"I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament….There you will find romance, glory, honor, fidelity and the true way of all your loves upon earth"

J.R.R. Tolkien

Offer up a holy hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament for Holy Child Catholic School. A designated time will be set aside every Wednesday from 3-4 in the chapel.

If this time does not work for your schedule, we encourage you and your relatives to offer up a holy hour for the school wherever, and whenever is convenient for your schedule! (If you offer a Holy Hour at another parish would you do us the honor of marking it in the Brown Book in our chapel?)

Visit our book basket in the back of the chapel and sign in to let us know you are praying for us!


Dear HCCS Families,

I’ve been asked recently-What exactly is a Holy Hour? The only time Jesus asked His Apostles to do something for him was in the Garden of Gesthsemane when He asked, Could you not watch one hour with me? This is the origin of the “Holy Hour” and reminds us that Jesus is seeking intimacy with His Friends.

We would also like to emphasize that if you cannot do a Holy Hour on Wednesdays at 3, you can do it at any time and offer it up for the school. Our prayer is for us to grow into a living, Eucharistic community.

Several have asked for some guidance and resources for making a Holy Hour so I offer this in response. Thank you for you do for our school.


Mrs. Martinez

The Basics:

  1. When the priest prays the prayer of consecration the blood and water literally become the body and blood of Jesus through a miracle called Transubstantiation.

  2. Because of this we respond with the act of genuflection: Since a genuflection is, per se, an act of adoration, the general liturgical norms no longer make the distinction between the mode of adoring Christ reserved in the tabernacle or exposed upon the altar. The simple single genuflection on one knee may be used in all cases.

  3. Some Concrete Steps when you enter:

  • Realize who is present - Place yourself in the presence of Christ -

  • You can open with short prayers like God come to my assistance, Lord make haste to help me Or Jesus, son of God, have mercy on me.

  • Give Thanks

  • Ask-What are your intentions?

  • Meditate-In a moment of silence, listen to the voice of God

  • Be still!

4. Don’t be afraid to just “sit there.” In fact, the transforming power of gazing upon our Lord. is all throughout Scripture. St Paul wrote, “And we all with unveiled faces, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into His Likeness from one degree of glory to another” (2 Cor: 3:18). We can practice laying close to His breast like the Beloved Disciple ( Jn 13: 25).

5. Our Catholic tradition also emphasizes the act of making reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a parent donated a powerful booklet about that and it is in the Eucharistic Basket pictured above.