Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing        

October 23, 2017

October 24th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is 
Day 4 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
for October 24th


Please pray for Dan.

Please pray for Dennis serving our country.

Please pray Fr. Joe's book & cover & all involved.


Prayer for Grace for our Country

Dear Father united to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally made present, celebrated around the world, in the Holy Spirit. We offer up all we do united to the Mass. We unite in one mind and one heart as members of the mystical body of Christ, with Christ our head in the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, through the powerful intercession of Mary with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory, and we beg for the saving grace, for our country, the United States. Please help us. We further pray for unity to always do the will of God in love. We spread the Blood of Jesus on the leaders and people of the United States and cast the devil into hell. We consecrate our country to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and all our dioceses, and beg for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God help us. We pray for our families, the priests, the Church and the world. In the Name of Jesus please hear us, we pray. We pray for our new president as he takes office. We pray that we are united as one nation under God to work together in love as God wants.


                October 13, 2017 - 100th Anniversary of Fatima

                R. God is the I Am

                God is whether I
                    understand or not

                God is

                Therefore it remains for me
                    to seek to know Him
                    Because God is.

                Reality is in God –

                Perfect beauty –

                Light – love

                Why didn't I do more –

                Worship – love – give one self –

                God is light –

                God is love –

                God is Absolute truth –

                God's love is so big –
                    we cannot even
                    imagine it

                Pride – anger –
                    anger – power –

                    God outpours His grace –

1 John 4:17-21

Love comes to its perfection in us when we can face the Day of Judgement fearlessly, because even in this world we have become as he is. In love there is no room for fear, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear implies punishment and no one who is afraid has come to perfection in love. Let us love, then, because he first loved us. Anyone who says 'I love God' and hates his brother, is a liar, since whoever does not love the brother whom he can see cannot love God whom he has not seen. Indeed this is the commandment we have received from him, that whoever loves God, must also love his brother.


                R. Gates of heaven –

                Attitude of love

                Soft Heart when a
                    person had a hard
                    heart –

                Heaven is real

                Know God really loves you.

                Fear of future –

                God heals –

                Jesus healed on earth –

                Cole ! ! !

                Jesus is the healer –

                Prayers are powerful –

                Reality is God is and
                    He loves us –

                God listens

                God is faithful –

                God the Father loves –

                Thank You God for Cole –

                Every day is a better day –

                Thankful we can breathe –
                    Thankful for everything –

                What is hell –
                    absence of light –
                    void –

                God is all good –

                God is light –

                When you die you are
                    judged and it is right

                God is light –

                God can be completely trusted –

                We must be pure to go to heaven –

                If a person lives in evil – they must
                    be purified if they want
                    to get in heaven –

R. Some time between Ascension Thursday, May 21, 1998 and Pentecost, May 31, 1998.

goldlamb.gif (63854 bytes)I saw a vision of an open door, the light within it resembled the light of the vision of March 26, 1996 that can be found in the Apostles Manual (p. 34-36).

The open door was glistening with this reflective golden color mirror-like light. I cannot describe, as I could not describe concerning the 3 main visions, the first being March 26, 1996.

The closest light I can describe to this is the sun reflecting on the water at Tom's Farm but this too leaves an emptiness to its description.

There was a little white sheep at the bottom of the open, glistening door and the little sheep hobbled over a small threshold and went in.

The door was rounded on the top, no corners, like a semi-circle on the top, and the wall surrounding this door was black. The light I describe was within this door and peered out to me in the vision.

I heard our Lord over and over again cry out during this period, "Come out of your tombs, dead, dead, dead, you are dead."

I heard the words similar to the message of May 21, 1998.

I was walled in on all sides – BARS – a prison of my own making. I turned and there was a wall missing and I gaily walked into the free night and the sun followed me as I walked.

I hear Jesus speak: "I am the gateway that leads to freedom."

I know the sea of glass from the vision of March 26, 1996. I know the open door from the vision.

I know the Power, I know the Intimate Burning Heart of Jesus in the Mass.

Jesus: (Ascension Day May 21, 1998)

Your earth is enclosed in a wall of their own making. They have put up walls to enclose themselves. They have traveled around in their little boxes and spit at the freedom that I wish to give them.

Freedom is in living according to God's will, Freedom is in Me.

Talk of chains, for you have some. Your have bars and are enclosed in your stone or brick houses. A mighty fortress is your dwelling, you think. A mighty fortress is in the walls of My Heart.

I am the gateway that leads to Freedom. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy One of the Virgin Israel. I am the gateway to heaven. I am God.

Come out of your tombs, I am alive, I am treated as a dead object.

Sing a new song, the dead shall be raised.

They conquered the devil with the Blood of the Lamb.

Pray to the Holy Spirit to come mightily on you.

end of May 21, 1998


                R. Hell – screeches
                        hot heat –


Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

July 13, 1917

    "During her appearance in July, Our Lady, in answer to Lucia's plea, promised that in October she would work a great miracle so that all might believe and know who she was. Again, the Mother of God told the children to sacrifice themselves for sinners and to say many times, especially when making a sacrifice, this prayer: "O my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of poor sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary." (11)

    "During this same July apparition, Mary showed the three children a vision of Hell. She told them:

    "You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.

    "The war (World War I, then raging) is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light [January 2, 1938], know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. (12)

    "To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the five first Saturdays. If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed....

    "But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world." (13)

 11. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to 
    Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven
(Rockford: TAN 
    Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). pp.3-4.
12. Ibid., pp.4-5.
13. Ibid., p.5.


                From Fatima Peace Plan — Tan Books p.4-5. 

July 13, 1917


    As she spoke these words, Our Lady stretched out her hands, and bright rays came forth which seemed to penetrate into the earth. All at once the ground vanished, and the children found themselves standing on the brink of a sea of fire. As they peered into this dreadful place, the terrified youngsters saw huge numbers of devils and damned souls. The devils resembled hideous black animals, each filling the air with despairing shrieks. The damned souls were in their human bodies and seemed to be brown in color, tumbling about constantly in the flames and screaming with terror. All were on fire within and without their bodies, and neither devils nor damned souls seemed able to control their movements. They were tossing about in the flames like fiery coals in a furnace. There was never an instant's peace or freedom from pain.

                        end of excerpt 


                R. See evil in eyes
                    ugly creatures
                    disorder, smelling
                    violence – like a
                    ferocious lion –

                Awful – hell is awful –
                    Vast darkness
                    tearing apart
                    trapped in hell for all
                        eternity –

                A living nightmare –
                    demons, creatures
                    people being tormented
                    being attacked –

                Worse night-mare, living it
                    over and over again –

                Ugly creatures in hell –
                    hideous –

                Die – the devil takes you –
                    the devil says He's mine –
                    Trapped in flames –
                    No break
                    Constant torment

                    Terrible demons – wanting
                        their chance to torment
                        them –

                    Being tormented for all the
                        evil they did during
                        their life

                    Burning flames – feeling this –

                    Screaming – torment

                    Demons attacking


                If we love God –

                    He knows us

                Horrible for God to say
                    "I do not know you"

                How would it be to be
                    in hell for all eternity

                God is love –

                We have only so many days
                    left to live –

                Many people die in accidents –
                    just like that –

                Where are we in preparing
                    for eternity

                Ignoring God –

                    God wants us with Him
                        in heaven

                    When is our time –

                    God has a plan for us –

                    God can take us at
                        any time –

                    Will we see life eternal or
                        see darkness –

                Jerry was in a coma for six
                    weeks –

                God gave us Jerry –

                How many days
                    42 days?

                God wanted Jerry –

                God heals –

                God allows us to suffer –

                God allows us to have pain –

                Repairing physically

                Jerry did this

                So strong –

                Peace with God –

                It takes us over –

                Miracles –

                God is a God of miracles

                God gives us His Heart –

                God can give us a miracle

                Jesus is our Savior

                Jesus loves us.

                The Power of Prayer! !

                Jesus loves us so very, very,
                    much –

                Pray before the Lord –

                Have faith


October 13, 2017

100th Anniversary of Mary at Fatima

Mysteries of Light

                The Baptism of Jesus

                (1) The heavens were thrown open
                    the Voice of the Father was
                    "This is My Beloved Son in
                        whom I am well pleased."

                 (2) Miracles – This began Jesus'
                    public ministry.

                (3) God is Light and in Him is no

                (4) Remember our baptism –
                    we receive a sharing in
                    His life.

                (5) Our knowing and loving capacity
                    is elevated.

                (6) God opens the supernatural
                    world to us.

                (7) The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell
                    in our graced baptized soul.

                (8) We receive the supernatural virtues
                    of faith, hope and love.

                (9) He must increase, we must



                    Come Holy Spirit, Come upon us –
                        Come and possess our soul –


                The Marriage at Cana

                (1) Jesus turned water into wine.

                (2) Meditate on the powerful
                    intercession of Mary.

                (3) At Mass the wine becomes
                    the Blood of Christ at the
                    hands of the priest.

