Our Archdiocese Celebrates the Feast of the Ascension
We will have our monthly social gathering
Who is Our Anchor?
You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth."
And when Jesus had said this, as they were looking on, He was lifted up and a cloud took Him out of their sight. (Acts 1:7-9)
In this world that descends more and more into chaos,
into the nothingness and darkness of sin,
we need to maintain a firm anchor.
JESUS IS OUR ANCHOR.
And where is our Anchor?
He is in Heaven,
far above the maelstrom of the raging spiritual battle.
Far above all sin. Far above all darkness. Infinitely far above Hell.
That is why the more the battle rages, the more darkness and confusion envelop everything,
THE MORE WE MUST LOOK UP TO JESUS.
AT THEIR LIGHT.
AT THEIR LOVE.
Otherwise the darkness will envelop you, despair will lay hold of your heart,
and Hope will be stifled.
LOOK UP AT JESUS,
HE HAS ALREADY CONQUERED,
SO THAT THE GATES OF HEAVEN MIGHT BE OPENED TO US ONCE MORE.
JESUS, WE TRUST IN YOU.
Mission of Divine Mercy
May 19, 2023
Amici Christi Member & Humble Son of Mary
We ask you to pray for the repose of the soul of our dear friend and Amici Christi member, Mike Norris, and for his family. He died last weekend, as the Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima transitioned into Mother’s Day, a fitting time for a man who loved the Blessed Mother. Mike organized several 33-Day Consecrations to Mary and promoted Her Rosary and First Friday and First Saturday devotions to his extensive email list. At Mass in St. Joseph’s Chapel, he was the familiar figure sitting in the second pew on the Divine Mercy side. Mike was a generous supporter and constant promoter of the Mission. He served on the dorm team for nine men’s Encounter with Jesus retreats and continued attending all the talks because he said that he always learned something new. Other accounts will list his many personal and professional accomplishments. Here at the Mission, it was his warmth, his humility and his profound, simple Faith that marked our experience of him. May Jesus and Mary receive you into Eternal Life, Mike.
NO 11:30 MASS TODAY
DUE TO FUNERAL MASS FOR MIKE NORRIS
AT STS. PETER AND PAUL AT 10 AM.
PENTECOST NOVENA BEGINS TODAY
We remind you that today - nine days before the Vigil of Pentecost - is the beginning of the Time of the Cenacle, when the Apostles gathered with Our Blessed Mother in the Upper Room to pray for the outpouring of the Divine Paraclete. Each year we are invited to enter with Them into the Cenacle. This is the Great Novena of the Universal Church that stretches across time and space and Eternity, and unites all the Children of God in One Cry for the Fullness of His Grace. And has it ever been more needed?! Choose your favorite Prayer to the Holy Spirit, but please pray. And if you are late in seeing this, just hop in.
MASS TIME CHANGE IN JUNE
Beginning with the first Sunday in June,
our Sunday Mass will begin at 9 AM,
to avoid the worst of the summer heat.
Confessions will begin at 8 AM.
Memorial Day Order for Memorials
We will be placing our next memorials order on Friday, May 26th, the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. All memorial requests that have been placed this Spring, will be sent in then. In an effort to defray the cost of shipping we try to accrue several orders and place them at one time. To learn more or place an order use the button below.
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:
The Mission is a retreat for the wounded, weary soul! Jesus I trust in You! Praying this for Tim, Blakelynn, and all my family. ~Anthony
Our Lord Jesus Christ healed me after showing me His Hands... He let me touch His Healed wounds. His Mercy Endures Forever!!! Jesus also said: “Tell them to Pray the Rosary. ” Thank You for your missionary work of Divine Mercy. Many miracles are happening these days. God’s Blessing through the Hands of His Blessed Mother. “JESUS , I TRUST IN YOU. ~ Janice
Jesus I trust in you! ~ Lisa
Jesus I trust in you! ~ Elizabeth
I am an added witness testifying with all praise and honor and name You love so well. Catch me Lord , I'm falling... again.~Daedae
Please pray for my son David and his little family. And For Phylip who suffers from anxiety. He needs you Jesus to give him wisdom to be clean from the evil that haunts him, he needs healing. … Jesus I trust in you. ~ Angie
Thank you! ~Kelly
My husband, Dale and I had a wonderful time visiting your breathtaking place. ~Joy
Become another link in this growing Network of Trust by clicking on the button below.
Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily
Words Directed to Our Heart
MAY 14, 2023
Is this the summit of all Scripture? St. John transmits Jesus’ words at the Last Supper. Words of parting. Of promise. Of a mysterious Paraclete.
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Mission of Divine Mercy
P.O. Box 1759
Canyon Lake, TX 78133