It’s hard to believe that we have been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year now. For almost all of us, life has been forever changed — from the way we work to the way we socialize to even the way we worship and participate in our faith.
And while this year has been fraught with challenges and controversy, it has presented us with a unique opportunity. As Pope Francis said earlier this year at his annual meeting with Vatican ambassadors from around the world, the crises we have faced offer an opportunity for the building of a more human, just, supportive and peaceful world.
“Set before us a choice: either to continue on the road we have followed until now or to set out on a new path,” Pope Francis said.
During these times of difficulty, as followers of Christ, we are called to bring hope, healing and love to your family, friends and neighbors through your faith and devotion to Jesus. Your actions, words and kindness can change someone’s life.
And just as you can bring hope and healing to the loved ones in your life, you can deliver lifesaving aid and the Good News of Jesus Christ to the poorest of the poor with a gift to Oblate Missions today.
The Missionary Oblates have dedicated their lives to spreading Jesus’ hope and healing love around the world. Working in the most difficult mission areas on six continents, our missionaries care for the world’s poor, tending to both their physical and spiritual needs.
As we continue to aid our mission communities through this difficult time, you can change the lives of children, women and families living in some of the world’s most difficult situations.
With a gift of $20, $15, $25 or whatever amount you can afford, you can feed hungry children and mothers … provide access to medical care to the sick … comfort to the elderly and those facing end of life … and deliver the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who seek salvation.
Just as you have the power to bring hope to those in your everyday life, our Missionary Oblates bring hope and healing to those suffering from the wounds of hunger, disease, neglect and advanced age. They need your assistance to make miracles happen in the lives of the mission poor.
By joining us today, your gift will allow our Missionary Oblates to deliver the many virtues God bestows upon us to children, mothers and families around the world.
If you or a loved one are in need of prayer, simply list their names and needs for healing by clicking the link below. Each month, a Mass of Healing will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto & Tepeyac de San Antonio, our spiritual center and your needs will be present at the altar.
I also encourage you to sign up to receive our emails. Every month we will send you exclusive prayer opportunities, spiritual celebrations, prayer cards, faith-filled activities for children and more.
Together, we can turn one of the most challenging times in our lifetime into an opportunity to bring hope, healing and the message of Jesus Christ to the poorest of the poor around the world.
In Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate,
Fr. David P. Uribe, O.M.I.
Oblate Chaplain Director
P.S. Please be sure to send me your prayer petitions right away so they can be remembered during our monthly Healing Mass.
Thank you for your support.
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