Saint Gertrude had a deep empathy for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. At every Holy Communion she beseeched Jesus for His mercy to be bestowed on them. During one Holy Communion she experienced the descent into Purgatory with Our Lord.
She heard Him say: “At Holy Communion I will permit thee to draw forth all to whom the fragrance of thy prayers penetrates.” After Holy Communion Our Lord customarily delivered more Souls than she had dared to ask for.
One time when Gertrude was praying with great fervour for the Holy souls, she asked Our Lord how many Souls His mercy would release, He answered: “My love urges Me to release the Poor Souls. If a beneficent king leaves his guilty friend in prison for justice’s sake, he awaits with longing for one of his nobles to plead for the prisoner and to offer something for his release. Then the king joyfully, sets him free.
Similarly, I accept with highest pleasure what is offered to Me for the Poor Souls, for I long inexpressibly to have near Me those for whom I paid so great a price. By the prayers of thy loving soul, I am induced to free a prisoner from Purgatory as often as thou dost move thy tongue to utter a word of prayer!”
A PRAYER TO FREE MANY SOULS FROM PURGATORY
Our Lord told St. Gertrude the Great that the following prayer would release 1,000 Souls from Purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was later extended to include living sinners as well:
“Eternal Father, I offer thee the most Precious Blood of thy divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.“
Memorise it – not difficult – and pray it at every Mass, especially at the elevation of the Host and Chalice. The Holy Souls will certainly not forget you when God calls you from this life.
*HOLY SOULS Envelopes for Mass intentions to pray for the Holy Souls – available on back table, and in the Planned Giving envelope pack
*Sun 6th Nov – ADORATION DAY 10am-1pm
*Thursday 10th Nov – St Mary’s School Play “Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits” 7pm start at Corowa Memorial Hall. Tickets available at school. $5 ticket or $10 family.
*Sun 13th Nov – Mercy booklet for all
*Mon 14th Nov. WRAP WITH LOVE 9.30am in St Mary’s Hall
*Sun 20th Nov – CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THEM 7pm at St Mary’s – Remembering and praying for healing at the loss of loved ones
*Sat-Sun 26-27th Nov – National Church Life Survey will be conducted during Mass
COUNSELLING at St Mary’s
Wednesdays 10am & 2pm at St Mary’s Presbytery rear flat. Run by Centacare and Sisters of Mercy. Ph. 0448772010.
* Nora Kingston, 24 Alfred St ph. Wed 4.30pm
* McLean’s, 5a Lindsay St., Wed 5.30pm
* Karinya chapel – Sundays 11am
* St Mary’s Church, Sat 8.45am+ 9am Mass
Remember in Prayer
‘Wally Day’, Frances Garvey, Rose McMillan, Lillian Donald, Maxine Potter, Stefan Svarc, Faye Lovie, Frank Murphy, Frank Tuck, Doris Robinson, Jenny King, Anne Kingston, Shannon Elmore
Planned Giving Envelopes
Please collect your new envelopes from the back table today before you leave.
MASS INTENTIONS Nov 5th -12th Nov.
6.30pm (Baron Lethbridge; Jenny (K), John & Jim Hanrahan)
Sun 06th Nov 32nd Sunday of OT
9.00am Mass (All Parishioners)
+ 10am – 1pm Adoration in Lady Chapel
No Mass at Coreen this Sunday
9am M (Lindsay Jephson, Norm & Mary Collins)
9am M (Pat Livingston, Ursula & Norm McFarlane)
Wed 9th Dedication of Lateran Basilica
9am M (Frances, Norm & Paul Tillett, Claude T)
Thurs 10th St Leo the Great
11.40 Nov. & M. (Laurie & Carmel Talbot; John Hickey)
Fri 11th St Martin of Tours
9am M (Vera & Ron Pettit; Pat Leddin; Bette Griffin)
Sat 12th St Josaphat
9am M (Mary Summerfield; Patricia Tyson)
6.30pm (Percy Sutcliffe, ‘Wally’ Day; Michael Sandral)
LITURGY ROSTER for 12th – 13th November
6.30pm M Carter M Skehan
9.00am Drum Fm
6.30pm J McLean S Drum
9.00am M Kelly
6.30pm T Drum M Skehan
9.00am K King A Pilgrim
Altar: M Doyle
6.30pm M Skehan
9.00am C Sandral
6.30pm E Tidd
9.00am L McKenzie C Batang
Collection: T Moroney
Counters: L & N Hughes
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