“What sort of a God would it be, who only pushed from without?”
“The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw – and knew I saw –
all things in God and God in all things.”
Mechtild of Magdeburg
Our Lady of Compassion is a Metaphysical Catholic Faith Community. All are welcomed and we honor each others’ gifts, path, and individual journey.
Be supported and nurtured and receive the Grace and Healing to be Guided by Spirit.
The Sacraments of Spiritual Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion – are available as well as Wedding/ Commitment Ceremonies, and Presiding at Funerals.
Other Ministerial services such as Home/ Hospital/ Hospice visitation can be requested.
House/ Space/ Office Blessings & Clearings, Spiritual Protection Ritual, and Negative Entity Removal assist in clearing Energy and allowing abundance and healing to flow. Please see those pages for more information.
Inclusive language is used in the Mass, Rituals, Sacraments, prayers – Elohim, Beloved, Father/ Mother/ Source of All – to bring healing rather than separation.
We will be Consecrating the Blessed Oil for use in the Sacraments – Chrism Mass during Holy Week.
Be enfolded in the healing energy and the physical Presence of the Christ in Holy Communion. The Mass enables one to be present to Grace and receive the energies from Elohim. The Ritual of the Metaphysical Mass begins with the Invocation of Archangels to set Sacred Space, Energetic assistance of Saints or Ascended Masters who choose to be present to gift us with their charisms, Attunements, Channeled information all under the direction of Christ.
The Sacrament of Anointing will be offered after Holy Communion for all interested.
7 pm, location given with r.s.v.p., Bethlehem PA
To r.s.v.p. please call 610-954-0885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Healing Circle
To r.s.v.p. or to receive email announcements of events please call 610-954-0885 or email email@example.com
For Spiritual support along one’s life journey.
- Reconciliation (Absolution)
- Anointing of the Sick – Pastoral Visit
- Officiating at Weddings & Commitment Ceremonies
- Officiating at Funerals
New for 2017 – Spiritual Mentoring
In the monastic Celtic tradition the “anam cara” – (“soul – healer”) helped guide a person on their Spiritual Path and within.
In being present to God, one consciously opens a pathway to Grace.
Sacraments flow this energy of Grace into us physically as well as Spiritually
through the physical and tangible signs and elements –
water, oil, bread, wine, fire of incense and candle flame, touch.
Beyond symbols, these are actual channels to transform and sanctify.
In this way we achieve union with God and our God-Self.
“Sacraments leave their indelible imprints in the inner and higher worlds,
visible to angels and the spiritually awakened”.
“Divine Light and Fire”, pg 72, Peter Roche De Coppens
The Rite includes the Invocation of the Archangels as well as one’s own Guardian Angel of Protection, energetically seal and protect, Activates and awakens the first Sephira of Malkuth on the Tree of Life, Consecrates one to the Light, embeds a cross of Light into the Auric field, anointing with Consecrated Oil to seal in the Divine Light and Love that has flowed into the Initiate.
Baptism is not membership into “the church” but into the Mystical Body of Christ.
Babies and children receive Spiritual protection as an Initiate.
In this journey one climbs from Yesod to Hod to overcome negative thinking, with the awareness of how our actions or lack of affect the other planes and dimensions, understand the responsibility and identify where one can do better in life, and then travels across Hod to Netzach.
Otherwise known as the Sacrament of the Seal.
Jesus received a three-fold anointing as Priest, King, and Prophet. Through Confirmation we become sharers in Jesus’ Priesthood, prophetic ministry, and kingly dignity.
On the Tree of Life, one climbs from Malkuth to Yesod from the inner and higher worlds of imagination and the mind, gaining conscious self-control over one’s thoughts, and is now guided by the Christ within.
Confirmation is the second of the three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism the first and Holy Communion the third). Confirmation is regarded as the perfection of Baptism because the Baptized are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.
The laying on of hands, which signifies the descent of the Holy Spirit, is the central act in the Sacrament of Confirmation.The essential element, however, is the anointing of the confirmand (the person being confirmed) with chrism accompanied by the words “Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit”.
This seal is a consecration, representing the safeguarding by the Holy Spirit of the graces conferred at Baptism. Confirmation increases and deepens all of the graces granted at Baptism.
The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit are:
Counsel = Intuition
Reverence (used to be referred to as “Fear of the Lord”)
Anointing of the Sick
For those experiencing an acute or chronic illness: at hospital, neo-natal/ pediatric units, in-home or in-unit hospice, pre or post-surgery, rehab hospitals, nursing homes.
