NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR NEWSLETTER, APRIL 2018
Director's Message
Dear Friends of Our Lady of Prompt Succor,

A very Happy Easter to each of you! Our celebration of Christ’s resurrection is one of the very special times when we observe an octave, eight full days in which each day is Easter once again.  Then the Easter season continues until Pentecost, a full 50 days – longer than Lent.

An Easter reflection by Marina McCoy from Boston College points out that it was only gradually that the first disciples could absorb the meaning of the Resurrection.  It takes time for us as well to deepen our understanding of Christ’s presence with and within us and our call to spread God’s love and peace to those around us.

Mary too must have needed time to grasp the mystery of Easter and to grow from being the mother of Jesus to become the mother of us all.
May Our Lady help each of us to mature in our life as disciples of the Risen and Glorious Christ.

Sr. Carolyn M. Brockland, OSU
SAVE THE DATE

  • Thursday, April 5th: EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 7:30 am- 4:30 pm

  • Sunday, April 8th: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

  • Monday, April 9th: Marian Feast of the ANNUNCIATION at 5:00 pm, Archbishop Alfred Hughes, Presider

  • Thursday, May 3rd: EUCHARISTIC ADORATION7:30 am- 4:30 am (last one of the season; will resume in the fall)

  • Sunday, May 20th: Join us for a reception in honor of Lee Poche's ordination as transitional deacon, following the 9:30 am Mass, courtesy of his children

  • Thursday, May 31st: Marian Feast of the VISITATION at 5:00 pm, Father Joseph Doyle, Presider

  • Mondays & Fridays: ROSARY, 4:30 pm

Please Note:

The National Shrine of Our Lady of prompt Succor is open to the public for pilgrimage visits and private prayer for those seeking Our Lady's help, consolation and peace on weekdays between 10:00 am until after the 5:00 pm Mass. Please call the telephone number posted at the Shrine's entrance and our security guard will greet you and open the doors. The doors will be kept locked during the day except during the hours (7:30 am - 4:30 pm) for Adoration on the first Thursday of each month and for scheduled tours and services. For more information about visiting the shrine or scheduling a tour or other services, please call Mary Lee at (504) 473.6750 or email requests or questoins to shrineolps@gmail.com. Thank you for your devotion and cooperation.





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