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

Unexpected Happiness
in Drab Corners
I did not know that the Lord had put so much happiness
in these drab little corners.
Now I understand that even in prison
there can burst forth from a pure heart
the fullness of love for You, Oh Lord.
External things mean nothing to pure love;
it cuts through them all.
Neither prison doors nor the gates of heaven
are strong enough to stop it.
The words of St. Faustina
From Divine Mercy In My Soul
The Diary of St. Faustina
"It takes a lot of feet to fill
Maria Felicitas' shoes."
A statement from Anne Marie Carter who heads up
the Sunday morning kitchen crews.


Q. Why was the Teocalli built high on the hill rather than at the
bottom where we could see the interior of the sanctuary more easily?

A. The short answer is because we feel that is where God wanted it. Yes, it's not where we would have put it in the normal course. But we feel He gave us some clear indications in prayer that this was the location He wanted, for reasons which should become clearer in the future.

 And it only seems fitting that God's Altar should be placed on high, so that by physically raising our eyes to the Lord, our hearts might follow. As the Psalms say:

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made Heaven and earth (Ps. 120)
To You I lift up my eyes,
Oh You who are enthroned in the heavens! (Ps 123)

In the Gospel read on Divine Mercy Sunday
Jesus famously says to Thomas,
"... Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed.”

In this instance when our physical sight experiences limitations, our spiritual sight can become more acute. By your faith, your presence and your participation in the Mass, even if you can't see everything, you will receive the grace and promise of the Mass and of Divine Mercy Sunday.

Preparing for Good Things to Come
This week we are grading around St. Joseph's Chapel in preparation for the Holy Souls Memorial Brick Esplanade.

Watch for more information about this next week.
There are Still Places Available!
"Faith, so that God May Act"
Sat. April 6
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
During this retreat we share the spirit and charism of the Mission: " Faith, so that God may Act." It is primarily for those who are new to the Mission. The half-day retreat begins with Mass and breakfast.


Holy Thursday, April 18
Easter Sunday, April 21
There are no talks with this retreat. Instead each person is invited to live these days in recollection and by participating in the rich liturgical practices of these High Holy Days.

Come to the Mission for Divine Mercy Sunday

Consider it a Pilgrimage...

Mass will be celebrated at our outdoor Sanctuary.
Limited seating will be provided.
Please bring a sunhat and drinking water.

As in a pilgrimage, offer up the inconveniences as small sacrifices to God in thanksgiving for His great Mercy.
The Most Remarkable Promise of
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 28
“The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.” (Diary, #699)

Divine Mercy Sunday Schedule

10:30 am – Mission Gates Open
11:00 am – Confessions Begin
1:30 pm -- Chaplet at Teocalli
2:00 pm -- Mass begins at Teocalli
4:00 pm – Veneration of Image and Recitation of Chaplet
5:45 pm – Mission Gates Close

Encounter With Jesus

May 23-26 Women - Spanish

Jun. 6-9 Men - English

Cor Jesu Retreat

May 10-12 Women

* If a retreat is currently full, please put your name on the waiting list. There are always last-minute cancellations .

Fr. John Mary's Homily for Sunday
March 31, 2019

for Fr. John Mary

Friday Mass - 8:30 AM

Saturday Mass - 5:30 PM
Confession - Saturday, 4:30 PM


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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