Mission of Divine Mercy
Faith, so that God May Act
 Monastery - Sanctuary - Retreat Center 
Tue. April 16
Regular 7-8 PM Holy Hour
due to Archdiocesan Chrism Mass.

Palm Sunday

What Did Jesus Hear?
...And I saw another crowd which came out to meet Jesus,
likewise with joyful faces and with branches in their hands,
and they were crying out unceasingly with joy.
There were little children there also.
But Jesus was very grave, and the Lord gave me to know
how much He was suffering at the time.(642)

“Hosanna” was reverberating in Jesus' heart
as an echo of “Crucify.”

The words of St. Faustina
From Divine Mercy In My Soul
The Diary of St. Faustina

"Between the Holy Souls and Us is
a lasting bond of mutual love and support."
Brick Memorial 2
Work began this week on the Holy Souls Memorial Brick esplanade next to St. Joseph Chapel. A gathering place for our memories and prayers for those who have gone before us.
People who wish to purchase an engraved brick in memory of a loved one can do so by clicking on this link: HOLY SOULS MEMORIAL BRICKS

The esplanade will be put in place using blank bricks initially. These will then be replaced by engraved bricks as we receive them.

Fr. Pillari Publishes Book about
Maria Valtorta

F r. Anthony Pillari ( who many here knew as Fr. Moses) kindly sent us copies of the new book he has co-authored with Stephen Austin:  Maria Valtorta's Life of Christ.  

Fr. Pillari's book tackles some of the controversy around Valtorta's major work The Poem of the Man-God , a mystical work relating the life of Christ, which we have found so helpful.

Drawing on his own canonical studies, Fr Pillari responds to many questions about the canonical status of the work. But this book is not simply a canonical defense. It also gathers testimony from some very significant Catholic personages. For instance, the book testifies to St. Teresa of Calcutta' s deep appreciation for Valtorta's work, along with that of Blessed Maria Ines Teresa Arias . It also presents the renowned Scripture scholar Blessed Gabriel Allegra's review and high praise of her work.

  Maria Valtorta's Life of Christ is not long, but it is a prudent and well-documented support of the value of reading her work. Many will find it very rewarding reading. 

If you're interested, and as a support for Fr Pillari, here is a link to buy it:

And here is his website:   https://www.fatherpillari. com


7:30 PM
Mass of the Institution of the Eucharist

Followed by a Holy Hour for those who wish to stay.
9:00 AM
Walking Way of the Cross
One of the most moving experiences of Jesus' Passion. Don't miss it.

11:00 - 3:00

Veneration of a Relic of
 the True Cross

2:00 PM
Service of the Passion

3:30 PM
Novena of Divine Mercy


9:00 AM
Meditation and Rosary in Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Console the Blessed Mother in this period of her terrible agony.

9:00-11:00 AM

10:00 AM
Novena of Divine Mercy

6:00 AM
Easter Vigil Mass

Festive breakfast after Mass


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

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

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 .
for Fr. John Mary

Easter Sunday Mass at 11:00 AM

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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