Celebration of St. Louis, King of France

The Feast of St. Louis, King of France is celebrated on August 25 which is a Tuesday this year. Given that he is the patron of the Archdiocese along with the desire on the part of some members of the community to discredit and dishonor him, this year we will give even more attention to our celebration of this great saint of Holy Mother Church.

On Monday, August 24 beginning at 4:30 pm the Oratory will have Eucharistic Adoration; at 5:15 pm they will celebrate Sung Vespers; and, at 6:00 pm they will conclude with Benediction. This schedule allows those who want to make their way to the Statue of St. Louis in Forest Park for the Rosary at 6:30 pm.

On Tuesday, August 25, the Oratory will have their normal 7:00 am Holy Mass; in addition, they will celebrate High Mass at 12:15; the day will conclude with Adoration at 4 pm until 5 pm Benediction and then a procession from the Oratory to the Statue of St. Louis in Forest Park (approx. 1.9 mi.) for the rosary at 6:30 pm.

We strongly encourage everyone to make an effort to be a part of all or some of these liturgical opportunities.

 

AUGUST 24

4:30 pm: Eucharistic Adoration

5:15 pm: First Solemn Vespers of St. Louis and Benediction

6:30 pm: Art Hill- St. Louis Forever Rosary

 

AUGUST 25

12:15 pm: High Mass

4:00 pm: Eucharistic Adoration

5:00 pm: Procession from Church to Art Hill (1.9 miles)

6:30 pm: Art Hill- St. Louis Forever Rosary