Special Conference on Divine Mercy

Save the date!

St. Anthony of Padua
4640 Canal Street

Friday February 26, 2016 7pm til
Saturday February 27, 2016 9am to 1pm


Letters to Pope Francis

Dear Friends of MIR,
As many of you may know, Pope Francis will be in Sarajevo on June 6th. I have no doubt that there will be a large contingent of people from Medjugorje who will go there to be at Mass with the Holy Father.  I know he won’t be in Medjugorje, but he’ll be close.

In anticipation of his visit, we are joining with other Medjugorje organizations from around the world and locals from Medjugorje in a letter writing campaign to the Holy Father about what Medjugorje has meant in your life. We are asking your help with this effort.  Many of you have traveled to Medjugorje and many have felt the effects of Medjugorje without ever leaving home.

What has Medjugorje meant to you?  Has your Catholic Faith been enriched by the experience of Medjugorje, whether you’ve traveled there or not?  If you had a moment with Pope Francis, what would you tell him about how Medjugorje has impacted your life the lives of others that you know?

 Fatima and Lourdes were only approved by the Church after the laity bombarded the Vatican with a serious drive for these apparitions sites to be approved.

 The apparitions of Medjugorje, we know, cannot be approved until the apparitions are over, but Medjugorje has proven to be a holy place and a place that renders good fruit – by their fruit you can judge them. 

Letters can be addressed to:
His Holiness, Pope Francis 
Apostolic Palace 
00120 Vatican City  

From what I could find online, it looks like postage on a standard sized envelope with a letter to Vatican City should be about $1.15.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this letter writing campaign.

In the love of Jesus and Mary,
The MIR Group Board of Directors

P.S. The MIR Group would also love to hear your Medjugorje story.  If you would, e-mail or snail mail us a copy of your letter for our archives. Thank you!

Miraculous Medal Raffle

Tickets On Sale NOW!

Tickets $5 each or 5 for $20

(Winner to be pulled on May 13, 2015
~ Feast of Our Lady of Fatima)

Unfortunately, we are unable to sell tickets online due to internet gambling laws.
To purchase tickets:

You can mail a note with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and how many tickets you would like to purchase, along with a check made out to
“The MIR Group”, One Galleria Blvd, Ste 744, Metairie, LA  70001
We will fill out the tickets for you.  If you would like for the ticket stubs to be mailed to you, please include a stamped self addressed envelope.

Please watch The MIR Group’s e-newsletter and website for updates about where tickets will be available in person.

If you have any questions, please e-mail themirgroup@themirgroup.org

14kt yellow gold ladies Miragulous Medal with a decorative border that contains 10 brilliant cut round diamonds hand set in 4 prong 14kt white gold settings.  The total weight is 0:50cts.  The chain is 18inch 14 kt yellow gold.

Retail Value – $1500.00

Fundraising Events Starting Now!

Several fundraising events are kicking off now and will continue into the coming months to help youth, young adults, and others who would not otherwise be able to afford the cost of their Marian Pilgrimage in 2015.

Check The MIR Group’s e-newsletter, Facebook page, and website for fundraising dates and locations!

If you would like to sponsor a pilgrimage or make a donation to help offset the cost of a pilgrimage, send an email to themirgroup@themirgroup.org or call Carol at (504) 256-3322 to make arrangements.

Celebrate Our Lady of Fatima with The MIR Group!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
6:30 Rosary ~ 7:00 Mass
Holy Hour to follow Mass
Confession available
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church
(901 Beverly Garden Dr., Metairie, LA 70002)
Celebrant: Fr. Beau Charbonnet

Mark your calendars now… Anniversary Peace Mass

Thursday June 25, 2015
6:30 Rosary ~ 7:00 Mass
Holy Hour to follow Mass
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
(444 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70001)
Celebrant: TBA

Please remember in your prayers

Deacon Edwin C. Dorvinwho passed away recently, and his family. Decon Dorvin and his family have been long time supporters of The MIR Group.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O, Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  Amen.

