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|October 31st Holy
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period 1.
|The Novena Rosary Mystery
for October 31st is Sorrowful.
The Nursing Home #3 video is now on the internet.
It is so beautiful and the sound is excellent!
There will be a rosary in Sidney,
on October 30, 2001 at 6:20pm
We will use the tape of Father Carter
and show the Mass video.
will be a rosary in Clearwater, Florida
on November 5, 2001 at 6:20pm
These rosaries will be broadcast to
call for details. Great grace can be released
when we pray as a body.
From Today's Mass
Romans 8: 18-27
Glory as our destiny
In my estimation, all that we suffer in the present time is nothing in comparison with the glory which is destined to be disclosed for us, for the whole creation is waiting with eagerness for the children of God to be revealed. It was not for its own purposes that creation had frustration imposed on it, but for the purposes of him who imposed it—with the intention that the whole creation itself might be freed from its slavery to corruption and brought into the same glorious freedom as the children of God. We are well aware that the whole creation, until this time, has been groaning in labour pains. And not only that: we too, who have the first–fruits of the Spirit, even we are groaning inside ourselves, waiting with eagerness for our bodies to be set free. In hope, we already have salvation; in hope, not visibly present, or we should not be hoping—nobody goes on hoping for something which is already visible. But having this hope for what we cannot yet see, we are able to wait for it with persevering confidence.
And as well as this, the Spirit too comes to help us in our weakness, for, when we do not know how to pray properly, then the Spirit personally makes our petitions for us in groans that cannot be put into words; and he who can see into all hearts knows what the Spirit means because the prayers that the Spirit makes for God’s holy people are always in accordance with the mind of God.
PSALM 128 (V 127)
Blessing on the faithful
Song of Ascents
How blessed are all who fear Yahweh,
who walk in his ways!
Your own labours will yield you a living,
happy and prosperous will you be.
Your wife a fruitful vine
in the inner places of your house.
Your children round your table
like shoots of an olive tree.
Such are the blessings that fall
on those who fear Yahweh.
May Yahweh bless you from Zion!
May you see Jerusalem prosper
all the days of your life,
Luke 13: 18-21
Parable of the mustard seed
He went on to say, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it with? It is like a mustard seed which a man took and threw into his garden: it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air sheltered in its branches.’
Parable of the yeast
Again he said, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with? It is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’
Excerpt from the Priestly Newsletter 1999 -
- St. John of the Cross gets to the heart of the matter in these few words: "What does it profit you to give God one thing if He asks for another? Consider what it is God wants and then do it." 21
21. St. John of the Cross, "Sayings of Light and Love",
The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross,
translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. and
Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D., Doubleday and Co., No. 70.
end of excerpt from Newsletter 1999 - Issue 5
October 30, 2001 message
Jesus speaks: What
Many times healing cannot take place because
of a block in the individual.
Any over desire to control every situation
leads to enormous anxiety.
I have asked for communities of lay men
and women called servants and handmaids.
In these communities the servants and
handmaids are very committed to
their calling as My special spouse.
Many times people try to control every
situation using excuses to block
the work I want accomplished.
Rather than seeing the overall picture,
they see themselves as the measuring stick
and try to mold the Movement around their needs.
In an alcoholic or dysfunctional home there
is the alcoholic or one who is in control,
the other person, usually the spouse
of the alcoholic tries to control everyone
else as to not interfere with the alcoholic's
This dysfunctional home is sick.
In a home that is healthy, there is love,
there is structure, the parents are
respected as the authority, they are
In religious orders there is one put in
Now I write to you, about the purpose of My
Movement. It is to help renew the
Church and the world.
I give messages how I desire My Centers
The main focus of the Movement is the
The main function of each person is
to serve the Movement to help to
bring renewal to the Church and the world.
Many times people try to mold everything
around their own needs.
I have called you.
Healing will not take place in a soul that
sees everything from behind their
own eyes and fails to see themselves
as part of a unit.
You are Shepherds of Christ.
I have called you to lead the strayed ones
home to Me.
My Mother appearing on the building is a sign
I have given to tell you
that this is a most serious matter.
So your health is an issue, but you
work toward the goal of the Movement
as you are able.
If you are ill and cannot participate
your role may be that of prayer.
Invalids are incapacitated.
A person, like Fr. Carter, had to halt
his activities, he no longer could
go to China, he was dying.
There is a difference between sickness
There is a difference between harmony
and lack of harmony.
I am not calling people to take off and quit. The devil
can tempt someone to think they should do this.
The person rooted in God's will always sees
the overall plan.
The person that is "off" becomes so focused on
their own program and having control
they cannot bend to allow others
to come in.
I am giving these directions for My
Members in the Shepherds of Christ Movement.
There must be structure in the Movement.
I operate in structure.
