This Sunday is the
First Sunday of Advent
THE MDM COMMUNITY wishes to express our deep gratitude for the prayers, friendship and support of the many people, near and distant, who have been so much a part of our first twenty years. It is humbling to look back on all that has taken place and all the people who have been involved. May God continue to bless you and your families.
TO all who joined us last Sunday, whether it was in body or in spirit, we thank you. It was wonderful to see St. Joseph Chapel overflowing with so many familiar and new faces as we marked the occasion, and gave thanks to God for our first two decades. Your presence gave us such joy.
WE wish to thank all of our hardworking staff members and faithful volunteers, without whom the celebration would not have been possible. We are a small religious community, but God has surrounded us with so many tireless and generous lay friends. You are visible examples of what it means to be God's co-workers.
FINALLY, we give thanks to Christ Our King and His Blessed Mother. May Your will be done in us and may we carry out Your Mission as we go forward.
There Is No Other Savior
There Is No Other Solution
"Our world is going through a time of a lot of terrible problems.
So we have to be realistic and practical because these problems
are causing so much suffering.
And we need the humility to recognize
that we can't solve these problems by ourselves.
That's the danger, even in the Church, to act as if it all depended on us.
ONLY JESUS CHRIST, OUR KING, CAN SAVE US.
THERE IS NO OTHER SAVIOR.
AND THE GOOD NEWS IS: HE WANTS TO SAVE US.
HE IS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS.
AND THE GREAT REVELATION OF DIVINE MERCY IS
GOD'S DESIRE TO POUR OUT HIS MERCY ON OUR TIME.
OUR GOD ISN'T DISTANT AND ABSENT, BUT A GOD WHO ACTS."
---Excerpt from Fr. John Mary's 20th Anniversary homily.
Blessing the Future Site
of the Sisters' Convent
No Mass on Friday
Saturday -- 8:00am Mass
Sunday -- 10:00am Mass
Novena in Honor of the Immaculate Conception to Defeat Abortion
Catholic Vote (catholicvote.org) is spearheading an effort called
Adoration to End Abortion to lend spiritual support
to a legal case being brought to the Supreme Court on December 1.
TO ADD OUR SPIRITUAL SUPPORT TO THIS EFFORT,
MDM IS GOING TO PRAY A NOVENA
FROM TUE. NOV. 30th - WED. DEC. 8th
Dec.8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
We are inviting everyone to pray the Angelus for nine days.
The Angelus prayer can be found online and in many Catholic prayer books.
We will also distribute copies of the Angelus prayer after Mass on Sunday, Nov. 28th.
Public Opportunities for Prayer at the Mission During Novena.
(We are adding two Tuesday evening Holy Hours during the Novena.)
- Tuesday, Nov.30th -- 7-8pm Holy Hour
- Wednesday, Dec. 1st -- 11:30am Mass
- Thursday, Dec.2nd -- 7-8pm Holy Hour
- Friday, Dec. 3rd -- 11:30am Mass
- Saturday, Dec. 4th -- 8:00am Mass
9:30am Saturday Morning Reflection: "Marian Consecration" given
by Mother Magdalene.
- Sunday, Dec. 5th -- 10am Mass
- Tuesday, Dec. 7th -- 7-8pm Holy Hour
- Wednesday, Dec.8th -- 11:30am Mass - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
St Joseph Workshop
Supporting the Mission and Sharing the Spirit