Father’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 Father’s Day Enrollment Cards available. 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,
The Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost 50 days after the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord. I share with you part of a reading taken from the Office of Readings the Saturday before the Feast of Pentecost which speaks of the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The disciples spoke in the language of every nation. At Pentecost God chose this means to indicate the presence of the Holy Spirit: whoever had received the Spirit spoke in every kind of tongue. We must realize that this is the same Holy Spirit by whom love is poured out in our hearts. It was love that was to bring the Church of God together all over the world.
And as individual men who received the Holy Spirit in those days could speak in all kinds of tongues, so today the Church, united by the Holy Spirit, speaks in the language of every people. Therefore if somebody should say to one of us, “You have received the Holy Spirit, why do you not speak in tongues?” his reply should be, “I do indeed speak in the tongues of all men because I belong to the body of Christ, that is, the Church, and she speaks all languages. What else did the presence of the Holy Spirit indicate at Pentecost, except that God’s Church was to speak in the language of every people?”
This was the way in which the Lord’s promise was fulfilled: “No one puts new wine into old wineskins. New wine is put into fresh skins, and so both are preserved.” So when the disciples were heard speaking in all kinds of languages, some people were not far wrong in saying: “They have been drinking too much new wine.” The truth is that the disciples had now become fresh wineskins, renewed and made holy by grace.
The new wine of the Holy Spirit filled them, so that their fervor brimmed over and they spoke in manifold tongues. By this spectacular miracle they became a sign of the Catholic Church, which embraces the language of every nation.
Keep this feast, then, as members of the one body of Christ. It will be no empty festival for you if you really live what you are celebrating. For you are the members of that Church which the Lord acknowledges as his own, being himself acknowledged by her, that same Church which he fills with the Holy Spirit as she spreads throughout the world.
Devotedly in Our Lady of Angels,
Rev. William J. O’Brien, C.M.