Office of the Resurrection
& "Lazarus Come Out!"
Enter into the mystery is to let ourselves be imbued with the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, in meditating on the pages of the Gospel enlightened by the Holy Spirit.
To welcome the mystery is to allow ourselves to be invaded, to let ourselves be carried away by the Father and the Son united in the Holy Spirit, to live intensely this unique experience of the essential mystery, that of Jesus' Eucharistic Heart and Divine Mercy.
"Lazarus, Come Out!... Untie him and let him go." -- John 11, 43-44
"Let us ask ourselves... adoring the Christ truly present in the Eucharist: do I let myself be transformed by Him? Do I let the Lord who gives Himself to me, guide me to come out more and more from my little fence, to get out and be not afraid to give, to share, to love Him and others?" (Pope Francis, May 31, 2013)
"I can clearly see that what the Church needs today is the ability to heal wounds and warm the hearts of faithful, it needs to be by their side. I see the Church as a field hospital after a battle. It's pointless to ask a seriously injured patient whether his cholesterol or blood sugar levels are high! It's his wounds that need to be healed. The rest we can talk about later. Now we must think about treating those wounds. And we need to start from the bottom."
(Pope Francis I – August 29, 2013)
"Jesus, calls us as He had called Lazarus in his tomb: “Come forth!”
This call is addressed to every human person “because we are all marked by death.” But Christ is not resigned to the sepulchers that we have constructed with our choices of evil and death, with our mistakes, our sins. Jesus Christ invites us, almost orders us, to come out of the tombs into which our sins have plunged us.” This is where our resurrection begins: “when we decide to obey the command of Jesus to come into the light, to life; when the masks fall from our faces … and we rediscover the courage of our original faces, created in the image and likeness of God.”
LAZARUS, COME OUT!
is a place of charismatic life,
rooted in the teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
The format used in the spiritual welcoming is an actualization of the story of the raising of Lazarus (gospel according to saint John in chapter 11)
“The one you love is without strength”
“I say to you if you believe, you will see the glory of God”
“I am the resurrection and the life”
“Lazarus, come out”
“Untie him and let him go free”
You believe that Jesus Christ is Savior of humanity and each one of us.
Come and experience the power and the anointing of God.
All are welcome!
Come and join us to live a real encounter with the resurrected Christ, present in the midst of a small group of His Church.
Bring our sick brothers and sisters.
Anyone who is involved in the ministry of prayers for healing is welcome!
- Every 2nd Sunday at 8:15 PM - 10 PM in the chapel at St. Mary's Church in Chandler, Arizona
- Every 4th Saturday after the 5:00 PM Mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Encino, California.
Contact: FRAN Sanders at 480-963-3207 ex. 308 or Mary Margaret Ochoa at (818) 519-0910