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The parishioners of St. James Parish
climbing Apparition Hill for the Christmas Novena
(c) Mateo Ivankovic 2016

 

December 14, 2018
St. John of the Cross

Dear Family of Mary!

Christmas is approaching!! Let’s listen to Our Lady’s message from last Christmas!

December 25, 2017 “Dear children! Today I am bringing to you my Son Jesus for Him to give you His peace and blessing. I am calling all of you, little children, to live and witness the graces and the gifts which you have received. Do not be afraid. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you the strength to be joyful witnesses and people of peace and hope. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Last year Our Lady spoke these consoling and encouraging words to us! She told us she was bringing her Son, Jesus, to us to give us His peace and blessing! Vicka says that on Christmas Day Our Lady brings the Baby Jesus with her for the apparition. What a special moment that must be for Vicka! But Our Lady is speaking to all of us in this message. She brings Jesus to each of us as well!!

Our Lady told us she wanted us to live the call we have been given by her. She wants us to witness the graces and gifts we have been given in Medjugorje. Mary TV has an ever growing archives of testimonies that do just that! Pilgrims from all over the world have shared their stories. You can see them in the “Fruit of Medjugorje” archive on our homepage! Each person is so unique, each story is surprising and joyful. Thank you to all who have shared your witness over the years!

Finally, Our Lady told us these precious words: “Do not be afraid. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you the strength to be joyful witnesses and people of peace and hope.” Fear stops grace. Fear keeps grace out. Fear denies grace an entrance into our hearts. And it stops us from sharing our graces with others. Instead we need the Holy Spirit, who frees us from all fear, to come into our hearts and empower us to share the good news! Maybe we need to pray for the Holy Spirit to come to us this Christmas, along with Baby Jesus!

Here is a good way to prepare for Christmas 2018~

Tomorrow (December 15, 2018) St. James Parish begins the annual Christmas Novena! They will climb Apparition Hill each day for nine days before Christmas, praying the Rosary. Mary TV will stream the climb each day, live! It is a beautiful way to prepare for The Nativity of Christ!

ST JAMES PARISH CHRISTMAS NOVENA
Dec 15 through Dec 23
2:00 pm Medj time, 8:00 am EST

Denis and I will follow each day’s novena climb with our usual “Hour of Mercy” prayer time at 3:00 pm Medjugorje time (9:00 am EST) in which we will add a very simple novena prayer to Jesus in honor of His Birthday! Join us!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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