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

What Suffering
Can Obtain

( So difficult to accept, so important to believe.)

( St. Faustina was in the Infirmary suffering from terrible physical pains that made it impossible for her to get out of bed. But because there was no discernible cause, many thought she was making it up.)

Night and suffering. The solemn silence of the night
made it possible for me to suffer freely.
My body was stretched on the wood of the cross.
I writhed in terrible pain until eleven o'clock.
I went in spirit to the Tabernacle and uncovered the ciborium, leaning my head on the rim of the cup,
and all my tears flowed silently toward the Heart of Him
who alone understands what pain and suffering is.
And I experienced the sweetness of this suffering,
and my soul came to desire this sweet agony,
which I would not have exchanged for all the world's treasures.
The Lord gave me strength of spirit
and love towards those through whom these sufferings came. This then was the first day of the year.
...After Holy Communion the Lord said to me,
"My daughter, your sufferings
of this night obtained the grace of mercy for an immense number of souls." (1454 &1459)

From Divine Mercy in My Soul: the Diary of St. Faustina
Many of you are aware that a dear member of our MDM community, Maria Felicitas, has had several bouts with cancer over the past dozen years. The cancer is back. Maria’s condition has grown more serious in recent months and we would like to ask all of our friends to please keep her in your prayers. Please pray for her, and for all of us, that we may live this challenge with trust in Our Lord.

Saturday, Jan 5th, 10 AM

This Saturday morning Fr. John Mary will tape another talk that he normally gives on Saturdays during the Encounter With Jesus retreat. This talk is a brief history of our religious community, Mission of Divine Mercy; the how and why it came to be. He will also discuss the role of prophetic evangelization and our charism: Faith so the God may act.

As with the previous recording, he would be grateful to have a few warm bodies in the room. He is particularly interested in those who are new to the Mission or those who have only heard this talk once before, rather than those who have heard it several times.

Calendar Changes

Regular Adoration resumes on Tue. Jan. 8.
Due to a prior commitment,
there will be NO CONFESSION
this Tue. Evening, Jan. 8.
Beginning Fri., Jan.11
there will no longer be a 10 AM Mass at the Mission. Instead, Father will celebrate
an 8:30 AM Mass at St. Thomas each Friday .


St. Thomas Church, which is located a few miles from the Mission, lost their pastor this fall. The Archdiocese does not currently have a priest to place there on a permanent basis so Archbishop Gustavo has asked Fr. Carlos of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish to take responsibility as pastor, and Fr. Chris of Sts. P&P and Fr. John Mary to serve as parochial vicars (similar to an associate pastor) for the next year, in addition to their current duties. This change will take effect in early January.

The current division of ministry will have Fr. John Mary saying a week day Mass on Friday morning and hearing Confessions and saying Mass on Saturday evening at St. Thomas.

Please keep this situation in your prayers. Pray for the parishioners of St. Thomas who lost their pastor. And pray for our priests who are already operating at maximum capacity.

A Trio of Fr. John Mary's Homilies
Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018

Christmas Eve, 2018

Gives Us A Mother
New Year's Eve, 2018

Encounter With Jesus
Registration is open for the February & March retreats

Jan 24-27 Men - Spanish (Canceled)
Feb. 7-10 Women - English (full)*
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

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


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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