Easter Enrollment Cards

We have  Easter Enrollment Cards available to remember your loved ones in three Novenas of Masses celebrated during the Easter season. The Masses are celebrated by the Vincentian Fathers for Our Lady of Angels Association. We ask an offering of $3.00 per card.  If you would like a card, please call 1-800-575-9956 or e-mail us at: novena@niagara.edu or:

 

Please be sure to send us the enclosed enrollment form so that the names of those enrolled can be placed at Our Lady’s Altar.


Mass Enrollment Cards

Our Lady of Angels Association offers enrollment cards for all occasions. Those enrolled share in the twelve Novenas of Masses offered annually for them and their intentions. Always FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING. Browse our selection. 


Weekly Message From the Director

Dear Friend of Our Lady of Angels,

            I share with you part of Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel” entitled “Jesus’ Gift to His People.”

            On the cross, when Jesus endured in his own flesh the dramatic encounter of the sin of the world and God’s mercy, he could feel at his feet the consoling presence of his mother and his friend.  At that crucial moment, before fully accomplishing the work which his Father had entrusted to him, Jesus said to Mary: “Woman, here is your son.”  Then he said to his beloved friend: “Here is your mother” (Jn 19:26-27).

            These words of the dying Jesus are not chiefly the expression of his devotion and concern for his mother; rather they are a revelatory formula which manifests the mystery of a special saving mission.  Jesus left us his mother to be our mother.  Only after doing so did Jesus know that “all was now finished” (Jn 19:28).  At the foot of the cross, at the supreme hour of the new creation, Christ led us to Mary.

            He brought us to her because he did not want us to journey without a mother, and our people read in this maternal image all the mysteries of the Gospel.  The Lord did not want to leave the Church without this icon of womanhood.  Mary, who brought him into the world with great faith, also accompanies “the rest of her offspring, those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus” (Rev. 12:17).

            The close connection between Mary, the Church and each member of the faithful, based on the fact that each in his or her own way brings forth Christ, has been beautifully expressed by Blessed Isaac of Stella: “In the inspired Scriptures, what is said in a universal sense of the virgin  mother, the Church, is understood in an individual sense of the Virgin Mary.  In a way, every Christian is also believed to be a bride of God’s word, a mother of Christ, his daughter and sister, at once virginal and fruitful.  Christ dwelt for nine months in the tabernacle of Mary’s womb.  He dwells forever in the knowledge and love of each faithful soul.”

This reading is found in paragraph 285 of “The Joy of the Gospel.”  In next week’s “Weekly Message,” I will continue with paragraph 286.

 

Devotedly in Our Lady of Angels,

Rev. William J. O’Brien, C.M.