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𝗛𝗼𝗽 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗘𝗴𝗴 𝗛𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟰/𝟭𝘀𝘁 @ 𝟭𝟬𝗮𝗺 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗯𝘂𝘀!
Kids ages 0-10 will enjoy an exciting morning of egg hunting, gathering at 10am with the Egg Hunt starting at 10:30am taking place in the PLC. Please bring your Easter basket or a bag to hold all the eggs you find. Maybe even the Easter Bunny will stop in for some fun.
Everyone is welcome so invite your friends and neighbors!
It's going to be an amazing time with the family. 🤩
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Happy Solemnity of the Annunciation! A day that changed the course of mankind forever.
This feast celebrates the coming of the Angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her the special mission God had chosen for her in being the mother of His only son. This feast celebrates the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Trinity and the salvation of all mankind.
MEDITATION OF THE DAY
“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee! Not only is God the Son with you, to whom you gave your blood, but also God the Holy Spirit, by means of whose operation you conceived, and also God the Father, who generated from all eternity Him whom you conceived. The Father, who gives you His Son, is with you; the Son is with you, who, wishing to accomplish a prodigious mystery, conceals Himself in your maternal bosom without violating your virginal integrity; the Holy Spirit is with you, who, together with the Father and the Son, sanctifies you. God is truly with you” (St. Bernard).
“Did fear disturb you at the Angel’s word, O Mary? It does not seem that it did, although you were astonished. At what, then, were you astonished? At the great goodness of God, when, considering yourself, you knew you were unworthy of so great a grace. You wondered at the sight of your unworthiness, your weakness and at God’s ineffable grace … and thus you showed profound humility. But there also appears today in you, O Mary, the dignity and liberty of man, for before the Word was made incarnate, the Angel was sent to ask your consent. The Son of God did not descend into your bosom before you had consented; He waited at the door of your will which you opened to Him, for although He wanted to come to you, He would never have entered if you had not opened to Him saying: ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to Thy word ….’
“O Mary, my sweet love, you opened to the eternal Divinity the door of your will, and the Word immediately became incarnate within you. By this you teach me that God, who created me without my help, will not save me without it … but knocks at the door of my will and waits for me to open it to Him” (St. Catherine of Siena). ... See MoreSee Less
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Aurora/Illinois
19 hours ago
NEW Witness Slips Needed-Protect Waterleaf | An urgent message from Fr James
Sure enough, more legislation is being proposed. Thankfully, we know how effective our voices can be. Please take 30 seconds to fill out a witness slip bit.ly/fightingbackforwaterleaf2
and share it with others who want women to have a real choice in accessing the help they need at Pro-Life pregnancy resource centers like Waterleaf!
Below is guidance on how to fill it in. Please forward this message to family and friends!
Instructions to Fill out a Witness Slip to oppose this bill:
Fill in your information. Write "Self" in two fields: Firm/Business or Agency" and Persons, groups firms represented in this appearance" Under Position, click opponent Under Testimony, click "Record Of Appearance Only" What's Included in SB 1909
From our friends at Illinois Right to Life:
FIRST — The Forced Abortion Information Act claims to protect the ability of individuals “to make autonomous, informed and evidence-based decisions” about having an abortion. However, it is another attempt to force pregnancy help centers to cooperate in some way with abortions or referrals for abortions.
This bill would most likely lead to the closing of pregnancy help centers entirely.
SECOND — The Forced Abortion Information Act makes pregnancy resource centers and sidewalk advocates civilly liable for "deceptive acts or practice" for any concealment, suppression, or omission of a "material fact".
This means pro-life pregnancy resource centers could be liable for refusing to provide a woman with instructions on how to obtain an abortion, even if it violates an individual's conscience.
THIRD — Under the Forced Abortion Information Act, the Illinois Attorney General has the authority to initiative a complaint against pregnancy resource centers according to "public interest."
In other words, investigations by the state are not based on any specific complaint .
FOURTH — Under the Forced Abortion Information Act, the Attorney General also has the authority to "impound" pregnancy resource center records as the investigation continues.
If the Attorney General determines a center is in violation of the law, penalties up to $50,000 can be issued.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support!
Fr. James Guarascio
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 701 S. Eola Road Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 851-3444 x226 | olmercy.com/
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Walk the talk my fellow Prolife warriors!!🙏
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Aurora/Illinois
21 hours ago
The Catholic Bible Study Group that meets on Tuesday evenings at 7pm will be going on a deeper dive into 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗔𝗽𝗽 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗝𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 "𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲𝗻" 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗝𝗶𝗺 𝗖𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘇𝗲𝗹 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 "𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁". 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟯/𝟮𝟵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟰/𝟰 𝗮𝘁 𝟳𝗽𝗺 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀. Sign up here www.bit.ly/3JN6le2
The group will meditate on the fourteen moments of Jesus' Passion, with an excerpt from the spiritual classic, The Imitation of Christ. They will also be joined by Mark Wahlberg, Mother Olga, Fr. Mike, and Jeff Cavins, who will share a fasting challenge, a meditation on the Works of Mercy, and powerful reflections on the Sunday Gospel. The translation of The Imitation of Christ they will be using comes from Pauline Books & Media. See you on Tuesday! ... See MoreSee Less
Amén 🙏 🙏 🙏
𝗜𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗟𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝘆’𝘀 𝗵𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 11, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝗮𝘀 𝗙𝗿. 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗕𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗛𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗟𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝘆! 𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱! 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿. 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗞𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗟𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝘆 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵!
𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗮𝗽 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗱𝗮𝘆. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations, Fr Mike! We love you!
How wonderful and what a blessing!
God bless you father Michelle 🙏📿🙇🏻♂️😊
Congratulations and best of luck to Fr. Mike!
May our Good Lord continue to bless you, and guide your pastoral ministry, Fr Mike✝️🙏
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Aurora/Illinois was live.
1 day ago
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial of Jack Ryan Silva.
Our Lady of Mercy Parish Family extends sincere condolences to the family of Jack Ryan Silva.
May he rest in the hands of the Lord.
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May his soul RIP
✝️ 𝗪𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗹𝗲𝗳𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗟𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝟯/𝟮𝟰, 𝟯/𝟯𝟭, & 𝟰/𝟳!
The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross and the Way of Sorrow (Via Crucis in Latin), detail fourteen different moments on the day Jesus died. This prayer pilgrimage is a powerful way to grow closer to Jesus, especially during the Lenten season.
Tradition holds that after Christ’s death and resurrection, the Blessed Mother retraced Jesus’ last day every day. Over the centuries following Christ’s Resurrection, this practice transformed into what we know as the Stations of the Cross today. To put it simply, the Good News continued to spread, and so did the popularity of following in the footsteps of Christ, either in the Holy Land or with the stations elsewhere. However, it wasn’t until 1462 that the word “stations” was associated with this pilgrimage, either a replicated one or through the original sites; historians credit William Wey with the term “stations.”
Why pray the Stations of the Cross?
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴…𝘢 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 — 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯. —𝘗𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘌𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘉𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵 𝘟𝘝𝘐
Following Jesus as He makes the way to His death is disturbing; this is not a comfortable prayer. But we are pulled out of our selfishness by remembering the Stations of the Cross, walking with Jesus, and taking up our own crosses as Jesus calls us to do. We become more willing to be patient, love, and sacrifice. We become more like the people God created us to be when we remember Christ’s sacrifice.
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This evening at TRP Thursday @ OLM, we enter the segment "RESCUED" as Fr. John breaks open the question, "𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙧 5 —𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙛 𝙖𝙣𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙞𝙩?" having been captured by the enemy he guides us to turn our gaze to Jesus and ask, "Was He simply a wise, kind, and good man – or did He come to rescue us from powers against which we could never compete on our own?"
“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘰𝘮. 𝘗𝘢𝘶𝘭 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢 𝘣𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬-𝘰𝘳-𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘶- 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯: 𝘦𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦- 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘴𝘪𝘯’𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘦𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳-𝘰𝘳: 𝘯𝘰 𝘧𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦-𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘯𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘥 𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.” —𝘋𝘳. 𝘚𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘵 𝘏𝘢𝘩𝘯, 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘯 𝘙𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘴
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘮𝘢𝘯, 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘥, 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦, 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦; 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘮, 𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘰𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘭. —𝘓𝘶𝘬𝘦 11:21-22
Pray for us. Come Holy Spirit! Here is the recap from last week's stirring evening at TRP @ OLM. ... See MoreSee Less
Palm Weaving Workshop to Help Decorate our Church 3/27 through 3/30
𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗹𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘂𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗺 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝘆 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀. The Arts and Environment team will give easy-to-follow instructions on how to weave the palms.
Monday 3/27 from 7pm to 9pm in Room 114.
Wednesday 3/29 from 10am to 12pm in Room 114.
Thursday 3/30 from 7pm to 9pm in Room 114. ... See MoreSee Less
I’ve always wanted to do this and hope to join!!!
Will someone teach us how to weave the palms?
Who is Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo?
Together with Rose of Lima, Turibius is the first known saint of the New World, serving the Lord in Peru, South America, for 26 years. Born in Spain and educated for the law, he became so brilliant a scholar that he was made professor of law at the University of Salamanca and eventually became chief judge of the Inquisition at Granada.
When the archdiocese of Lima in Peru required a new leader, Turibius was chosen to fill the post: He was the one person with the strength of character and holiness of spirit to heal the scandals that had infected that area. He cited all the canons that forbade giving laymen ecclesiastical dignities, but he was overruled. Turibius was ordained priest and bishop and sent to Peru, where he found colonialism at its worst. The Spanish conquerors were guilty of every sort of oppression of the native population. Abuses among the clergy were flagrant, and he devoted his energies and suffering to this area first.
He began the long and arduous visitation of an immense archdiocese, studying the language, staying two or three days in each place, often with neither bed nor food. Turibius confessed every morning to his chaplain, and celebrated Mass with intense fervor.
