3547 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Pastor: Rev. Todd Grogan
OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Eucharistic Holy Hour
Second Wednesday of the Month
Beginning at 7:00 p.m., and concluding with Benediction at 7:45 p.m.
Watch one hour with me... (see Matthew 26:40)
Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the "King of Glory," respectful silence in the presence of the "ever greater" God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2628)
Holy Hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Euchristic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. You can watch a video about Adoration from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops below.
Annunciation Parish celebrates a Eucharistic Holy Hour once a month, on the Second Wednesday of the month. The Holy Hour begins at 7:00 p.m. with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, accompanied by brief prayer and song. Most of the hour is a time for quiet, personal prayer, reading, meditation, contemplation and adoration. At 7:45 p.m., there is again a time of brief prayer, with Scripture and song, concluding with Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament.
Why make a Holy Hour? We spend time with those persons who are important to us. A time in prayerful adoration is time with Jesus in the Eucharist. In the midst of very busy and over-scheduled and noisy lives, the prayerfulness and quiet before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is sure grounding in the spiritual life.