Thursday, May 1, 2014

Signs help Alabama parish gather members to consecrate

Sanctuary of Little Flower Catholic Church
Guest Post by Mary Jo Wilder, Marian Specialist  
and parishioner of Little Flower Catholic Church, Mobile AL
Divine Mercy - Canonization of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II - 33 Days to Morning Glory Consecration to Jesus Through Mary!!
One moment in history and our Little Flower Parish Community shared in it in a powerful way!!  At the suggestion of Father Gaitley to all of the Marian Specialists, we took advantage of this unique opportunity at Little Flower Parish in Mobile, Al. to journey during Lent to the culmination of this powerful event and reaped all the great blessings that it offered!!  We began the middle of February by posting signs around our parish, "33 Days........beginning March 15th!!"  
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A group of us spoke at each Mass the weekend of February 22-23 inviting our parishioners to join in on a do-it-yourself Lenten retreat!  We passed out 145 "33 Days to Morning Glory" books to those who were interested.  Our first meeting was on March 15th and we had a consistent group between 25-30 to watch the DVDs and join in our small group discussions!
Our readings ended on the Wednesday of Holy Week and we began the Novena of Divine Mercy on Good Friday!!  Over 30 parishioners consecrated themselves at all the Masses on the weekend of Divine Mercy!!  Many chose to do it privately so we are not certain of total number!!  However, many graces have been poured out as parishioners shared with me small miracles that our Blessed Mother had already brought into their lives!!

We watched our last DVD presentation on Saturday, April 26th and shared in a lunch together.  

We already have requests for the "Consoling the Heart of Jesus" Program!!  We will look to do that in the Fall!!

Thanks to the intercession of St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximillian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa and SAINT John Paul II!!  We love you!!

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