Missions

June 7th is "Corpus Christi" the Feast in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. In preparation for this event, we will be offering to the Lord 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration spread over the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday leading up to Corpus Christi. We will also be bringing to the parish three guest preachers:

On Thursday Night, June 4th, 7:00 PM, Fr. Chase Helgenbrinck, Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Guadelupe in Silvis, St. Mary's of East Moline, St. Anne of East Moline, and St. Mary's of Moline. He is featured in the March 2015 Columbia Magazine article that we included in this week's bulletin. He is one of the speakers for the Men's March which is occurring tomorrow down in Peoria (April 18th).

On Friday Night, June 5th, 7:00 PM, Msgr. Mark Merdian, Pastor of St. Pius X in Rock Island. Msgr. Merdian is also the Episcopal Vicar for Medical Ethics for the Diocese of Peoria.

On Saturday Morning, June 6th, 8:00 AM Fr. Jerry Logan, Pastor of St. Mary's and Sacred Heart in Rock Island. He is one of the speakers at the Men's March that is occurring tomorrow down in Peoria (April 18th).

In preparation for that feast we will have 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration at St. John's in Rapids City:

Thursday, June 4th : 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

6:00 AM- Exposition and Confessions

7:30 AM- Rosary and Morning Prayer

8:00 AM- Mass, Litanies, and Confessions

7:00 PM- Evening Prayer, Sermon, Litanies, Benediction

Friday, June 5th: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

6:00 AM- Exposition and Confessions

7:30 AM- Rosary and Morning Prayer

8:00 AM- Mass, Litany, Confessions

7:00 PM- Evening Prayer, Sermon, Litanies, Benediction

Saturday, June 6th: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM at St. John's

6:00 AM- Exposition and Confessions

7:30 AM- Rosary and Morning Prayer

8:00 AM- Mass with guest preacher, Litany, Confessions

4:00 PM- Confessions

4:45 PM- Rosary

5:00 PM- Vigil Mass of Corpus Christi ending with Benediction

This Event is open to anyone. Please invite your friends from the local parishes. Tracy Downy is lining up people to commit to various times for Eucharistic Adoration. Please give her a call: 738-5272

For a history of the Feast of Corpus Christi you can go here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_Christi_(feast)

For a history of 40 Hours Devotion you can go here:

https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/Article/TabId/535/ArtMID/13567/ArticleID/3512/Forty-Hours-Devotion.aspx

http://www.loyolapress.com/eucharistic-devotions-benediction-40-hours-devotion.htm



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