2015 Born to Run 5K in New Orleans


5K RUN 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk

Audubon Park Shelter #10 Newman Bandstand

The 2015 Born to Run 5K in New Orleans is a great opportunity for runners and walkers alike to take an active role in the Woman’s New Life Center mission. Woman’s New Life Center (WNLC) is a life-affirming counseling and medical center that serves women facing unplanned pregnancies in the New Orleans and Greater Baton Rouge areas. You can help WNLC continue to save and change lives by participating in Born To Run.
Join or form a team at www.womansnewlife.com/BornToRun

Nola Needs Peace Coalition

Dearest brothers and sisters in Christ,

Planned Parenthood is planning to build a new abortion mill in New Orleans, please go the web site below and sign the petition declaring your objection to this ungodly plan. New Orleans is again under siege, just as for the battle of New Orleans prayer to Our Lady of Prompt Succor provided the saving graces for the city, let us once again turn to Mary to free us from the scourge of abortion and those who make their living destroying life in the womb. Mary, we beg you to wake us up to the reality of what tolerance of Abortion has done to America!www.nolaneedspeace.com

Also please go to (www.NolaNeedsPeace.com) & click on the Nola Needs Peace Signature Declaration Form. Please sign it & share it with other friends

Magnificat Baton Rouge Chapter

Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 
Parish Activity Center (PAC)
444 Marquette Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA. 70806

Guest Speaker:
Sister Dulce Maria

Tickets:$15  On sale: Thru April 7, 2015
Limited Seating: No tickets will be sold at the door
Tickets by Mail: Please send a check payable to
BR Magnificat with the names of each Attendee to:
Kathy Simoneaux
9650 Victory Lane
Denham Springs, LA. 70726 
Your request must be postmarked by January 5th to allow adequate time to make your reservations.

2015 Pilgrimages with The MIR Group

2015 Pilgrimages with
The MIR Group

Terri Smith croppedJune 9-17, 2015
Older Youth, Young Adults,
& Young at Heart
edjugorje Pilgrimage
Terri Smith, Group Leader
Spiritual Director – TBA
Tour # MJ15 0609-CC

July 15-23, 2015
Medjugorje Pilgrimage: A Journey of Faith
Carol Cancienne, Group Leader
Fr. Beau Charbonnet, Spiritual Director

Both Pilgrimages Feature:
* Roundtrip airfare from New Orleans, LA
(Airport Taxes & Fees Included)
* Transfers between airport & lodgings by private coach
* Accommodations in the home of
one of the reported Visionaries

* Twin-bedded rooms with private facilities
* Two meals daily        * Multi-lingual tour guide
* Gratuities for travel to/from airport, guide, & accommodations
* Daily Mass & all spiritual activities coordinated with Roman Catholic Priest

Tour Price: $3,150 from New Orleans
*Prices from other cities & Opt Travel Insurance Available
Based on double occupancy *Single Rooms available for $200 Supplement
Price INCLUDES Airport Taxes & Gratuities
Space is limited   Reserve your place NOW!

(504) 834-4951 or (800) 715-6670

** Lenten Special (Feb 18 – April 3, 2015) – Register & pay in full by cash or check for your pilgrimage during Lent and Catholic Journeys will donate $100 on behalf of each registrant to The MIR Group!**

Peace Mass


7100 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA 70123

2nd  THURSDAY of Every Month

6:30PM CONFESSIONS; 7:00PM Rosary
7:30PM Holy Mass

The MIR Group Presents

A Medjugorje Holy Hour / Contemporaty Adoration

Under the direction of Jamie Diliberto

Meditations adapted from Fr. Slavko’s book, “Adore My Son With Your Heart” Read by Carol Cancienne

Where: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
444 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA

When: the 2nd Friday of every month, 7:00pm

Medjugorje Music led by Jamie Diliberto, Elisa Diliberto, and Lorraine Hess.

Blessed Father Seelos

Peace In Our Hearts Always

Peace In Our Hearts Always, a new prayer group for cancer patients and anyone with a serious illness. They will meet every week in Metairie, Kenner and the Westbank.

Metairie Chapter
St. Clement of Rome (Richland & W. Esplanade in Metairie, LA) in the Parish Center
Every Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm

St. Mary Magdalen, 6425 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie
Every Friday from 1PM to 2PM in the Chapel (accessible from Cardinal St.)

Kenner Chapter

Thursdays at 10 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church – 1912 Short Street – The New Rectory

This group is also open to caregivers or family and friends of the sick. Please join us as we pray, share, and open our hearts to God’s divine mercy and embrace the love that Our Mother, Mary, wishes to impart on each of us. For more information, Carol 504-832-0057; or contact Mimi at themirgroup@aol.com or 504-849-2570 or Gayle at maryshelpersi97@bellsouth.net or 504-348-7729.

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