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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 God’s varied grace.

1 Peter 4:8-10

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Happy 1st Sunday of Advent! Thank you for joining us. Jesus warns of terrifying signs to come. Nonetheless, we are not among the people who “will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world.” Why? Because our hearts are strengthened by the Lord Jesus, who is our justice. All our vigilance is an eagerness to “be blameless in holiness before our God” whose paths are kindness and constancy. We spend our Advent desiring to grow in “the friendship of the Lord” and rise above “the anxieties of daily life,” so as to remain in peaceful certainty “before the Son of Man.”\_Streaming and copyright license is through One License #730922-A and CCLI #20486708\_For those who are able, please consider supporting our efforts here at OLM, the offertory can be made through our secure online platform located here Thank you for supporting Our Lady of Mercy, your generosity continues to create more opportunities for OLM to keep our family connected and bring people to Jesus, form them as disciples and send them on mission.\_For those at the livestream; make an act of Spiritual Communion Prayer \_Livestreaming from the following, please share; this is a wonderful opportunity to share our faith with one another and family and friends from \_Find community in the following Grow \_Spend your fall days at Our Lady of\_Please see the following songs for today, enclosed is the music guide Gathering Song: Creator of the Stars of Night #405Presentation: Savior of the Nations, Come #388Communion: Holy Is Your Name #122Sending Song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel #386 ... See MoreSee Less
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It's the Weekly Update OR — Waking Up, Advent Schedule & Resource Page, Praying on Tuesday & Wednesday___ Waking Up While the world likes to rush to Christmas, we Catholics are invited to take an entire season, called Advent, to slow down and prepare ourselves for the great mystery before us. The message of Advent for us is simple: “Wake up!”Advent is a time to be reawakened to the great mystery of the Incarnation: God became man, in time and space and in documented history over 2,000 years ago. If this is indeed true, then Jesus Christ has changed everything. The people of Israel often grew tired in their exile and in their seemingly endless wait on the Lord. But in His time, not ours, God showed up. And He still does today. For our sake, God indeed became man.Consider watching this short less than 2-minute video (located on the Flocknote email) that speaks to the invitation of Advent to help us amidst our noisy, frenetic world of endless commercials and pings; What is our response? How will this season be different? What can I do differently? How can I put Christ at the center of my life again, or perhaps for the very first time? Let's wake up this Advent season! Have a wonderful first week of Advent. If you were traveling, keep an eye out for the posting of Father James' weekend homily on our social media platforms. Don't forget to check out the Advent Resource and Schedule page and to stop by to visit Jesus at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel or at daily Mass during the week. Questions for Additional Reflection: Where do you feel that you are living "on autopilot"? What's one practical thing you can do to make this Advent different? "He was born so that we might be reborn!"St. Augustine___To view the rest of the update, proceed here OR ... See MoreSee Less
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DONATING WHILE SHOPPING! In this season of shopping please keep Our Lady of Mercy in mind. Do you shop on Amazon? Please go to SMILE.AMAZON.COM and select Our Lady of Mercy Aurora, IL as your charitable organization of choice, it is the same Amazon with the difference of shopping through Amazon Smiles allows for the donation of a percentage of the price of the item to be donated to Our Lady of Mercy. This is an easy and quick way to support us. We are grateful for any support. ... See MoreSee Less
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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