Mission of Divine Mercy
Faith, so that God May Act
 Monastery - Sanctuary - Retreat Center 

I Am the Living

"I am the Immaculate Conception.
I am the living tabernacle of the Most Holy Trinity,
where the Father is everlastingly glorified,
the Son perfectly loved,
and the Holy Spirit fully possessed.

I am the door which opens upon your salvation.
My motherly task is that of preparing you
to receive my Son who is coming.
Open the doors to Christ.

Jesus has come into your midst on the day of His earthly birth,
by means of me his virginal Mother,
in order to become your Savior and your sole Redeemer.

Contemplate Him with purity of heart and with a look of love,
at the moment when He is born of me and placed in a manger,
feeling the rigors of the cold and the chill of a world
which ignores and rejects Him.
This little Child who is crying is God-with-us,
is the Redeemer of the world, is the only Savior.
Without Him it is not possible for man to find salvation."

Mary's words to Fr. Stefano Gobbi
On December 8, 1997
From the Marian Movement of Priests
If you would like a little more from the same message...

Open the Doors to Christ
Open the doors of your soul to receive Him in a worthy manner at the moment when He communicates Himself to you under the Eucharistic species. It is Jesus in His divine Person, with His glorious body and His divinity, whom you receive when you approach Holy Communion. You must prepare in your souls a dwelling place which should be worthy of Him.
For this reason, I urge you to flee from sin, to not allow yourselves to become possessed by sin, to live always in the grace and love of God. If ever it should happen that you fall into mortal sin, sacramental confession is necessary before receiving Holy Communion. Today my heart bleeds to see how sacrilegious communions are spreading more and more, because many come to receive Jesus in the Eucharist in a state of mortal sin without having gone to confession.

Therefore, let your souls be filled with grace and holiness, so that you may receive Jesus in a worthy manner when He gives Himself to you in the Sacrament of His Love.
Dec. 8, 1997

Cry Room Mission Style!

Dave and Raul have worked hard this week to get our new child space/cry room up and ready for this Sunday. The flooring is a wooden deck covered with rubber matting. There is a sound system so that you can hear the Mass, a changing table, chairs and blankets. How to safely heat the tent is still a little bit of a challenge. But Dave will find a way!

During the summer we will raise money by renting it as a wedding reception venue. ( Do I have to say 'just kidding"?)


*This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

**This Saturday, Dec. 8 is the
Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
(We are holding a mini-retreat this Saturday.
Breakfast is only for retreatants.)

***Wednesday, Dec. 12 is the
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Fr. John Mary's Homily for Sunday, Dec. 2

Encounter With Jesus

Jan 24-27 Men - Spanish
Feb. 7-10 Women - English
Feb. 21-24 Women - Spanish
Mar. 7-10 Men - English
Mar. 21-24 Women - English
May 23-26 Women - Spanish
Jun. 6-9 Men - English

Cor Jesu Retreat
May 10-12 Women - Bilingual
June 21-23 Men - Bilingual


In response to requests that we make giving to the Mission easier for people who don't carry cash, we have initiated a new credit card kiosk. It is located at the foot of road to the Chapel.
All donations, large or small are appreciated and put to immediate good use!

The Mission depends entirely on donations in order to carry out our ministry. We do not receive financial support from the Archdiocese.
Please pray to see if God wants you to help support His Mission of Divine Mercy.

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