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Monday, 10 December 2018 11:46

Widen Your Goal

Monday, December 10, 2018

Widen your goal

Are you stuck, unable to make any progress? Perhaps your desire to move forward is too narrowly focused.

Widen your field of vision until you can see more workable possibilities. Let go of some of the particulars of your goal while holding firm to its essence.

Yes, certainly, focus on achieving what you desire. But don’t become so narrowly and exclusively focused on your desire that you render yourself incapable of working toward it.

For example, a larger home might make a major positive difference in your family’s quality of life. But it doesn’t have to be on a specific street or even in one particular neighborhood.

If you’re stuck, your best possibilities are likely to be found among the ones you’ve never considered. But you’ve locked those possibilities out of your mind because of certain details about your goal that don’t even matter that much.

Put your persistence to work, rather than allowing stubbornness to hold you back. Widen your goal enough to open a clear and achievable path to it that you can begin to travel right now.

— Ralph Marston


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Monday, 19 November 2018 10:25

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Dear Friends,
 
All of the Trinitarian Sisters at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Please remember that all of you are in our prayers daily. 
 
Perhaps you will be spending Thanksgiving with family, friends or even, perhaps, alone.  Just remember those "perfect" families that we see in movies and entertainment do not exist.   Don't be upset if you can not meet their standards.  No one can.  Just remember the family of Apostles.  It contained a doubter, a betrayer and a few cowards. All imperfect people.  So we're not looking to bad.  God only wants what we can give. 
 
A reminder that the word Eucharist means thanksgiving.  If you can make it to our 8:00 AM Mass on Thursday come and give thanks with us.  We'll carry you in prayer no matter what.
 
Happy Thanksgiving,
The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity  
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:22

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:32

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine December Newsletter

SISTERS OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE

21281 CHARDON RD.

EUCLID, OHIO 44117

216-481-8232

Dear Friends, December, 2018

So far Mary has given us the good advice telling us to allow God into our hearts and not to be afraid.  Mary did both of those things well. Her actions showed us how to use her advice. Mary was a woman of action.  She says very little in scripture, but after Christ, she has the most influence. She did not need words. She gave us, as any good Mother would, the perfect example of living God’s Word.  Take some time to read the Christmas story in Luke 2: 1-20 and Matthew 2: 1-12. A lot of action is happening. In addition to the Holy Family the other characters in the story are the animals, the shepherds and the three Kings.  All very different from one another. How did the Holy Family greet each of these visitors? We don’t know what they said, but they showed respect and hospitality. No one was better than the other. Mary’s advice, her example to us: all are called to visit her Son, Jesus.  As we prepare our homes for our Christmas visitors, yes, even our in-laws or nosy neighbor, let us be as kind and welcoming as was Mary. Sometimes that gets lost in all the Christmas “stuff.” We don’t have to use words, just our hearts.

 

Remember the Giving Tuesday Nov. 27th. Campaign! Don’t forget to come visit us and that December 2nd is the French Toast Breakfast after the 8:00AM Mass. It helps to pay the light bill.  We also get to see you!

 

If you can help us to prepare our Chapel by donating for flowers that would help us out too.  We will also begin our Christmas novena for your intentions. See the flyer below for both activities.

Come to our 10:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass on Monday, Dec. 24th or 8:00 AM Mass Tuesday, Christmas morning!  Masses from Dec. 25th up to and including January 1st will be at 8:00 AM. Pray for us as we pray for all of you.



Thank you and God bless you and all your loved ones,

Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity

      

 

CHRISTMAS NOVENA PRAYER

PRAYER TO ST. ANDREW

 

Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment in which Jesus Christ was born of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem in piercing cold.  In that hour, vouchsafe Oh my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ and of his Blessed Mother Mary. Amen.  



Novena Donation:

 

Intention for prayers during the Novena:

 

CHAPEL DONATIONS (Due on or before December 15th)

 

Donation for Chapel Decorations: $__________________ (PLEASE PRINT SO THAT THE NAME OR INTENTION CAN BE READ)

 

In Memory of / for the intention of:

 

__________________________________________



Name: ___________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________

 

City: _______________________ State: _______   Zip: ____________

 

Email:

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:30

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine November Newsletter

 

SISTERS OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE

21281 CHARDON RD.

EUCLID, OHIO 44117

216-481-8232

Dear Friends, November 2018

We have been looking at the good advice that Mary has given us found in scripture. Last month we meditated on Luke 1:26-38. Let’s look at that scripture a little closer. In Luke 1:29-30, Mary is troubled at the greeting of the angel. Remember his greeting of “Hail full of grace.” Gabriel says, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” With her acceptance of God’s invitation, we know that Mary allowed God to take her fear away, and that is her advice to us. In prayer, hear Mary repeat the words of the angel:” Do not be afraid.” Those words are for us too. She gives us the example to do what God has asked us to do and not be afraid even if we do not at the time understand all that it might mean. Take this to prayer. What has God asked you to do that might bring you fear? Do you have the same trust that Mary showed?

 

It is no coincidence then that every year, on November 2nd All Souls Day, we are asked to pray for the Poor Souls. Again, this is something that we should be doing everyday anyway. During the Month of November, we will again be having the novena of Masses for the Poor Souls and you will find enclosed a form to list your deceased loved ones for this novena.

