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2018 Covenant Day Celebration at MPH

A beautiful Covenant Day Celebration at Mother of Perpetual Help!

Pictured are those who made our Covenant Day Celebration special and heartwarming.  We had a good group of 14 people including one little boy.  We sang On This Day O Beautiful Mother and prayed the Rosary with meditations taken from the Requests of the Covenant of Love.  We presented our Mother and Queen with our striving to make our Covenant Day Celebration fruitful for her Schoenstatt Work.  A short commentary was given about the requirements needed to make the Covenant of Love as an Associate Member of Schoenstatt.  Afterwards, those who have made the Covenant of Love renewed their Covenant Promises.  Three Missionaries of the Pilgrim Mother Apostolate renewed their commitment for another year:  Linda Jeanneret, Chris Poddig, and Carol Mechler.  We ended the evening prayer service with our consecration prayer, My Queen, my Mother.  We gathered up our Auxiliary Shrine and Pilgrim Mother Shrines and processed over to the Parish Center for refreshments and fellowship.  We enjoyed the evening very much and hope more people will join us next time. Covenant Day blessings to all!

St. John Neumann Classroom Shrines

Father Joseph’s “Blessing and Sending of Schoenstatt Classroom Pilgrim Shrines”  September 7  was attended by all the students at St. John Neuwmann Catholic Grade School located in Maryville, IL.  Father Joseph Havrilka is currently the pastor of Mother of Perpetual Help in Maryville and the school’s current administrator.
It was a wonderful Catholic Grade School experience for the children and adults alike.  Father Joseph went out of his way to make this a memorable occasion.
The children are to say the following prayer prepared by Father Joseph every school day:
Classroom Prayer to Mother Thrice Admirable of Schoenstatt
Dear Mother Mary, I want to be like you.  Help me to think of Jesus in all I say and do.  Make my hands more helpful as I work and play today.  Help me to see the good in all people I meet this day.  Open my ears to listen to those who care for me.  Let my words be loving as you would have them be.  Keep my heart pure, that, united with you and Jesus, my love may grow and grow.  Amen.
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Schoenstatt Celebration – 11/10/17

SCHOENSTATT CELEBRATION TO HONOR OUR PILGRIM MOTHER’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HER JOURNEY OF LOVE INTO OUR HOMES

Gather at 7pm in the Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Center, Maryville, IL

Guest Speaker:  Sister Mary Isabel

Topics include:

  • New Title and Mission: Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother Apostolate
  • The Importance of the Place of Honor
  • Our Role as Instruments of the Three Graces of the Shrine
  • What the Mother Thrice Admirable Image meant to John Pozzobon
  • A Shrine Experience
  • Children’s Illuminated One Decade Rosary Procession
  • Children’s Coloring project
  • Commissioning of Missionaries
  • Opportunity to sign-up to receive the Pilgrim Mother for a year:  YEAR 2 – The Promises and Requests of the Covenant of Love Refreshments, including Shrine Cookies, will be served.

Contact Carol Mechler at:  618-920-7227 or email at carol.mechler@att.net

Classroom Prayer to MTA

Dear Mother Mary,

I want to be like you.  Help me to think of Jesus in all I say and do.  Make my hands more helpful as I work and play today.  Help me to see the good in all people I meet this day.  Open my ears to listen to those who care for me.  Let my words be loving as you would have them be.  Keep my heart pure, that, united with you and Jesus, my love may grow and grow.

Amen.

Day of Recollection – 10/26/17

Father Gerold Langsch will lead the Day of Recollection on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 9 am to 2 pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Pierron, IL.

Agenda includes:

Morning Talk, Holy Mass, Pot-luck Lunch, Confession, Afternoon Talk, Benediction

Please join us and bring a dish to share!

In Jesus and Mary’s hands…

Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Picnic

Father Joseph Havrilka, pastor of Mother of Perpetual Help Church, and Carol Mechler, Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother coordinator and parishioner, are standing at the Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mother table during the MPH Parish Picnic on August 13.

The Pilgrim Mother Shrine Apostolate table welcomed prayer requests to be sent to the Schoenstatt Fathers for a Mass in the Shrine.  In addition, families signed up to receive a visit from the Pilgrim Mother.

Flyers also advertised the upcoming Schoenstatt October 13 Celebration.

It was a beautiful day and the Parish Picnic and Chicken Dinner were a huge success.