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Monday, 23 July 2018 08:34

Motivational Monday 7-23-18

Full extent of opportunity

No matter what you have, you have it good. Take care not to let your own complacency steal it away.

Sure, you deal with serious problems, challenges, disappointments. Yet your life is also filled with a whole lot of value.

Don’t let irreplaceable value wither away as a result of taking it for granted. Appreciate it, utilize it, and build on it.

What aspects of life would you work day and night to regain if you were to lose them? What can you do today to more fully enjoy and make use of those good things?

What are you neglecting to do today, that you would pay dearly for the opportunity to do if you didn’t have that opportunity? Remind yourself to do what you can, while you can.

Every life has its share of misfortune, but there’s no reason to add to that misfortune with complacency. See the full extent of opportunity that is now yours, and live it well.

— Ralph Marston

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July, 2018

Dear Friends,

Have you ever had a plan in mind and at the end of the plan realize that the result wasn’t exactly what you

 thought it might be? That sounds just like life.  Think about where you are today. 

Did you plan to be in this place, doing whatever it is you are doing? I wonder if the saints planned to be saints? 

Did the apostles know that they would help spread the new church?  

At the end of her life did Bernadette wonder how it all happened?  All she wanted was fire wood.  

Who gave these people the strength to do extraordinary things?  Why did they cooperate with 

God’s plan and not just continue their own?  

The thing is when we cooperate with God’s plan astonishing and wonderful events occur. 

 Looking back, we know that it was God and we just permitted him to use us. 

 On the other hand, when we don’t allow God’s plan to proceed and we follow our own the results

are usually mistakes, if not catastrophic, causing all kinds of negative events.  The choice is always ours.  

Do we choose God’s will or our own? How do we recognize God’s plan?  Think about that for a minute.    

We invite you to continue listening to the Lord, as Mary requests, by attending three days of prayer to St. Ann and 

St. Joachim, Jesus’ grandparents, July 24, 25 and 26. There will be 7:00 PM rosary followed by Mass. Fr. Peter Kovacina

 will be conducting the Triduum.  In August we also remind you of the novena for the Assumption from August 7th through August 15th.

 Are you serious about doing the Lord’s will?  Then take advantage of our prayer opportunities. Join us!  

Please join us for our steak roast to be held on July 21st.   Reservations are due by July 15th.   

Tickets are $20 pick up a flyer with more information. We really need your help.  Thank you!


In the Trinity,

The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity


Prayer for Vocations

Holy Mary, you were so generous and immediate in giving your yes to God, inspire young women and 

men to follow your example by voicing their yes to God as you did.  As a Mother, we respectfully request that

 you petition your Son for us, to awaken in the hearts of young people the courage and insight to follow His way 

of life as a Religious. If we may be so bold, dearest mother, may we petition that these young people are guided to

 help carry on the work of all Religious Orders, but most especially the Order of the Most Holy Trinity?

 We ask that as we ask all things through your Son Jesus. Amen


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O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament Divine all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine!

Monday, 09 July 2018 09:51

Motivational Monday 7-9-18

Infinite options

This moment has infinite options. Commit to one and follow through on it.

Seek to make the best choice, but don’t put all of your energy into merely making the choice. Decide, and then act on your decision.

You may not always make the perfect choice, or think of everything that could go wrong or go right. But go ahead, make the choice and then move forward with it.

You’re likely to have doubts, second thoughts, third thoughts. As those thoughts come, keep taking action anyway.

A one-hundred-percent perfect plan is of no use if the plan is not executed. So put thought into crafting a reasonably good plan and then direct your energy into making it happen.

Embrace life’s many options, but don’t let the endless choices overwhelm you. Pick a specific path, act on it, and transform your choice into real value.

— Ralph Marston

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Monday, 02 July 2018 09:18

Motivational Monday 7-2-18

Get to the point

The point of this day is to make new progress and enrich all of life. Get to the point and get it done.

You’re here in this time and place to make a positive difference. Get to work doing what you’re here to do.

Let your strong sense of purpose pierce through the complexity, distractions, difficulties and temptations. With unwavering focus, do what you know is best, what is meaningful, what is good.

If you discover you’ve wandered a little off course, don’t waste time letting it bring you down. Just reorient yourself in a purposeful direction, and step forward with an even stronger commitment.

You have great things to get done today. Get to the point, stick with it, and enjoy the sweet fulfillment of your focus and persistence.

This very moment overflows with potential value. Get to the point, and make that value yours.

— Ralph Marston

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Knights and Lady Knights of Our Lady of Lourdes

21281 Chardon Rd.

Euclid, OH. 44117


Annual Steak Roast

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Serving from 4:30-6:45 PM

Grilled 8oz steak Corn on the cob Baked Potato Salad Bread & Butter Coffee/Tea Dessert

By Reservation Only-due July 15, 2018

(Tickets will be picked up at the door)

Tickets for dinner and raffle (three drawings for $100.00 each) will be $20.00.  

Tickets for dinner only will be $15.00.  

You may purchase extra raffle tickets for $5 per ticket at the dinner. (No Refunds)

The price of the basket raffle tickets this year will be 1 ticket for 

$1.00 and 6 for $5.00.  (Keep this portion as a reminder)

Please Print and Return the Bottom Portion with Your Payment on or Before July 15, 2018  



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Would you like to sponsor a dinner for one of the Sisters?   

