Our annual Forty Hours Devotions will be celebrated on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, November 5-6-7. The Forty Hours Devotions are a special time of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, solernnly exposed in the monstrance on the altar. All are encouraged to participate in this great time of grace at Saint Elizabeth!

This year's preacher is Father John T. Lyons, a retired diocesan priest who resides at Saint Genevieve Church in Flourtown, PA. Father Lyons will offer a reflection on three themes: Sunday - The Presence of God in Our History & Our Spiritual Journey; Monday- Following the Example of Jesus in Serving Others and Tuesday- Our Intimacy with and in Jesus.

During Forty Hours Devotions, we will have Evening Prayer, a homiletic reflection by Father Lyons and Benediction each evening at 7:00 PM in church. We will also have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday, to provide time for personal prayer and quiet reflection throughout the day. On Tuesday evening we will have a closing Eucharistic Procession around the church with our parish liturgical ministers.

Individuals, couples and families are invited to take advantage of this sacred time and spend a few minutes, a half-hour or more praying before Jesus really present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist during the day and/or to attend the communal prayer services each evening. Those who would like to register for a period of adoration as public representatives of the parish community as a whole are asked to sign their names on the schedule posted on the bulletin board outside the daily Mass chapel. Please consider participating in this year's FOIty Hours Devotions with your loved ones.