                (4) This began Jesus' miracles.

                (5) God is a God of miracles.

                (6) Expect that God hears our prayers.

                (7) The Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

                        Fruits of the Spirit
                        Love, Joy, Peace, Patience,
                        Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness,
                        Self-control, Gentleness

                    Kindness, eagerness to do God's will,
                        love, generosity, open-hearted,
                        unity, gives love to other
                        for their good.

                    Bad fruits
                        pride        malicious conduct
                        jealousy    lust
                        envy         selfishness
                        greed        hatred

                (8) Song: A Song from Jesus –


                (9) Jesus taught and healed in
                    His public life.

                (10) I place my faith in God –
                    Keep moving on in the path God
                        shows us.


                Building the Kingdom of God

                (1) All united, with greater
                    faith, God will help us.

                (2) Sing: Jesus, Jesus –
                        Jesus the Light of the World

                (3) Jesus heals the blind and deaf.

                (4) Jesus spoke in parables.

                (5) Jesus is the Good Shepherd.

                (6) Jesus walked on the water.

                (7) Jesus healed the lepers, the
                    crippled. He calmed the storm.
                    He drove out demons.

                (8) Jesus rose Jarius' daughter
                    from the dead.

                    Miracle of loaves and fish

Matthew 14: 19-21

He gave orders that the people were to sit down on the grass; then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven and said the blessing. And breaking the loaves he handed them to his disciples, who gave them to the crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted, and they collected the scraps left over, twelve baskets full. Now about five thousand men had eaten, to say nothing of women and children.

                    Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.
                    He healed the blind man –

                (9) Matthew 5: 3-12

How blessed are the poor in spirit:
the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Blessed are the gentle:
they shall have the earth as inheritance.
Blessed are those who mourn:
they shall be comforted.
Blessed are those
   who hunger and thirst for uprightness:
they shall have their fill.
Blessed are the merciful:
they shall have mercy shown them.
Blessed are the pure in heart:
they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers:
they shall be recognised
   as children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted
   in the cause of uprightness:
the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

Blessed are you when people abuse you and persecute you and
speak all kinds of calumny against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven; this
is how they persecuted the prophets before you.

                (10) John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world:
he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him 
    may not perish
but may have eternal life.

The Our Father

    Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


                Transfiguration of Jesus

                (1) Matthew 17: 1-8

    Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as dazzling as light. And suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them; they were talking with him. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; if you want me to, I will make three shelters here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and suddenly from the cloud there came a voice which said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.’ When they heard this, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear. But Jesus came up and touched them, saying, ‘Stand up, do not be afraid.’ And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but Jesus. 

                (2) The voice from heaven was heard
                    "This is My beloved Son in
                    whom I am well pleased,
                    listen to Him."

                (3) This is like book-ends – from
                    the Baptism of Jesus when
                    the Father spoke and
                    He spoke at the Transfiguration
                    Listen to Him.

                (4) Jesus is our Savior. We need Jesus.
                    We must follow Him and
                    listen to Him.

                (5) Blessed are You Father, Lord of heaven
                    and earth – You have revealed
                    to children the Mysteries
                    of the Kingdom.

                (6) Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

    ... In reference to Christianity, God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them
the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).

                (7) We think of Jesus' Resurrection
                    and Ascension into heaven –
                    The Apostles were given the gift
                    of the Transfiguration – but
                    this is all a mystery –
                    We cannot comprehend the
                    mystery of the heights of
                    heaven or the power and beauty
                    of God –

                Some people have been given
                    visions and they can
                    tell us of peace and love
                    and things –

                (8) God gave the Apostles a glimpse
                    in the Transfiguration.

                (9) Prophets tell people things and
                    they can ignore the prophets
                    and persecute them for delivering
                    a message from God.

                (10) When Jesus appeared on the cross
                    December 5, 1996 – He appeared
                    at the point of death –
                    His mouth moving and
                    He said
                    "No one was listening
                        to Him" –   


Jesus on the cross at Immaculata Church

December 5, 1996

R. On December 5, 1996, Our Lord appeared to me at Holy Cross-Immaculata Church, after Mary had appeared on most of the 5ths since July 5, 1994. Our Lord now appeared, dying on the cross.

His withered body was horrifying to me. I cried and looked at Him in horror. This lasted about twenty minutes. It looked as if He could exert no effort, but His jaw moved and moved and moved. It was a big movement as His mouth moved. I heard no words. I was sickened.

I was horrified at the sight of His weakness, the vision I saw and I cried from the depth of my soul as I watched I could hardly stand it.

It was in the church, Holy Cross-Immaculata. He appeared on this crucifix. It was horrifying for me. I was in such anguish and tears. I know this experience so well, He implanted it in my soul. This was after Mary appeared for 2 years and 4 months on the 5ths. Jesus appeared on the 2 1/2 year anniversary on the crucifix.

At the traditional rosary (I had done them now for 2½ years of 5ths) that evening at 6:30 with all the Shepherds of Christ people there, He said He moved His mouth because no one was listening.


                The Institution of the Eucharist



Matthew 26: 26-30

The institution of the Eucharist

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to the disciples. ‘Take it and eat,’ he said, ‘this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he handed it to them saying, ‘Drink from this, all of you, for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. From now on, I tell you, I shall never again drink wine until the day I drink the new wine with you in the kingdom of my Father.’

                        After the psalms had been sung they left for the Mount of Olives.

                (2) 1 Corinthians 11: 23-27

For the tradition I received from the Lord and also handed on to you is that on the night he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread, and after he had given thanks, he broke it, and he said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.' And in the same way, with the cup after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.' Whenever you eat this bread, then, and drink this cup, you are proclaiming the Lord's death until he comes. Therefore anyone who eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily is answerable for the body and blood of the Lord.

                (3) Luke 22: 14-23

The supper

When the time came he took his place at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, ‘I have ardently longed to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; because, I tell you, I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.’ Then, taking a cup, he gave thanks and said, ‘Take this and share it among you, because from now on, I tell you, I shall never again drink wine until the kingdom of God comes.’

The institution of the Eucharist

Then he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ He did the same with the cup after supper, and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood poured out for you.

'But look, here with me on the table is the hand of the man who is betraying me. The Son of man is indeed on the path which was decreed, but alas for that man by whom he is betrayed!' And they began to ask one another which of them it could be who was to do this.

                (4) Mark 14: 22-24

And as they were eating he took bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to them. ‘Take it,’ he said, ‘this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he handed it to them, and all drank from it, and he said to them, ‘This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, poured out for many. 

                (5) Mark 8: 17-21

And Jesus knew it, and he said to them, 'Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not understand, still not realise? Are your minds closed? Have you eyes and do not see, ears and do not hear? Or do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of scraps did you collect?' They answered, 'Twelve.' 'And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many baskets full of scraps did you collect?' And they answered, 'Seven.' Then he said to them, 'Do you still not realise?'

                (6) Song: I Love You Jesus

                (7) Jesus gives us Himself –
                    We eat His Body and drink
                    His Blood –

                (8) Jesus laid down His life for
                    us. Jesus died for our

                (9) Sing: We Have Been Told

                (10) Sing A Priest s a Gift from God


                Sing: Glory, Glory, Glory Lord


                R. Jesus tells us I am the Bread of Life

                Sing: I Am the Bread of Life


Picture of the Sacred Heart of JesusSeek True Treasures

February 17, 1994 - 5:30 a.m.

Jesus: My little ones, how are you doing? Are you getting bogged down in this weather? Do you know yet that you do not control the elements? You live every day and you think you have much to do to control your actions but you do not see the eyes of Him Who watches over you with loving care.

I give to you this earth and all you need to sustain your life here. Man worries about the earth and if this or that will happen. Man has become so independent that he thinks he controls all things and he needs to worry about his present and future.

You, My favored, chosen ones, know that life here lasts but a moment and like smoke it is gone without a trace. Look at your ancestors. So few people ever remember their ancestors, yet your ancestors thought that at every moment their actions were so crucial. Little ones, you hold on to life. You hold on to these little happenings here and you worry in vain! Look at the big picture, My little ones. Here today, gone tomorrow, and where are you going?

The days go by with such speed. "Oh," you say, "Where have the years gone?" You think every second is so important. You worry, you fret, you wander empty roads and I watch you. I see you with your emphasis on the moment. You are being deceived, My little ones. It is in seeing the moment as part of eternity that you really know what is going on. Each moment you live, you are the teacher about the God Who dwells in your breast. Each moment you live, you are My messenger to this cold, scared world. Nothing you do means anything except as you are serving Me.

Take off your glasses. Behold the life above. See every moment as a drop of the life to come. See every moment as part of eternity. All these drops together make up your pass into My kingdom.

You worry, you wonder, you fret, you hold on. I give you a toothache, I take it away. One second and a toothache is gone. Is that not how it is with life—one second and it is gone? Oh, how those little precious moments seem to die away and you scarce can remember what happened! Yet during people’s lives those moments seem earth-shattering. Those moments are yesterday’s forgotten memories. You hold on, you fret, you fume and I watch you let go of each moment, only to become forgotten by today.

