Forty Hours Devotions – Mother Cabrini Parish

Doc1Fr. Ed Costello, OFM Conv., who lives in Mother Cabrini Friary and serves the people of our pastoral ministry at Mother Cabrini Catholic Church of Shamokin (PA), shares: “The annual Forty Hours Solemn Eucharistic Devotions are maintained throughout the Diocese of Harrrisburg, PA. Our parish of Mother Cabrini in Shamokin conducts the devotions yearly, during the month of November. Fr. Martin Kobos, OFM Conv., our pastor, arranged an unusually beautiful seasonal floral setting for the devotions this year (November 8-10, 2015). Fr. Dennis Mason, OFM Conv. traveled from St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, where he works at the Shrine of St. Anthony (Ellicott City-MD), to deliver the homilies and serve as confessor during this time of grace. Inspiring and timely, his homilies proved to be a well executed introduction to Pope Francis’ upcoming Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. According to custom, before the final Benediction and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament, the hosting parish serves a festive meal to the local clergy. For our parish, Friar Martin had engaged a quartette of parish volunteers to prepare & serve a sumptuous dinner, preceded by preprandials in a seasonal setting arranged by Fr. Adam Ziolkoski, OFM Conv.
Both ‘banquets,’ sacral and fraternal, were memorable events.”