Sister Mary Winifred

Sister Mary Winifred

(Site Administrator)
Our Lady of Mercy School - Hicksville

  Personal Message


Faith Formation takes place in three distinct places: the home, the parish, the educational component (school, religious education session, homeschooling). First, parents must be formed themselves in order to provide good solid formation 
in the home. Therefore parent meetings are held in the parish to assist the parents in their responsibility no matter where the child's education takes place. Second, parish activities are needed for all children every year in order to assist them in the development of a strong Catholic identity. These activities are based on and flow from participation in the Sunday Eucharist. Third, these include all parish seasonal events in the parish such as retreats, celebration of Reconciliation, outreach projects, and service projects in the parish. Our Lady of Mercy parish follows the curriculum and educational materials approved by the Diocese of Rockville Centre. 

March 17, 2019: Second Sunday of Lent
Luke 9:28-36

At the Transfiguration, the three Apostles are allowed to view Jesus in his divinity.  They knew Jesus as human, and now they have a glimpse of his divine nature.  In this instance, Peter, James, and John are allowed another perspective of Jesus.  During Lent, we will not enter a cloud as the Apostles did, but we can give ourselves a chance to see ourselves, one another, and creation with different eyes.  If you could see how you and those around you are made in the image of God, what would you see?

ASK YOURSELF: ​ Where do you need God's help this week to break a negative cycle of thoughts, words, or actions so you can bear better fruit?

LIVE THE GOSPEL:  The Transfiguration and the cross are reminders of how much God loves us and that it is God who died for us.  Write down your struggles or requests for God's help, and make an effort to recognize how God sends the help you need - the the presence of people, events, and circumstances.

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