Store up your moments as part of eternity. Every moment here is part of your pass to My kingdom. How are you living this moment? Is it used to give service to Me and preach My gospel? Are you making all your moments count towards your eternity? Each moment is but a breath and it is gone. Did you use the moment I gave you to do My work? This time is not yours. I can snatch your moments away in one breath. It matters, My children, only as you choose to serve Me and spread My love!

If everyone had God as their primary goal, what love you would possess. What power you would know, because God is the mightiest force. I have all the power. Other power is false power!

Do you get it yet? Do you think anything you hold on to is so precious here? Here today, gone tomorrow, and I snatch you from your seats and you never return to finish what you deemed so important.

Are you comprehending My words here? The body is but an instrument to get you around. Reach with the spirit within. Live from the soul. Communicate with Me in your soul. Look for the unseen world that surrounds you constantly. Die to yourself.

You have a soul at this very moment that is a vibrant spiritual force alive within you. Live from your soul, My little ones. Focus on your soul. Live from your heart. Do not fret and fume for the things of this world. Here today, gone tomorrow, and then forgotten. Today’s moments, yesterday’s forgotten treasures. Do they mean so much or do you forget what seemed so important?

Reach with the soul. Live for God. Each moment is your chance to store up treasures for eternity. They will never be forgotten. What you do to help others to know Me will never be forgotten. How you loved will never be forgotten. How you gave lives on in those you touched. Your love is like a bubbling brook. It bubbles and keeps on bubbling. Your selfishness dies the moment after you live it.

Love is the force. Love is the power that reflects the God above. Love is not selfish. Love does not demand its own way. Love gives and doesn’t stop giving. On the day of judgment it will be found in the hearts of those you touched. Think of only yourself and watch your moments become yesterday’s forgotten moments. Love your brothers and watch the world reflect the love you gave, from now to the end.

Love or selfishness? I call you to love. I call you to plant a seed that grows into a mighty oak. Plant My seeds of love. Ask not how you can attain your goal but how you can fulfill the goal of God. Love God, love one another. Too simple, too hard for many.

Love, children. Reflect the God Who dwells within your soul. Store up your moments forever lest they become yesterday’s forgotten treasure.

Like ripples on a pond, your love never dies. It reaches on and on and goes into the moments of eternity. Love is lasting. Love never dies. Love God, love one another. Die to yourself and live.

            end of excerpt


                R. Jesus heals the blind –

Novena to the Infant of Prague
(to be prayed hourly if possible)

          O Jesus, who said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted. 

          O Jesus, who said, "All that you ask of the Father in My Name He will grant you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Your Father in Your Name that my prayer be granted. 

          O Jesus, who said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My word shall not pass," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted.


Matthew 22: 36-40 

‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.  On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.’










                R. Mary said "yes"

                Jesus calls us to open up our
                    hearts so we can know
                    Him more and more –

                How can anybody learn that
                    is consumed with
                    pride and think they know
                    it all –

                We really know so little –

                We must be ready and watching.

                Mary has powerful intercession –
                    see the Marriage at Cana.



John 19: 26

Seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’


                R. We see the Annunciation –
                    the 7 Sorrows show us
                    Mary's yes in her life.

                We see her "yes" under the cross.

                We see her "yes" holding the
                    lifeless body of Jesus.




                R. See Mary – so beautiful –

                See Mary beautiful –
                    in and out

                See Mary in light

Luke 1: 46-55

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.


                R. Visitation

                    Mary and Elizabeth Rejoiced

                Mary said "yes"

                Mary went to Bethlehem

                    Mary said "yes"

                Mary tells us now –


                R. Beauty – God is beautiful

                The beatific vision is seeing beauty

                God is perfect beauty

                Seeing Mother of God in this
                    image shows us beauty –


                R. My heart is full of light and
                    love and joy to know God –

                The crucifix can bring beauty
                    to our eyes in the
                    love of Jesus –

                Jesus loved me so much
                    He died for my sins

                This is love –

                Love is beauty –

                Love, Jesus Loves us so much.

                Song: A Song from Jesus


                October 1, 2017

                R. Beauty – God is beautiful –

                The beatific vision is seeing beauty –

                God is perfect beauty –

                Seeing the Mother of God in this image
                    shows us beauty –



                R. I see images and I can see them
                    with beauty if my heart is
                    full of light and love and joy to
                    know God.

                Even the crucifix can be seen in the eyes of

                The crucifix is for me – the love of my
                    Divine Savior – who loved me so
                    much – He came and died for me –
                    died for my sins.

                The crucifix tells the story of my Savior –
                    The Son of God who loved man
                    so much to pay for our sins –
                    This is love and love is beauty –

                Love, Jesus, loves us so much –

                Jesus loved us so much to die for our

                Song: A Song from Jesus


                R. Yes – Jesus loved us this much –

December 17, 2016


                R. The world had become corrupt at the time
                of Noah and God told Noah to build
                an Ark. Can you imagine the remarks
                Noah received from the proud and
                nasty men.

                    Noah just kept doing what God
                told him. Abraham did what God
                told him. Abraham was tested and
                he obeyed God.

                    When a person loves someone they want
                to please them. When we realize the love
                God has for us





                R. When a person realizes God's love for
                us – His goodness given to us –
                They don't want to offend God –

                They want to give Him thanks and
                praise and love –

                To know God brings us to love Him
                more and more –

                To see beauty in God's creation –

                To see beauty in the gifts He has
                    given us –

                To be as God wants us to be –
                    every moment – every day –

                To enjoy the moments God gives us –

                The evil man plots evil in his mind
                    and his heart is full of evil
                    ways –
                    He is not seeing the light –
                    He is not seeing the reality more
                        and more how God really is.
                    Reality is in God –

                    Pride, anger, jealousy, envy,
                slothfulness, lust, gluttony brings a man
                down. They are called deadly sins
                because they make the man more
                and more numb to the truth – they
                live in greater and greater darkness –
                they make the world they live in,
                in their mind, a world that is not as it really

                The sad thing is to deceive oneself
                    and then to deny that there is
                    this deception –

                    Loving oneself is what God wants –
                Loving oneself means I see the goal
                of eternal salvation for myself and
                I don't want to offend God –

                    I know God is always there –
                watching me – loving me – helping
                me – because He really loves
                me and Jesus really came to this earth,
                took flesh and died for my sins –

                God teaches me His ways –

                God teaches me what love is –

                I meditate on His love for me and
                    I know it –

               In Blue Book IV I saw Jesus' love for
                    Mary and Mary's love for
                    Jesus –

                I saw Jesus' love for me –


                R. In Blue Book I Jesus taught me of His
                    Personal love for me –

                R. Jesus taught me so much in the
                    pre-Blue Book –
                    Jesus taught me how afraid
                        I was and He had all the
                    God is above – God's power
                        never runs out –

                People who use force to manipulate things
                    to force disorder pull the biggest
                    farce on themselves –
                    they are fooling themselves –
                    they are hating themselves –
                    they are putting mud in their
                        eyes –

                How can a blind man see with
                    mud in his eyes –

                Darkness is one's heart makes a man
                    see more and more distortedly
                    when he turned his back on
                    God, refused to tell the truth
                    about his sin and walked
                    in pride – his heart became
                    harder and harder.

                God speaks of love in the heart
                    of the man –

                His Heart is gentle and loving and tender
                    in Heart –

                God is love –

                And the more I know God and His
                    love for me –

                The more He possesses me –

                The more He uses me as His
                    instrument of love –

                In the Gospel of John it says
                    the TRUTH will be in you!

                Jesus is the way, the truth and
                    the life and

                In Him is no darkness.

                Here is a message from
                    September 28th.

                Given September 28, 2017

                R. Living in the present moment –
                Enjoying what we have NOW –

                Embracing the NOW of our life

                Song: Live This Day


                R. Living the NOW –

Morning Offering

My dear Father, I offer You this day all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings, my every breath, my every heartbeat, my every thought, all my actions, in union with Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in the Holy Spirit. I pray the Holy Spirit is with me every second today, enlightening me to do the Will of the Father and filling me with the fire of God's love.

I ask Jesus and Mary to be one in me in all that I do and I unite with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory to pray continually to the Father for these intercessions, in this prayer, for this day.

For myself, I pray for grace-abundant grace, to know and love God more and more and to follow the Will of the Father. I pray to the Holy Spirit to transform me in the heart of Mary to be more and more like Jesus. I pray that I can forever dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. I pray for conversion of all those I hold dear who need conversion. I pray for each member of my family that they will be filled with Your abundant grace to grow in their knowledge and love of God.

I pray for all my friends that they will receive abundant grace to carry out the great plan of the Father, that they will grow forever closer to Jesus' Heart through Mary's heart, that we will all be led by the Holy Spirit to do His work, that we will, together, carry out the plan of the Father as He intends us to, to spread the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary's heart to this world.

