With a “do-it-yourself” retreat to consecrate yourself to Jesus through Mary
This weekend at all the Masses, there are free copies of the book, “33 Days to Morning Glory,” near the Holy Family Chapel. Please take one (per household) and begin the 33-day “retreat” at home (takes less than 10 minutes per day) starting on Thursday, November 5. We will consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary as a parish at all the Masses on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which is the first day of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy ￼Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church’s “mission to be a witness of mercy." It is to be a time for Catholics to contemplate how merciful God has been to us and to understand better how we are called to be merciful to others in turn.
Pope Francis chose the Jubilee Year of Mercy to begin on December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This is the day when we remember and celebrate Mary’s great experience of God’s mercy: her preservation, from the first moment of her conception, from all stain of original sin.