Today, Sept. 23rd, is St. Padre Pio's Feast Day
and Don't Worry"
Spiritual wisdom from Saint Padre Pio:
“Pray, hope, and don’t worry.
Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”
“The earth could exist more easily without the sun
than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass....
If we only knew how God regards this Sacrifice,
we would risk our lives to be present at a single Mass.”
Padre Pio was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II. At St. Pio's canonization Mass, the future saint said of the new saint, "Today we contemplate in him how sweet is the ‘yoke’ of Christ and indeed how light the burdens are whenever someone carries these with faithful love. The life and mission of Padre Pio testify that difficulties and sorrows, if accepted with love, transform themselves into a privileged journey of holiness, which opens the person toward a greater good, known only to the Lord.”
Mission of Divine Mercy
Sept. 24 at 9:15 AM
St. Faustina Talk
Brother Mikael will speak on the experiences of St. Faustina. This talk will be in English.
On October 22, the talk will be offered in Spanish.
This is the same talk that has been offered on previous occasions.
Everyone welcome. No registration required.
New Deadline for Placing Orders!
This Wednesday at 10 AM
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 10 AM is the deadline for ordering a new memorial that can be in place for this year's blessing.
HOLY SOUL MEMORIALS
Fr. John Mary will bless all the memorials to loved ones on Wednesday, Nov. 2, the Feast of All Souls.
Update on Jared
Jared is in the neuro rehabilitation facility, beginning the process of reacquiring muscle function and basic skills. Certain injuries will require a return to the hospital for future operations. As anyone who has experienced a similar situation knows, it is a long process from here. However, Susannah and her family are extremely grateful for the progress he has already made and the potential that he shows. As she keeps repeating, "We are seeing miracles! Please continue your prayers."
Jesus, we trust in You.
Confession has returned to Saturday mornings by appointment.
(Remember, Confession is also available
on Sunday mornings at 9 AM. No appointment needed.)
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Men's/English retreat registration will open up on Oct. 7.
The Women's/Spanish retreat is full, but it is helpful to sign up for the waiting list.
Encounter With Jesus Retreats
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:
Dear Lord, I cling to you and your son Jesus for guidance and understanding. When I am weary and lost, it is the power of your love and strength that leads me from the sadness of this world and my own life, that I Trust in you Jesus, to make me see that there is no life without you. You are the life, the blood and body of my soul and there is no life of love with out you. Jesus, I trust in you, always. ~Lisa
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Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily
Sept. 18, 2022
Is the Missionary Spirit Over?
To many it seems like it no longer has a place in our modern world. On the contrary, St. John Paul II, in his document on Missions, calls for a bold renewal of proclaiming Jesus today.
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