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Joyful Mysteries

Joyful Rosary – prayed.

Joyful Rosary – prayed with your participation:

One can also draw needed graces by meditating on Scripture while praying the rosary. Please take your time. If you are running out of time, do just one but do it from the heart.


Vespers


Lauds


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Adoration


Corporal Works of Mercy

Care for the suffering
September 6, 1937. Today, I begin a new assignment. I go from the garden to the desert of the gate. [210] I went in to talk to the Lord for a while. I asked Him for a blessing and for graces to faithfully carry out the duties entrusted to me. I heard these words: My daughter, I am always with you. I have given you the opportunity to practice deeds of mercy which you will perform according to obedience. You will give Me much pleasure if, each evening, you will speak to Me especially about this task. (Diary, 1267)

The seven practices of charity toward our neighbor.


1. Feed the hungry

2. Give drink to the thirsty

3. Clothe the naked

4. Shelter the homeless

5. Visit the sick
Visit the Sick
6. Visit those in prison

7. Bury the dead

Mt 25:34 “Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ’Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ’Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink?’ And the king will answer them, ’Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me.’”

The corporal works of Mercy are oriented toward the body.


Spiritual Works of Mercy

Spiritual Work of Mercy
The Spiritual Works of Mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in spiritual necessities (CCC #2447), those being focused on getting a soul to Heaven.


The seven Spiritual Works of Mercy are:

Admonish the sinner

Instruct the ignorant

Counsel the doubtful

Comfort the sorrowful

Bear wrongs patiently

Forgive all injuries

Pray for the living and the dead

The spiritual works of mercy are oriented toward the soul


Deeds of Mercy


Evangelization is:
•Sharing the gift of faith that has been given to us
•An essential mission of the Church
•A basic duty of all the baptized: laity, religious and clergy
Evangelization is:

•Calling active believers to even deeper faith
•Bringing the message of Christ to inactive Catholics
•Inviting people to join the Catholic Church
•Making the Gospel real by applying it to the issues and conditions of our lives
In essence, evangelization is a way of life.

How Do We Evangelize?
“Evangelization will also always contain – as the foundation, center and, at the same time, summit of its dynamism – a clear proclamation that, in Jesus Christ.
salvation is offered to all, as a gift of God’s grace and mercy.”
Evangelii Nuntiandi

Through The Power Of The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, who is at work in the heart of every person, is the principal agent of evangelization. The Spirit, the first gift of the risen Christ to his people, gives us both the ability to receive the Gospel of Jesus and the power to proclaim it. Without the Holy spirit, evangelization simply cannot occur.

Through Witness
Above all, the Gospel must be proclaimed by witness, that is, we are called to live our lives in such a way that it is obvious that we take our faith seriously. Our relationships and everyday activities in our families, workplaces and society are to be shaped by Gospel values. We witness as an evangelizing community when we gather around the Table of the Lord and when we reach out to those in need.

Through Sharing
All of us who have been given the gift of faith are asked to freely share this gift with others. We are urged to tell others how God is acting in our lives. We need to do this in our own way, using words that are comfortable for us.

We are encouraged to share the Gospel • with those who have no church community, and
• with those who have given up active participation in the Catholic community.

We also welcome those seeking full communion with the Catholic Church.

Sharing our faith needs to be done in the spirit of dialogue, with respect and concern for others.
• It involves listening and being open to how God is working in another person’s life.
• We need to have a gentle, non-threatening approach.
• We are not to proselytize, that is, we are not to manipulate or pressure anyone.

Evangelization is sharing the Good News that we have experienced and inviting others to join us.

As a parish community, we can develop strategies to help us in being proactive about evangelization.

•Know your parish – its strengths and challenges.
•Know your needs and those of the wider community.
•Be realistic about expectations and goals.
•Know your resources: human, financial and material.
•Affirm and encourage evangelization efforts already taking place.
•Build on the strengths you have in your parish.

