Holy Hour Scheduled for November 25th,

During this particularly painful, challenging time in the life of our Church, both here in West Virginia and around the globe, the people of God are invited to gather simultaneously at parishes across the diocese for a Holy Hour of Adoration for Hope and Healing at 3:00pm on November 25th.

As an extension of that Sunday’s Eucharistic celebrations of the Solemnity of Christ the King, this Holy Hour will offer another opportunity to encounter and worship Jesus, uniting Catholics across the Mountain State in prayer and petition to God for guidance, for signs of hope, and for the healing of all victims of abuse.

There are no shortcuts on the road to the healing of deep wounds, but the Christ who promised to “be with us always, until the end of the ages” (Matthew 28), is always here to accompany his beloved people along that difficult path. Let us come together in the real presence of Christ on November 25th as a pilgrim people, a people striving to walk closely with God.

For those unable to attend the Holy Hour, consider pausing for a few moments at 3:00pm to pray in solidarity with those participating in the Holy Hour and with the whole Church in West Virginia.

Included on the right side of this page is a list of resources from Scripture and from our tradition that relate to the practice of Eucharistic Adoration, as well as a growing list of participating parishes.

Online Resources

Sacred Scripture – The Real Presence of Christ

  • The Last Supper Accounts – Matthews 26: 17-30 Mark 14:12-26 Luke 22: 7-20
  • The Road to Emmaus – Luke 24: 13-25
  • The Bread of Life Discourse – John 6: 22- 71
  • Discerning the Body and Blood – 1 Corinthians 11: 27-29

The Fathers of the Church on the Real Presence

Catechism of the Catholic Church – The Presence of Christ

USCCB – The Real Presence

USCCB – The Importance of Eucharistic Devotion

Fr. James Martin on Eucharistic Adoration

The History of Eucharistic Adoration: Development of Doctrine in the Catholic Church, John A. Hardon, S.J.

Participating Parishes (check back for updates)

Ascension, Hurricane
Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Charleston
Blessed Sacrament, South Charleston
Cathedral of St. Joseph, Wheeling
Corpus Christi, Wheeling
Holy Rosary Church, Buckhannon
Immaculate Conception, Fairmont
Our Lady of Fatima, Huntington
Our Lady of Peace, Wheeling
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Stonewood
Sacred Heart, Bluefield and Sacred Heart, Princeton at Bluefield
Sacred Heart, Chester
Sacred Heart of Mary, Weirton
St. Agnes, Shepherdstown
St. Anne, Shinnston
St. Anthony, Charleston and Our Lady of the Hills, Elkview at Charleston
St. Anthony, Fairmont and Holy Spirit, Monongah at Fairmont
St. Augustine, Grafton
St. Brendan, Elkins and St Patrick, Coalton at Elkins
St. Francis de Sales, Morgantown
St. Francis Xavier, Moundsville
St. Francis Xavier, Parkersburg
St. James the Apostle, Clarksburg
St. James the Greater, Charles Town
St. John University Parish, Morgantown
St. Joseph, Huntington
St. Joseph, Martinsburg and St. Bernadette Mission at Martinsburg
St. Joseph the Worker, Weirton
St. Leo, Inwood
St. Mary, Star City
St. Mary Queen of Heaven, Madison
St. Matthew’s, Ravenswood, Sacred Heart Mission, Point Pleasant and St. Joseph’s Chapel, Mason at Ravenswood
St. Michael’s, Wheeling
St. Patrick, Mannington
St. Peter, Welch
St. Vincent de Paul, Berkeley Springs
St. Vincent de Paul, Wheeling