MSJB Newsletter for the Christmas Novena and Octave of Masses. . .

Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. God the Father carefully wrapped His Only Begotten Son in the womb of the Virgin Mary. And our Heavenly Father took the greatest care in presenting His Gift by making sure that the container was perfectly beautiful in every way; that it was without blemish or fault, for any stain or rip in the wrapping tends to detract from the Gift Itself. God the Father, Who has always been, chose Mary and only Mary from all eternity to the sacred vessel through which the world would receive the Savior and all His spiritual riches. The Gift of the Savior can only be opened for us through Mary, with Mary, and in Mary. No one receives the Gift of Jesus except through her hands.

2020 Christmas Octave Newsletter
Blessed Mary: A Living Gift Wrap for the Gift of Jesus
MSJB Christmas Octave (2020).pdf
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“The company of those who believed were of one heart and soul"

(Acts 4:32).

The Dean of Lourdes, Abbe Peyramale, to St Bernadette:

“Ask the Lady Her name once more, and when we know Her name,

we will build Her a chapel. And it won’t be a little one, I tell you;

it will be a very big one.”

The Missionaries respond to the concerns surrounding the building of a Grotto in honor of Our Lady...

Our Lady of Lourdes Responds
Many have expressed concerns about the building of our Grotto as a place of prayer.
We have listened to these and provided answers here.
Our Lady of Lourdes Responds.pdf
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The Grotto is addressed again at the 1:49:50 minute mark of the May 22 Park Hills City Council Meeting...

The discussion is continued here until the 26:30 minute mark ...

Help us build a Grotto for Our Lady...

    A cave of refreshment in dark times.

Our Lady of Lourdes needs a Niche in the Wall

Due to the generosity of many benefactors, we have purchased (the mortgage for the church building was retired on Feb 9) and  refurbished a beautiful church under the patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes. Although there are still many things to be done in the church (e.g., restoring most of the stained glass windows, restoring the bell tower and bells, and refurbishing the kitchen), we now need to build the Blessed Mother of God a special cave or grotto that will call to mind that sacred apparition site in Lourdes, France. For how can one have a church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes without a Grotto? What a blessing it would be for future parishioners and passersby if they could pray not only in our chapel before the Tabernacle, but also visit an outdoor shrine with a niche for Our Lady... a sort of tabernacle on earth for the Blessed Mother. Thus, we have initiated the first phase of a new capital campaign to serve three ends: building the Grotto, to help us finish the work in the church as well as pay off and develop our new property (at 1111-1113 Amsterdam Road) to improve parking and provide additional housing for the Missionaries. If you want your donation to be used for the Grotto only, please indicate that along with the donation (e.g., writing "Grotto" in the memo line). Help Us Give Honor to the Highest Honor of Our Race.

Help the Fathers build something beautiful for Our Lord and His Mother.

Future Needs: $580K (not including normal operating costs).

2019 Income: $366K.

Although it is best to use a check, we do accept donations through paypal...


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