The Role of the Laity in Evangelization
Evangelization is everyone’s responsibility. Pope John Paul II called for a “New Evangelization.” This means we are called to be proactive in our responsibility to be evangelizers. Until now, most Catholics have thought of evangelization as something Protestants do, or that it is a private action, in that we don’t wear our religion on our sleeves. Many Catholics even have a hard time saying out loud that they believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Images of Protestant evangelizers have left an unpleasant taste in the mouths of Catholics, so that we, as Catholics, find it distasteful to impose our morality or our religion on others. “God talk” is not a typical subject of conversation like football, food or the movies and it even seems to be embarrassing to engage in it. Many Catholics feel ill-equipped to discuss their faith, especially when pitted against Protestants who can recite Bible verses on command.

Today, Catholics have taken a place among the best-educated and most prosperous citizens of this country. Most of the barriers to our full participation in Catholic life in the United States have fallen away. But our reluctance to share our faith with others has not. However, despite this reluctance, a growing number of Catholics are realizing their faith is not a treasure to bury under a bushel basket, but rather they are looking for concrete ways to share their faith. They, in effect, let their light shine.

The Vatican II document, Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity , says,

” Christ conferred on the Apostles and their successors the duty of teaching, sanctifying,
and ruling in His name and power.
But the laity likewise share in the priestly, prophetic, and royal office of Christ
and therefore have their own share in the mission of the
whole people of God in the Church and in the world.”
Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity

Whom Are We Called to Evangelize?

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all of Creation”
Mark 15:16

Active Catholics: In order for us to evangelize others we must first be evangelized ourselves.
As active Catholics,
• we are called to ongoing conversion and renewal.
• We need to continually develop and deepen our faith.
As adults, we must pay special attention to how we evangelize our children. That is, how we hand on the faith that has been given to us.
Active Catholics, adults and children are most often evangelized by participation in vibrant faith communities which are committed to:
• Worshipping God in spirit and truth
• Creating and nourishing Christian community
• Proclaiming in word and deed the Good News of Jesus Christ
• Teaching the saving message of Jesus
• Serving all our brothers and sisters by acts of charity and working for justice and peace.

Active Catholics need to become excited Catholics eager to share their faith.

Inactive Catholics: Millions of Catholics for a variety of reasons no longer practice their faith.
• As an evangelizing community, we have to let our sisters and brothers know that we miss them and that they will always be welcomed back.
• We must be actively involved in seeking ways to help people be reconciled and reunited with Christ and the Church.

Those with no Church Affiliation
A significant number of people do not belong to any church. As Catholics we need to reach out and invite these people to be part of our faith community.

Our churches are to be places of welcome and centers of hospitality for all people of every race and culture .

How Can I Evangelize?

We can reach out to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone and especially newcomers, inactive Catholics, the marginalized and the unchurched.

How?

•Become a sharing person who freely witnesses to the Catholic Faith and recount personal experiences openly with others.
•Invite a new parishioner, neighbor or friend to dinner or a social event to build a friendship based on Christ’s love.
•Visit a new parishioner or neighbor to build community and communion.
•Become a minister of care and bring Holy Communion to the homebound and hospitalized.
•Practice hospitality in the parish, neighborhood and workplace by listening, encouraging, affirming and celebrating others.
•Develop a welcoming atmosphere at home by being present for family meals and other family celebrations and special occasions.

The Parish as an Evangelizing Community
“Embracing all the activity of the parish is a basic vocation and commitment to evangelization.
Not only calling active believers to ever deeper faith, but also bringing the message
of Christ to alienated Catholics, inviting people to join in the Church’s
belief and worship, and making the Gospel real by applying it to the
issues and conditions of our lives.
The parish realizes that the most effective instrument of evangelization is its visible hospitality,
its vitality and its own faithfulness to Christ.”
The Parish – A People, A Mission , A Structure, NCCB

An Evangelizing Parish: •Provides an atmosphere of welcome, hospitality and belonging
•Fosters awareness of the Church’s mission to the world
•Encourages its members to live and share their faith in their families, workplaces and neighborhoods
•Provides opportunities for parishioners to discuss and reflect on their faith and their relationship to God, (e.g., Bible study groups, small faith sharing groups, etc.)
•Welcomes and seeks to reunite its inactive and alienated members
•Reaches out and welcomes all people, especially those who do not belong to any church
•Implements the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), actively involving the parish
•Promotes ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and participates in ecumenical and interreligious activities

