Thursday, February 2, 2017


Sunday, February 5th
8:45am - 11:30am
Tickets:  $5.00

Come and celebrate Mass with us at 8:00am in the Chapel and enjoy a delicious French Toast Breakfast afterwards in St. Ann's Dining Room.  Food, Fun, and Fellowship!

  • French Toast
  • Bacon or Sausage
  • Coffee or Tea
  • Juice

If you have questions, call 216-481-8232  (9:00am - 8:00pm)

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfort of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings;  deign to cast upon me a look of mercy.  By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favors and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal.  I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession.  Obtain, O loving Mother, the grant of my request.  I will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that I may one day share in your glory, and bless you in eternity.   Amen.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine
Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity
21281 Chardon Road
Euclid, OH  44117

The 100th Anniversary of the Apparition at Fatima and, while we are on Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, the Fatima apparition merely continue's Our Heavenly Mother's message to all of us.  This anniversary comes on the heels of the Year of Mercy.  As always, God's timing is perfect!  Who's to say that last year was a spiritual preparation for this year's celebration?

With that in mind, we would like to share with you one story that occurred during the Year of Mercy, illustrating Our Heavenly Mother's love in our lives.

Two women from southern Ohio telephoned that they were looking for our Shrine, but could not find it.  Their GPS was not getting them in the right direction.  So we stayed with them on the phone, guiding them to our parking lot.  

Once they arrived, they could not find the chapel.  Still on the phone, we asked them what they saw.  All they could see was the wall between the lot and the driveway.  All they had to do was get out of their car and walk to the building with the cross on it.  They still just kept seeing the wall.  

We told them to "look up";  just look up from the bottom of the wall and look beyond.  Just as we were about to go out and help them, they said that they were going to ask a man who has just walked by.  Well, we guess that they made it because there was no further phone call.

That evening at dinner, that story was the topic of conversation.  It seems that all of us knew some part of the story.  The two women were at the Justice Center downtown visiting a relative who had been arrested.  They did not have much means or friends so they felt helpless and defeated.  Somehow, someone mentioned the Shrine to them.  They came to pray for help.

How they got to the Shrine is a miracle.  Someone telling them to "look up"; look beyond the wall was a message.  Their prayers were answered.

Another person guiding them to the chapel was the gentle love of Jesus and His Mother.  We don't know what happened to the family, but we do know that God showed them mercy through Mary.  They came to Mary's home, Mom's home, to receive the love and comfort only a Mother can give.  

We also need to "look up" and not be mired in defeat.  We look up to God's gentle guidance and the signs that He gives us along the way.  

Come and join us for the Lourdes Novena, February 3rd through 11th.  The Rosary will be at 7:00pm followed by Mass and the Novena prayer.  

In addition, on February 3rd, the Feast of St. Blaise, there will be blessing of throats. 

Confessions will be heard on February 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, and 10th from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.  

Bring your petitions or mail them.  We will place the petitions at the feet of Our Lady of Lourdes.  It's Our Heavenly Mother's maternal love that will bring our prayers to Her Son.  

Our Lady's messages to Bernadette

Let's review the messages that Our Heavenly Mother gave to Bernadette and see how well we are living them.

Holy Mary told Bernadette that she wanted a beautiful chapel built at the sight so that "the people could come in procession to her Son."  She asked Bernadette to pray and to tell the people to pray for sinners.

We know that Bernadette personally followed these instructions, but what about us?  For our purposes, here in Euclid, because of the relics directly from Lourdes, our schedule closely replicating the one in Lourdes, France, and that the Shrine so closely follows the layout of the one in Lourdes, France, we are considered a direct satellite of the Shrine in France.  Consider Lourdes, France to be the Mother Shrine and we are one of its daughters.

We do have a beautiful chapel with all kinds of opportunities to pray for all people.  We do walk in procession to Mary's Son.  This past year, we were given the gift of hosting the Holy Door.  Over 6,000 pilgrims walked through that door from April through October, receiving the mercy of God.  The effects of that mercy were so beautiful.  We remain most faithful to Our Heavenly Mother's instructions.  The faithfulness has been rewarded in many ways.  In future newsletters, we will bring some of those stories.

The next opportunity to follow Our Heavenly Mother's instructions is through the Lourdes Novena.  It begins on Friday, February 3rd and continues through the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11th.  We will have the Novena with Rosary starting at 7:00pm, followed by Mass and recitation of the Novena prayer.  Confessions will also be heard on designated evenings. See our website for more details: