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October 26, 2007

October 27th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for October 27th are Sorrowful.


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October 26, 2007


                   Men are mere creatures — God
                gives them dignity — God gives
                them baptism to share in His life
                and His loving and knowing capacity.

                    How could a man compare
                with God who is Divine —
                and yet we are created in His
                image and likeness and we are given
                this special sharing in His life in
                baptism — The Father, Son and Holy Spirit
                dwell within my graced soul.

                    Oh God - my beloved - the
                vision You have imparted to me and
                what I know from Mary's visits
                about our mission and reaching souls
                is hidden in the very depth of
                my soul — the reality of heaven and
                hell and how we must believe
                what we do with His might can
                make such a difference.

                    It is not for our selfish gain we
                act, but for Your honor and glory and for
                the sake of souls.

                    Pressure comes from satan
                wanting us to focus on worldly pursuits
                when we are here for this very short time —
                Our relationship is so important with
                you the invisible God.


Colossians 1: 15-20

He is the image of the unseen God, the first–born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, thrones, ruling forces, sovereignties, powers—all things were created through him and for him. He exists before all things and in him all things hold together, and he is the Head of the Body, that is, the Church. He is the Beginning, the first–born from the dead, so that he should be supreme in every way; because God wanted all fullness to be found in him and through him to reconcile all things to him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, by making peace through his death on the cross.


                Oh that my soul could sing of the
                    greatness of the Lord —
                    sing and cry out about this Word
                    given in this scripture —

                It is in me, like a two-edged sword —


Hebrews 4: 12-13

The word of God is something alive and active: it cuts more incisively than any two–edged sword: it can seek out the place where soul is divided from spirit, or joints from marrow; it can pass judgement on secret emotions and thoughts. No created thing is hidden from him; everything is uncovered and stretched fully open to the eyes of the one to whom we must give account of ourselves.


                Oh God Your Word is my delight —
                    Your Eucharist and Your Word
                        the Bread of life

                Oh God hear me
                    Oh Giant coastlands
                    Why do men gape at such
                    earthly sites

                When God is revealing to us such
                    secrets about Himself —
                    Oh listen men —
                    Go to the sacraments —
                    Seek to be filled so from
                        the fountain of His life
                    Saturated with His grace
                    Living so deeply IN Him

                Oh giant coastlands —
                    the surface of the water
                        divides the water from
                        the air
                    It seems to me and yet beneath
                        the water is the beauty of that
                        sea world —

                LIFE so hidden — some go to
                    death without their eyes
                    ever seeing it

                Oh, but I saw a movie and I saw
                    the beauty and I saw the life
                    under the sea from a diver
                    so good in his art and I see
                    what I cannot describe and
                    I want all to know what
                    they may never see before they

                This is my grasp on heaven, eternity
                    Mary's visits to know in
                    me secrets — not written as
                    they revealed this depth into the
                    hidden mystery and my talking
                    about it is squelched life
                    one with a plague —

                Why did Mary appear at Fatima
                    to reveal these truths that
                    are being over looked by
                    men — some on the way
                    to everlasting doom
                    she even showed little children
                    a vision of hell

                What is locked in me — many do not
                    want to know so they can
                    ignore the truth of heaven and
                    how temporary this life is and
                    how the soul lives forever —

                Under the sea is a world that is
                    unknown to many, but to
                    one seeing this movie —
                    they would be in awe —

                Oh God — what you have revealed
                    is not hidden any longer,
                    but that men will not
                    listen because they want
                    to stay blind — because of
                    pride — know it all —

                I am a messenger
                I deliver a message for the world —
                Help me do as God has asked —
                In Him all things are possible
                He created the earth
                And all who dwell in it
                He made the earth and the sea
                And many will never know for
                    they do not listen —
                I bring you a message of hope —
                    A message of the mighty medicine
                    A message of the medicine of immortality

                The streets of heaven are paved in gold —
                    this is one of many myths —
                    gold is not the gold one sees with eyes,
                    but the gift to know
                    that gold is precious and
                    so is insight into the vision of God —
                    but it is in knowing —
                    Not really seen with our eyes —
                    For our body will die and
                    the soul go somewhere and
                Then on that glorious day when the soul
                    is re-united to a glorified body
                    Wow —


1 Corinthians 15: 20-58

    In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first–fruits of all who have fallen asleep. As it was by one man that death came, so through one man has come the resurrection of the dead. Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; but all of them in their proper order: Christ the first–fruits, and next, at his coming, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. But when it is said everything is subjected, this obviously cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. When everything has been subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.

