MONDAY , JANUARY 23
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Participate in a day of Prayer and Penance
In the Critical Hours
Hold On to the Essentials
LIFE IS GOD’S GIFT.
ONLY HE CAN GIVE IT.
ONLY HE DECIDES WHEN TO TAKE IT.
GOD'S WILL IS LOVE.
In the critical hours, only the essentials are necessary:
HIS WILL. HIS LOVE. HIS LIGHT. HIS WORDS.
Do not be swept away by the lies and distractions of this world,
that are so subtle and pernicious.
GOD DESIRES HIS CHILDREN TO BE WITH HIM.
If we bear with patience and acceptance the pain of this life and of this world
we will experience
GRACE, EXPIATION AND SALVATION.
These are the essentials.
Mission of Divine Mercy
January 20, 2023
Beginning this Sunday, January 22, we will host a monthly gathering after Mass in the O'Callaghan Center so that people can become better acquainted with each other and with the Community members. Coffee, juice and light refreshments will be provided. On those Sundays Fr. John Mary will offer his blessings in the O'Callaghan Center. These gathering will take place on the third or fourth Sunday of the month. Exact dates will be announced in our Friday Meditations and on our website.
Y'all come !
9 DAY NOVENA FOR LIFE
Thursday, Jan. 19 - Friday, Jan. 27
(Don't worry if you are beginning a day late.)
Join thousand of Catholics nationwide in the annual Novena for Life.
Encounter With Jesus Retreats
Registration Is Open for Men's March 9-12
February 9-12 – Women/English-FULL
March 9-12 -MEN/ENGLISH
Registration Link for Men's English March 9-12
May 4-7 –WOMEN/SPANISH
- Registration will open on our website, two months prior to each retreat.
- If a retreat is full, call 830-302-9707 and ask to be put on the waiting list. There are always last minute cancellations.
- 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
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A Saturday Morning Reflection
"The Devil Bound for a Thousand Years"
The Millennium and Millenarianism
Presented by Br. Mikael
Saturday, February 4,
9:15 AM (approximately)
Msgr. O'Callaghan Center
No Registration Required
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years were ended. After that he must be let out for a little while…Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life, and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Rev. 20:1-4)
This mysterious passage at the end of the book of Revelation has been a subject of interest and controvery throughout Church history. It has also been the subject of many heresies which we call Millenarianism. In this talk we will look at interpretations found in the Fathers, Doctors, Saints, and approved mystics, as well as Church history and the Magisterium.
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:
I Have been saying for many years now “ Jesus I Trust In You” Jesus never fails me I’m the one who fails Him. Praise be Jesus' holy name. ~ Bill
For the many wounded hearts who have no one to pray for them. ~ Laurel
In God we trust.~Gary
I just came upon this site while researching Retreat Centers in San Antonio. I felt very drawn to this beautiful place right away. I hope to be in San Antonio in April and am looking for a place to prepare for major family event . Jesus, I Trust in You!
Become another link in this growing Network of Trust by clicking on the button below.
Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily
January 15, 2023
How to Make the Most of Your Life
We only have one life, and we face many challenges. What is the decisive act that you can make today that leads to full happiness?
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Canyon Lake, TX 78133