As we begin this new year, I want to thank you for your steadfast support and unwavering faith in our missionary efforts. It is thanks to our generous and committed supporters like you that our missionaries can continue to deliver hope and healing to the poorest of the poor around the world.
Because you are a valued member of our Mazenodian-Oblate family, I want to extend to you three gifts of prayer. As Christians, we know that prayer is the most powerful weapon God has given us. Prayers are given to heal, protect, comfort and remedy both physical and mental ailments. With great faith, prayers can even create miracles.
The gifts of prayer I have for you today are of healing and protection to be sure that your new year is full of peace, comfort, and good health.
First, I have sent a beautiful 2022 Home Blessing Certificate that I hope you will proudly display after you have blessed your home using the following prayer. While the world can often seem like a chaotic and hostile place, our homes are our sanctuaries. We ask Our Lord Jesus to fill our homes with His peace and grace and to watch over us and protect all who dwell there.
Prayer to Bless Your Home
good and Gracious God,
We give thanks for the love and laughter You bring to this home.
We ask today that You bless this residence, protecting all those
who dwell here and all who enter.
May You watch over them and keep them safe from injury,
illness or harm.
Lord, we thank You for Your unending love.
Draw us closer to you and fill our hearts with Your light and serenity.
Renew us with Your spirit every time we enter this home.
(If desired, repeat this blessing in each room in your home.)
Second, I would like to offer you a bottle of Holy Water for you to use in your home, at your office or anywhere you may need it. To claim your bottle of Holy Water — which can be used in combination with your 2022 Home Blessing Certificate to bless your home –– fill out form below.
Third, I have arranged for the following healing prayer events to ensure that your personal needs for prayer are remembered throughout the year:
- Every month, a Mass of Healing and Protection is celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio, the spiritual center of Oblate Missions.
- A very special Mass for the prayer petitions of our Mazenodian-Oblate Family will be celebrated at the Oblate General House in the Holy City of Rome in March.
During each monthly Healing Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio and the Mazenodian-Oblate Family Mass in Rome, your petitions and loved ones will be remembered at the altar as we pray for protection and good health. To take part, simply send the names of your loved ones and your personal needs for prayer as quickly as possible. You can also submit your needs for prayer at here.
Your bottle of Holy Water, along with your 2022 Home Blessing Certificate, can be used to bless your home. Please join with your family and loved ones to recite this blessing, reflecting your strong faith in Our Lord, then proudly display your certificate in your home.
Just as the Lord brings protection and healing to us during challenging times, you can deliver hope and healing to the mission poor with a gift today. I hope today you will also send a Mass offering of whatever amount you can afford to allow our Missionary Oblates to continue doing God’s work.
Through prayer anything can be accomplished or overcome. Just as Jesus told us in Matthew 7:7-8:
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives;
the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Be on the lookout for an important announcement in upcoming notifications! It’s an exciting time to be part of the Mazenodian-Oblate Family and we can’t wait to share the big news with you.
Through your faith and support, you are a beloved member of our Mazenodian-Oblate family, following in the teachings of our founder, St. Eugene de Mazenod. We are joined in prayer with thousands of Missionary Oblates and the mission poor around the world, seeking peace in our lives. May God protect you and fill your life with many blessings!
In Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate,
Father David P. Uribe, OMI
Oblate Chaplain Director
P.S. Please send the names of your loved ones so they can be remembered during our monthly Mass of Healing and Protection at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio and during the Mazenodian-Oblate Family Mass at the Oblate General House in the Holy City of Rome. Thank you in advance for your generous support.
Thank you for your support.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your gift shortly.