    Otherwise, what are people up to who have themselves baptised on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, what is the point of being baptised on their behalf? And what about us? Why should we endanger ourselves every hour of our lives? I swear by the pride that I take in you, in Christ Jesus our Lord, that I face death every day. If I fought wild animals at Ephesus in a purely human perspective, what had I to gain by it? If the dead are not going to be raised, then Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall be dead. So do not let anyone lead you astray, ‘Bad company corrupts good ways.’ Wake up from your stupor as you should and leave sin alone; some of you have no understanding of God; I tell you this to instil some shame in you.

Someone may ask: How are dead people raised, and what sort of body do they have when they come? How foolish! What you sow must die before it is given new life; and what you sow is not the body that is to be, but only a bare grain, of wheat I dare say, or some other kind; it is God who gives it the sort of body that he has chosen for it, and for each kind of seed its own kind of body. 

    Not all flesh is the same flesh: there is human flesh; animals have another kind of flesh, birds another and fish yet another. Then there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies; the heavenly have a splendour of their own, and the earthly a different splendour. The sun has its own splendour, the moon another splendour, and the stars yet another splendour; and the stars differ among themselves in splendour. It is the same too with the resurrection of the dead: what is sown is perishable, but what is raised is imperishable; what is sown is contemptible but what is raised is glorious; what is sown is weak, but what is raised is powerful; what is sown is a natural body, and what is raised is a spiritual body. 

    If there is a natural body, there is a spiritual body too. So the first man, Adam, as scripture says, became a living soul; and the last Adam has become a life–giving spirit. But first came the natural body, not the spiritual one; that came only afterwards. The first man, being made of earth, is earthly by nature; the second man is from heaven. The earthly man is the pattern for earthly people, the heavenly man for heavenly ones. And as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so we shall bear the likeness of the heavenly one. 

    What I am saying, brothers, is that mere human nature cannot inherit the kingdom of God: what is perishable cannot inherit what is imperishable. Now I am going to tell you a mystery: we are not all going to fall asleep, but we are all going to be changed, instantly, in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet sounds. The trumpet is going to sound, and then the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed, because this perishable nature of ours must put on imperishability, this mortal nature must put on immortality.

And after this perishable nature has put on imperishability and this mortal nature has put on immortality, then will the words of scripture come true: Death is swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin comes from the Law. Thank God, then, for giving us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

    So, my dear brothers, keep firm and immovable, always abounding in energy for the Lord’s work, being sure that in the Lord none of your labours is wasted.


                    ... Thy Kingdom come
                        Thy will be done
                        On earth as it is in heaven ...

                The soul is immortal
                The soul is without material parts
                The soul lives forever
                No one can shoot my soul
                They can kill my body, but not my soul.

                I want to ponder the depth and breath of
                    knowing God —
                    whatever I know — I know more
                    what I find is relationship
                    delving into the depths of a mystery
                        to see what I learn can
                        be learned more deeply.

                My soul craves knowledge of God —

                My soul craves to be with God for
                    all eternity —

                I long to serve and love my God here
                    below, but the depth to which
                    I love and know God in my
                    soul - knows no bounds —

                The more I know I don't know
                    the more I know of heaven
                    and it's endlessness

                Our minds see with this
                    limited vision and yet we know
                    we never reach an end when
                    pondering the mystery of God —

                The fact I know this endlessness in
                    my knowledge and love gives me
                    a tasting of infinitude —
                    vastness —
                    life without end —

                God gives us the gift to delve into
                    the mystery of His love —
                    the mystery of the Trinity
                    the mystery of Jesus truly present
                        in the Eucharist

                    Mystery, Mystery for our hungry
                        soul seeking knowledge and
                        deeper love of God

                    And yet we have been blinded
                        because of our wounded human
                        nature — we are tempted
                        to follow our inclinations by petty
                        jealousies, pride, anger, lust —
                        reaching for darkness, unattractiveness
                        light and beauty are before us.

                What is beauty?
                Is it not God?
                Is it not this knowledge of Our Father —
                In pondering the soul and
                    life in Him in baptism —
                    we see the spirit
                    we see how our soul can be
                    saturated with His grace and
                    we know deeper life in Him —

                Would it not seem so feasible in our
                    brain that knows so little and
                    yet we desire to know so much —
                    would it not seem that
                    in pondering even the mystery of
                        the soul, we can understand
                        a little about God as Spirit.