To support one’s journey to wellness or transition.
Create a Sacred Space for your Beloved family/ friend
to be loved, enfolded, nurtured, comforted.
The patient’s personal faith beliefs and expressions are honored.
Family and friends are included and the visit can be scheduled at a time when all can be present.
The Pastoral Visit includes:
- Prayers (sometimes in silence)
- Laying on of Hands
- Invocation of the Archangels to focus the vibration of healing to bring full wellness
- Energetically sealing the room to prevent the energy seepage
of pain and illness from other patients.
Or it can also include Traditional Christian with the Sacraments:
- Anointing of the Sick
- Holy Communion
- Prayers of healing and comfort as outlined in “Pastoral Care of the Sick”.
After-hours visitations, E.R. and trauma unit calls to all hospitals within the Lehigh Valley available.
To schedule please call 610.954.0885 E.S.T. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Officiating at Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies
There are many forms of ceremonies to use, so a couple needs to decide what “flavor” they would like this to be and the service will be crafted specifically for you. As a Sacrament, you each confer it on each other, as officiant +SummerHawk is there to Bless and witness.
The ceremony can be as formal or informal as you choose. You can choose traditional Catholic/ Christian or include Native American (such as the invocation of the 4 directions (or Archangels) ), Celtic with handfasting and jumping over the broom, Metaphysical elements, etc., can be incorporated.
You can write your vows (if you’d like).
A Ceremony can be used as the public celebration and gathering with family and friends after a civil ceremony.
State and local regulations need to be checked to verify the legality in place of a civil ceremony.
To schedule please call 610.954.0885 E.S.T. or email email@example.com
Officiating at Funerals
The funeral or Celebration of Life is Sacred Space and gives an opportunity for family and friends to gather, to acknowledge their sorrow, to remember, and to bring healing to their hearts.
We celebrate the Loved One as a Spiritual Being who was on a journey to learn and to grow while incarnate on the planet.
We begin the journey of the Loved One into another aspect of their Spiritual development, and the journey of family and friends without them being present physically. Society sees this as a farewell but it is the beginning of the re-evaluation of one’s life without that person. If the relationship was complicated then therefore so is the process of grieving and mourning.
The service can be traditional, or a blending and incorporating of one or more spiritual traditions. It includes inclusive language – names of GD – Beloved – Great Spirit – Source – Elohim – Father/Mother God – and is tailored to the faith and beliefs of the family.
For information and availability, please call 610.954.0885 E.S.T. or
Beloved, let your loving kindness be upon those who put their trust in you.
Gracious One you hear the prayers of your faithful people;
you know our needs before we ask,
and we know you will hear our silent prayers held deep within.
We pray for all who have asked us to pray for them,
and especially all those who have no one to pray for them…
Please pray for the Intentions of:
Parishioners and Guests at Our Lady of Compassion
For Adam S. – for physical and Spiritual protection during his military deployment – and his family
For all those experiencing flooding, earthquakes, fires, and other natural disasters
For all our Japanese Sisters and Brothers
Cecelia and family
Charlie and Patrice
Joyce and family
Sheree and Loren
Maretha – an Angel on the phone
We thank you Beloved, for these cherished souls who have moved into the Light of Paradise. We miss them, but they are in Your embrace and the company of their ancestors.
May these souls find in your presence light, happiness, and peace.
May they go from strength to strength, from one heavenly academy to another,
reaching higher Spiritual growth. May they be granted wisdom, knowledge, understanding, grace, kindness and mercy before You. May they stand before Your throne of glory.
May they rest in the shelter of the Most High, in the shadow of the Beloved. Amen.
Dwight C. – Father of Kathleen
Harriet R. – Mother of Cheryl & Ron
Catherine M. – Step-Mother of Joyce, Joanne, John
Louise, Mother of David
Emma, for Joyce and family
Father of Jessica – and family
Harold, Father of Susan – and family
Scott – and his Mother
Grandparents of April
Thomas – and family
Francis – and family
Gillian R. – and family
Reverend J. R. Baker – and her family
Josephine and Joseph P. – and family
Marie Mercuro – Great-Aunt of Russell
Patricia F. – and for her sister Barbara N. and family
Father of Anne F. – and family
Baby Aurora – her parents and entire family
Bill L. – and wife Kate and entire family
Michael Muscarella Sr. and entire family
Mary K. – for her family, especially her Grandson Christopher
Bob “Mullet Man” Fink – his family and friends
Son of Dave W.
Father of Leslie and family
May their names not be forgotten…
To place your Intention here please email firstname.lastname@example.org