An Evangelizing community plans activities and develops programs with an evangelizing perspective, that is, from the perspective of how these activities and programs can:
•Deepen the faith of the active members
•Reconcile those who are alienated
•Welcome back those who are inactive
•Reach out to those with no church affiliation
•Foster Gospel values in all of society

An Evangelizing Parish sees the ordinary and everyday events as “Evangelizing Moments”, especially:
•Baptisms
•First Communions Confirmations
•Weddings
•Funerals
•Parish Registrations
•Parish Visitations
•Parish Socials

For Reflection: •What are ways you can evangelize in your parish, neighborhood, etc.?
•How can you help make your parish an evangelizing community?


Prayer

Come join us spiritually every day at 3:00 pm, The Hour of Mercy, to pray for the needs posted below and your own personal desires.
Always trust in God’s goodness and His Love for you.

Hour Of Mercy


             Who is helping us pray for you?

               The Work of God Apostolate
                   Oblates of Divine Mercy
                    The Apostles of Divine Mercy (of San Fernando Valley)
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                         Holy Angels Catholic Church – Divine   Mercy Prayer Request Line
                        Divine Mercy Apostolate Worldwide
                      Divine Mercy Outreach Ministry
              Divine Mercy Prayer Group


Chaplet Of Divine Mercy

 
Please start reading “prayer petitions” from the bottom up. Most recent requests are placed at the beginning of the list which is the bottom.
Thank you for your prayers and God bless you.

Don’t know what to pray for? Let’t start with the following…

1) For the conversion of sinners
2) For the souls in purgatory
3) For our Catholic Church, its orders, priests, and laity.
4) For those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Jesus.
5) For those who are currently dying.
6) For the children and families
7) For those who venerate and glorify God’s Mercy 


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Prayers from users…
 
 

 

- Please pray for my brother in law, to bring the operation forward or he will die 

 

- for Lou and Aimee – Aimee is mentally ill and wants to die.
They do not have the faith, although her mother praises us for praying.
for Ena’s son who is serving in Basra 

 

- for my daughter Melanie, for her to get in touch with me. 

 

- Please pray for my grandfather Andres Hechavarrias who is 79 years old and is going to receive an eye operation today 

 

- Dear God, please forgive my persistence, but I really need this prayer to be granted. Pleasae pray that R be converted into an honest, decent and loving person. Show him how much I love him and allow us to reconcile in faith, hope, and love. Thank you 

 

- For a special conversion and reconciliation intention. I pray to God that in this Christmas season, R are able to renew our friendship in faith, hope, and love. Thank you 

 

- I would like to join your prayer so that I could ask help from you to pray for me, my family, relatives, friends, neighbors, evrybody, our country, the whole world and especially to those who need most of
God’s mercy.
 
- Please pray for our country, the economic situation, and for the restorating of human dignity…that our prayers change the negative influence imparted by television programs and particular groups in our country and world. thank you. 

 

- please pray for my daughters, nieces and nephews, dad, brothers and sister to be delivered from all evil, harm, dangers, sin and sickness, Please pray for my husband and brother to be delivered from alcohol and all evil habits. please pray for my urgent financial need and break through and also succeed in migrating to Australia/Canada 

Chaplet of Divine Mercy


How do I pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy?



1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.

2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following:
Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following:
For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. Conclude with (three times):
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.



DivineMercy
In 1933, God gave Sister Faustina a striking vision of His Mercy,
Sister tells us:
“I saw a great light, with God the Father in the midst of it.
Between this light and the earth I saw Jesus nailed to the Cross
and in such a way that God, wanting to look upon the earth, had to
look through Our Lord’s wounds and I understood that God blessed
the earth for the sake of Jesus.”

Of another vision on Sept. 13, 1935, she writes:

“I saw an Angel, the executor of God’s wrath… about to strike
the earth…I began to beg God earnestly for the world with words
which I heard interiorly. As I prayed in this way, I saw the
Angel’s helplessness, and he could not carry out the just
punishment….”

The following day an inner voice taught her to say this prayer on
ordinary rosary beads:

“First say one ‘Our Father’, ‘Hail Mary’, and ‘I believe’. Then on
the large beads say the following words:

‘Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity
of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement
for our sins and those of the whole world.’

