The faithful are invited to join families and friends outdoors for 40 hours of eucharistic adoration Aug. 13-15. Participants will hold silent vigil before the Lord from Thursday evening through Saturday morning.

Individuals from parishes throughout the archdiocese are invited to come for just a moment or for an hour or more.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.

Where: In the pine grove at St. John Bosco High School, 10327 River Rd. NE, Salem (near Brooks)

When: Starting at 4 p.m. Aug. 13 through Mass on the morning of the Assumption on Aug. 15.

What: Watch and pray with Our Lord

Sign up for an hour by emailing or calling 503-873-2282. For updates and further information go to

Organizers offer the following prayer for the faithful during this difficult time:

Dear Lord, please bless families, parents, children, and all who educate, nourish and protect them. May all grow in faith, hope and charity in homes of peace, health and prosperity. Thank you, Lord God Almighty.