2nd Anniversary of the Monthly Mission of Mercy Mass

Sunday May 8, 2005

Today marks 2 years of the monthly Mission of Mercy mass at St. Mary’s. This monthly event is now well established and people come from all over to attend. It focuses entirely on Mission of Mercy and not Gianna Sullivan. Fr. M___ has bent over backwards to accommodate Mission of Mercy because so many very poor people have received medical attention and medicine from them. If it were not for Mission of Mercy many people would have no medical care at all.

I was very tired last night when C.R.C. and I arrived home. I went straight to sleep and slept very late. When I did get up I did a few things around the house and I caught up my notes/journal. Later I realized it was about time to start to get ready for the Mission of Mercy mass and I looked at my watch and the time was 1:13.

A little later C.R.C. and I pulled out of the driveway to go and at that very instant I felt the peace and noticed the CD counter was 3:33. We drove to St. Mary’s and I dropped C.R.C. off and the Pilgrim Statue I picked up yesterday for Brian F. When we arrived at St. Mary’s the odometer was 1.3.

I then left C.R.C. at St. Mary’s and I drove to St. Catherine’s to pick up Jim O’Brien when he gets off work at 2 pm. I stopped at St. Joseph’s on the way and went in to say a short prayer. I glanced at my watch as I walked in the church and it said XX:XX:13

I said a few prayers and thanked God for everything. I then drove down the street to pick up Jim. Jim was walking out at the very instant I arrived. Jim got in the car and I had to turn the car around to leave. As I turned around I found myself having to maneuver around another vehicle with the license plate of 33.

Jim and I rode back to St. Mary’s and the Mission of Mercy activities were just getting ready to start. There was a rosary procession for the month of May and for Mother’s Day that started in the church and processed around the parking lot and ended up back in the church. We started the Apostles Creed in the church and just as we got outside the peace hit me and I looked down at my watch and the time was 2:33.

Mass followed the rosary and Joe F and I were Eucharistic Ministers. C.R.C. was the altar server. Fr. M___ gave a very good homily on prayer with special emphasis on mothers. There were not as many people as usual because of Mother’s Day.

Mass ended and dinner followed in the parish hall. Marie B asked if I could stop by her house and carry a television up a flight of steps for her. Sr. Mary Bernadette DC also asked if I could give her a ride back to St. Joseph’s Provincial House. I said yes to both. When Sr. Mary Bernadette said she was ready to leave we got in my car and rode to Marie’s house to carry the TV. We arrived there at 5:33.

I moved the TV and then drove Sr. Mary Bernadette back to the Basilica and then dropped Jim off at his house. I then rode the ˝ block to St. Joseph’s because I wanted to pray the rosary. When I arrived the odometer was 3.3. I prayed the Joyful rosary and glanced at my watch at the very instant I finished. The time was 5:13:13.

R_____ C___

May 14, 2005

9:33 Pm