40 Hours at The Cathedral Parish

BRIDGEPORT—The Cathedral Parish will be holding 40 Hours devotion this Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 24 at St. Patrick Church in Bridgeport.

It is period of public exposition of the Blessed Sacrament to allow and encourage members of the parish and larger community to gather in prayer to adore and offer petitions.

Part of the history of the devotion was to hold it during troubled times and encourage petition of Almighty God for assistance.

The 40 Hours will begin with a Solemn Mass of the Holy Eucharist at 7 pm on Thursday, followed by a procession and exposition. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue until Saturday morning and the concluding Mass of the Holy Eucharist at 9 am and continue uninterrupted, except possibly for the Mass on Friday evening. The church will remain open for the duration of the 40 Hours.

More information can be found at

You can also signup there if you wished to commit to an hour of prayer or signup to serve as security and help provide an extra set of eyes, although we do not expect any problems. The parish recently acquired a camera security system to help with monitoring and to provide a safe space to gather for prayer, worship and adoration.

A Mass for Peace (Missa Pro Pace) will be offered on Friday evening at 7 pm to ask for the Lord’s mercy and help. There will also be other opportunities to pray the Divine Office, Holy Rosary and more.

If you have any questions, you can contact Father Novajosky at or by text at: 203.450.9102 or call the office at: 203.368.6777.