Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Parish

Holy Hour of Reparation

Our Lady of Fatima asked the world to return to the Lord in prayer.  She called for us to pray for the world to spare it from the punishment due to sin.  One way to honor her request for prayer is to pray the Holy Hour of Reparation.  We will be offering this prayer on the 1st Sunday of each month along with Eucharistic Adoration from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  The main message of Fatima was of repentance and to return to prayer.  As we see so much unrest within the world, answering Our Lady’s plea during this anniversary year can only bring about God’s mercy.  Prayer booklets will be provided

A Holy Hour of Reparation will be offered the 1st Sunday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Adoration Chapel at St. Patrick’s, 1031 Main St., Onalaska, WI.

Holy Hour of Reparation   When Our Lord entered the garden of Gethsemani He said to His Apostles: “My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay you here and watch with Me (Mat. 26:38).” As Jesus spoke with His Apostles, so He pleads with us to stay and watch and pray with Him. The Sacred Heart of Jesus said to St. Margaret Mary: “Make reparation for the ingratitude of men. Spend an hour in prayer to appease divine justice, to implore mercy for sinners, to honor Me, to console Me for My bitter suffering when abandoned by My Apostles, when they did not watch one hour with me.” This booklet contains all of the prayers necessary to make a holy hour of reparation before the Blessed Sacrament. A plenary indulgence is gained each time you pray this devotion under the conditions of Sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayers for the intention of the Holy Father.

“That the necessity of Expiation and Reparation is especially urgent today must be evident to everyone who considers the present plight of the world, ‘seated in wickedness’ [John 5:9]. The Sacred Heart promised to St. Margaret Mary that he would reward abundantly with His graces all those who should render this honor to His Heart.”
——–Pope Pius XI, the Encyclical, Misserentissimus  (May 8, 1928)

In 1945, the Holy Hour of Reparation book was published, and shortly after, was taken to Rome and presented to Pope Pius XII for his approval. He studied the booklet and approved it saying, “This is one of the most powerful prayers that you can pray and is second only to the Mass.”