Blessed Sacrament Church celebrates the Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour annually. This usually takes place around the first week of October, to commemorate Blessed Mother Mary’s apparition at Fatima to three young children – Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, and her request for prayers.
This year’s Holy Hour, organised by BFFC was held on 5th October, with the theme Peace: Gather the children to pray for their families, country and the world.
There was a procession after the welcoming speech and lighting of the Unity candle at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, to honour Mother Mary. Pretty flower girls escorted Mother Mary’s statue around the Church compound into Church, as the community sang praises to Her along the way.
After announcing the intentions of the Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour, the Petition Box containing the petitions as an offering from the Sunday School students/children was placed at the foot of the altar.
Mother Mary’s crowning capped the highlight of the procession, and was followed by adoration and benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Five Sunday School students led the recitation of the World Mission Rosary. Each Sorrowful mystery represented a continent.
The evening ended with songs of praise to Mother Mary, and the students presented her with five different coloured flowers to represent the different continents. Europe was represented by a white flower; Americas by a red flower; Asia by a yellow flower; Oceania by a blue flower; and Africa by a green flower.
Fr Felix, in his closing remarks, also asked the congregation to pray for the renewal of families.
Photos by: Crystal Chong / Stephanie Chua / Carol Francis