                I have a spiritual soul

Our Father,
    Who art in heaven hallowed be Thy name,
    Thy kingdom come,
    Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

                I seek to understand
                    more and more this knowledge of



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.


                To me there is always that mystery —
                There is always the seeking —
                There is always that wanting to know
                    more about God

                and God has given to me this means
                    of reaching eternal salvation —
                    beauty surrounds us —
                    His creation
                    His love for me
                    Jesus truly present in the Eucharist —

                The gift of the priest
                The gift of the Church
                The gift of Mary, the sinless human creature —

                God's love for us is so "big"
                    as my son at an early age said once —

                He gives us our minds and through baptism
                    a sharing in His life — a sharing
                    in His knowing and loving capacity

                To me the devil has tried to distract —
                    stuff — do all he can to stop
                    men from really seeing as God
                    wants them to see and share the
                    infinitude of the mystery

                    I know not much, but I know
                relationship with God more and more, but
                He acts on my soul, He is the
                initiator, I am the soul ready and
                waiting for Him to act on me.


A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

    Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.


                    Oh God — I do not want to leave Your
                Eucharistic presence, it is my delight, men would
                have to tear me away from Your Eucharistic
                presence. I know how Jesus is truly
                present in His Divinity and humanity in
                the Eucharist.

                    God dwells in me in a special
                way because of my graced baptized soul.
                This is not the same as the Eucharistic presence
                where He is present in His Divinity and humanity.

                    I know God more and more as He lives in me
                in my graced baptized soul — the Holy Spirit counsels
                me — gives me greater vision, expels blindness,
                saturates my soul with His grace —
                filling me more and more with this awareness
                of God's vision — a step I long to
                possess in eternity — the beatific
                vision. That which is unreachable
                for me here below will be
                attainable in the life hereafter
                in heaven — I long for knowledge and
                heaven and to be possessed by God,
                but I too am weak and in striving
                to build His Kingdom, must deal
                with my tainted human nature and
                the tainted human nature of others.

                    Look at it this way — I can go to
                confession and it is like being on an
                island with a mote and surrounding me
                are snakes and I must get off
                the island to do the work of the
                King and spreading the truth about
                His Kingdom. God is my shield and
                as I live to serve Him — as I go
                to the sacraments, especially the
                Eucharist I am saturated more
                with His grace —

                    As in the Blue Books I know
                from going to the Eucharist and sitting
                before God in adoration I do not get
                caught up in the muck. I am
                walking on water above the sea
                holding the hand of Christ, Jesus.

                    So you say, Rita - you are silly and
                I say, I know the gift more and more of
                our precious pope and the Church and
                the priests and the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and
                when the world bases more and more of
                things on a sinking ship —

                    God calls us in the Shepherds of Christ to send
                encouragement through the Newsletter —
                to pray the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ giving
                ourselves to the Hearts of Jesus and
                Mary in consecration and drinking
                from the fountain of God's grace from
                the Church — receiving the sacraments —
                    Once upon a time a little boat was
                out at sea and it rocked and rocked in
                a vicious storm. The earth can
                be shaken and yet the Power of God
                is never shaken.

                    God gave us our precious Church —
                in the time of struggle all over the
                world as we see today — God sent
                Mary at Fatima — the Queen of Peace —
                to tell us about Devotion to her Heart
                and Jesus' Heart — When we did not obey
                Mary's requests there was World War II
                as she predicted.

                    At the end of the century Jesus
                asked Fr. Carter to begin the Priestly
                Newsletter with the strong message of
                the voice of the Good Shepherd in
                the writings of the pope, the Word of
                God, the Wisdom of the Saints and
                Prominent theologians — spreading
                the devotion to the Sacred Heart and
                the Eucharist and having a network
                of holy people - consecrated to the
                Hearts of Jesus and Mary and going
                frequently to the Eucharist — praying
                so deeply for the priests, the Church
                and the world.

                    God is almighty
                    No boat can fall when God is
                            at the helm —

                    The waters may be wavy, but
                underneath is the beauty of a sweet

                    Nothing can shake the very
                roots of the Church when it
                sails the troubled seas.

                    Consecration to the pure and holy
                Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the new Adam
                and the new Eve is vital.

                    This is God's plan at the end of
                the Century — Mary warned at Fatima
                of World War II and there was — but God
                is outpouring His grace for this
                Movement and we need your heartfelt
                prayer and your support to do it.

