St. Nicholas Churchto host ‘40 Hours’ devotion

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WILKES-BARRE — St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, will celebrate its annual days of Eucharistic devotion (Forty Hours Devotion) on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2 & 3. The public is invited to join in the annual days of prayer and renewal.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately after the noon (Spanish) liturgy on Nov. 1. The church will be open Monday and Tuesday after the 8 a.m. Mass for prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Evening Prayer of the Church will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 1-3. Services will include Evening Song, sermon, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. On Sunday, Eucharistic liturgies will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (English) and noon (Spanish) on Sunday. Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday. The Tuesday evening services will conclude with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament.

Reverend Daniel Issing, C.S.C will serve as homilist at each Evening Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Father Issing, an associate professor of theology at King’s College, will focus on the topic: “Does God Play Games?” Fr. Dan is an Associate Professor of Theology at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre.

Monsignor Joseph Rauscher, pastor; the Rev. Fidel Ticona, parochial vicar, and visiting priests will participate.

For more information about Forty Hours Devotion, call the rectory office at 570-823-7736.