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Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of Godโ€™s varied grace.

1 Peter 4:8-10

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“I am not only the Queen of Heaven but also the Mother of Mercy.” - Our Lady to Saint Faustina
๐ŸŒธ๐‡๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฒ ๐…๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐š๐๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฒ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ!๐ŸŒธ
Thank you Heavenly Father for the gift and the blessing of Our Lady of Mercy parish to each of us and the greater community.  May we always emulate Mama Mary's 'fiat', her yes to You so that her Son Jesus will always be at the center of our lives, just like He is to her in her life and in her love.
The feast of our Lady of Mercy originates from the apparition of Our Lady of Ransom and, subsequently, the foundation of the Mercedarian Order. It is believed that in this apparition, she carried two bags of coins to be used in ransoming Christians imprisoned by Moors.
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๐—›๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ- ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿด

Join us on October 28th from 1:30-3:30PM in the MPR to celebrate our awesome "Saints Around the World!" We are seeking individuals to "sponsor" a Saint table! Each "sponsor" will be given a table to represent their Saint! Please comment on the Sign up Genius with the Saint from the country you select!

We invite you to dress as the Saint of your choosing and to get creative with sharing their life and good deeds! Some examples of things to include might be, a bite to eat, where their relics can be found, what they are known for (patronage), their feast day, pictures, facts about their life, apparitions, devotions, prayer cards and more! 

We hope you will prayerfully consider being an instrument that helps bring this event and the lives of the Saints to life! Set-Up for your Saint table between 12:00 and 1:00PM. The event begins at 1:30PM!
Who is Saint Pius of Pietrelcina?

Many people have turned to this Italian Capuchin Franciscan to intercede with God on their behalf; among them was the future Pope John Paul II. In 1962, when he was still an archbishop in Poland, he wrote to Padre Pio and asked him to pray for a Polish woman with throat cancer. Within two weeks, she had been cured of her life-threatening disease.

Born Francesco, Padre Pio grew up in southern Italy. At the age of 15, he joined the Capuchins and took the name of Pio. He was ordained in 1910 and was assigned to the friary in San Giovanni Rotondo.

On September 20, 1918, as he was making his thanksgiving after Mass, Padre Pio had a vision of Jesus. When the vision ended, he had the stigmata in his hands, feet, and side.

Life became more complicated after that. Medical doctors, Church authorities, and curiosity seekers came to see Padre Pio. In 1924, and again in 1931, the authenticity of the stigmata was questioned; Padre Pio was not permitted to celebrate Mass publicly or to hear confessions. He did not complain of these decisions, which were soon reversed.

Padre Pio rarely left the friary after he received the stigmata, but busloads of people soon began coming to see him. Each morning after a 5 a.m. Mass in a crowded church, he heard confessions until noon. He took a mid-morning break to bless the sick and all who came to see him. Every afternoon he also heard confessions. In time his confessional ministry would take 10 hours a day. Many people said that Padre Pio knew details of their lives that they had never mentioned.

Padre Pio saw Jesus in all the sick and suffering. At his urging, a hospital was built nearby. Building the hospital was a technical wonder because of the difficulty of getting water there and of hauling up the building supplies. This “House for the Alleviation of Suffering” has 350 beds.

A number of people have reported cures they believe were received through the intercession of Padre Pio. Those who assisted at his Masses came away edified; several curiosity seekers were deeply moved. He died on September 23, 1968, and was beatified in 1999.
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"Jesus, Lamb of God, Saving Love for all, Lord of heaven and earth, Father's love for all, I bow to You"Corpus Christi Procession 2019. Thank you Heavenly Father for keeping the rain at bay, thank you to all who joined and prepared for this wonderful procession. AMDG.

Posted by Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Aurora/Illinois on Sunday, June 23, 2019

PALM SUNDAY 4-14-2019