One person cannot pull the whole Movement
You are willful when you come to a
community and expect to mold
the community around you.
I have a plan.
I can move mountains.
Only Apostles can live in the designated
An Apostle is one who attends daily Mass
and spends one hour in front of
the tabernacle, who lives the Shepherd of Christ way
of life, praying for the priests, the Church and the world.
My plan has been given for My communities.
There is hourly prayer at the Centers during
the waking hours.
Those who can unite, apostles and associates
are encouraged to do so whenever
possible, therefore there is a constant
flow of prayer all through the day.
If you can only stop for a few seconds on the hour,
know that others are praying and
your prayer united as a body,
united to the Mass is most powerful.
For the sub-centers:
I want people that feel connected,
that want to unite in an effort
to help bring down grace for the
priests, the Church and the world
by their frequent prayer.
You know in belonging to the sub-center
you are united to a bigger group of
people, praying united to each other.
You pray united to the Mass.
You are one in this mission as Shepherds
I talk to all the different levels of
You can be an associate and pray
when you can.
Excerpt from the Main Shepherds of Christ Page
There are Associates who gather and pray at least once monthly as a group and also help with donations to support the Shepherds of Christ priestly newsletter. They can be tremendously involved. They give as they feel they are able.
Excerpt from the Apostle's Manual
A primary purpose of the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates is to pray for all priests throughout the world in all their needs. A coequal purpose is to provide a spiritual way of life for members of the chapters. The chapters are to pray in a special way for the spiritual success of the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ. Prayer for the acquisition of monetary funds to publish the letter is also in order. The chapters are to meet on a regular basis, with the members of each chapter to determine the exact frequency of meetings. All chapters are encouraged to meet on a weekly basis. If for various other reasons certain chapters cannot meet weekly, they should meet at least once a month.
end of excerpts about Associates
October 30, 2001 message continues
Jesus speaks: Apostles
of the Eucharistic Heart spend
two hours weekly praying for the
priests, the Church and the world,
specifically for these intentions.
- For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
- For the Pope.
- For all bishops of the world.
- For all priests.
- For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
- For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
- For all members of the Catholic Church.
- For all members of the human family.
- For all souls in purgatory.
The Shepherds of Christ prayers are prayed before the
Prayer Apostles are very important.
They may be invalids, shut-ins,
elderly, whoever...people who
are able to give their lives deeply
to My Movement praying for the
Movement and/or offering their sufferings
for the Movement - offering what you do
to God as a sacrifice for special grace
for the Movement, the priests, the
Church and the world.
The Servants, Handmaids, and Lay Apostles
have a deep calling to the Movement.
They restrict their involvement with
other things and focus totally
on the Shepherds of Christ Movement.
They may live in communities,
they may live at home, they
see God has called them in a
deeper way to serve the needs of
the Church and the world by
dedicating their activities in as
much as they are able with
other responsibilities to family,
work etc. to the Shepherds of Christ Movement.
I gave your founder Fr. Carter this vision from
The Movement majorly depends on this
body of people to function
and do the work designed by Me.
Many times people do not answer their call
because of fear.
In the mean-time a tremendous amount
of work is blocked because they
are partially committed when I call
them so strongly in their heart.
The devil is very strong.
You are soldiers in My army fighting against
the terrors in the world through
Your role is to help in what ever capacity
you believe God is calling you to
serve My Movement Shepherds of
It may be in prayer, it may be a deeper
commitment as an apostle, servant
There are no vows taken, but I want you
to try to live your commitment as
strongly as you can trying to do
God's will. A mother is a mother, she
must do what she must do as a mother.
Apostles, Servants and Handmaids that
are able are expected to spend an
hour before the tabernacle and
attend daily Mass.
Your main intention as Shepherds of Christ apostles,
servants and handmaids is to
pray for the Movement, the Church
and the world.
I want this deep connection with each
other as intercessors as you
go about your daily activities
and offer them up as a
sacrifice in the morning offering.
Do not be afraid.
I am guarding you.
I will give great grace for deep healing
in your hearts.
Pray to the Holy Spirit to flood you with
Pray the Shepherds of Christ Prayers daily if you can,
they will help you.
Surrender to God's will.
It may be God's will for you to suffer from
a physical illness.
Whatever is God's will, pray for the
grace to know it.
Pray for the grace to live according
I want future priests in My Movement.
I want the leading article from the
Shepherds of Christ Newsletter 1999 #1
This is available on tape as Fr. Carter
dramatically and heartfeltly reads
Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1999 - Issue 1
Chief Shepherd of the Flock
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep; this is because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep. (Jn 10:11-151)Yes, the Good Shepherd has given His all for us. Through His life, His brutal and agonizing suffering and death on the cross, and His glorious resurrection, He has achieved new life for us. Through the sacrament of Holy Orders, Jesus has provided His Church with priests who play a major role in the dispensing of this life which Jesus has come to give and to give most abundantly. There follow various thoughts on the priesthood.
