During Holy Hour, we spend time in the quiet and stillness of the sacramental presence of Jesus Christ.
A Holy Hour is an opportunity to stretch that moment of intimacy and devotion which we feel when we receive communion. The consecrated bread of the Mass is placed in a monstrance, so all present can gaze upon the Body of Christ. Christ assures us of his presence with us, and in the quiet of our own hearts, we bring to him our prayers and thanksgivings, and the needs of the world. Our period of silent prayer finishes with the priest making the sign of the cross over all gathered with the Blessed Sacrament to bestow Christ’s own blessing on those who have sought his presence.
You don’t have to come for the whole of the Holy Hour. Come and go as you please, knowing that Christ is always here for you.
Holy Hour usually begins on Wednesdays each week at 6.30pm with Evening Prayer said in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The 7.30pm Mass follows on directly after the Holy Hour. However, until further notice our usual Holy Hour is suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.
We are putting all our energies into enabling our daily Mass to take place safely, and should ideally be restricting the time we spend together inside. As a result of this, we are suspending all liturgies other than the Mass until such time as restrictions are relaxed further.