Pope Francis calls everyone to reconnect and recommit their lives to Christ. In a previous Lenten message, Pope Francis wrote: “Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer! The 24 Hours for the Lord initiative is meant to be a sign of this need for prayer.”
Once again, this year there is an event aimed to help you do just that. 24 Hours for the Lord is a worldwide event and, as its name implies, it is a full day in which people of all ages are offered the chance to pray, to go to confession, to spend time with the Blessed Sacrament and to learn more about their faith.
The Diocese of Orange event begins on Friday, March 29, at 3 p.m. with a kick-off Mass that will be celebrated in several languages. Following Mass, a procession will lead the faithful to the Cultural Center where confession and Eucharistic Adoration will be available. The 24-hour period ends on Saturday afternoon, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. with Benediction. In the interim, many activities will engage participants. Bishop Timothy Freyer will facilitate a retreat for RCIA candidates preparing for the Sacrament of Penance. There will be special time dedicated to youth and young adults. Stations of the Cross in multiple languages will be conducted. A self-guided labyrinth prayer walk will be available. All the activities will be held on the campus of Christ Cathedral. For more information: www.rcbo.org/24-hours-for-the-lord/