Please pray for the men making this week's Encounter With Jesus retreat.
The Enemy Contaminates
but containing unseen contaminants that can cause so many health problems for our bodies.
And though we do our best to mitigate this harm, it is impossible to fully escape it.
It is the reality of centuries of accumulated offenses against the order established by God.
It should come as no surprise that all of this contamination is the plan of the Enemy who uses all the consequences of the actions of God’s children, AND his own machinations to undermine all that is of God. The Enemy delights in causing material damage, but more importantly wants to drive your spirit away from God, to cause you to despair, and even drive you to hate God.
We say these things not to discourage, but to speak of the reality in which we live.
BUT OUR GOD SEES ALL.
HE TAKES EVERYTHING INTO ACCOUNT.
HE HAS HIS PLAN,
AND HIS JUSTICE IS MERCY.
WE ARE HIS CHILDREN AND EACH OF US IS SPECIAL TO HIM.
OUR BEST PROTECTION IS ALWAYS TO LOOK TO HIM.
TO LOOK AT HIM.
REPEAT HIS NAME.
GIVE OURSELVES OVER COMPLETELY TO HIS LOVE AND MERCY.
USE HIS SACRAMENTALS FOR OUR BODIES AND OUR SPIRITS.
ASK HIM TO BLESS OUR FOOD AND DRINK.
AND DO NOT BE AFRAID.
OUR GOD IS WITH US ALWAYS.
JESUS, WE TRUST IN YOU.
Mission of Divine Mercy
March 10, 2023
The Mission Will Be Closed
Next Wednesday, March 15
Due to Scheduled Day-Long Electricity Outage
Mass was already canceled because of Father's
participation in Deanery Meeting.
Registration Opens for Triduum Retreat
This is a very simple retreat that begins the evening of Holy Thursday and concludes after Mass on Easter Sunday morning. There are no meals and no talks.
The retreat consists in each individual living with us the liturgical services of these days, and making use of the Mission grounds for prayer and quiet reflection during special extended hours for retreat ants.
The Mission does not provide overnight accommodations.
All services during these days are also open to the public.
NEW DATE - NEW TOPIC
April 1, 9:15 AM
As we prepare for Holy Week
Brother Mikael Will Offer
"My God, My God,
Why Have You Abandoned Me?"
Reflections on the interior sufferings of Jesus from St. Jeremiah, St. Teresa of Calcutta, Fr. Jean Pierre de Caussade S.J., and others.
[Brother Mikael will offer his Personal Spiritual History and Theological Perspective talk at a later date. ]
Encounter With Jesus Retreat
May 4-7 –WOMEN/SPANISH
Register for Retreat
- 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 me, for my fast recovery ~Amado
For my children that do not practice our Catholic faith, Give them faith and Catholic spouses. For all my friends who are suffering from illness, give them healing. ~Anonymous
The Mission is ours to embrace. ~Steve
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
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Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily
March 5, 2023
Abraham's Surprise and Yours
Yikes! Technical difficulties prevented the homily from recording. We truly apologize.
A Summary of the Points of the Homily
- Our life is a journey to the Promised Land of heaven.
- This gives a whole new sense to our life here, helping us to live it well.
- This opens for us a great, divine hope, beyond the sadness, and disappointments of this life.
- In the Promised Land, God can fulfill our deepest desires, way beyond all imagining.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
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Mission of Divine Mercy
P.O. Box 1759
Canyon Lake, TX 78133