Please Join Us
Sunday, November 20th As
We Celebrate Our 21st Anniversary.

Mass at 10 AM followed by a Reception at the O'Callaghan Center.

"Lord, I can't do this."
When Jesus Asks You to Walk on Water

And Peter answered Him, "Lord if it is You, bid me come to You on the water." 
Jesus, said, "Come." (Matt. 14:28-29)

Who has not found themselves facing a situation that feels totally overwhelming? And you cry out, "Lord, I can't do this."
But He says "Come."


When Jesus asks you to walk on water, do not take your eyes off of Him.
Do not look behind you, at the past,  at what you might have done differently.
Keep your eyes on Jesus.
Do not look to either side at the waves that might swamp you.
Keep your eyes on Jesus.
Do not look ahead, to what the future might hold.
Just look into the Eyes of Jesus and put one foot in front of the other,
never taking your eyes off of Him.
Let your trust in Him rise beyond what you see and what you feel.
And you will walk on water.

November 11, 2022
Mission of Divine Mercy





Tim Kolbe, Grand Knight of  Council 4183 recently presented MDM with a generous check. The New Braunfels Kof C Council shares the benefits of its fundraising with local parishes and Catholic organizations. Thank you Knights! We will put it to good use!

Tim Kolbe(l) of Council 4183 presents a check to Peter Roderique, MDM president. Steve Magdich(r) is both on staff at the Mission and a member of the local KofC.


A Sight for Sore Knees

 St. Joseph Chapel Gets A Few Kneelers

Dave Sommers glues down two layers of padding before covering the kneeler.

Newcomers to the Mission are often surprised, and sometimes dismayed, to find that their seat cushion doubles as a kneeling pad. Well, some relief is in sight. St. Joseph Chapel is  getting a few kneelers for our pews. Not every pew, at least not yet, only the last three rows on each side of the aisle. 

My-My guards the new kneelers.


According to Dave, some people who tested the kneelers have commented that they are rather heavy. "But we can't use skinny, weeny planks of wood in our open air chapel or they will warp in one season." Since the pews have slightly different dimensions, each kneeler has to be specifically tailored  for each pew. Nothing at the Mission is easy.


Update on Jared

Jared's surgery, which had been scheduled for Monday, had to be postponed until  conditions around the wound improved. Family members and friends maintain a constant attendance at his bedside. Your continued prayers are very appreciated.
Jesus, we trust in You.


A Year's Worth of  New Memorials Are

Blessed on Feast of All Souls


Father John Mary blesses the new memorials with Holy Water.


The Men's December retreat is full, but we encourage you to make use of our Waiting List.

 Encounter With Jesus Retreats

DEC. 8-11


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. 
  • For more information about the EWJ retreat, please go to our webpage:


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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"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:

This prayer is a great companion.~ Joe

Become another link in this growing Network of Trust by clicking on the button below.




Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily 
Nov.6, 2022

Called to Divine Union

Hidden in Jesus’ words today is the mystery of what God is calling you to: the infinite joy, the fulfillment of your deepest desires in union with Him for eternity.


Yes, You Can Help!

Front Row, L-R: Suzannah, Mother Magdalene, Sr. Amapola.
Back Row, L-R: Br. Mikael, Peter, Fr. John Mary, Raymundo, Br. Daniel.


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.

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P.O. Box 1759
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

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