Time to Remember of Beloved Faithful Departed . . .

Our Immaculate Queen, though free from the stain of every sin, nevertheless experienced death for a number of reasons: she wanted to imitate her Divine Son in every possible way; in addition, she died in order to merit for us poor sinners, a holy death such as she died, even the possibility of a peaceful, dormition-like-death. No wonder, then, she came down from Heaven to give us the Brown Scapular. With this Scapular, which gives us a share in Our Lady’s garment, she can make our passing from this world more peaceful, holy, and happy. Let us be sure to wear her Brown Scapular faithfully, which promises us a share in her happy death and gives our loved ones some assurance of our place in the life to come. Even with that assurance, however, we also know we can still offer our beloved dead some acts of love and kindness by hastening their release from Purgatory through our prayers and assistance. Let us also not take lightly those words with which we were clothed with this holy garment: “Receive this blessed Scapular and ask the most holy Virgin that, by her merits, it may be worn with no stain of sin and may protect you from all harm and bring you into everlasting life.” Our Lady always fulfills her promises if we only keep ours.

Read more and learn how to help our beloved departed by downloading this Holy Souls Octave Letter. . .

2021 Holy Souls Octave of Masses
MSJB Holy Souls Octave (2021).pdf
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It is time we built a Niche for Our Lady. . .

Thanks to your continued support, we are  planning to build a beautiful Grotto to complement our parish and provide a place for our congregation to pray and light candles... but most especially to give honor to the highest honor of our race. For how can one have a church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes without a Grotto? We now have the plans according to which we hope to hollow out a place in the rock worthy of Our Lady of Lourdes. Yet, the planned Grotto is modest, with modest statuary to match our modest church. It will be a place of repose and meditation with a water feature set in beautifully landscaped hillside.

Elevar Design Group Architectural Plans for Grotto
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Our Lady of Lourdes Responds to Renewed Concerns over Grotto
Our Lady of Lourdes Responds.pdf
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Fr. Mark Keene's Letter in support of the Grotto
OUR LADY OR LOURDES - Letter to Adjuster[...]
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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.”

Help us build a Grotto for Our Lady...

    A cave of refreshment in dark times.

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

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