Daylight Saving Ends This Weekend
Remember to turn your clocks back Saturday night!
No Mass at the Mission
on Saturday, November 5th,
due to the Deanery Assembly.
Also, no Confession or Blessing of Scapular.
Life Had Them So Frazzled
Prayer Led to a Miracle
Brother Mikael recently received an email from a young family, long time friends of MDM, who come to Mass here when they are in the area. They gave us permission to share their email.
I hope all is well for you and everyone at the Mission. We've been praying for all of you daily and especially for Susannah and her son lately. I've been meaning to write you an update about Lucy for months but it's been a whirlwind here.
VERY long story short, Lucy was diagnosed with microcephaly at 1 month old. That diagnosis sounds very heavy and can accompany a huge range of severity and issues, so the first few months of her life were full of testing, a brain MRI, genetics, swallow studies, and vision testing. We were concerned she may be blind as she didn't appear to focus on lights or people for the first three months of her life. We started her in physical therapy right away. She had trouble feeding and was on the small side, so we were nervous about needing a feeding tube for her. Needless to say, it was a very stressful, prayerful, and sleepless few months.
Well, fast forward to just about a month and a half ago and every test came back perfect and her head circumference (what they use to measure microcephaly) was suddenly in the 10th percentile (up from not being on the charts at all).
Her pediatrician and the physical therapist, who we've since stopped seeing because Lucy is meeting all of her milestones, declared it a miracle. We recognize that it truly is and there's no earthly explanation for her sudden and complete healing. We have dutifully been praying the Jesus I Trust in You prayer daily as a family (we actually made a little song out of it we sing before bed) and, although we were too frazzled to share all of these worries with y'all in the midst of it, we always feel united to the Mission in prayer and wanted to share all of this amazing news.
Little Lucy Hildegard has been a beautiful witness to our friends and family already and we're excited to see what else her life becomes. Rosemary and Dorothy are doing great as well and love being big sisters.
We're not sure when we'll be able to travel out to the Mission again, but hope it will be sometime in the next year. A friend out here recently made it out to an Encounter Retreat and said it was an amazing experience. Steven and I still hope to attend one when we're less in the thick of baby raising.
Please send our love to everyone at the Mission and let us know how else we can pray for y'all.
( The couple asked us to add that they had also been praying for the intercession of Saint Maria Maravillas for Lucy's healing.)
November 4, 2022
Mission of Divine Mercy
"Jesus, I trust in You," can be a cry from the heart, or in some cases, a song.
When you feel out of your mind with worry, and you have done everything you can, and that still isn't enough. Standing on the brink of the abyss, there is only God and you and the situation.
"Jesus, I trust in You" acknowledges that I can't begin to fathom the Mind of God.
And I don't know why, when I pray long and earnestly, some are healed and some are not,
and why some situations are resolved in the way I hoped they would be solved,
but many are not.
BUT, JESUS, I TRUST THAT YOU ARE ALL LOVE.
AND EVERYTHING IS IN YOUR HANDS.
I CAN'T FIGURE IT ALL OUT.
I DON'T KNOW WHY THESE THINGS MUST HAPPEN,
BUT, JESUS, I TRUST THAT YOU CAN AND YOU DO.
And with this prayer comes peace and hope and a step back from the edge of the abyss.
Please Join Us
Sunday, November 20th As
We Celebrate Our 21st Anniversary.
Mass at 10 AM followed by a Simple Reception at the O'Callaghan Center
Update on Jared
Jared has an important surgery on Monday, Nov. 7th. His condition is still very serious. Please keep Jared and his family in your prayers.
Jesus, we trust in You.
PRAY FOR OUR ELECTIONS
We ask God's mercy and protection on our country and our upcoming elections.
Mary, Our Lady of America, please intercede for this country. Holy Angels watch over us.
The Men's December retreat is full, but we encourage you to make use of our Waiting List.
Encounter With Jesus Retreats
USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR 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
(No Confession this Saturday due to Assembly)
Confession is heard Saturday mornings by appointment, and on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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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:
See our main feature "Prayer Led to a Miracle," and join our Network of Trust!
Become another link in this growing Network of Trust by clicking on the button below.
Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily
Oct 30, 2022
Life Changing Encounter
Meeting Jesus changes Zacchaeus’ life. St. John Paul II sees in it a model of how God’s Mercy comes to seek us. And how the Sacrament of Reconciliation can transform us.
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