Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine
Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity
21281 Chardon Rd.
Euclid, Ohio 44117
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR PRIESTS
COME JOIN US AT OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE FOR 7:00 AM MASS, ALL DAY EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT, 4:00 PM ROSARY AND BENEDICITON
STAY AND PRAY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
SPEND SOME TIME OR ALL THE TIME WITH JESUS PRAYING
SISTERS OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE
21281 CHARDON RD.
EUCLID, OHIO 44117
We continue with the topic good advice from Mary the Mother of Jesus.
Last month we talked about how Mary tells us to do whatever Jesus tells us to do. This month we ask the question: How do we know what God wants us to do? Again, Mary comes to the rescue. Let’s look at scripture. In Luke 1: 26-38 the angel Gabriel said to Mary: “Hail full of grace the Lord is with you.” Gabriel does not call her by her given name. He gives her a title. The title is “full of grace.” What does that mean? That means that Mary was full of God because grace is the life of God within us. So even before the Holy Spirit overshadowed her the life of God, grace, was within her. How does one get the life of God to be within them? The answer is prayer. Prayer is conversation with God. It is inviting God to live within us. We must give God permission to abide in us. He will not barge in and invade our space. He is very respectful of our free will. Mary gave God permission to dwell within her in a very special way. She would be the Mother of Jesus, but not until her words of approval were spoken. She says to the angel: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.”
Can we do that too? Can we allow God to speak to us in prayer so that we know what His will for us might be? Try it. See what happens.
October 7st, we will be celebrating Rosary Sunday. That is our Fall Festival. If you can, it would be a perfect time to visit. Masses are at 8:00AM, 9:30 AM and 11:00AM as well as the regular services and a candle light procession. The festival begins after the 9:30 AM Mass. You will find a bake sale, handmade craft items, prizes on wheels, a lot of food and of course our gift shop. On Friday, October 26 we will have a 4:00 PM rosary and prayers for priests. Help us to support our priests through prayer. Please join us!
Although the weather is changing please remember that we are open and have the 9:30 AM Mass until October 28th. We have many activities scheduled during the winter season so please do not forget us. The Spring and Summer schedule will resume the first Sunday of May, but don’t forget us during the winter. Come and visit. Thank you from the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity.
Please remember that October is the month of the Rosary and try to say it every day and encourage someone to join you, even for only a decade. November is the month dedicated for the deceased. Below you will find a form to pray for your deceased loved ones for the month of November.
Please remember that if you can not make it to the Shrine to light your candles for the Blessed Mother we will gladly do this for you for four days a month for a donation of $20.00 or 16 days for 6 months for $100.00.
ALL SOULS MASSES DURING
Please include my loved ones in the Masses during November.
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Joy is not the result of any particular possession, experience, or situation. Joy arises out of the way you choose to see the situation and to live the experience.
Joy is available all the time, in every moment. What you must do is see it, live it, give it, be it.
Don’t strive to arrange the details in a specific fashion in the hope that they will cause joy. Be yourself the cause of joy, and allow the details of experience to flow from that joy.
There is joy in the moment when you give joy to the moment. The time, the place, the experience and those who share it are special when you see, with joy, how special they are.
Let go of judgments and assumptions. See if you can allow joy to be your perspective.
Here is where you can make new joy. Now is when.
— Ralph Marston
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Don’t let yourself become too obsessed with hurrying to get there. While you’re on the way, savor the journey.
Go fast enough to get it done, but slow enough to do it well. Do what you must to achieve the goal, while enjoying all the richness you find in the effort.
Sometimes the road is more interesting and fulfilling than the destination to where it leads. Often what you learn along the way is more valuable than what you find when you get there.
Rushing ahead of everyone else is not an indication of how enlightened or important someone is. It’s actually a sign of ignorance and insecurity.
Be confident enough to make the journey at an enjoyable, sustainable pace. Be smart enough to understand how much value can be created and collected along the way.
Keep going, steadily, and you’ll get there. As you do, savor the journey, every step of the way.
— Ralph Marston
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