This Sunday Is
the Feast of CORPUS CHRISTI
The Body and Blood of Christ
The Task Before Us...
"This is a hard saying;
who can listen to it?"
And He took bread, and when He had given thanks He broke it and gave it to them saying, " "This is My Body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me." And likewise the chalice after supper saying, "This Chalice which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My Blood." (Luke 22:19-20)
"Truly, truly I say to you, unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His Blood, you have no life in you; he who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has eternal life and I will raise him up on the last day. For My Flesh is food indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed. " (John 6:53-56)
Many of His disciples, when they heard it, said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?" (John 6:60)
Sadly, a 2019 Pew Research Center survey found that nearly seven-in-ten Catholics believe that the bread and wine used in Communion are only symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
The survey also included a question that tested whether Catholics know what the Church teaches on the subject. The survey found that Catholics who believe that the bread and wine are only symbolic do not know that the Church holds that Transubstantiation occurs and that Jesus is fully present: Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
******* Brothers and sisters, co-workers in the Vineyard, there is a job before us, starting in our own families!
Abba, We Humbly Ask You to Send Us Rain
We encourage everyone to pray for the blessing of sufficient, life-sustaining rain in Texas and in other parts of our country that are effected by this terrible drought. And we pray for a greater appreciation and conservation of this precious resource.
Blessings On This Fathers' Day
May God send down abundant blessings on all fathers, and grant them the grace to more closely resemble their Father in Heaven.
No Mass on Wednesday, June 22 or Friday, June 24.
The Community will make its annual retreat week.
Encounter With Jesus Retreats
Begin this Fall
September 8-11 – Women/English (Registration opens July 8)
October 6-9 - Women/Spanish
December 8-11 – Men/English
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.
Mission to Close for the Entire Month of July
The Mission will be closed the entire month of July to provide our religious community with a sabbatical month in their 20th anniversary year. This means that there will be no public Masses at the Mission in July, instead of the usual two weeks. We are sorry for those who will be disappointed or inconvenienced by this, but the Community believes that this sabbatical month will provide a needed break to fortify them for the long haul.
The Mission office will be open during regular office hours so that work projects may continue. However, the Mission grounds will be closed so that Dave and his crew can proceed with special annual maintenance operations.
MDM Saturday Morning Reflection
Our Lady of La Salette
9:30 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.
Did You Lose A Change Purse?
A change purse was found in the Sacramental Shop a week ago. If you think this might be yours, please call Jackie at 830 -302- 2238, and be prepared to describe the purse and its contents.
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:
Thank you for a reminder of a true manner to feel close to our Lord. This prayer helps me keep my eyes on Jesus in this stormy sea called life.~ Martha
My wife and I visited your Mission a few months ago, and heard about saying Jesus I Trust In You. We started to say this and we’re amazed at the results we are getting. We have passed this along to our friends. I make knot Rosaries and I’m now making Jesus I Trust In You In 20,30,40,and 50 knots with a Benedictine Crucifix and St Faustina medal. Folks love them. ~ William
Prayers for the return of all of my family and friends that have left the one true church. ~ Eileen
Become another link in this growing Network of Trust by clicking on the button below.
As the Texas Heat Intensifies
A Gentle Reminder of Appropriate Dress for Mass
The Mission is a MONASTERY, not a parish. It is our HOME and we very happily welcome others to join us for Mass. 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
June 12, 2022
(Father is devoting the month of June to series of homilies that focus on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit)
The Trinity and Fear of the Lord
The Holy Trinity calls us to share Their life. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit help us do this. Today we consider the Gift of Fear of the Lord. What is it? Can fear be good and holy?
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.