Happy New Year!
New Year’s Day Liturgy – 11:30am January 1st. All are welcome as we celebrate the beginning of a new year, a new decade and the Feast of Mary, Mother of God.
Life Awareness Retreat – “Disconnect and plug into the voice of God.” March 20 -22nd. Ages 18 – 45. Mother Boniface Spirituality Center. Please contact Sr. Ivette Diaz Idiaz@mercymidatlantic.org 494-562-1574. RSVP by March 16th. A place and space to listen to God and others on this journey of faith.
Come & See Retreats– Seeking a deeper faith and relationship with God? We offer retreats to explore questions of faith and to share an experience of our life of prayer, community, and service. For more information please contact Sr. Kim to learn when the next retreat will be offered.
A Year of Faith, Community and Service! Applications for our 2020 – 2021 Redeemer Ministry Corps volunteer year are now being accepted.
Holy Hour –1st Friday of each month at our Redeemer Chapel. You are welcome to join us for Eucharistic Adoration between 4 – 5pm on Friday, January 3rd.
Urban Plunge – January 6 – 8th. We look forward to welcoming four college students for an urban immersion experience into the realities of poverty and the organizations that are responding to the needs.
Redeemer Associate Gathering – January 9th , 7pm at the Province Center. This month the theme is “Hunger for Justice”. Learn more about Redeemer Associates
Mass and Simple Supper – January 27th @ 6pm. All are welcome to evening Mass and supper on the last Monday of each month. Please RSVP prior to the date.
Christmas preparations and celebrations!
Excerpt from our Blog
As we enter into the New Year, we hear this blessing given by God to Moses and the Israelites,
“The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace! (Numbers 6:22-27).
We recall the visit of the shepherds to the manger after the birth of Jesus, and the gospel account, “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting upon them in her heart.”( Luke 2:16-21).
We walk into this new year with the invitation to reflect on all the blessing of this past year, and to carry with us the gift of peace. When we have hearts of gratitude we are able to be people of peace.
Before you journey further into this new year you may want to pray with the following prayer, pausing to thank God for specific blessings received in the past year. Then ask God for the grace to be a bearer of peace in this year ahead.
“Unchanging yet ever new God, at the beginning of this New Year, I remember your faithfulness and love; I give you thanks for the signs of your presence with me. I pray with and for others for the gift of peace in this country and all parts of the world. I bring to you my memories of the past year and hopes for the coming days.”
Blessing in your New Year!