Though Sometimes It Takes Longer
Light Always Defeats the Darkness
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)
How can the darkness be defeated if not by the Light of Love?
The more you implore Jesus to come into your Heart,
the more you are able to radiate the Light of Love
and become a Beacon and Shield to help all your brothers and sisters.
Do not underestimate the importance of your particular mission
in defeating the darkness in our world.
August 19, 2022
Mission of Divine Mercy
Novena to Queenship of Mary Continues Through Monday
(Mother Magdalene wants to make sure that everyone knows that, like the workers in the vineyard who came in at the end of the day and received full wages, you can jump in late to the Novena!)
Beseeching Our Mother to exercise Her Queenship on behalf of the needs
of all Her Anguished Children.
Sunday, August 14 -Monday, August 22.
Vigil of the Assumption to Feast of the Queenship of Mary
(Isn't it wonderful that it started to rain on the first day of the Novena!)
When we thought about an intention for this year's novena we went broad:
FOR OUR CHURCH
FOR OUR COUNTRY
FOR RAIN IN AREAS EXPERIENCING SEVERE DROUGHT
AND FOR YOUR PERSONAL INTENTIONS
We encourage you to turn to your Heavenly Mother with complete trust, and appeal to Her by reciting for nine days the "Hail Mary," or the "Hail Holy Queen," or the 5th Glorious Mystery or any prayer of your choice.
She loves you and is listening to you.
St. Faustina Talks Scheduled for Fall
Brother Mikael will speak on the experiences of St. Faustina at two Saturday Morning Reflections.
Sept. 24, 9:15 AM -English
Oct. 22, 9:15 AM - Spanish
This is the same talk that has been offered on previous occasions.
Everyone welcome. No registration required.
September Schedule Changes
Beginning in September
Sunday Mass will change to 10 AM.
(This change is necessary to accommodate the EWJ retreat schedule.)
Confession will return to Saturday mornings by appointment.
(After August, no more Confession on Thursday evening.)
Prayer for God's Healing will be offered on the first Thursday of the month at the conclusion of the 7 PM Holy Hour.
(Beginning Thursday, Sept. 1st)
Help Needed Please!
We are very grateful to those of you who have responded to our request for help. For anyone else out there who has been thinking about it, but hesitating, be assured that our kitchen volunteers are a cheerful crew!
After two years, we are happy to finally offer our Encounter With Jesus retreats again. But we have a problem. We are in real need of additional kitchen volunteers for this Fall's retreats.
All volunteers are required to pass a background check and complete the archdiocesan Safe Environment program, and a food handler's course.
If you are willing to volunteer, we will help you over the hurdles.
Please call David Reed at 830-237-7932.
Both Women's Retreats are full, but you can add your name to a waiting list.
Encounter With Jesus Retreats
September 8-11 – Women/English ( use link below)
ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS RETREAT SEPTEMBER 8 -11 WOMEN ENGLISH
October 6-9 - Women/Spanish
REGISTRO RETIRO PARA MUJERES OCTUBRE 6 AL 9, 2022
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.
- For more information about the EWJ retreat, please go to our webpage: www.missionofdivinemercy.org
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:
Prayers needed for my grandson Dylan (car accident) and for me &my family. Only able to be at Mission twice before returning to NC. I miss you so much and you remain in my heart & prayers. Please keep me in yours. Thanking God for your ministries! Love you. ~ Connie
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Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily
Aug. 14, 2022
Gift of Counsel
5th in Series on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
"What Should I Do?"
We often face this question in our lives. We have to make important and difficult choices. By the Gift of Counsel, we can have the Holy Spirit’s divine guidance to help us.
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