Yesterday I wrote at Catholic Exchange on how “Eucharistic Adoration Will Save the World.” To that end, I’d like to invite you, dear brother or sister in Christ, to consider asking your priest(s) to offer a Holy Hour for the Sanctification of Priests on the Memorial of St. John Vianney, Patron of Parish Priests, which is August 4th and invite your parish to attend. This is how we will be ending our 54-Day Rosary Novena for Priests, but it is also something that, through Our Lady’s prompting, led me to request this Holy Hour every year starting last year in my parish. If Eucharistic Adoration will save the world, we must come before Our Lord’s Real Presence with, and on behalf, of our spiritual fathers so the priesthood can be renewed, strengthened, sanctified, and to offer reparations for their sins to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. I am in the process of writing materials for this year’s Holy Hour. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like those materials when I am done writing them in the next week.
For our Holy Hour we pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy, which are led by our priests. We have a few minutes of silent adoration and then intercessory prayers for the priesthood. We end the hour with Benediction. We are on the East Coast and our Holy Hour will be from 6-7:10 pm (Benediction begins at 7 pm) in case you want to see about having a Holy Hour at the same time if you are in our time zone. How wonderful it would be to all be praying before Our Eucharistic Lord at the same time! The same would be true of other time zones praying together. Otherwise anytime on that day is perfect for a Holy Hour for our priests. May God renew His priests through His Eucharistic Heart burning with love for them and us.