We cannot attend, but would like to make a donation of 

Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

21281 Chardon Rd.

Euclid, Ohio 44117



Dear Friend, June 11, 2018

We hope that all is well with you and your family. We at Our Lady of Lourdes

Shrine would once again like to invite you, to The Knights and Lady Knights of

Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Steak Roast. We hope that you had the chance to

attend last year and can return this year. Of course please bring a friend or friends.

The Steak Roast will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM

(serving times). All tickets will be sold by reservation only, due by July 15, 2018,

RSVP only no refunds. The menu will consist of a grilled 8oz. steak, corn on the cob,

baked potato, salad, dessert, bread and butter and coffee or tea. One ticket will be $20

for the dinner and a chance at three $100 drawings to be held 5:30 PM, 6:15 PM, and

7:00 PM. A ticket for just the dinner is $15. There will be an opportunity to purchase more

tickets for the $100 raffle at $5 per ticket. The price for the basket raffle this year will be

one ticket for $1.00 and 6 tickets for $5.00.

It takes an astronomical amount of funds to just maintain the Shrine. Because of the

age of the property every year we continue to have many unforeseen problems. The water

lines, like old arteries, continue to need repair. So, we appreciate the support that you give

us by attending these fundraisers. Thank you for your generous help.

If you feel so inclined and it is within your means, then please sponsor a Sister by paying

for their ticket. Thank you if you can. Enclosed you will find a reservation form. Feel free to

copy that form for your friends. All of you remain in our prayers.



God’s blessings,

The Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity

Monday, 18 June 2018 08:47

Motivational Monday 6-18-18

Attitude upgrade

Take note of the attitude you’ve carried into this day. Is it helping you right now, or hurting you?

Is your attitude pushing you toward what you wish to achieve? Then you have an excellent day in store.

But what if your attitude is hindering you, blocking you from fulfilling your intentions? Do you think you could set it aside for a while?

Your attitude right now is yours to choose. If that attitude is not serving you well, you’re entirely free to immediately change it.

Yes, it really is that easy. Once you decide to have a more positive attitude, it is already yours.

So if necessary, make that decision, and upgrade your attitude. It’s free, it’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s very much in your best interest.

— Ralph Marston

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Monday, 11 June 2018 09:14

Motivational Monday 6-11-18

Do yourself a favor

Do yourself a favor and do the difficult, unpleasant stuff first. Get it out of the way so you can more fully enjoy the rest of the day.

Do yourself a favor and let go of your resentment toward whatever you have to do. Resentment hurts you, brings you down, serves no positive purpose, and you can easily do without it.

Do yourself a favor and forgive those who have wronged you, slighted you, or done anything to offend you. Forgive, and enable yourself to move on beyond the pain.

Do yourself a favor, and do something just because you love to do it. Express the joy of being alive in the most authentic way you can imagine.

Do yourself a favor, and let gratitude fill your heart. The more you can be thankful for, the more abundantly you will live.

Do yourself a favor, and seek new ways to be kind, considerate, generous, and genuine. Life is what you give it, so give life the best of what you want it to be.

— Ralph Marston

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Monday, 04 June 2018 14:27

World Priest Rosary Relay

World Priest Rosary Relay

June 8, 2018 Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Please join the annual Global Rosary Relay for the sanctification of priests on the

Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 8, 2018 when we encircle the world in prayer once again,

in this its ninth year, with more shrines than ever taking part in what is now recognized as a truly significant

and powerful devotional initiative within the Catholic Church to recognize and bless the work of priests serving

the faithful the world over.


Each of the participating shrines in 50+ countries prays a particular mystery of the Rosary at a particular half hour on the day:


In thanksgiving to God for our priests and to implore the protection and loving care of Our Lady, Mother of all priests,

for all her priestly sons.


With the coming of midnight on the 8 June 2018, the entire world, by then, will have been encircled in prayer for our priests

on this The Annual Rosary Relay Day.


It was the great Irish priest Fr. Patrick Peyton who never tired of

saying that: ‘The Family that prays together stays together.’


As the family of the Church, you are invited to join your prayers to the prayers of millions throughout the world on June 8,  2018.

It is an opportunity for us to raise our hearts to God for all priests in the exercise of their ministry; that they will be blessed,

through our prayers, with God’s grace for their priesthood; that in this worldwide communion of prayer for them,

they may experience our gratitude and support; and finally that they will persevere in unity with Christ and his Church and shepherd

the Lord’s flock to the safe pastures of his Kingdom.




NOON at the Grotto






Monday, 04 June 2018 08:59

Motivational Monday 6-4-18

Better than before

When you expect the best, you have a way of finding it, of creating it. Today, countless possibilities are being born, and plenty of them are just right for you.

Soon, you’ll discover truths you’ve never considered. You’ll journey to places you never knew were there.

As such, it would be foolish to ever give up hope or to relinquish your dreams. More is possible for you now than ever before, and the possibilities continue to grow.

What now seems impossible will eventually become commonplace. The very area where you face the most stubborn obstacles can end up being the source of your greatest triumphs.

Embrace this day and each of its moments as they arrive. Connect with the opportunities to grow, experience, enjoy, appreciate, and to live fully.

Right now is better than before, filled with bright new possibilities. Imagine life at its best, and make it so.

— Ralph Marston

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