 

Many people think that at the end of October the Shrine closes. That is not the case. The only thing that changes is that we do not have a 9:30 AM Sunday Mass, Stations and Benediction. The Dining Room is also not open on Sundays. We have daily Mass Saturday and Sunday 8:00AM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 7:00 AM with 3:30PM adoration on Tuesday followed by 5:00PM Mass. The Shrine is still open from Dawn until Dusk. The gift shop will be open every day until 4:30 PM. On Sunday, November 4th after the 8:00AM Mass we will have our famous French Toast Breakfast from 8:45 AM until 11:30 AM with a mini-craft sale. Tickets are $5.50 Come join us.

 

God, bless you,

The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity

 

 

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen

Realizing that many of you live far away or can not get here during the winter because of the weather, we will be making available to you our services to light candles for your intention during this time. To have us light the Large Candles, one a week for a month would be $20.00 or for one a week for 6 months it would be only $100.00. Donation must be enclosed.

Candle for a month $20.00 _____ Candle for 6 months $100.00 ___

 

 

Name: ___________________________________________________________

 

Address: __________________________________________________________

 

City: __________________________ State: _____________ Zip: ____________

 

Email: (If we don’t already have it.)

 

Intention for the Poor Souls during November:

 

Prayer Donation: $___________

ALL SOULS MASSES DURING

NOVEMBER

 

Please include my loved ones in the Masses during November.

INTENTIONS

1.__________________________ 2.______________________

 

3.___________________________ 4._______________________

 

5.____________________________ 6._______________________

 

7.____________________________ 8._______________________

 

9.____________________________ 10._______________________

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity

21281 Chardon Rd.

Euclid, Ohio 44117

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR PRIESTS

COME JOIN US AT OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE FOR 7:00 AM MASS, ALL DAY EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT, 4:00 PM ROSARY AND BENEDICITON

  1. PETER KOVACINA WILL CONDUCT THE BENEDICITION AFTER THE ROSARY

STAY AND PRAY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

SPEND SOME TIME OR ALL THE TIME WITH JESUS PRAYING

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 09:15

October News from Our Lady of the Lourdes Shrine

SISTERS OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE

21281 CHARDON RD.

EUCLID, OHIO 44117

216-481-8232

                                                                                    October, 2018

Dear Friends,

We continue with the topic good advice from Mary the Mother of Jesus.

Last month we talked about how Mary tells us to do whatever Jesus tells us to do.  This month we ask the question: How do we know what God wants us to do?  Again, Mary comes to the rescue.  Let’s look at scripture. In Luke 1: 26-38 the angel Gabriel said to Mary: “Hail full of grace the Lord is with you.”  Gabriel does not call her by her given name.  He gives her a title.  The title is “full of grace.”  What does that mean?  That means that Mary was full of God because grace is the life of God within us.  So even before the Holy Spirit overshadowed her the life of God, grace, was within her.  How does one get the life of God to be within them?  The answer is prayer.  Prayer is conversation with God.  It is inviting God to live within us.  We must give God permission to abide in us.  He will not barge in and invade our space.  He is very respectful of our free will.  Mary gave God permission to dwell within her in a very special way.  She would be the Mother of Jesus, but not until her words of approval were spoken.  She says to the angel: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.”

Can we do that too?  Can we allow God to speak to us in prayer so that we know what His will for us might be?  Try it.  See what happens.

October 7st, we will be celebrating Rosary Sunday.  That is our Fall Festival.   If you can, it would be a perfect time to visit. Masses are at 8:00AM, 9:30 AM and 11:00AM as well as the regular services and a candle light procession. The festival begins after the 9:30 AM Mass. You will find a bake sale, handmade craft items, prizes on wheels, a lot of food and of course our gift shop. On Friday, October 26 we will have a 4:00 PM rosary and prayers for priests.  Help us to support our priests through prayer.  Please join us! 

Although the weather is changing please remember that we are open and have the 9:30 AM Mass until October 28th. We have many activities scheduled during the winter season so please do not forget us.  The Spring and Summer schedule will resume the first Sunday of May, but don’t forget us during the winter.  Come and visit.  Thank you from the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity.

Please remember that October is the month of the Rosary and try to say it every day and encourage someone to join you, even for only a decade. November is the month dedicated for the deceased.  Below you will find a form to pray for your deceased loved ones for the month of November.

Please remember that if you can not make it to the Shrine to light your candles for the Blessed Mother we will gladly do this for you for four days a month for a donation of $20.00 or 16 days for 6 months for $100.00.

Candle Donation____________________

ALL SOULS MASSES DURING

NOVEMBER

Please include my loved ones in the Masses during November.

INTENTIONS

 1.__________________________                            2. ______________________

3.___________________________                           4. _______________________

5.____________________________                         6. _______________________

7.____________________________                         8. _______________________

9.____________________________                         10. _______________________

11.___________________________                         12. ________________________

Prayer Donation: $ _____________________

Name: ___________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________

Email: ____________________________________________________________

City: __________________________ State: _____________   Zip: ____________

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:46

Motivational Monday September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Make joy your perspective

Joy is not the result of any particular possession, experience, or situation. Joy arises out of the way you choose to see the situation and to live the experience.

Joy is available all the time, in every moment. What you must do is see it, live it, give it, be it.

Don’t strive to arrange the details in a specific fashion in the hope that they will cause joy. Be yourself the cause of joy, and allow the details of experience to flow from that joy.

There is joy in the moment when you give joy to the moment. The time, the place, the experience and those who share it are special when you see, with joy, how special they are.

Let go of judgments and assumptions. See if you can allow joy to be your perspective.

Here is where you can make new joy. Now is when.

— Ralph Marston


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