Think of the first Pentecost. Remember the transformation that took place in the Apostles and disciples. IN AN INSTANT they were transformed from fearful creatures hiding from the authorities to bold, fearless witnesses to Christ.
However, before the transformation the Apostles had been in training.
They needed to learn complete abandonment to Jesus.
To learn absolute reliance on Him, setting aside all their human criteria, judgements, and knowledge.
They underwent being broken down in pain and humiliation in order to be built back in Jesus. Only in Jesus.
This is what Jesus wants to do –must do— in YOU as well.
The Mission of Divine Mercy June 3, 2022
Encounter With Jesus Retreats
Begin this Fall
2022 September 8-11 – Women/English October 6-9 - Women/Spanish December 8-11 – Men/English
January 26-29—Men/Spanish February 9-12 – Women/English
March 9-12 -Women/Spanish
May 4-7 – Men/English
Registration will open on our website, two months prior to each retreat.
Each person must register individually, not as a group, so that we have contact information.
We cannot reserve spaces in advance of the opening date for reservation.
Due to limited space, we will give priority to those who have not made an EWJ.
Prior retreatants wishing to make another retreat should call 830-302-9707 to be placed on the waiting list.
MDM Saturday Morning Reflection on Our Lady of La Salette
10 AM, Saturday, June 25 Msgr. O'Callaghan Center Br. Mikael will offer insights, based on the discoveries of Fr. Michel Corteville, into the secrets given by Our Blessed Mother to two young shepherd children in La Salette, France in 1846. The apparitions received approval by the local bishop in 1851, but the secrets entrusted to the shepherds had ramifications within the Church that still reverberate today.
Crosses Created from Mission Trees
Wooden crosses made from various downed Mission trees are available in our Sacramental Shop. The Mission is consecrated to our Lord Jesus through His Holy Mother Mary so we hope that even the trees and their wood, in the form of these crosses, carry the special graces of that consecration. The crosses have been blessed by Fr. John Mary and are approximately 6" x 3.5". They are available for a suggested donation of $10.
A NETWORK OF TRUST
"This is what MDM is called to be: a growing communion of trust in His Mercy for our needy world." ~ Fr. John Mary
MDM started encouraging people to pray "Jesus, I trust in You" ten times a day back in 2011. Recently we felt it was important to remind people to turn to Jesus with this simple, powerful prayer in a world that feels more and more out of control. We are suggesting 20 times, but some people find themselves repeating it hundreds of times. It reminds our troubled souls that GOD IS IN CONTROL.
Many of you have put your name on our growing list and have also left a prayer intention or testimony:
For our 27 year old son, Michael, who lives in Austin. He is using drugs and alcohol and has fallen away from the Catholic Church. His life is a mess. We don't know if he even has a place to live. ~Anonymous
I want to be in this group so that I can pray for the world. ~ Anonymous
Become another link in this growing Network of Trust by clicking on the button below.
We know that our Chapel can be warm--okay, hot-- in the summer but we ask you to please respect our request for appropriate attire when you attend Mass here. Out of respect for the Eucharist, and each other, we ask that you don't wear shorts; sleeveless tops; or tight, revealing clothing that is cut up to here and down to there.And if you are bringing a friend or family member for the first time, it is a kindness to mention this in advance.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. We think Jesus appreciates it too.
Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily
May 29, 2022
The End Is Only The Beginning
The Ascension of Our Lord reminds us that the end of our life on this earth is only the beginning. If we are faithful to Him, our brief life on earth can continue to bear fruit into eternity, way beyond what we imagine.
Front Row, L-R: Suzannah, Mother Magdalene, Sr. Amapola. Back Row, L-R: Br. Mikael, Peter, Fr. John Mary, Raymundo, Br. Daniel.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
Thank you for considering a donation in support of the Mission of Divine Mercy. The Mission has no regular source of income, and we receive no diocesan funding. Every bit of support comes from people like you; people whom God introduces to the Mission. We try to steward your money wisely and make each dollar work hard for Him and for His people.