Day: September 2, 2016

As we await Our Lady’s message!

       (c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016 JMJ September 2, 2016 First Friday Dear Family of Mary! Today Our Lady comes to Mirjana with a message of peace for us. As we await her words to us, let’s open our hearts to her last message on August 2. We are the most blessed of children to have such a Mother!! August 2, 2016 “Dear children, I have come to you, among you, for you to give me your concerns so that I may offer them to my Son; that I may intercede for you before Him for your good. I know that each of you has his concerns, his trials. Therefore I am inviting you in a motherly way: come to the table of my Son. He is breaking bread for you; He is giving Himself to you; He is giving you hope; He is asking for more faith, hope and serenity from you. He is seeking of you to battle within against egoism, judgement and human weaknesses. Therefore, as a mother, I am saying: pray; because prayer gives you strength for the interior battle. My Son, when He was little, often said to me that there will be many who will love me and call me ‘mother’. Among you, I feel love. Thank you. For the sake of that love I am imploring my Son that none of you, my children, will return home the same as he came; that you may take with you all the more hope, mercy and love; that you may be my apostles of love who will witness with their lives that the Heavenly Father is the source of life and not of death. Dear children, anew, in a motherly way I am imploring you, pray for the chosen ones of my Son, for their blessed hands – for your shepherds – that they may preach my Son with all the more love and in this way bring about conversions. Thank you.” It is a comfort to know that Our Lady desires to take our concerns to herself, and to pray for us in our trials. When she comes to Mirjana, we can give them to her again! I will send out the message as soon as I get it, and of course we will post the video of the apparition asap!! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c)Mary TV 2016 PS. The parish has changed to the fall/winter schedule as of September 1. Our Live streaming will change with it:Monday through Saturday: 3:00 to 3:30 pm Medj (9:00 to 9:30 am EDT) – Hour of Mercy 4:00 to 5:00 pm Medj (10:00 to 11:00 am EDT)  – Daily Rosary 5:00 to 6:00 pm Medj (11:00am to 12:00 pm EDT)  – Parish evening Rosary 6:00 to 7:00 pm Medj (12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT)  –  International Mass Sunday: 2:00 to 3:00 pm Medj  (8:00 to 9:00 am EDT) – Podbrdo Rosary Climb 3:00 to 3:30 pm Medj (9:00 to 9:30 am EDT) – Hour of Mercy 4:00 to 5:00 pm Medj (10:00 to 11:00 am EDT)  – Daily Rosary PPS. Mike Nolan is leading a fall pilgirmage to Medjugorje (October 3 -14). Air fares are very low. He has room for more pilgrims. If you have been thinking about going to Medjugorje, this is the time to do it. PPPS. We are approaching the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. I feel that Mother’s intercession will be very powerful for us on her canonization day. Let’s prepare our hearts for that day by asking for her intercession and thanking her for her great fidelity to God’s plan for her life. She is a true hero for us all! Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all. Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request). Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others. Amen. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me. (Text © Missionaries of Charity Image Courtesy of Father Woody and Regis University)  

September 2, 2016 – Message from Our Lady of Medjugorje

“Dear children, according to the will of my Son and my motherly love, I am coming to you, my children, but especially to those who have not yet come to know the love of my Son. I am coming to you who think of me and who invoke me. To you, I am giving my motherly love and I am carrying the blessing of my Son. Do you have pure and open hearts, and do you see the gifts, the signs of my presence and love? My children, in your earthly life, be led by my example. My life was pain, silence and immeasurable faith and trust in the Heavenly Father. Nothing is by chance: neither pain, nor joy, nor suffering, nor love. All of these are graces which my Son grants to you and which lead you to eternal life. Of you, my Son asks for love and prayer in Him. As a mother I will teach you: to love and to pray in Him means to pray in the silence of your soul and not only reciting with your lips; it is even the least beautiful gesture done in the name of my Son – it is patience, mercy, the acceptance of pain and sacrifice done for the sake of another. My children, my Son is looking at you. Pray that you also may see His face and that it may be revealed to you. My children, I am revealing to you the only and real truth. Pray that you may comprehend it and be able to spread love and hope; that you may be able to be apostles of my love. In a special way, my motherly heart loves the shepherds. Pray for their blessed hands. Thank you.”