A Holy Hour of prayer with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place New Year's Eve beginning at 11 PM. It will conclude with Benediction at midnight followed by a short social gathering.
The Holy Hour will be a time of peaceful reflection on the past year, a time offer one's new resolutions for the coming year to God, a time of thanksgiving, reparation, and petition.
The recitation of the Te Deum, an ancient hymn praise and thanksgiving will be included. It is also sometimes called the Ambrosian Hymn because of its association with St. Ambrose. First attributed to Sts. Ambrose, Augustine, or Hilary, it is now credited to Nicetus, Bishop of Remesiana (4th Century). A plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions when the hymn is publicly recited on the last day of the year.