Day: June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021 Reflection – “And you will be my extended hands in this lost world.”

And you will be my extended hands in this lost world! June 4, 2021 First Friday Dear Family of Mary! “And you will be my extended hands in this lost world.”(May 25, 2021) As I was thinking and praying about becoming Our Lady’s extended hands, a question began to form in my heart. “When did I experience Our Lady’s extended hands in my life?” Simple as that. Did I ever experience Our Lady’s help through others? And the answer came back with a resounding “yes”!!!! The more I thought about it, the more overwhelmed I was by the enormity of the help I have received through Our Lady’s children. It still chokes me up when I think about it. I can’t even begin a list, there are so many instances when clearly Our Lady was helping Denis and me to get closer to her through her children. Such things as plane tickets to Medjugorje given to us! And the excellent leadership of pilgrimage directors who helped us to experience Medjugorje properly! There were books about Medjugorje showing up in the mail, rosaries brought back from Medjugorje for our family, pictures of Our Lady, Crucifixes, medals, prayer cards all given to us by friends. For many years we had faithful friends in a Rosary group! And then there were the conferences and gatherings with speakers on Medjugorje, all supported by the extended hands of Our Lady through our friends. Mary TV is built by the extended hands of Our Lady, through all of you shipmates. Such a powerful outpouring of grace has come through all of you, by sharing expertise, donating funds, volunteering your time, and praying for us!! Truly we have seen mighty miracles of love, the extended hands of Our Lady!! I am finding it very healing to take time in prayer to give thanks for all the blessings that I have received through Our Lady’s extended hands. Maybe this moment we are in, the 40th anniversary of Our Lady’s coming in Medjugorje, is a good time to look back and give deep thanks for all the blessings we have received from Our Lady through her children. As we ponder these blessings, our faith will deepen and our trust in Our Lady will grow. We will feel God so near to us, and Our Lady wrapping us in her mantle of love. This has truly been a time of grace like no other! Our Lady said these words to us in 2009. They apply for this moment as well: June 25, 2009″Dear children! Rejoice with me, convert in joy and give thanks to God for the gift of my presence among you. Pray that, in your hearts, God may be in the center of your life and with your life witness, little children, so that every creature may feel God’s love. Be my extended hands for every creature, so that it may draw closer to the God of love. I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.” In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan Mary TV 2021 PS. During the summer the parish has an altered schedule. Here are the changes: Summer schedule begins this Tuesday – 1st of June: Changes: -Evening program starts one hour later, beginning at 6PM. -Sunday Parish Rosary climbing Apparition Hill begins at 4 PM Sunday- June through August – Mary TV will change our schedule in this way: 3:00 – Denis&Cathy Rosary and Divine Mercy combined from 3 to 4 pm 4:00 – Parish Rosary climbing Apparition Hill 5:00 – Pre-recorded content 6:00 – Evening Program (Evening Rosary and then International Mass)