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*Announcement: Father Paul’s prayer group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the St. John Paul II Room: 7:00-8:00 pm This is open to everyone, not just Secular Carmelites.
**Respect Life Mass at St. Stephen the Martyr in Merrillville: 4/6: 8:30 am Reconciliation & 9 am Mass; 4/27: Respect Life & Divine Mercy combined — no 5/4 Mass.
***Announcement: Prayers for Priests -- Tuesdays, 5:30 pm, Monastery Church. We pray the Holy Rosary, the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and special prayers for priests.
****Ember Days devotion over the next 12 months "fast and pray for healing of the victims and purification of the Church in light of the scandal of sex abuse." (Father Rocky from Relevant Radio). Fast, abstain from meat, and make a Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament on the Ember Days: March 13, 15 and 16, 2019; and June 12, 14 and 15, 2019. Ember Days are the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following Ash Wednesday, Pentecost, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and the Feast of St. Lucy. "Prayer is augmented by fasting, and Holy Hours in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament will win God's grace for the conversion of sinners," said Father Rocky. When Our Lady appeared to Adele Brise in 1859, she said, "I am the Queen of Heaven who prays for the conversion of sinners, and I ask you to do the same."