Mother’s Day Novenas
Our Lady of Angels Association will once again offer Novenas for mothers, fathers and loved ones. Please click the link below to make your donation.
We also have Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Enrollment Cards available. The Mother’s Day Novena will begin on Sunday, May 12th, 2019. The Father’s Day Novena begins on Sunday June 16th, 2019. If you need cards, the offering is $3.00 per card.
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,
Today, we begin Holy Week with the celebration of Passion/Palm Sunday. We begin the celebration of the Paschal Mystery with Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday – culminating in the great Feast of Easter.
I share with you part of a sermon by St. Andrew of Crete, Bishop, taken from the Office of Readings for this Sunday.
Let us now go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvation. He who came down from heaven to raise us from the depths of sin, to raise us with himself, now comes of his own free will to make his journey to Jerusalem.
He comes without pomp or ostentation. He will be meek and humble, and he will make his entry in simplicity. Let us run to accompany him as he hastens toward his passion, and imitate those who met him then, not by covering his path with garments, olive branches or palms, but by doing all we can to prostrate ourselves before him by being humble and by trying to live as he would wish. Then we shall be able to receive the Word at his coming, and God, whom no limits can contain, will be within us.
In his humility Christ entered the dark regions of our fallen world and he is glad that he became so humble for our sake, glad that he came and lived among us and shared in our nature in order to raise us up again to himself. And even though we are told that he has now ascended above the highest heavens – the proof, surely, of his power and godhead – his love for us will never rest until he has raised our earthbound nature from glory to glory, and made it one with his own in heaven.
So let us spread before his feet, not garments or soulless olive branches, which delight the eye for a few hours and then wither, but ourselves, clothed in his grace, or rather, clothed completely in him. We who have been baptized into Christ must ourselves be the garments that we spread before him. Now that the crimson stains of our sins have been washed away in the saving waters of baptism and we have become white as pure wool, let us present the conqueror of death, not with mere branches of palms but with the real reward of his victory. Let us pray: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Devotedly in Our Lady of Angels,
Rev. William J. O’Brien, C.M.