In an excess of caution, and to avoid a last minute cancellation,
the decision has been made to
CANCEL ALL MASSES THIS WEEKEND.
We are very sorry to announce this, but it seems most prudent.
Lent is getting off to a rocky start, but
Jesus, we trust in You.
The Enemy Loves Turmoil
Don't Feed the Drama
Our world is full of strong emotions, many of them negative:
anger, fear, despair, hatred.
We know that "righteous anger" can be a good thing in its proper place,
but we don't want to find ourselves always driven by emotions.
One of the counsels that Mother Magdalene offers, that we find very wise, is this:
"The devil loves drama. He feeds on it. And he stokes it.
So, on many occasions, it pays to deliberately under react.
Don't feed the drama."
The enemy loves to see you enveloped in the turmoil of emotions.
In fact, he is often the SOURCE of the drama.
DO NOT LET HIM.
DO NOT LOOK AT HIM.
DO NOT LISTEN TO HIM.
When you find yourself in a tense, highly emotional situation,
or one that has the potential to become so,
try to check yourself and ask where all this is coming from.
Say a quick prayer asking your Angel to drive out anything not of God,
and invite Jesus and the Blessed Mother to infuse the situation with Their Presence.
Jesus, we trust in You.
Mission of Divine Mercy
February 24, 2023
PRAYER FOR GOD'S HEALING
Next Thursday, March 2
At conclusion of the 7PM Holy Hour
March 4, 9:15 AM
Antichrist and Eschatology
by Brother Mikael
Reflections on Matthew:Chapter 24 from St. Robert Bellarmine, the Church Fathers, modern saints and mystics approved by the Church.
(This is the same talk which was given in January.)
No Registration Required
March 25, 9:15 AM
Brother Mikael Will Offer
A Personal Spiritual History and Theological Perspective
" A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion." (Pr 18:2)
Before continuing his Saturday Reflections with a short series on the Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross, Brother Mikael would like to explain what, for better and worse, has formed his theological perspective. A significant portion of this will include a reflection on the spirit and history of MDM.
We are in the period of 40 Days for Life - February 22-April 2
Please support these efforts in your local community with your prayers and your presence.
Encounter With Jesus Retreat
March 9-12 -MEN/ENGLISH-FULL
The upcoming Men's EWJ is full, but please get on the waiting list as there are always last-minute cancellations.
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
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:
Please pray for my children. My son needs God in his life. My daughter has lupus and lymphoma. For my other daughter's education and a Catholic husband. Please pray for me and my husband, we care for my 93 year old mother.~Elvira
For my son who has lost his faith. May he return to the Catholic Church and may he find a Catholic wife. ~Stephanie
For the return to the faith for my adult children and grandchildren.
Jesus, I trust in you. ~Mary
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Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily
February 12, 2023
‘Do Not Resist the Evildoer’
How are we to understand that?
No one resists evil more than Jesus.
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