Jesus, I pray for myself so the Holy Spirit descends upon me and opens my heart to Your love so I will grow more and more deeply in union with You. I pray that I do not worry what other people think but try always to please the Father and do His Will. I pray that I may help lead many to Your burning love.

I pray for the following people in particular that they will be filled with the Spirit and grow deeply in their union with You, that they will receive abundant graces to know, love and serve You more. (Include special friends by name...)

I pray for priests the world over, for the success of the Priestly Newsletter, the Chapters and for the finances needed for the Newsletter. I pray for the circulation of the Blue Book messages, rosary meditations and tapes. I pray for all those involved in the publication of these messages.

I pray that You will shower Your abundant graces onto the priests reading the Newsletter the people reading and hearing the Blue Book messages and rosary meditations and all of Fr. Carter's publications.

We pray for the intentions we hold deep within our hearts, for our families and friends, for those requesting our prayers. We pray for children the world over and for the souls in purgatory. We ask God to shower His abundant grace on us and the members of our Shepherds of Christ Chapter so that we may grow more and more in our knowledge and love of God.

We consecrate ourselves to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We pray for Father Carter, for Father Smith, for Rita Ring, and for John Weickert, for all leaders and helpers in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, for Shepherds of Christ Ministries, and Our Lady of Light Ministry. We pray for all those who are working in these ministries.

We bind ourselves and our children and our friends to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We place the precious blood of Jesus on ourselves, and all we touch, so that we will be protected from the evil one. We pray to St. Michael to cast the devil into hell.

We love You, God, we love You, we love You. We beg that we may receive the grace to love You more and more deeply. We adore You, we praise You, our beloved Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


                R. We love You God –

                We thank You for the moments we have now.

                We praise You God –

                We thank You, Jesus, for giving Yourself
                    to us in the Eucharist.

                Thank You for Your goodness given to us.

                Increase in us the supernatural virtues of
                    faith, hope and love.

                When we are weak – we are strong in Christ Jesus.

                We must discipline ourselves – control
                    ourselves and be as God wants us to be.

                We are strengthened in Christ Jesus.

                Gratitude to God for what has been
                    given us.

                Thank You God for Your grace given to us.

                    I give myself to You –

Prayer for Union with Jesus

Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994


                Sing: Blessed be the name of God!

Psalm 113: 1-7


Praise, servants of Yahweh,
praise the name of Yahweh.
Blessed be the name of Yahweh,
henceforth and for ever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting,
praised be the name of Yahweh!

Supreme over all nations is Yahweh,
supreme over the heavens his glory.
Who is like Yahweh our God?
His throne is set on high,
but he stoops to look down on heaven and earth.

He raises the poor from the dust,
he lifts the needy from the dunghill,


                R. We have Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist.

Luke 6: 43-49

'There is no sound tree that produces rotten fruit, nor again a rotten tree that produces sound fruit. Every tree can be told by its own fruit: people do not pick figs from thorns, nor gather grapes from brambles. Good people draw what is good from the store of goodness in their hearts; bad people draw what is bad from the store of badness. For the words of the mouth flow out of what fills the heart. 'Why do you call me, "Lord, Lord" and not do what I say? 'Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and acts on them – I will show you what such a person is like. Such a person is like the man who, when he built a house, dug, and dug deep, and laid the foundations on rock; when the river was in flood it bore down on that house but could not shake it, it was so well built. But someone who listens and does nothing is like the man who built a house on soil, with no foundations; as soon as the river bore down on it, it collapsed; and what a ruin that house became!'


                Sing: Oh Lord I am not Worthy –

                R. We need to praise and thank God before we
                    begin to petition Him – always on our lips
                    is love for God – praising Him, thanking
                    Him and asking for direction and help.

                Watch the Movie Esther tonight


Luke 8: 16-18

‘No one lights a lamp to cover it with a bowl or to put it under a bed. No, it is put on a lamp–stand so that people may see the light when they come in. For nothing is hidden but it will be made clear, nothing secret but it will be made known and brought to light. So take care how you listen; anyone who has, will be given more; anyone who has not, will be deprived even of what he thinks he has.’


From a Lenten Homily, March 24, 2000

Live in the Moment

    Today’s Gospel in its story certainly points ahead to Jesus in His Passion and death. And as we read passages such as this during the Lenten season, we are reminded once again that the Church in her Liturgy of the Word gives us an opportunity to undergo a purification, an ever deepening cleansing of ourselves so that we may be a more fit instrument for receiving the great graces which are to be given to us at the time of the Resurrection memorial on Easter. And so all in all, Lent is a time of purification to prepare us for ever-greater gifts of the Lord. It’s a time of self-discipline, a time to renew our efforts to be self-disciplined in the service of the Lord. Self-discipline is an aspect of purification. And I suggest that one of the most difficult acts of self-discipline in the spiritual journey is to concentrate on the present moment. We have a very strong tendency to disregard the importance of the present moment by focusing in a wrong way on the past or in a wrong way on the future. There are proper occasions for thinking of the past and the future. For example, we have to learn from the past and we have to prepare for the future, but our great emphasis has to be upon the present. There is a Latin axiom which says, age quod agis, age quod agis, which means: do what you are doing, concentrate on the present. And of course we are familiar with that term in the history of spirituality: the sacrament of the present moment. And so the discipline of Lent certainly encourages us to include in a deeper self-discipline a greater determination to get as much as we can out of the present moment. People with a terminal illness have an opportunity as they prepare for death for increased prayer, contrition, love of God. However, some are taken very, very quickly. But for those who have the opportunity of knowing with some certainty the time of their death, I’m sure as they look back on their lives, they are saddened by the many times they did not use time and opportunities for the service of the Lord properly, and are overjoyed at those times in which they did use the present opportunity properly. A great means we have of living in the present properly is a greater focus upon our Lord. For if I have that awareness of the fact I am united with Jesus here and now, why should I be concerned so much about the future or the past? Yes, a great help in living in the present and deriving all the good we can from it for ourselves and others is an ever greater focus upon Jesus, because the more I focus upon Jesus and the more I live with Him in the present moment, the more I am satisfied with the present moment. And so let us in our Lenten activity resolve to grow in that self-discipline - which is very difficult at times - to really live in the presence with the fullness of our being as much as is possible, with the help of God’s grace. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the day of salvation.

end of Father Carter's homily


                R. Why are we impatient and hate
                to wait? On Sunday September 24th I received
                a writing about waiting. God lets
                us wait – it takes 9 months to
                have a baby. We are here to prepare
                in our life for heaven.

                    Going to college takes time –
                Wanting to play music well takes
                practice. God shows us we have
                to wait when we are sick to be

                    Fear can stop us from doing
                what we need to do. Mary did
                exactly as the Father wanted her to do.
                At the time of Moses the Israelites
                decided to make a molten calf of
                gold because Moses was up the
                mountain too long getting the
                commandments. They wanted to
                take things in their own hands –
                Does that remind us of our anxiousness
                when God calls us to wait on God
                many times and we do something
                we shouldn't do because we
                don't want to wait.

                    Waiting can be hard when
                we have to endure something and
                we are embarrassed or we get
                anxious and feel it shouldn't
                take so long.

                    Our whole life can be lived
                in dissatisfaction of waiting for
                anything if we let it. Then God
                can let us have a broken leg or
                a sickness that teaches us we
                can't do everything we plan,
                if we have a broken leg we
                have to deal with that. Walking
                is indeed a gift God gives us.

                    God allowed the Israelites to wander
                in the desert for 40 years, they were
                thirsty and hungry. God was
                teaching them. Many times they
                disobeyed God and tested Moses,
                complaining and rebelling. They
                were always blaming Moses after
                all he did for them. Moses was
                faithful to God and they tested God.
                They were mean to Moses. Moses
                struck the rock for water
                two times – this was in
                disobedience to God – so
                Moses was not allowed to take
                the people to the promised land.
                Moses displeased God – Moses
                who was a leader gave a bad
                example to the people.

                    We should learn from this
                God is watching and how we
                act effects others. We teach
                people by what we do. We are
                to be witnesses to God.

                    We are responsible and accountable
                for what we do and what we do
                has consequences. We are to
                be people who bear witness to
                our faith in God.

                    We are to obey just authority without
                complaining. Recognize authority.
                We are to form a well-informed
                conscience and listen to our
                conscience to help us do what
                is right and avoid what is wrong, to
                make the right choices.

                    We need to pray for the virtues.
                We need to pray for greater faith,
                hope and love.

                    When we make decisions
                we should pray to do God's
                will – be responsible, be accountable,
                recognize the consequences of our
                actions as mature Christians –
                moral Christians – obeying
                God's law.

                    We must be prudent and
                just and temperate in our
                actions. We pray for fortitude
                to do what God calls us to –
                not to be a coward or slothful.
                we pray for humility like Mary.

                    We love God and want
                to be closer to Him so we
                don't offend Him with disobedience,
                lack of responsibility, sins etc.

