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• marian.org Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception

The Marians are a congregation of nearly 500 priests and brothers i

n 20 countries

around the world.

We support the Holy Father and embrace the official teachings of the Catholic

Church in our special calling to:

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Sprea

d devotion to Mary

as the Immaculate Conception.

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Offer our lives for th

e Holy Souls in Purgatory,

especially the victims of war

and disease.

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Operate publishing apostolates and assist where the need is greatest in parishes,

shrines, and missions.

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Promote th

e Divine Mercy

message and devotion.

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Organize people of good will to work with and through us to bring Christ

everywhere.

Association of Marian Helpers — Join us!

Established in 1945, the Association began as a small group of friends who

believed in and supported the work of the Marians. Now some 1.5-million members

strong, the Association is a spiritual benefit society that continues to prayerfully and

financially support the priests and brothers of the Congregation of Marian Fathers.

Marian Helpers

, by a decree of the Holy See, share in the following graces:

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the daily

Masses, prayers

, good works, and merits of the Marian priests and

brothers around the world;

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a special Mass offered on feast days of our Savior and His Blessed Mother;

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a monthly Mass on eac

h First Friday

and eac

h First Saturday

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a Mass offered for deceased members o

n All Souls’ Day;

and

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the perpetua

l Novena to the Divine Mercy.

In other words, as associates, you share in all th

e spiritual benefits o

f our prayers,

Masses, and works of mercy!

Deepen your commitment

of prayer and support by joining a

special group of Marian Helpers:

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Thirteenth of the Month Clu

b: marian.org/13th

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Friends of Mercy

: TheDivineMercy.org/friends

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Holy Souls Sodality

: PrayForSouls.org

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or call (413) 298-1382.

Arrange a special gift

:

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using stock, a gift through your will or trust, or a charitable

gift annuit

y: marian.org/plannedgiving

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to support a particular ministry or need

: marian.org/give

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to create a memorial or tribute

: MemorialsOnEdenHill.org

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or call (413) 298-1382.

When making your will ...

A sample form of bequest to the Marians is:

I give and bequeath to the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate

Conception of the B.V.M., Stockbridge, MA 01262, ____% of my

adjusted gross estate (or $_______, or a specific asset) to be used

for its religious and educational purposes.

Marian Helpers Center

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Headquarters and

publishing center for

the Association of

Marian Helpers.

1-800-462-7426

National Shrine

of The Divine Mercy

(413) 298-3931

For pilgrimages:

(413) 298-1119

marian.org/shrine

Mercy Apostolates

Learn about our

lay ministries.

marian.org/ministries

1-866-895-3236

Evangelization Team

Invite the Marians

to speak at your parish.

(413) 298-1349

parishmissions@marian.org

Hearts Afire: Parish-based

Programs (HAPP

R

)

AllHeartsAfire.org

1-844-551-3755

Intercessory Prayerline

Send us your

prayer intentions.

1-800-804-3823

marian.org/prayerline

Websites

marian.org TheDivineMercy.org ShopMercy.org

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OTHERWAYS TO SUPPORT US Visit marian.org/social