Day: December 31, 2019

December 31, 2019 Update from Denis – Matching Grant

  December 31, 2019 The last Day of the Octave of Christmas   Dear Mary TV Shipmates….   Thank you for your generous response to Mary TV’s Matching Grant Appeal. We are at 84% of our goal. We’ve received $84,000 and have only $16,000 left to go.    Our Lady of Medjugorje is the Ark sent by Heaven today to save us. On Christmas Day she told us:  “Dear children! I am carrying my Son Jesus to you, for Him to bless you and reveal to you His love, which comes from Heaven. Your heart yearns for peace, of which there is less and less on earth. That is why people are far from God and souls are sick and heading towards spiritual death. I am with you, little children, to lead you on this way of salvation to which God calls you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (December 25, 2019)   The times couldn’t be more urgent. Now let’s all pray and work to get the final $16,000 needed for our Matching Grant Appeal. You can share this appeal with others at ).   Tonight, Mary TV will Stream live Adoration in St. James Church from 10:00pm to 11:30pm Medj time, and then at 11:30pm Medj time, Mass from St. James Church in honor of Mary, the Mother of God.       God bless you!   Denis Nolan 

December 31, 2019 Reflection – New Year’s Eve – Let a Saint pick you!

Apparition Hill – where heaven meets earth! (c) Anthony Zubac/ Mary TV   December 31, 2019 Dear Family of Mary! As 2019 draws to a close, and we enter into a New Year, this is a good time to choose a new saint for 2020!  Our Mary TV family has a tradition of choosing a saint for the year, by printing out a list of saints which is then cut up, so that each saint is presented on a slip of paper.  The saints are then placed in a container.  On New Year’s Day the family or prayer group gathers and they pray for each person for a blessing, and the person picks a saint from the container.  That saint is the saint that chooses them!! Our Lady has encouraged us to take the saints as our examples and to follow their example.  Here is one message: October 25, 2014 “Dear children! Pray in this time of grace and seek the intercession of all the saints who are already in the light. From day to day may they be an example and encouragement to you on the way of your conversion. Little children, be aware that your life is short and passing. Therefore, yearn for eternity and keep preparing your hearts in prayer. I am with you and intercede before my Son for each of you, especially for those who have consecrated themselves to me and to my Son. Thank you for having responded to my call.” When we choose a saint, we can pray to them every day.  In that way they can become a daily example to us of how to live in the light, and an encouragement on the way to holiness.  It is amazing how meaningful the saint that we receive can be. Here is an example:   On the way out of church on Sunday, our parish had baskets of saints prepared for choosing a saint, and each parishioner was invited to choose a saint for 2020.  It was wonderful to see the people praying and then diving into the container to receive their saint.  One man was encouraging his children to choose a saint, and he seemed so excited.  As we passed, he said to us, “This is just wonderful!  I just chose my saint, and guess who it is!!!”  Then he held up the paper and on it was written, “The Sacred Heart of Jesus”.  His face was filled with joy and  light!!  Having Jesus as his saint for 2020 was an inexpressible joy!!  He told us he was so very happy, and stunned!!  Choosing a saint can actually change your life!  So if you haven’t started this tradition in your family or parish, I am including a PDF of our list of saints for 2020.  You can print this list out, and cut it up, and then pray together for the saint that will choose you!!   Let’s not forget that tomorrow is the Feast of the Mother of God.  This title of Mary is so important and earth shaking!!  Let’s pray to understand it more and more!  May 2020 be the year the the Mother of God is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth for all to see!! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!Cathy Nolan(c)Mary TV 2019 Here is the PDF of the list of saints for 2020:   List of Saints for 2020       And here is the link to find the list on our website: