 24 hours beginning on Friday at 4:00 p.m.

  • Daily Mass will take place on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross will take place at 7:30 p.m.
  • Daily Mass will take place at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday

 

St. Francis Xavier, Petoskey (231.347.4133 | 513 Howard St., Petoskey)

Adoration will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Hourly readings on mercy and meditations will take place throughout the event. Confession will be available from 7:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday events include

  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 5:00 p.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours at 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.
  • Rosary with the Sorrowful Mysteries (time TBA)

Saturday events include

  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer at 6:00 a.m.
  • Rosary with the Joyful Mysteries at 7:00 a.m.
  • Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 4:30 p.m.
  • Vigil Mass for the 4th Sunday of Lent at 5:00 p.m.

 

St. Joseph, West Branch (989.345.0064 | 961 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch)

The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Evening Prayer. Confession will be available on Friday from 7:15 p.m.-11:00 p.m. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for the whole event, with the overnight hours bringing an opportunity for individual silent prayer, devotions and meditations. Morning prayer will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, with Evening Prayer and Benediction at 4:30 p.m. The Vigil Mass for the 4th Sunday of Lent will take place at 6:00 p.m.

 

Catholic Community of Manistee (231.723.2619 | 241 Sixth St., Manistee)

The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday with the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Confession is available from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on Friday and 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday events include

  • Benediction at 5:00 p.m.
  • Mass at 5:15 p.m.
  • Soup Dinner from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross at 6:00 p.m.
  • Praise and Worship from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Saturday events include

  • Light breakfast in the Parish Center from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Mass at 9:00 a.m.
  • Viewing of the Passion of the Christ film in the Parish Center

 

All Saints, Alpena (989.354.3019 | St. Bernard Church, 322 W. Chisholm St., Alpena)

The event will begin at noon on Friday with Mass, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Friday events include

  • Liturgy of the Hours at 2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m.
  • Rosary at 4:00 p.m., led by the Rosary Society
  • Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m., and led by the Senior High Youth Group at 9:00 p.m.
  • Confession will be available throughout the day until 11:45 p.m., except when other services are being held.

Saturday events include

  • Benediction at midnight
  • Liturgy of the Hours at 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
  • Rosary at 9:30 a.m., led by the Rosary Society
  • Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 10:50 a.m.
  • Daily Mass at 11:00 a.m.

 

Immaculate Conception, Traverse City (231.946.4211 | 720 2nd St., Traverse City)

The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Confession will be available from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. on Saturday. There will also be hourly readings on mercy.

Friday events include

  • Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.
  • Rosary with the Sorrowful Mysteries at 10:00 p.m.
  • Night Prayer at 11:00 p.m.

Saturday events include

  • Office of Readings at 6:00 a.m.
  • Rosary with the Joyful Mysteries at 7:00 a.m.
  • Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m.
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:00 p.m.
  • Vigil Mass for the 4th Sunday of Lent at 5:00 p.m.