24th Mission of Mercy Mass

Sunday April 10, 2005

I have not been feeling well since we returned home from Medjugorje. I picked up something and it has just left me feeling rundown and very tired. Dolly K called last night and asked that S.C.C. and I be the Eucharistic Ministers at the Mission of Mercy mass at St. Mary’s. We told Dolly that we would do it. Dolly then told us there was a birthday party afterwards for Fr. M____. She also asked if we could help with that too. We said yes.

When I got up this morning I was feeling much better. I got dressed and just as I was putting on my watch I thought about today being the monthly Mission of Mercy mass. That sudden thought cause a very strong feeling of peace run through me. I looked at my watch as I finished putting it on and the time was 8:13:00.

Later in the morning the phone rang and it was Jim O’Brien. He said he had to work today and wanted to know if I could pick him up and take him to the Mission of Mercy mass. I told Jim that I would pick him up and when we hung up I glanced at my watch and it said XX:XX:33.

Later in the afternoon I picked Jim up at St. Catherine’s when he got off at 2 o’clock. We rode straight to St. Mary’s for the Mission of Mercy mass and I felt the peace as we walked in the door. I looked at my watch and the time was 2:13.

Like always the Mission of Mercy mass was very nice. There was a very good turnout today for the mass. S.C.C. and I were the Eucharistic Ministers and C.R.C. served. When mass ended I could not help but notice the clock on the back wall as we processed out. The time was 3:33.

The prayer service after mass and dinner was cut a little short today because of Fr. M___ ’s birthday party that was scheduled to begin in the parish hall at 5 o’clock. I drove C.R.C. home and then I drove Jim O’Brien home. After I dropped Jim off I rode by St. Joseph’s which is only ˝ block away and when I arrived there the odometer was 33.

I sat out in the car and prayed for a few minutes. I told God what I always tell Him. That if what happens to me is from Him it is fine with me and I want to continue. I also tell him that if it is not from Him that I would like for Him to put a stop to it. I then left and drove back to St. Mary’s to help with Fr. M____ ’s birthday party. When I arrived I glanced at my watch and the time was 5:13:33.

Fr. M______ ’s party was very nice and there were several other priest there and several seminarians from Mount St. Mary’s. When the party was over we helped clean up. I then drove home and at the very instant the car came to a complete stop in my driveway the CD counter flashed 33.

R_____ C___

May 10, 2005

9:33 Pm