On the smaller beads you are to say the following words:

‘For the sake of His sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the
whole world.’

In conclusion you are to say these words three times:

‘Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us
and on the whole world’.

Jesus said later to Sister Faustina:

“Say unceasingly this chaplet that I have taught you. Anyone who
says it will receive great Mercy at the hour of death. Priests
will recommend it to sinners as the last hope. Even the most
hardened sinner, if he recites this Chaplet even once, will
receive grace from My Infinite Mercy. I want the whole world to
know My Infinite Mercy. I want to give unimaginable graces to
those who trust in My Mercy….”

“….When they say this Chaplet in the presence of the dying, I
will stand between My Father and the dying person not as the just
judge but as the Merciful Savior”.



Small Groups

St Lawrence Catholic Church St Andrews Catholic Church

Small Groups are the life of the Church.

o Small groups help make healthy parishes

o Small groups are part of everyday life

o Small groups are found in Holy Scriptures

o Small groups are found in Church’s Teachings

Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio

We are called to create small communities of faith which will become a means of evangelization of the gospel and a source of new ministries.

Import Principles

1. Remain attached to the local/universal church;
2. Maintain a sincere communion with the church’s pastors;
3. Profess and teach the Catholic faith in obedience to the church’s magisterium;
4. Conform to the church’s apostolic goals of evangelizing and sanctifying humanity;
5. Avoid the spirit of elitism, of making others feel inferior.
6. Manifest the fruits of holiness, revealing in their behaviour the unity of faith and love of neighbour
7. Manifest solidarity with and service to society.

General Guidelines

1) Your group is a small family or church which originates and is connected to the greater family of
your local parish.

2) Your group or family receives the support and graces of your local church.

3) Your group or family is a Eucharistic family that allows members to grow closer to Christ in the
comfort and trust of each other’s presence and support.

4) Format:
a. It’s a social and spiritual gathering consisting of Bible study, food, and a large degree of
interaction.
b. Bible studies follow a sharing and discussion format rather than classroom style lectures.
Each individual would find a place to share their blessings and struggles becoming
personally acquainted with and involved in each other’s lives
c. The group meets weekly or bi-weekly and does not meet in summer time.
d. During the active periods, small groups would come together once a month to
interact,share their experiences and a meal and receive teaching on a relevant theological
topic.
e. Group study methodology would follow Lectio Divina.


Consecration

Consecration

God, Merciful Father, in your Son, Jesus Christ, You have revealed Your love and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, we entrust to you today our destiny.

Bend down to me, a sinner,
heal my weakness,
conquer all evil,
and grant that I may experience Your Mercy.
In You, the Triune God, may I always find the source of hope.

Eternal Father, by the Passion and Resurrection of your Son,have Mercy on me and upon the whole world! Amen.

· Jesus, I trust in You and Your love for me.
· Jesus, I trust in you and Your Word.
· Jesus, I trust in you and Your Church.

We have adopted the words of our beloved Pope John Paul II’s as he consecrated the world to the Divine Mercy. The words have been personalized to apply to the individual. For more information, please see the Pope’s declaration below.

By His Holiness John Paul II, August 17, 2002
in the Shrine of Divine Mercy, Cracow, Poland

God, merciful Father, in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have revealed your love and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, We entrust to you today the destiny of the world and of every man and woman.
Bend down to us sinners, heal our weakness,conquer all evil, and grant that all the peoples of the earth may experience your mercy. In You, the Triune God, may they ever find the source of hope.

Eternal Father, by the Passion and Resurrection of your Son,have mercy on us and upon the whole world! Amen.


Prayer Team

Prayer Team


Jesus Divine Mercy, Inc. meets daily
at
3:00 pm at (the hour of Mercy)
to pray for the needs posted on this web site and the needs of each other while imploring Mercy for those who need it.

Prayer Team

1) Maria Olaya
2) The Congregation of
The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy

3) Paul Perez
4) Oblates of Divine Mercy
5) Prayer Warrior
6) Divine Mercy Outreach Ministry
7) (Tangcay)
8) Apostoles of Divine Mercy – Saint Fernando Valley

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