|608 High St.
Freeport, PA 16229
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Mass at 6:00 P.M.
The Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, JCL
Bishop of Greenburg
will be the main celebrant
Following Mass, we will gather for a parish family dinner in the Rev. Edward Volz Fellowship Hall
Reservations for dinner are a must. Register early!!! Click here for a registration form.
One mission God gave St. Faustina was to remind the world of the truth of our faith revealed in the Holy Scripture about the merciful love of God towards every human being.
Jesus told her: “Souls that make an appeal to My mercy delight me.”
St. Paul says in Romans 5:20, “Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more.”
Why now? God sometimes appears to mystics because he has a prophetic message for a particular time in history or to remind us of something that has been forgotten.
He wants to remind us of the heart of Sacred Scripture….his Mercy for us…even while we were still struggling with sin he willingly gave himself up for us; to pay for our sins on the cross
“Therefore [Jesus] is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he forever lives to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25
Lord Jesus Christ,
You have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.