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Pope’s anniversary to be observed with Eucharistic Adoration
Updated June 8, 2011
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The Holy Father will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of his priesthood on June 29, 2011.
To celebrate this historic anniversary, the Congregation for the Clergy in Rome has requested that each diocese hold 60 hours of Eucharistic Adoration for the Holy Father, for the intention of the sanctification of the clergy and for the gift of new and holy priestly vocations.
The Archdiocese of Denver will host 60 hours of adoration starting June 27, 2011 and ending July 1, 2011, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., in the Christ the King Chapel on the grounds of the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization.
**The exception to these details will be Wednesday, June 29, which is the actual anniversary of the Holy Father’s Priestly Ordination. In order to provide families and workers an opportunity to participate, Eucharistic Adoration will occur during extended hours this day only, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the same location.
Lay faithful from the Archdiocese are invited to come, pray and adore the Blessed Sacrament.
Several times throughout these days, devotional prayers and Eucharistic readings will be offered as well.
Original coverage: June 1, 2011
On June 29, the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Benedict XVI will mark the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
In honor of this milestone, the Vatican Congregation for Clergy is urging Catholic clergy and the faithful to participate in 60 hours of eucharistic adoration with the intention of praying for the sanctification of the clergy and for the gift of new vocations.
In the Archdiocese of Denver, plans are underway to host adoration at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary chapel, Christ the King, located on the John Paul II Center campus, 1300 S. Steele St. in Denver.
Locally, the 60 hours devotion will be divided over five days of 12 hours each, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. June 27-July 1.
Each day will include adoration, spiritual readings and devotional prayer. The final day’s observance will end with Mass.
Watch upcoming issues of the Denver Catholic Register for more information.