                    Our soul has no material parts.
                    Man is composed of body and soul —
                    The more the world focuses on the
                        body —

                    The more we keep the focus in
                        Shepherds of Christ on this hidden mystery —
                        God intends us to be with
                        Him in heaven,
                        Our immortal soul never
                        dies —

                        We must fight this fight to
                            help spread the Movement
                            as Jesus asked Fr. Carter —

                        The soul will live forever.

                  Sing:  Be Not Afraid


Isaiah 25: 6-9

On this mountain, for all peoples, 
Yahweh Sabaoth is preparing 

On this mountain, he has destroyed 
the veil which used to veil all peoples, 
the pall enveloping all nations; 
he has destroyed death for ever. 
Lord Yahweh has wiped away the tears 
    from every cheek; 
he has taken his people’s shame away 
    everywhere on earth, 
for Yahweh has spoken. 

And on that day, it will be said, 
‘Look, this is our God, 
in him we put our hope 
    that he should save us, 

John 14: 1-6

Do not let your hearts be troubled. 
You trust in God, trust also in me. 
In my Father’s house 
    there are many places to live in; 
otherwise I would have told you. 
I am going now to prepare a place for you,
and after I have gone 
    and prepared you a place, 
I shall return to take you to myself, 
so that you may be with me 
where I am. 
You know the way 
    to the place where I am going. 

    Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said: 

I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. 
No one can come to the Father 
    except through me.


                    Young and old people die.
                    We are born
                    And we will die.

                We make our way the best we
                    can —
                We make our way through life —
                We have this time —
                God put us here
                    Our bodies are mortal
                    Our souls immortal.

                God puts us here when He wants

                    God takes us and
                    Our soul goes on.
                    Our soul is immortal.
                    Our body will die.
                    Our soul will be reunited to a glorified body. Wow!


Genesis 3: 19

    ...For dust you are
    and to dust you shall return.


                At a funeral we must face
                    that a man dies.
                We leave this world
                Our soul moves on
                Our soul is immortal
                Our body dies
                And one day our glorified body
                    will be reunited with our soul.

                Our hearts and minds thirst
                    for our home in heaven.

                We were created for heaven.
                Our goal is God.
                In that lies our happiness.
                With every breath we take
                    we are a little closer
                    to our death.

                We must focus on eternity —
                See things as God sees things.

                My journey here is to end
                    in heaven, I hope
                Eternal life with God
                In a life lived with this
                    goal I will have
                    joy in suffering.

                Sing:  Ave Maria

                Mary our spiritual Mother
                    is here to help us
                    get to heaven


Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. * Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.



                Mary came at Fatima to tell the
                    world to go to her Immaculate Heart and
                    Jesus' Sacred Heart.

                Oh Mary help us with this
                    Newsletter to reach the
                    children of this earth —
                    the Father's children

                Mary help us for the love of
                    your children in the
                    Church and your beloved
                    priests — help us to
                    encourage and love and
                    pray for them and help
                    through this Newsletter to strengthen
                    them with our prayers and love —



                Help us do what Jesus asked
                    Fr. Carter 13 years ago —
                    to spread the consecration
                    to Mary and Jesus

                Help us for the troubled world —
                Mary is the Queen of Peace
                For the sake of souls
                    Jesus died for —
                    Help us —



                    Life that ends in heaven
                is eternal joy.

                    Heaven is our real home—
                    Heaven goes on forever
                    We are happy for that day
                        when our loved ones
                        go to heaven.

                    Our job is quality life —
                        not how big is our house
                        not how big is our car etc.

                    Be a first class person
                        live to love

                    LOVE IS IT

                    Love goes on in heaven

                The soul goes on hopefully to heaven —
                    heaven is our home

                Our life is short here —
                    We should love Christmas
                    We should love Easter
                    We should celebrate and
                        make peace

                The most perfect community is
                    the Trinity
                    3 Persons in One God

                Love unites
                Love goes on

                Life is too short —
                Don't focus on the body and
                    forget the soul —

                Help strengthen the Church
                    through this prayer in the
                    Shepherds of Christ and the Newsletter

                Help us to pray for our beloved

                Souls are at stake

                We are commissioned in baptism
                    to spread the Good News —
                    to be loving —
                    loving God deeply and loving
                        our fellow men —
                        the souls Jesus died for

