Prayer for Protection

O Gracious Virgin Mary, we fly to your motherly embrace for protection.

Help us in our needs

and shield us from danger.

Guide our steps, O holy Mother of God, for you alone are glorious and most blessed among all God’s children.

Intercede for us with our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son and Our Savior. Amen.

Chapel Renovations Underway Soon!

Beloved Friends and Family,

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.   Psalm 27:4

So often in the psalms we speak of the beauty of the Lord, of beholding the face of God and of dwelling with Him in His holy temple. This is what we are called to every day – to live in the presence of God. Christ did not leave us in the Resurrection. He abides in every heart that has sanctifying grace and He is in our tabernacles waiting for us. Your generosity will help to build up His dwelling among us. Thank you.

On June 4, 2020 our Sisters will be celebrating the Golden Jubilee of our founding as an American Congregation. We hope to refurbish our Holy Family Chapel as part of and for the celebrations. Your generous gift in honor of our Jubilee will help make this possible. By the time you receive this note, the work will have begun. We will send you photos in our Spring Newsletter.

We know that you have your own needs during these difficult economic times, yet you choose to stand with us. Your generosity, as always, deeply touches the hearts of all our Sisters. We continue to remember you in our daily prayers. God bless you for your faithful goodness and kindness to us!

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Congratulations, Sisters!

On August 8th, after their annual eight-day silent retreat, our Novitiate Sisters took their next step in formation! Sister Veronica Rose and Sister Philomena received the black veil and scapular and became Apostolic Novices and Sister Philip Reynette received the SCMC habit and became a Canonical Novice. The Apostolic Novices will be continuing their formation while preparing for their Apostolate and the Canonical Novice will be focusing on her interior prayer life. May the Good Lord continue to inspire these young Sisters and guide them towards a life of grace and joy in the hopes that one day, they may vow themselves to their Bridegroom for all Eternity!

 

Nazareth Building Complete!

All of you know how dear to our hearts the elderly Sisters of our Community are. We are always seeking ways to improve the experience of aging for them, for they have served so faithfully in the apostolates of teaching, health care, social service and domestic work in our convents. Now they serve through the ministry of suffering, and they bring countless blessings upon the Church, our Congregation and the people whom the active Sisters serve
each day. Their prayers also follow you, our generous friends, as they are pleased to support you through the Masses, rosaries, sacrifices, holy hours,  and their personal, fervent prayers of each day. Because of their increasing needs, we felt the pressing importance of expanding and renewing the  common gathering space in our small health center.

We turned to our benefactors for help in building this addition which involved a great deal of very expensive excavation since the center is built into a hill behind our Motherhouse. It took very much longer than we hoped — a full year of designing, drilling, digging, carting, building, inspections, and, finally, decorating. But our new space, called Nazareth, is now complete! We also included an area for therapy, much needed by the wonderful
professionals who assist our Sisters after surgeries or illnesses. But from day to day, the Sisters love to gather there, to watch EWTN or Bishop Barron’s DVD’s on the big screen television, listen to music, nap, pray together or simply sit before the fire and reflect. It has become an immense blessing for our elder Sisters. Sister Bernadette says, ”I think I might forget to go to meals, it’s so beautiful here!” And Sister Daniel: “This is just the BEST!”

More Pictures of the Renovations!

Praise God for the warmer weather that has allowed the workmen to make progress on the Perpetual Help Center addition for our elderly Sisters. Thank you for your contribution through your prayers and financial support. We offer you our prayers and sacrifices in return for your great love. 

Update on the PHC and Novitiate Roof

We are so very grateful to all who have helped contribute to the new roof for the young sisters and to the renovations in the living area for our dear elderly sisters by your prayers and donations. The contractors will be coming soon to look at the situation with the novitiate roof. We hope to be finished with this project before the cold weather comes. The workmen are currently in the process of renovating the old building of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Center. Much has been done in the last month. Praise God for the warmer weather so that the work can progress. We thank you for your support and we promise you our prayers and sacrifices. Please check back here for updates on the renovations!

    

 

Entrance Day for Postulants!

On the Nativity of our Blessed Mother, we celebrated the reception of our postulants: Sister M. Veronica Rose and Sister M. Philomena. These two candidates are both from New England and had many opportunities to participate in community events even before their entrance.We thank God for the gift of their vocations and for their families to with faith offer their daughters back to the Father. Please pray for them as they begin their journey with the Lord.      

 

Final Renovations of the Holy Family Food Pantry

We thank our benefactors for their great generosity!! We couldn’t have done it without their prayers and financial support. We thank the many workers and volunteers that helped with the physical labor!! We are still looking to do more with renovating the outside of the area: the driveway to the pantry will be new and the lawn landscaped. It was such a joy to turn our pantry into a clean and welcoming space to visit with our families that come to shop for food. 

Congratulations to our Jubilarians!!

On June 19th the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church celebrated with our three Jubilarians. We congratulate Mother M. David and Sister Joan Marie on their dedication to the Lord as Sisters of Charity for 50 years!! May the Lord continue to be your strength. We also congratulate Sister Mary Grace on celebrating 25 years of consecration to the Religious Life. 

We began our festive day with Holy Mass. We are so grateful to the five priests who con-celebrated at Mass. After a beautiful and uplifting Eucharistic Feast we shared a meal together with all of the Sisters. The day continued with songs, memories and laughter. What a gift to the Lord ~ 125 years of love and service!

 

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