We have been encouraged and given blessing to continue with all other MIR sponsored events promoting Marian devotion as noted in our mission statement (see sidebar). This includes continuing to take pilgrimages to Medjugorje and other Roman Catholic sites as they are holy places where the Catholic Church and the confessional are present.
Thank you for your continued support of and prayers for The MIR Group.
The MIR Group Board of Directors
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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
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!
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 email@example.com
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Retail Value – $1500.00
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carol at (504) 256-3322 to make arrangements.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
6:30 Rosary ~ 7:00 Mass
Holy Hour to follow Mass
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church
(901 Beverly Garden Dr., Metairie, LA 70002)
Celebrant: Fr. Beau Charbonnet
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)
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
Dearest brothers and sisters in Christ,
Also please go to (www.NolaNeedsPeace.com) & click on the Nola Needs Peace Signature Declaration Form. Please sign it & share it with other friends
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
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:
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
June 9-17, 2015
Older Youth, Young Adults,
& Young at Heart
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!**
ST. RITA OF CASCIA PEACE MASS
7100 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA 70123
2nd THURSDAY of Every Month
6:30PM CONFESSIONS; 7:00PM Rosary
7:30PM Holy Mass
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
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.
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.)
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 email@example.com or 504-849-2570 or Gayle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-348-7729.
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The MIR Group is a 501 c3 non profit organization which relies on donations to continue our Mission (see above). Please, continue to visit our website www.themirgroup.org for updates on MIR Group activities. Or send an e-mail to email@example.com requesting to be added to our e-newsletter list. We appreciate all monetary contributions to MIR, as we regularly assist in sending youth, seminarians and priests on pilgrimage. Thank you for all of your prayers and know that we pray for all our faithful friends daily.
Peace In Our Hearts Always is prayer group for cancer patients and anyone with a serious illness. 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. Read more >
Men’s prayer group. Meets every Wednesday at 12:00 noon at St. Clement of Rome Church. For further information, please contact Robert Hale — 504-650-7575 or Roland Deleon — 504-208-6423