SISTERS OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE
21281 CHARDON RD.
EUCLID, OHIO 44117
Dear Friends, November 2018
We have been looking at the good advice that Mary has given us found in scripture. Last month we meditated on Luke 1:26-38. Let’s look at that scripture a little closer. In Luke 1:29-30, Mary is troubled at the greeting of the angel. Remember his greeting of “Hail full of grace.” Gabriel says, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” With her acceptance of God’s invitation, we know that Mary allowed God to take her fear away, and that is her advice to us. In prayer, hear Mary repeat the words of the angel:” Do not be afraid.” Those words are for us too. She gives us the example to do what God has asked us to do and not be afraid even if we do not at the time understand all that it might mean. Take this to prayer. What has God asked you to do that might bring you fear? Do you have the same trust that Mary showed?
It is no coincidence then that every year, on November 2nd All Souls Day, we are asked to pray for the Poor Souls. Again, this is something that we should be doing everyday anyway. During the Month of November, we will again be having the novena of Masses for the Poor Souls and you will find enclosed a form to list your deceased loved ones for this novena.
Many people think that at the end of October the Shrine closes. That is not the case. The only thing that changes is that we do not have a 9:30 AM Sunday Mass, Stations and Benediction. The Dining Room is also not open on Sundays. We have daily Mass Saturday and Sunday 8:00AM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7:00 AM with 3:30PM adoration on Tuesday followed by 5:00PM Mass. The Shrine is still open from Dawn until Dusk. The gift shop will be open every day until 4:30 PM. On Sunday, November 4th after the 8:00AM Mass we will have our famous French Toast Breakfast from 8:45 AM until 11:30 AM with a mini-craft sale. Tickets are $5.50 Come join us.
God, bless you,
The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen
May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
Realizing that many of you live far away or can not get here during the winter because of the weather, we will be making available to you our services to light candles for your intention during this time. To have us light the Large Candles, one a week for a month would be $20.00 or for one a week for 6 months it would be only $100.00. Donation must be enclosed.
Candle for a month $20.00 _____ Candle for 6 months $100.00 ___
City: __________________________ State: _____________ Zip: ____________
Email: (If we don’t already have it.)
Intention for the Poor Souls during November:
Prayer Donation: $___________
ALL SOULS MASSES DURING
Please include my loved ones in the Masses during November.