Among those to whom he gave the Sacrament of Confirmation was the future Saint Rose of Lima, and possibly the future Saint Martin de Porres. After 1590, he had the help of another great missionary, Francis Solanus, now also a saint. Though very poor, his people were sensitive, dreading to accept public charity from others. Turibius solved the problem by helping them anonymously.
The Lord indeed writes straight with crooked lines. Against his will, and from the unlikely springboard of an Inquisition tribunal, this man became the Christlike shepherd of a poor and oppressed people. God gave him the gift of loving others as they needed it. ... See MoreSee Less
Next week from Monday through Friday there will be Confessions in the evening from 7pm to 8:30pm. And 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟯/𝟮𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝘁 𝟳𝗽𝗺 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗟𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗠𝗔𝗚𝗡𝗜𝗙𝗬 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀!
As we approach Holy Week and if you have not had a chance to spend time with Jesus in the desert this Lent, come to MAGNIFY where Jesus who is present in the Eucharist is personally waiting for you. He died on a cross to rescue you, to heal you, and make you whole. Bring the family, friends, neighbors. Dive deeper into your Lenten journey at Magnify.
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MEDITATION ON WHY GO TO ADORATION?
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a gift that has offered countless souls over the centuries—in both private and communal settings and regardless of culture, class, rank, or esteem—intimacy and companionship, comfort and security, assurance and peace. Jesus Christ is present to us in a unique and tangible way; he is accessible and available to adore.
At Mass we are transported to the upper room of Holy Thursday and to the foot of the cross on Good Friday. Christ’s once-and-for-all sacrifice is made present. At Mass we consume and are consumed by the Lord’s grace.
In Adoration we are afforded a different opportunity for intimacy. We can dwell in his holy presence as he enters ours. We gaze upon him as he gazes back at us. We “draw near to God,” as St. James recommended, and have tangible evidence that he draws near to us (James 4:8).
While there is no form of prayer higher or greater than the Mass, Adoration offers us something a little different. The opportunity to just “sit with” the Lord, outside of the liturgy, is a chance like no other on the planet. God is available to us—fully present—in an alternative way.
In fact, the Church is so adamant that we do not “miss” this gift that she alerts us to God’s unique Eucharistic presence in every chapel in every corner of the world by a visual reminder. The Eucharist (the consecrated host) is reserved in the tabernacle, which is Latin for “dwelling place” or, more specifically, “tent.” Beside every tabernacle in the world burns a candle, most often encased in red. When one candle burns out, it is replaced with another. Thus a light offers an enduring reminder of Christ’s perpetual presence not only among us— for he is Emmanuel, which means “God is with us” (Matthew 1:23)—but, even more specifically, in the sanctuary or chapel.
What I find amazing is that the eternal flame was not a Catholic idea. This is a tradition that hearkens all the way back to the time of Moses. The Book of Exodus tells us of God’s prescription of a flame as a reminder of his dwelling among his people as they ventured into (and wandered in) the desert following their enslavement and escape from Egypt. You see, God’s presence was in and with the ark of the covenant, which held the Ten Commandments, a pot of manna, and the priestly staff of Moses’ brother, Aaron (see Hebrews 9:3- 4). Since the ark “contained” the presence of God, his people placed it in a special tent (or tabernacle) that was flanked on all sides by God’s priests. As a reminder to his people that he was indeed with them and would not abandon them, God prescribed the following:
And you shall command the sons of Israel that they bring to you pure beaten olive oil for the light, that a lamp may be set up to burn continually. In the tent of meeting, outside the veil . . ., Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening to morning before the Lord. It shall be a statute for ever to be observed throughout their generations by the sons of Israel. (Exodus 27:20-21, RSVCE)
Isn’t that amazing? God “dreamt up,” well over three thousand years ago, that little red candle that alerts us to Christ’s true presence in our churches. Which begs the question, why did God feel it would be necessary to remind his people of his presence? Quite simply, because he knows people better than we know ourselves, and he must have known they would need reminding!
Life gets busy. Sin distracts us. We are fallen and human and oftentimes self-focused. God loves us enough to call us out of ourselves and put a constant reminder, burning in our parishes, that we might seek and invite the Lord to burn (again) in our hearts!
Give the Holy Spirit permission to open the eyes of your heart to the great gift of adoring the Eucharist. Ask him to reveal himself and his love in a new way while you are in his sacred presence.
From The Divine Encounter by Mark Hart ... See MoreSee Less
Amén amén amén 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Aurora/Illinois was live.
4 days ago
Welcome Everyone to the livestream of the 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁? Thank you for joining us.
You can also view this live stream on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/ourladyofmercyaurora
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Thank you for another wonderful message for us. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Thank you for live stream it aman
Wonderful message both days
Thank you Fr. Matt the last 2 days have been a blessing. Not being able to be there in person was a struggle and not a good time to be sick but so grateful I could still watch from home. Hope you will be back next year. God Bless your heart. 🙂
Todo en tus manos Señor! Everything is in your hands, Lord! 🙏🕊️💞🕊️❤️❤️🙏🕊️💖💗🕊️💕🕊️🙏
GLORY TO YOU OH LORD JESUS
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