                Sing:  Danny Boy
                Fr. Carter's favorite song



                Being other focused is like

                The devil wants us self-focused
                    We are to help others to get
                        to heaven

                We must focus on God
                    (the vision of God for man)

                The mystery for me is that I can
                    not say what I really know —
                    What I speak of is ineffable
                    much of what is in me hidden
                    the story of my soul
                    the story of my relationship with God
                    the story of what I know

                God unites our hearts in unspoken love —
                    the ultimate mystery is God — we are to be
                    seekers of God's mystery of love

                Therefore is it not surprising Mary told us to
                    venerate her heart and Jesus' Heart
                    The connection is in the hearts
                    the Hearts of purist love

                In these letters God is unveiling
                    more and more the secret of
                    His love and the working of
                    satan in our lives —

                We will have everlasting joy in heaven

                Our focus must be God —
                    in that lies our happiness

                Heaven is our true home

                Help me do what Jesus and Mary
                    ask us to do.

                Shepherds of Christ is a calling
                    It is a vocation
                    Mary is our model
                    Jesus is the Son of God
                    Please help us circulate this newsletter

                Jesus asked Fr. Carter to pray for the priests,
                    the Church and the world





Philippians 1: 20

all in accordance with my most confident hope and trust that I shall never have to admit defeat, but with complete fearlessness I shall go on, so that now, as always, Christ will be glorified in my body, whether by my life or my death.



October 13, 2007

Dear John Weickert,

I am in receipt of the two parcels that you sent me with over a 100 copies of the issues 3 and 4 of 'Shepherds of Christ' along with a prayer Manual. I am very grateful to you for the same and appreciate your kind gesture and generosity. I am giving it out to the diocesan Priests and Pastors who will be gathering from 16-18th of October at ________ for their biennial convention and to my fellow priests in the diocese of __________.

Recently I received a copy of "Medicine of Immortality", by John Pasquini, a beautiful prayer book for meditation before the Eucharist. I shall be happy if you could send me extra copies of the same for distribution among my fellow Priests in the Diocese. I found it very helpful while spending time before the Lord in the chapel for adoration.

I do appreciate your gift and I shall announce to the Priests who will gather for the convention, as I am the President of the diocesan Priests of _________, comprising 15 Dioceses, with about 500 diocesan priests.

May God bless you and all the others with you who are involved in this beautiful ministry of inspiring and motivating fellow priests, who are in a position to enliven the faith of the people if they themselves are filled with the Spirit and love of the Lord.

Looking forward to hearing from you again,

Yours in the ministry of the Shepherds of Christ,

Vicar General




3 October 2007

Dear Mr. Weickert:

Greetings in Christ!

I wish to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 19 August 2007 and to thank you for the prayer manual, newsletter and the book by Fr. Pasquini, Medicine of Immortality.

In solidarity and peace, I remain

In Christ

Archbishop of _______




26th September 2007

Dear John Weickert

Greetings from Bishop ________

I received your letter dated August 19, 2007 only on September 20, 2007 along with Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual and a booklet "Medicine of Immortality" by Fr. John Pasquini. It is indeed a very inspirational booklet for those who read it. I want congratulate and thank sincerely to Fr. John J. Pasquini for his hard work in bringing out such a valuable spiritual book for priests. I would like to place an order of 100 copies of this booklet for my diocesan and religious priests of the diocese.

Thank you once again,

Yours sincerely in Christ





October 2007

Dear Mission Friends,

Greetings from ______ Diocese.

Thank you so much for the nice book on the Holy Eucharist and for the additional literature.
... I go on reading the book ...... so useful indeed .....

Other priest also will be able to read it later when it finds its place in the common library...
Similar books are welcome, please.
Thanking you and hoping to be in contact with you.

Sincerely yours,

Vicar General




October 10, 2007

Dear Mr. John Weickert

With pleasure, I acknowledge receipt of the latest book by Fr. John Pasquini "Medicine of Immortality".

    Thanks for your kind attention. May God reward the generous work of those who have dedicated their lives to the Shepherds of Christ Ministries.

    With my fraternal blessing,

            Servant and Friend





October 1, 2007

Dear John Weickert,

    Thank you again for your package that accompanied your letter of August 19, 2007 with the book: Medicine of Immortality by Fr. John J. Pasquini, the Prayer Manual, and the Priestly Newsletter. I will send these copies to the Clergy Library of ________.

    Congratulations and thank you so much!

                                                                    Sincerely Yours in Christ,






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