Rejoice in the Lord, always: again, I say, rejoice.
Indeed, the Lord is near.
This Sunday is also the
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Patroness of all the Americas
At the end of Mass on Sunday there will be an opportunity to venerate the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe for those who wish to.
Our Haven in Illness
Our Protecting Shield
“Hear me and understand well, my son the least, that nothing should frighten or grieve you.
Let not your heart be disturbed.
Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish.
Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection?
Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold?
What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything.
Do not be afflicted by the illness of your uncle, who will not die now of it.
Be assured that he is now cured.”
From Our Lady of Guadalupe's 4th appearance to St. Juan Diego
"Trust in the goodness of My Mother's Heart.
Know that Her gaze is ever upon you.
Her mantle surrounds you like a protecting shield.
She is attentive to every detail of your life.
Nothing that you suffer is insignificant to Her,
and this because I have given Her a Heart capable of mothering My entire Mystical Body,
And each of its members from the greatest to the least."
In Sinu Jesu
When Heart Speaks to Heart
The Journal of a Priest at Prayer
Just a Reminder---
This Saturday's Mass is in Spanish
Followed by Sr. Amapola's
Morning Reflection in Spanish on the Consecration to Mary.
A GROWING NETWORK OF TRUST
JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU -- X 20
As one significant way of marking our 20th Anniversary year, we are inviting all of you to pray "Jesus, I trust in You." We are asking that you pray that simple, remarkable, powerful prayer not once, but 20 times a day.
"Twenty times!" you say with a gasp.
"I'll never be able to do it! I won't remember.
I don't have that much time in my busy day."
To which we reply:
Try it. You may be surprised. In fact, we can almost guarantee that you will be surprised and gratified. Not just by what you are doing for Jesus, but because of what HE IS DOING FOR YOU!
Here at the office, we are saying it before the Chaplet and we are breaking it into groups of intentions:
1-5-- JITIYs for the Church
6-10--JITIYs for our Country
11-15 -- JITIYs for our loved ones
16-20-- JITIYs for MDM
Or you may want to say 5 in the morning, 10 during the day and 5 at night. Or 20 while you are driving. You will find what works for you.
We invite you to begin to pray it right now, and to pledge to pray it 20 times a day for the next year.
If you wish, you can go to our website and put your name on a list to be part of the growing Network of Trust spreading out from the Mission.
St Joseph Workshop
Supporting the Mission and Sharing the Spirit