                    We have a free will to obey
                God's laws or disobey God's laws.
                When we do something wrong we
                promptly admit it! We repair
                the breach with others we
                offend in our thoughtless
                hurtful ways. We are here to
                learn obedience to God – to
                form loving relationships with
                God and others.

                    We want to have a well-informed
                conscience. We want to know
                what is good and what is bad
                so our conscience helps us
                make right decisions. – RIGHT Reasoning –
                We learn it is wrong to lie –
                We don't want to give into
                bad habits –

                We don't want to give into
                    the deadly sins.

                We are given God's laws
                    to live by – we must
                    obey the commandments.

                We want the truth in us –

                Jesus says

                    "I am the way, the truth
                and the life"


John 14: 15-17

If you love me
   you will keep my commandments.
I shall ask the Father,
and he will give you another Paraclete
to be with you for ever,
the Spirit of truth
whom the world can never accept
since it neither sees nor knows him;
but you know him,
because he is with you, he is in you.


                R. Say the Act of Contrition –

Act of Contrition

"O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen."


                R. Fr. Carter would examine his conscience
                2 times a day for 10 minutes –
                He called it the Examen –
                He took his spiritual pulse –
                see if he was deviating
                from God's will – If so
                putting yourself on track –
                praying for grace we need most.
                Think about consequences of
                    our actions –

                We can pray through the intercession
                    of Our Lady –

                The Marriage of Cana teaches
                    us the power of her
                    intercessory prayer –



                R. When Mary appears in Clearwater
                    to me she is
                    praying with us –



                R. God wants us to come in prayer
                    and petition Him for what
                    we need.

                He has taught us to pray
                    this way –




Novena to the Infant of Prague
(to be prayed hourly if possible)

          O Jesus, who said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be granted. 

          O Jesus, who said, "All that you ask of the Father in My Name He will grant you," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask Your Father in Your Name that my prayer be granted. 

          O Jesus, who said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My word shall not pass," through the intercession of Mary, Your most holy Mother, I feel confident that my prayer will be granted.

                R. Jesus gave Fr. Carter these prayers to
                    pray for the priests, the
                    Church and the world.









                R. God sends guides in our
                lives to help us grow spiritually
                many times. Disciples are learners –
                we don't know it all about God.


                September 30, 2017 PM

                Jesus: I am love and in Me is no
                darkness. I am a Person – Praise
                Me, Worship Me, Give Honor
                and Glory to God. A person
                that loves God is about love –
                teaching love – helping people
                to be united – spreading love –
                Doing God's will – giving to
                others. Doing exactly what
                is your responsibility –
                when it is the right time –
                listening when authority has
                addressed you.

                    Your country and world is in
                the state of rebellion. The devil
                is running rampant – He wants
                to take the good down.

                    A man may try to do Good –
                to build up My Kingdom –
                Satan uses people to attack
                others and bring them down.

                    The more you are filled
                with My life the more you
                live in love of God and
                love of others. You practice
                loving God and others. Your
                desire is to love with your
                whole heart, your whole soul,
                your whole being. Love is
                how you are.

                    The devil is hate. Some
                people practice their whole
                lives seeing their brothers
                through the eyes of jealousy
                and envy and so they develop
                the habits of anger, jealousy,
                envy, pride – being on top
                to make their brothers under

                    A person of envy sees their
                brother as a threat to their
                being on top – so the envious
                person wants to bring their
                victim down. It becomes
                a very bad habit to hurt
                others, provoke others,
                catch others in untruths
                that discredit the other so they
                can look good and make the
                innocent look not good.

                    The more a person sees
                themselves as right when
                they sin and deny they sin –
                the more they grow in greater
                lies and deception to themselves.
                Their lives are lived to do
                what they want and never
                be corrected, directed or

                    They thrive on conflict, division,
                confusion and chaos because
                in denying sin they become
                more and more enslaved to
                serving satan in pride and
                anger, jealousy, envy and
                slothfulness. In living such
                a way – in denial of sin –
                they live a life of deception
                and seeking power for their
                fiendish ways. Satan is
                the father of lies to entertain
                deception leads to greater
                and greater hardness in heart.

                    Loving means you give
                for the good of the other –
                you rejoice at the person
                doing God's will and helping
                to build the Kingdom of God –


Matthew 28: 19-20

Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.'


                R. God calls us to our
                vocation. It is a vocation
                to love our neighbor as ourselves.

                The Golden Rule –

                    Do unto to others as you would
                have them do unto you.

                    We must have a desire to
                grow in our faith and
                grow in the image of God
                if we want to grow in
                the spiritual life.

                    God gives us such a gift
                in baptism – He opens up
                the supernatural world
                to us.

                We can reject God,
                reject His call and live our
                lives in pride and envy and
                jealousy, leading us to
                deeper and deeper darkness
                and misery.

                    A person can say "yes"
                to God's call and respond
                to the grace God gives us.

                    We have responsibilities
                when we take on being
                a leader. A leader cannot
                use their position for evil
                without being held accountable
                before God for their conduct.
                God is all just and He will
                judge us justly.

                    A person loving God – gives
                love to God and others in
                a spirit of generosity as they
                grow in their loving heart
                more and more like Jesus.

                    A person living in darkness
                denying their sin – wants
                to bring others down. Their
                world is dark and misery and
                they don't want anyone
                showing real joy so they
                can sabotage and try to
                force darkness on others
                through forceful manipulation.

                    A person loving God and others
                is honest and caring in their
                relationships, respectful
                of others.

                    Children are on a faith
                journey and Mary and Jesus
                have asked us to reach them.
                We do this with enthusiasm,
                commitment to spreading
                the Good News of Jesus.
                We help them through example
                to grow in their personal
                relationship with God and
                others –

                    We teach the truth as
                Jesus wants and do not
                give into manipulation
                for jealousy, envy,
                pride, anger, acting-out
                on innocent others.


Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11

There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven: 

A time for giving birth, 
a time for dying; 
a time for planting, 
a time for uprooting what has been planted. 
A time for killing, 
a time for healing; 
a time for knocking down, 
a time for building. 
A time for tears, 
a time for laughter; 
a time for mourning, 
a time for dancing. 
A time for throwing stones away, 
a time for gathering them; 
a time for embracing, 
a time to refrain from embracing. 
A time for searching, 
a time for losing; 
a time for keeping, 
a time for discarding. 
A time for tearing, 
a time for sewing; 
a time for keeping silent, 
a time for speaking. 
A time for loving, 
a time for hating; 
a time for war, 
a time for peace. 

    What do people gain from the efforts they make? I contemplate the task that God gives humanity to labour at. All that he does is apt for its time; but although he has given us an awareness of the passage of time, we can grasp neither the beginning nor the end of what God does.


                R. We have so many days to live
                    here on earth to prepare
                    us for heaven –
                    Why do people reject God,
                    reject loving and live
                    a life of treating others
                    as hateful enemies –

                We recognize a job well done
                    and rejoice in a Godly person.

                    Am I enthusiastic about the
                Good News of Jesus – do I
                show my commitment to
                the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

                    Do I pray for grace to be
                as Jesus wants me to be and
                do I cooperate with the
                grace God gives me?

                    Do I share myself –
                my heart, my love with
                others –


Excerpt from Response in Christ by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

e) Relationship with Members of the Church

There is but one true Church of Christ. Yet this one Church has three different states of existence. There is the pilgrim Church, the Church of this world, composed of members who have received the grace of Christ and strive for its development. They have not yet obtained the goal of their efforts, as have the members of the heavenly Church, who enjoy God in eternal happiness. The Church suffering is an intermediate state of existence necessary for those who had not achieved the required purification as members of the pilgrim Church. Although there are these three phases of the Church’s existence, there is a profound union existing between all the members. All these members possess the same basic life of grace in Christ, and this common life establishes the most intimate bonds of love. In our preceding chapter, we discussed the pilgrim Church. Let us now consider the Church suffering and the heavenly Church.

The members of the Church suffering are those who have departed from this life in an incomplete state of Christian development. Their development is incomplete in the sense that grace has not fully taken possession of them, and, as a result, they are yet closed in upon themselves to a greater or lesser degree. They as yet cannot open themselves out in complete love to the Triune God in the beatific vision. They must undergo a further purification, a purification which could have been achieved upon earth with merit. Now the purification must be achieved with no merit attached. The pain of this purification is mixed with the certain expectation of achieving the vision of God. We can hasten the advent of this vision for this people by the offering of prayers and other good works. Scripture itself refers to our action on behalf of those in purgatory in Chapter 12 of the Second Book of Maccabees beginning with verse 38.

The members of the heavenly Church are those in whom the life of grace has taken full possession and has reached its completion in the life of glory. Faith now is unnecessary, as the light of glory gives the human intellect a new strength and capacity for seeing God face-to-face. While the Christian was a wayfarer, he received the imprint of the indwelling Trinity as he shared in God’s own life. Now in heaven that grace-life and possession of God reaches its completion—the absolute completion is not achieved, however, until the resurrection of the body. The divine persons give Themselves to the beatified in a profound union far surpassing that of the indwelling of the Trinity experienced here below.

