Our Mother speaks to you with kindness. 

Medjugorje – Other message, 08/02/2016 (Mirjana)
“Dear children, I have come to you – among you – for you to give me your concerns so that I may offer them to my Son; that I may intercede for you before Him for your good. I know that each of you has his concerns, his trials. Therefore I am inviting you in a motherly way: come to the table of my Son. He is breaking bread for you; He is giving Himself to you; He is giving you hope; He is asking for more faith, hope and serenity from you. He is seeking of you to battle within against egoism, judgement and human weaknesses. Therefore, as a mother, I am saying: pray; because prayer gives you strength for the interior battle. My Son, when He was little, often said to me that there will be many who will love me and call me ’mother’. Among you, I feel love. Thank you. For the sake of that love I am imploring my Son that none of you, my children, will return home the same as he came; that you may take with you all the more hope, mercy and love; that you may be my apostles of love who will witness with their lives that the Heavenly Father is the source of life and not of death. Dear children, anew, in a motherly way I am imploring you, pray for the chosen ones of my Son, for their blessed hands – for your shepherds – that they may preach my Son with all the more love and in this way bring about conversions. Thank you.”

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Mercy flows from the heart of a savior

1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in thy sentence and blameless in thy judgment. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Fill me with joy and gladness; let the bones which thou hast broken rejoice. 9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners will return to thee. 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of thy deliverance. 15 O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise. 16 For thou hast no delight in sacrifice; were I to give a burnt offering, thou wouldst not be pleased. 17 The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 18 Do good to Zion in thy good pleasure; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, 19 then wilt thou delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on thy altar.

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A Prayer from a mother’s heart.

4/10/2016

Dear Mother,

I pray that even though I type these words, that they find your ear. As your loving daughter I come to you for help. I have been in great anxiety and stress about the near future of my life. Continue reading A Prayer from a mother’s heart.

Our Mother speaks to you!

Medjugorje – Other message, 03/02/2016 (Mirjana

“Dear children, my coming to you is a gift from the Heavenly Father for you. Through His love I am coming to help you to find the way to the truth, to find the way to my Son. I am coming to confirm the truth to you. I desire to remind you of the words of my Son. He pronounced words of salvation for the entire world, the words of love for everyone – that love which He proved by His sacrifice. But even today, many of my children do not know Him, they do not want to come to know Him, they are indifferent. Because of their indifference my heart suffers painfully. My Son has always been in the Father. By being born on earth He brought the divine and from me received the human. With Him the word came among us. With Him came the light of the world which penetrates hearts, illuminates them and fills them with love and consolation. My children, all those who love my Son can see Him, because His face can be seen through the souls which are filled with love for Him. Therefore, my children, my apostles, listen to me. Leave vanity and selfishness. Do not live only for what is earthly and material. Love my Son and make it so that others may see His face through your love for Him. I will help you to come to know Him all the more. I will speak to you about Him. Thank you.”

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May the peace of Christ be with your spirit.

Lenten Ideas

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ite missa est:
Merciful Discipleship Challenge:

The Challenge is an invitation to explore and express the theme of Merciful Discipleship in a much more comprehensive way.

Each daily reflection begins with a quote from Pope Francis’ Papal The Holy Father’s book, The Church of Mercy.

The Holy Father’s quote is followed by a passage from the Scriptures of that day as well as a short reflection and practical application. 

The scriptures of the day can be found at the USCCB website via this link http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings

The complete text of Misericordiae Vultus (The Face of Mercy) can be found at this link http://bit.ly/TheFaceofMercy

Make a daily commitment during Lent in this Jubilee Year of Mercy.

May we allow the Word of God and the wisdom of our Holy Father Pope Francis to penetrate our hearts. By the grace of God, let us anxiously welcome the power of the Holy Spirit to transform us into Jesus Christ -“the face of the Father’s mercy”.

Blessings and all good things, The Ite Missa Est team at Immaculate Conception Parish
http://www.itemissaest.org

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church
2300 S. Smithville Rd.
Dayton, Ohio 45420
www.icparishdayton.org

May the peace of Christ be with your spirit.

Having a hard day could be based on a few things.  Sleep, food, exercise….but most of all prayer.
Without beginning a new day with a conversation with God is like going a whole morning without saying anything to your loved ones. The beauty of it is, He doesn’t need to hear from you. But You Need to Hear from him.
Your heart will be more at peace and filled with compassionate grace that floods your lungs and brain and heart and blood wi th  a holy energy. It brings about a desire for more of God. A morning reflection with a hit cup of coffee is a great way to change your life and outlook on life. I use a 3 minute retreat app. I also listen to all the podcasts that Ladate has to offer for the daily readings.  I also try to pray a rosary. My day always gets better once God is a part of my meditations. He truly helps me stay focused on my mission, His mission. Thy Kingdom come.
And with that…
Hail Mary….

God be with you all.
Amen.

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May the peace of Christ be with your spirit.

Has it really come to this? Stop and think before you get high. 

Do you ever question why you shouldn’t smoke pot?

I know many of my loved ones and close friends who use this drug to feel euphoric. Here I agree with what the articles states…it’s not the drug that is evil, rather, it’s the fact that it inhibits your ability to make coherent good decisions. It creates a lack of motivation attitude. And prohibits your company to enjoy the true gifted person God has called you to be. Continue reading Has it really come to this? Stop and think before you get high. 

Our Mother calls us to holiness.

Medjugorje – Monthly message, 10/25/2015 (Marija)
“Dear children! Also today, my prayer is for all of you, especially for all those who have become hard of heart to my call. You are living in the days of grace and are not conscious of the gifts which God is giving to you through my presence. Little children, decide also today for holiness and take the example of the saints of this time and you will see that holiness is a reality for all of you. Rejoice in the love, little children, that in the eyes of God you are unrepeatable and irreplaceable, because you are God´s joy in this world. Witness peace, prayer and love. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

http://medjugorje-messages.it/viewmessage.php?postid=1019559585790044456

May the peace of Christ be with your spirit.

Psalm 51: Have Mercy oh God, a poor sinner

1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in thy sentence and blameless in thy judgment.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Fill me with joy and gladness; let the bones which thou hast broken rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners will return to thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of thy deliverance.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
16 For thou hast no delight in sacrifice; were I to give a burnt offering, thou wouldst not be pleased.
17 The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good to Zion in thy good pleasure; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem,
19 then wilt thou delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on thy altar.

May the peace of Christ be with your spirit.