Important Mass Updates
Please read if you are planning on coming to Mass at the Mission.
NO Mass today, Friday, March 17
NO Mass Saturday, March 18
We DO expect to have Mass Sunday, March 19, followed by monthly fellowship in OCC.
Father will not hear Confession or attend the fellowship.
( If Mass has to be canceled, we will send out an email alert by 5 pm Saturday. Info would also appear on our website and on My Parish app.)
Father John Mary tested negative for Covid. He is experiencing a persistent cough, fever, chills and fatigue, symptoms shared by other people in our area.
He appreciates all the prayers that have been offered for him.
Please keep them coming.
Blessings on this Feast Day of St. Patrick
When Offered to Him, All Becomes Useful
Offer everything to God.
Offer Him the slights, the snubs, the discouragement, sadness, fear, pain,
HE MAKES ALL USEFUL, WHEN IT IS OFFERED TO HIM.
He does not need you to be perfect ( that He will do).
He does need you to be completely HIS.
Each day that passes is one more day that you can entrust to God.
By entrusting it to Him, He can make it useful for His Plan for you,
regardless of what is accomplished humanly.
Know that whatever is necessary for His Plan,
WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED,
regardless of the obstacles.
Mission of Divine Mercy
March 17, 2023
Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary
Dear St. Joseph. His feast is celebrated on March 19, but since it falls on a Sunday this year, it has been moved to the 20th. We so appreciate and depend on his loving protection.
Prayer for St. Joseph's Protection
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so prompt, so strong,
before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession,
and obtain for me from your Divine Son
all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power,
I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers.
Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you with Jesus asleep in your arms;
I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.
Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and
ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, patron of departing souls - pray for me.
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
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:
Thank you! ~Kelly
My husband, Dale and I had a wonderful time visiting your breathtaking place. ~Joy
Please pray for my father who is 93 days old, for my husband that his faith in God grows stronger every day. For my daughter that she returns to the Catholic faith and for Noel, that God opens his eyes towards him, let everything he does be for the glory of God and help to others. JESUS I TRUST IN YOU. ~Clara
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 12, 2023
God willing, Father's homilies will return when his cough and fever depart.
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Mission of Divine Mercy
P.O. Box 1759
Canyon Lake, TX 78133