This life of heaven is still the Christ-life, for just as we possess a share in Trinitarian life here below as mediated by Christ, and exercise this grace-life as structured by Him, so also in heaven is the mediation of Christ present. In the words of Rahner, "One always sees the Father through Jesus. Just as immediately as this, for the directness of the vision of God is not a denial of the mediatorship of Christ as man."14 And not only does the humanity of Christ unite the blessed to God, but also, in some way, to the whole of creation. This is merely a completion of what is begun here below, namely, the union with Christ in His humanity establishing the Christian in a special relationship with God, with other men, and with the whole of creation. We have a glimpse, therefore, of the fullness of life which members of the heavenly Church possess.

The heavenly Church, as St. Thomas says, is the true Church.15 The Church of this earth and the Church of purgatory are, each in its own way, reaching out in loving hope for the heavenly Jerusalem. Vatican II puts it very simply: "The Church, to which we are called in Christ Jesus, and in which we acquire sanctity through the grace of God, will attain her full perfection only in the glory of heaven."16

The members of the heavenly Church can help us in living our life of grace until we too share its fullness with them. Their power of intercession on our behalf is but another ramification of the communal aspect of Christianity. We are meant to help others grow in Christ. We, in turn, are intended by God to receive aid from others—yes, from members of the heavenly Church, as well as from those with whom we dwell here below.

Not only can we be aided by the saints’ intercession, but the example of the canonized saints can also be of great value to us. They have concretely proved that full holiness is possible. Such an inspiration is of real worth when we are tempted to think that Christian sanctity in its higher degrees is impossible of attainment. Moreover, the canonized saints, in their diversity, teach us that there are many authentic versions of Christian holiness. They can be innovators in showing us that there are numerous possibilities in assimilating the mystery of Christ, although the basic assimilation remains the same for all Christians of all times. In the opinion of Rahner this is one of the chief roles the canonized saints exert in the life of the Church.17



 14Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Vol. III (Baltimore: Helicon, 1967), p. 44.
Cf. St. Thomas Aquinas, In Ad Ephes., c. 3, Lect. 3.
 16Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Church, No. 48.
 17Cf. Karl Rahner, Op. cit., pp. 100-101.


                R. Do I recognize my dependence
                on God? Do I operate under
                authority respecting those
                over me and obeying as I
                as supposed to – giving
                a good example of the
                structure I am to honor
                and endorse
                    or do I try to rule in
                independence – using those
                over me to try to control,
                manipulate, discredit and
                show others under me –
                the gross disorder I engage in,
                fighting correction, direction
                and the truth about the consequences?

                    Am I joyful in obedience
                and before others in events
                or do I seek the attention
                every where to bring down
                the good, people are doing
                and try to hurt them,
                discredit them and cause
                chaos for my seeking
                dominance at any cost for
                my honor and glory!

                    Do I report back to
                authority to help the growth
                God wants? Do I encourage
                others for the gifts they
                give me – or am I an
                empty well sucking out
                all the joy and causing
                chaos and confusion for
                my own power and glory
                over everyone –

                    Do I try to unite others and
                rejoice when others operate
                in unity and love?

                    Do I love God and the
                vocation God has called me to love
                and to serve Him and others?
                Am I teaching being focused
                on God's work for me and
                showing God how much
                I love serving Him –

                    Do I show others – I like
                them? I love my work.
                I see myself sharing
                in the building of God's Kingdom
                with Jesus and I love
                serving with Jesus and
                I love doing the Father's
                holy will and I love having
                a spirit of unity and love –

                    Do I respect the order and
                live by it or am I always
                trying to tear the order down –
                discredit authority and
                cause disorder?

                    Do I help the schedule
                God wants or do I try
                to get all the attention
                and sabotage what God
                wants because I refuse
                to co-operate with others
                on anything –

                    God works in order, in co-operation,
                in obedience, in love, in respect,
                God works in rules and
                He wants them followed
                and enforced.

                    In religious life – Religious
                live under a rule –

                    Discipline is necessary,
                God shows us recompense
                must be made for sin –
                Jesus, the Son of God, came and
                died on the cross for our sins –

                    Why would a person think
                they can disobey rules and
                create division and chaos
                and punish others forcing
                things to go array and
                think they won't be
                punished when they deny
                their actions and refuse
                to even admit their wrongful
                ways of disorder.

Romans 8: 5-9

Those who are living by their natural inclinations have their minds on the things human nature desires; those who live in the Spirit have their minds on spiritual things. And human nature has nothing to look forward to but death, while the Spirit looks forward to life and peace, because the outlook of disordered human nature is opposed to God, since it does not submit to God's Law, and indeed it cannot, and those who live by their natural inclinations can never be pleasing to God. You, however, live not by your natural inclinations, but by the Spirit, since the Spirit of God has made a home in you. Indeed, anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.


                Jesus: Directions and corrections
                    are vital –

                I expect good behavior of
                    a person holding a position
                    of leadership and calling
                    themselves a religious.

                I will not tolerate the
                    disorder and disrespect
                    of authority much longer.
                    Your world is turning
                    LAWLESS in many

                Problems are to be addressed and
                    worked through –

                A person doing what they want
                    and expecting no consequences
                    will suffer misery for
                    their rebellion –
                    interior suffering and
                        misery –

                You are to do what you
                    are told to do with
                    a good attitude –

                You are to be cooperative,
                    enthusiastic about
                    the jobs given to you
                    from those over you.

                Be consistent –

                A person who is serving satan
                    creates confusion
                    and wants negative
                    attention to take
                    good people working
                    in doing God's will –

                Do you pray for the grace
                    you need most –

                Pray for the grace for a
                    healthy relationship
                    with God.

                Pray to do a good job
                    for Me (Jesus).

                Your heart must be open
                    and at the center of
                    your heart is your
                    focus on Me (Jesus Christ).

                    Your relationship with Me is
                PERSON CENTERED –

                    Your relationship with others
                is PERSON CENTERED –

                    You don't treat others as
                objects or as a means to your
                selfish desires.

                    You are to meditate on
                what it is to be likened
                to Christ! Meditate on
                My actions – My loving actions –

                R. Christ leads us to the Father
                in the Holy Spirit.

                    We become more and more
                one with God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
                God lives in the graced,
                baptized soul.

                Jesus: You are to be formed
                more and more in My image
                and likeness – Live the
                Christ - life –

                    Conversion – The Lady of Fatima
                100 years ago asked for conversion
                that is changing to be more and
                more in My image and likeness.

                    Celebrate your life in Me.
                Celebrate, have the joy
                this brings. Be children
                of the Light –

                    Beauty – See Beauty
                with your eyes – the choice is yours –



                Jesus: Show that you are a person
                    who respects God and others –
                    a person that respects authority –
                    a person that respects order –

                ROLES and OBEDIENCE

                Write a letter to Me –

                Open the Blue Book –

                Meditate on what you read
                    in the Blue Book

                R. We have studied the Old Testament and our
                Fathers in the Old Testament. We saw the
                faith of each man and his
                commitment to lead and to
                obey God.

                    Abraham was tested and He
                obeyed God through all the tests.
                Jacob was given visions –
                He was tested – He suffered –
                He waited – He obeyed God –
                    Joseph did God's will –
                    Moses did God's will

                At the time of Noah the
                    world was corrupt and God
                    flooded the earth –

                    God calls us to holiness –
                We are witnesses – we
                will be judged when we
                rebel against God and
                intentionally try to block
                His plan of leading souls to
                Him –

                Jesus died for these souls –

                Jesus: A person of pride seeks
                one thing – to always bring
                authority down under them –
                They deal with Me –

                    I chose your Father Abraham
                to tell the nations about
                God – You are to commit
                your lives to God –
                Rebelling against God
                who created you is foolish –

                    You are to help build
                the Family of God –
                You are to have faith
                in the one true God!


February 23, 1997

R. When I go to Mass I offer a sacrifice. God wants our all. He wants to be first in our life. He asked Abraham to sacrifice his son.

Gen. 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18:

It happened some time later that God put Abraham to the test. 'Abraham, Abraham!' he called. 'Here I am,' he replied. God said, 'Take your son, your only son, your beloved Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, where you are to offer him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains which I shall point out to you. '

When they arrived at the place which God had indicated to him, Abraham built an altar there, and arranged the wood. Then he bound his son and put him on the altar on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to kill his son.

But the angel of Yahweh called to him from heaven. 'Abraham, Abraham!' he said. 'Here I am,' he replied. 'Do not raise your hand against the boy,' the angel said. 'Do not harm him, for now I know you fear God. You have not refused me your own beloved son.' Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

The angel of Yahweh called Abraham a second time from heaven. 'I swear by my own self, Yahweh declares, that because you have done this, because you have not refused me your own beloved son, I will shower blessings on you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore. Your descendants will gain possession of the gates of their enemies. All nations on earth will bless themselves by your descendants, because you have obeyed my command.'

