“24 Hours for The Lord” spawned from Pope Francis’s call to the entire church to spend time with the Lord in his Eucharistic Presence as part of the Year of Mercy. St. Apollinaris has responded to that call by offering this opportunity to parishioners each and every month. It is a 24 hour period of time spanning the first Friday and Saturday of each month during which Jesus in the Eucharist is on display in the church for parishioners to come and adore their Creator, spend silent time in prayer and reflection, and to lay the stresses and burdens of life at His feet.
It begins on the first Friday of the month following 8:45 am mass and ends just prior to the 8:45 am mass on Saturday morning. Anyone is invited to come and stay for as long as they can or desire to, however because we cannot leave Jesus alone during that time, we ask for volunteers to commit to one hour throughout the 24 hour period. A request for volunteers is generally made in the Sunday Bulletin the weekend prior and a sign-up sheet is available in the Vestibule area throughout the week before.