COVID-19 Update

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there will be no specified Holy Hour for communal prayer.

However, you are welcome to come into the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament to pray between 9am and 6pm daily, except when the Cathedral has to close for Mass to be recorded (10:50am-12pm and 2:50-4pm, Sundays only).

  • Holy Hour: 11.30am - 12.30pm  Monday-Friday

 The inspiration for the Holy Hour is found in Matthew 26:40. In the Gospel of Matthew, during the agony in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before his crucifixion, Jesus spoke to his disciples, saying "My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me." Returning to the disciples after prayer, he found them asleep and he asked Peter: “Could you not keep watch with me for an hour?" The Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is a time for silent adoration and prayer in the presence of Christ, the crucified, risen and living Lord.

You are welcome to come for part of or the whole hour. It concludes with the celebration of Prayer during the Day.