Mission of Divine Mercy

Faith, So That God Can Act
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Dear Friends,

“Let not your hearts be troubled;
have faith in God,
have faith also in Me" 

(Jn 14:1).

This passage has come to my mind on the day after the elections, and I wanted to write to you about it.

We don't know all that the future holds. As I write this, the election results are uncertain. And it looks like our country is facing very difficult trials no matter the final results. And one of the worst parts is the divisions and conflict it engenders among us.

What should we do?

Above all, we need to make an act of Faith in the Lord.

Consider the situation in which Jesus spoke the words I quoted above. Jesus spoke them just hours before His arrest, which would lead to His Crucifixion.

He didn't mean that "everything was fine." He had spoken very clearly to His apostles about the Evil that hated Him, about the conspiracy His enemies had plotted  in order to destroy Him. And it would seem for a time that His enemies had succeeded.

But only for a time...

His enemies' "success,"  Satan's "success,"  would lead to their ultimate destruction, but to His everlasting Triumph and Resurrection.

When He calls us to trust in Him, it does not mean that we will not face difficult trials.

But it means that all is in His hands. And that great trials lead to an even greater victory.

I believe He is asking us, especially in this situation, to trust in Him.

This is not a new message, of course. But it is particularly challenging right now.

And important.

And helpful.

If we look only with human eyes, we will "let our hearts be troubled."

But if we look at Him with faith, we know that, as bad as a situation seems ---     and is--- it cannot escape His Loving, Almighty Providence.

And when we trust in Him, it opens a channel for Him to act.
Faith, so that God can act.

And it keeps us from giving in to fear or discouragement.

And permits the Holy Spirit to unite our divided country.

So, now, for ourselves and our country, let us hear our Almighty Lord tell us:

“Let not your hearts be troubled; 

have faith in God, 

have faith also in Me." 


In His Mercy,

Fr. John Mary


Closing Prayer of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless, and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us, and increase Your Mercy in us, that in difficult moments, we might not despair, nor become despondent,  but with great confidence, submit ourselves to Your Holy Will, which is Love and Mercy Itself. Amen 


Good News, Bad News

St. Joseph Chapel Is Enclosed

Just a reminder that the winter windows have been installed, and St. Joseph Chapel has been enclosed for the winter. Normally this is good news for those who have suffered through a chilly Mass because of a sudden cold snap in the open-air Chapel.  However this year, due to the Covid regulations, it also means that we might not be able to fit everyone into the Chapel who comes to Saturday morning Mass.  You are always welcome to sit outside, and the sound system will allow you to hear all that is being said.  But if it is chilly, and the windows are all closed, well obviously, you won't be able to see inside the Chapel.  You will however be welcome to come to the altar rail.   Jesus, we trust in You.


Fr. John Mary's Sunday Homily

for Nov. 1, 2020

All Saints Day

Climbing the Mountain of Mystery

Walking with Jesus and Mary
Making A Personal Pilgrimage
at the Mission


We want to make our lovely, peaceful, consecrated  Mission property more available to people, particularly during this period when many have been isolated in their homes for such a long time. So we are inviting you to come out on your own, or with family members, or friends and visit the various prayer sites at the Mission.  
We think of it as making a personal prilgrimage. 

To help people enter into  prayer more easily, we have prepared a little booklet with a photograph, prayers, information and Scripture for each site, as well as a map that helps to locate the site. (There is also a Spanish edition.) You are then free to choose which sites you want to visit and  how long you wish to spend there.  
You can arrange your own pilgrimage, as the Spirit moves you

Currently the hours for pilgrimage are Tuesday-Friday from 9 AM - 4:30 PM.



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P.O. Box 1759
Canyon Lake, TX 78133