R. The Father gave His Son for us. This is how great the Father's love is for us.

When we go to the altar many times we are suffering. We want something really bad, but we know we love God the most. What the Father asks for us is to offer that which we are so attached to as a sacrifice, united to the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. If we offer this sacrifice to Him, the Father will pour out blessings that will be divine blessings, greater than anything we could have here on earth.

The Mass is the perfect sacrifice we offer to the Father, in which God pours out His blessings and we are one with Him and with all others in a profound expression of love. God shares His divine love with us and we partake in an intense way in His divine loving capacity. In order to become one in Him and to feel His love like this, we must surrender ourselves and be open.

He told Abraham to offer his son. God gave him his son back. He wanted Abraham to love God above all things and people.

Jesus offered Himself as a sacrifice to the Father. This is the most pleasing sacrifice to the Father. If He gave His Son Who died for love of us, will He deny us when we unite our petitions with Jesus and offer these at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass?

He took them to the highest mountain and He was transfigured before them in the greatest light.

Mark 9:2-10:

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain on their own by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became brilliantly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus. Then Peter spoke to Jesus, 'Rabbi,' he said, 'it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three shelters, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.' He did not know what to say; they were so frightened. And a cloud came, covering them in shadow; and from the cloud there came a voice, 'This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.' Then suddenly, when they looked round, they saw no one with them any more but only Jesus.

As they were coming down from the mountain he warned them to tell no one what they had seen, until after the Son of man had risen from the dead. They observed the warning faithfully, though among themselves they discussed what 'rising from the dead' could mean.

R. We go to the altar of sacrifice. The mountain to come, in which so many graces will flow, is the altar of sacrifice where the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered through the hands of consecrated priests.

We hear the Father say, "This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased, listen to Him." He is speaking to us. He is the Word. He is speaking in these messages. He is unveiling the Scriptures and speaking to us in plain talk. This is a great gift He is giving to us.

We are transformed in the Mass. We unite with the greatest sacrifice offered in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We have the most perfect sacrifice to offer to the Father when we offer this sacrifice. He gives us great blessings. We die to ourselves, we become white.

We must unite all of our sacrifices to this Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being said all over the world. This is the greatest way to magnify all of our offerings - by uniting everything we do as an offering, a sacrifice to the Father in union with His Son.

end of February 23, 1997




                Given October 29, 2016

                R. Please spread blessed holy water
You can also mix Jesus and Mary water
                with your blessed Holy Water if you have it.)
                in your yard, around your house,
                in the state you live in.

                And ask God to bless your state
                Ask God to bless the United States

                Pray all prayers through the intercession of
                    Our Lady of CLEAR – WATER.

                Ask the Lady of CLEAR - WATER
                    to help with the blessed water.

                Mary has appeared to me for 22 years,
                    in Ohio and Florida.


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Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Book 5
A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 5.00
Coloring the Lives of Jesus and Mary 6
Mysteries of Light
$ 5.00

Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary. Volumes 6 through 7. Coloring books and meditations for grade school children and others on the mysteries of the rosary — really good. $5 each.

Meditaciones del Rosario
para Pequenos y Ancianos
$ 10.00
Colorea 1
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 2
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 3
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 4
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Colorea 5
las vidas de Jesús y María (recibido el Imprimátur)
$ 5.00
Fr. Joe Robinson
Inspiring Homilist & Author
Fr. Joseph Robinson has dedicated his life to serving Christ and the Church for over 40 years.
Guiding Light - The Word Alive in Our Hearts
Inspiring Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — The Word Alive in Our Hearts. Cycle B   for 2017/2018 


Guiding Light - The Soul Who Could  
Inspiring Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — The Soul Who Could. Cycle A   for 2016/2017   


Guiding Light - Trust and Transform
Guiding Light - Trust and Transform  –
  Cycle C   for 2015/2016
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - By God Through Me
Guiding Light - By God Through Me, Cycle B for 2014/2015
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine
Guiding Light - Inspired To Be Genuine, Cycle A for 2013/2014
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Centered In Christ
Fr. Joe Robinson's latest homilies for Cycle C for 2012/2013.
$ 10.00
Guiding Light - Reflect on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Liturgical Year (2011/2012)
$ 10.00

Guiding Light homily series — Reflect on the Word — Cycle B     The Word leaves an impression on our souls. In my thoughts and reflections are born a more tangible understanding of these eternal concepts presented in the Gospels and the readings. Anyone can read a sentence, but not anyone can absorb it's true meaning. Truth, in this day and age, is almost a matter of opinion or individual entitlement. We believe that Christ's truth is our Roman Catholic Church. We, as priests, champion it's teachings; we are ambassadors for the Pope and Christ to those faces looking at us. We are the light by which our congregation reads to reflect upon real truth and we do it hand in hand. $15

Guiding Light - Steadfast to the Son
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle A of the Liturgical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light homily series — Steadfast to the Son — Cycle A    The sunflower is a great example of how we should be steadfastly guided by light. What a powerful thought that this exceptional plant is not stuck in one pose day in and day out, yet adaptable and magnetized to the sun. We feel the same about our Son. Our heads turns to face Christ as each day presents its challenges to find light. We join together like plants in a field and soak up the Son through the pulpit. We are a warm circle of strength using the wind of our breath to carry our priests' words, Christ's words, to new rich soil. $15

Guiding Light - Focusing on the Word
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle B of the Liturgical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — Focusing on the Word — Cycle B    At times we may feel that our path to Christ is a bit "out of focus". Like the disciples in the Book of Mark, this ordinary life clouds our vision of Christ's Divinity. We may doubt the practicality or possibility of applying His teachings and example to our modern life. Cycle B's homilies are a "guiding light" to help us realize Jesus' Messianic greatness and His promise of better things to come. $15

Guiding Light - Feed My Soul
Inspiring Homilies Covering Cycle C of the Liturgical Year
$ 10.00

Guiding Light — Feed My Soul — Cycle C    In a world rapidly advancing and encouraging personal gain, we are faced with modern problems. There is a challenge to find time in our busy schedules for Sunday Mass or a family meal. We are able to research, shop, bank and even work without hearing one human voice. It is no wonder that we may often feel disconnected and famished at our week's end. In Fr. Joe's third book of homilies from Cycle C, we are reminded of the charity that Christ intended us to show each other. We have a calling to turn the other cheek and be the Good Samaritan to others. We are rewarded with the Father's kingdom and love when we are not worthy. We are not left alone or hungry. $15


Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

Here are all the products in this category:

Books written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Response in Christ
Fr. Edward J. Carter gives to the modern Christian a message that will sustain him.
$ 10.00
Response to God's Love
...God Himself is the Ultimate Mystery
$ 10.00

Response to God’s Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. In this book Fr. Carter speaks of God as the ultimate mystery. We can meditate on the interior life of the Trinity. Fr. Carter tells us about our uniqueness in the Father's Plan for us, how the individual Christian, the Church and the world are in the state of becoming. Imprimatur. $10

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 1
Selected Writings on Spirituality—for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00

Shepherds of Christ — Selected Writings on Spirituality for all People as Published in Shepherds of Christ Newsletter for Priests. Contains 12 issues of the newsletter from July/August 1994 to May/June 1996. $15

Spirituality Newsletters 2
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00

Shepherds of Christ — Volume 2: by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains issues 13—29 of the newsletter (September/October 1996 — Issue 5, 1999) $15

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 3
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00

Shepherds of Christ — Volume 3 by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains Newsletter Issues 1 through 4 of 2000 including Fr. Carter’s tremendous Overview of the Spiritual Life $10

Tell My People
Messages from Jesus and Mary Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest
$ 10.00

Tell My People. Messages from Jesus and Mary (As given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.)    One of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.'s Synopsis of the Spiritual Life    From Jesus to Fr. Carter "On Holy Saturday, 1994, Jesus told me that on the following day, Easter, I would also begin to receive messages for others. Our Lord also told me that some of these were eventually to be published in a book  and here is that book." $10

Spirituality Handbook
Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest

$ 3.00

Spirituality Handbook. Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. did 3 synopsis of the spiritual life. The Spirituality Handbook, the Priestly Newsletter 20he Tell My People book. The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be viewed as means to help members develop their lives in consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary, the Immaculate Heart. $3

The Spirituality of Fatima
Fatima: The Setting, The Message, The Spirituality of Consecration
$ 5.00

The Spirituality of Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima apparitions and messages received official Church approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is worthy of our belief. $5

Shepherds of Christ 6:20 Prayers CD
Holy Spirit Novena, Associates Prayer Manual and the Rosary Led by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00
Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 1
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00

Priestly Newsletter — 2000 #1 — CD.Christ is Our Strength — Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. It is so beautiful. "This brief passage contains one of the greatest lessons of the spiritual life. As we progress along our spiritual journey, we become increasingly aware of how weak we are in our—selves, but how strong we are in Christ. To experience our weakness involves suffering. The degree and kind of suffering can vary. The suffering can include the experience of the classical dark night of the spirit as described by St. John of the Cross. One of the main purposes of the dark night is to make a person keenly aware of his or her helplessness without God." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10


Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena
  Holy Spirit Novena by: Rita Ring
  $ 1.00
  plus postage

 Holy Spirit Novena Booklet. In four languages with the Imprimatur with 18 scripture readings for two complete novenas – this very powerful Holy Spirit Novena has prayers for prayers for Protection by the Blood of Jesus, Healing, Strength and Light, To Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One with Jesus, To Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts, and the Word Alive in Our Hearts. All these prayers take about 10 minutes daily recited out loud. $1


  Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena CD
  Holy Spirit Novena Read by: Rita Ring
  $ 10.00 
plus postage

  Holy Spirit Novena CD. Prayers and scripture readings from the Holy Spirit Novena Booklet read by Rita Ring. $10

  Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual
  Shepherds of Christ Associates Prayers
  Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.

  $ .50 
plus postage

Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual. The Shepherds of Christ has prayer chapters all over the world praying for the priests, the Church and the world. These prayers that Father Carter compiled in the summer of 1994 began this worldwide network of prayer. Currently the prayers are in eight languages with the Church’s Imprimatur. We have prayed daily for the priests, the Church, and the world since 1994. Associates are called to join prayer Chapters and help us circulate the newsletter centered on spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and helping to renew the Church through greater holiness. Please form a Prayer Chapter & order a Prayer Manual.


Fr. John J. Pasquini

Light, Happiness, & Peace
Journeying Through Traditional Catholic Spirituality Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00 plus postage

This book Light, Happiness and Peace is a journey into the spiritual life    an awakening of deeper life IN HIM. Here are some of the comments we received from bishops and cardinals about the book. Cardinal – Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City “I am sure that this book, Light, Happiness and Peace through a discussion on traditional Catholic Spirituality will contribute in bringing back prayer into the mainstream of life.” $10

In Imitation of Two Hearts
Prayers for Consolation, Renewal and Peace in Times of Suffering Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

In Imitation of Two Hearts — Prayers for Consolation, Renewal and Peace in Times of Suffering Fr. John J. Pasquini leads a suffering soul to the gentle Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In these most loving Hearts — the prayers by Fr. John Pasquini — help the person suffering to know more deeply the pascal mystery of death/resurrection. President of the Pontifical Council for Health $10

Authenticity — Prayers and Meditations Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

Authenticity, the Yellow Book of prayers by Fr. John Pasquini, can lead the soul into deeper intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, can lead to greater love of Mary which leads to the unitive life and greater holiness. The book of prayers Authenticity by Fr. John J. Pasquini is to help one grow ever deeper in the Unitive life. Apostolic Nuncio – Archbishop – Philippines “With Authenticity, much is gained in prayer, and much is accomplished through prayer. More especially if prayer is directed in behalf of the Church.” $10

Medicine of Immortality
Prayers and Meditations for Mass and Eucharistic Adoration Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

“In Medicine of Immortality, Father John Pasquini offers his readers the richness of Catholic devotional prayer, the wisdom of the Fathers and, most of all, the fruits of his own prayer and meditation before the Blessed Sacrament. I recommend this book to all who wish to grow in their love for the Lord, who sustains the life of His Church through the precious gift of His Body and Blood.” Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago $10

Ecce Fides
Pillar of Truth — Dedicated to defending Catholic beliefs through reason, Scripture, and the life of the Holy Spirit Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini
$ 10.00  plus postage

Ecce Fides is a work dedicated to defending Catholic beliefs through reason, Scripture, and the life of the Holy Spirit. "It is important that we (as people of God) return to the source of life, our faith, which is usefully exposed in this volume, and take it out to our contemporaries, evangelizing them and their cultures and inculturating the Gospel." Cardinal – Pontifical Council for Culture – Vatican City $10


Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters
Author: Fr. John J. Pasquini

$ 35.00  plus postage

Shepherds of Christ, a book of Spirituality Newsletters, is a compilation of the first nine newsletters from Fr. John J. Pasquini begining in August 2006. The Newsletter has been circulated to the priests and hierarchy spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart, promoting love for the Eucharist, greater love for the Church, the Priesthood, Mary and the Holy Spirit, the Mass, Prayer, and greater intimate relationship with God. $35

Statues/Religious Items




 Statues, Crucifixes, and Religious Artwork
These items are very special additions to your home or place of worship.




Special 12" Holy Family Statue with Glass
 Ivory gowns with gold trim.
$ 200.00
plus shipping


Special 12" Our Lady of Guadalupe Statue with Glass
White or Ivory gown with gold trim.

$ 100.00
each plus shipping


Special 12" Sacred Heart or Immaculate Heart Statues with Glass
White gown with gold trim.
$ 100.00 each plus shipping


  Special 12" Sacred Heart or Immaculate Heart Statues with Glass
Ivory gown with gold trim.
  $ 100.00 each plus shipping

Special 11" Our Lady of Fatima/Clearwater Statue with Glass
White or Ivory gown with gold trim.
$ 60.00 each plus shipping

Blue Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  8mm - $ 40.00
plus shipping


  Red Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
  8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping



  Clear Crystal Rosary
  Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping





Give the gift that keeps giving.


Blue Book 1 & 2 – $4.00 each plus postage



Blue Books 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6A, B, C, 3 – 
$3.00 each plus postage


Blue Books 4 & 5 –$2.00 each plus postage


Blue Books 14, 15 & 16 –$5.00 each plus postage


The more you use the Blue Books and
    become one with Jesus – more
    intimate with Jesus –
    the more your lives are a blessing and
    everything you do in life can help
    to bring down great grace for the world
    because of your being so
    one with Jesus.


Guiding Light Homily Book Series

Fr. Joe’s Books

Cycle A –
Steadfast to the Son

Cycle B –
Focusing on the Word

Cycle C

Feed My Soul

Cycle A
Inspired to be Genuine

4 for $20 plus postage of $6.95 


These books can be given to:

1) All Priests

       2) Good for Music Ministers
       3) Good for DRE's
       4) Good for Deacons
       5) Good for Principals of Schools
       6) Good for Teachers
       7) Good for Mom and Dads



                Given March 21, 2014

                R. Pray for These Things

                1) Pray for the Pope & hierarchy to help us start prayer chapters.
                2) Pray for Dan, Sally Jo, Richard, Carol, Margaret, Sue,
                    Jack, Jean, Amanda, Matthew, Special intentions.
3) Pray for the priests, the Church and the world!
                4) Pray for the spread of prayer chapters,
                    also for the spread of priests doing prayer chapters.
                5) Pray for the spread of Blue Books.
                6) People going to Florida and China.
                7) Vocations to all 7 categories.
                8) Pray for spread of Consecration and Rosary.
                9) Pray for pope helping us.
               10) Pray for Jeff - sales & health. Pray for Nick.
               11) Blue Book 17 and cover and all involved.
                    For our Publisher and all involved
               12) All intentions on my list, Jerry's list.
               13) Priests getting Fr. Joe's book.
               14) Pray for Fr. Joe's new book, cover & funds for printing & postage.
               15) Donors and members and their families.
               16) Healing of the Family tree.
               17) Dan & Melanie, Catherine & mom, Gary, Mary Jo,
                    Jim & statues, Fr. Ken, Monsignor, Kerry, Tom & wife.
               18) All who asked us to pray for them.
               19) All we promised to pray for.
               20) Rita, John, Doris, Sheila, Jerry, Regina, Sanja,
                    Betty, Sophie, Lisa, Eileen, Fr. Mike, Louie, Laverne,
                    2 Dons, Mary Ellen, Fr. Joe, all priests helping us,
                    Ed, Jimmy, Steve, a special couple
, Rosie & all involved.
               21) 2 babies and moms.
               22) Funds and insurance.
               23) Jerry's garage.
               24) In thanksgiving for gifts, graces, & blessings received.
               25) Spread the Blood of Jesus on all of us here.
               26) Consecrate all hearts.
               27) Cast the devil out of all of us here and all in Movement.



 The Wedding Rosary 

Crystal Image Rosary

$40 plus shipping


Original Image Rosary

8mm glass beads
in a matching gift box

$40 plus shipping



Give the gift that counts.

                Give to your priests Fr. Carter's Books plus postage.

Tell My People                    $5.00
Response to God's Love    $8.00
Response in Christ              $8.00



Old Mass Books with the Imprimatur 
$2.00 plus postage


New Mass Book with Imprimatur   
$8.00 plus postage


New Parents & Children's Book with the Imprimatur
$8.00 plus postage


Fr. Joe's Cycle A – Steadfast to the Sun – Starts in Advent
$5.00 plus postage

Give the gift that keeps on giving!

Give to your priest.

Fr. Carter's Priestly Newsletters Book II
$6.00 plus postage


Get a canvas print of Mary's image
with a sliver of glass and a little
bottle of Jesus and Mary water.
The glass will be fixed behind the
back of the picture.
$200.00 plus postage



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