- Pope John Paul II states: "It is within the Church's mystery, as a mystery of Trinitarian communion in missionary tension, that every Christian identity is revealed, and likewise the specific identity of the priest and his ministry. Indeed, the priest, by virtue of the consecration which he receives in the sacrament of orders, is sent forth by the Father through the mediatorship of Jesus Christ, to whom he is configured in a special way as head and shepherd of his people, in order to live and work by the power of the Holy Spirit in service of the Church and for the salvation of the world."2
- The Holy Father further states: "The priest finds the full truth of his identity in being a derivation, a specific participation in and continuation of Christ himself, the one high priest of the new and eternal covenant. The priest is a living and transparent image of Christ the priest. "3
- Fr. Richard Nahman, O.S.A., tells about the priest's relationship with Christ.
"All too often Christ is one known about-maybe better known about than Napoleon, Alexander the Great, John F. Kennedy-but still only known about and not known. Much can be said, much can be appreciated and a great deal of dedication can spring from knowledge about someone. But a personal relationship cannot be built on mere knowledge about another. Knowledge about an individual and knowing anyone differs not in the order of knowledge but in the order of experience. One may have studied every conceivable expression of the reality 'friendship', and may know as much as there is to know about friendship, but if he has never had a friend, then he does not know friendship.
"It might be profitable here to ask the question: Does priestly formation today emphasize, if not in theory at least in practice, knowledge about Christ or knowledge of Christ?
"A priest is a man to whom Christ offers himself as the other in response to Whom he will find his own identity. A priest is called to come to know Christ, him crucified. And this knowledge leads to love, and this love to union and this union to identity...
"The crisis of identity within the priest fraternity can only be met by establishing the ground of the individual's identity really with full intellectual conviction, in that of Christ. This is the Christian paradox-losing oneself to find oneself-to which the priest gives witness, not by what he does, but by what he is. It is the abandon in faith. But all too frequently one's reaction is one of a drowning man, clinging desperately to the neck of his would-be-saver. The more tenaciously he hangs on to what is immediately at hand, the more certainly he is bringing his own destruction.
For the priest, the dynamics of being himself, achieving and coming to realize his own identity, lies totally in the depth and intensity of his personal relationship with Christ as a person whose dynamic, vital and real presence is 'experienced' and 'realized' in his daily life." 4
- The priest can obviously apply to himself in an appropriate way what Vatican II says concerning the spiritual formation of seminarians: "Spiritual formation should be closely linked with doctrinal and pastoral training. Especially with the help of the spiritual director, such formation should help seminarians learn to live in familiar and constant companionship with the Father, through Jesus Christ His Son, in the Holy Spirit. By sacred ordination they will be molded in the likeness of Christ the Priest. As friends they should be used to loyal association with Him through a profound identification of their whole lives with His. They should live His paschal mystery in such a way that they know how to initiate into it the people entrusted to them.
"They should be taught to look for Christ in many places: in faithful meditation on God's word, in active communion with the most holy mysteries of the Church, especially in the Eucharist and the divine Office, in the bishop who sends them, and in the people to whom they are sent, especially the poor, the young, the sick, the sinful, and the unbelieving. With the trust of a son, they should love and honor the most Blessed Virgin Mary, who was given as a mother to His disciple by Christ Jesus as He hung dying on the cross." 5
- The theologian, Jean Galot, S.J., has some insightful thoughts on the priest as shepherd: "As a mediator, the priest is a shepherd in the name of God, or more precisely in the name of Christ, and through Christ, in the name of the Father. In the priest is realized the prophetic role of Ezekiel in which Yahweh promises to be the Shepherd of his people (Ezek 34).
"Some implications of this principle must be underlined. The priest does not draw the inspiration for his pastoral zeal from his own feelings, from his own personal resolve to create a better world. He is shepherd on the strength of God's pastoral intention and represents specifically Christ the shepherd. Consequently he is called upon to fulfill his pastoral mission not according to ideas of his own and his own personal ambitions, but in keeping with God's own dispensation and the design of salvation devised by the Father and carried out by Christ. Like Jesus himself, the priest is at the service of the Father." 6
- The Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests reminds priests that the Eucharist must be at the center of their lives: "It is necessary to recall the irreplaceable value that the daily celebration of the Holy Mass has for the priest...He must live it as the central moment of his day and of his daily ministry, fruit of a sincere desire and an occasion for a deep and effective encounter with Christ, and he must take the greatest care to celebrate it with intimate participation of the mind and heart.
"In a society ever more sensitive to communication through signs and images, the priest must pay adequate attention to all that which can enhance the decorum and sacredness of the Eucharistic celebration. It is important that, in such ceremonies, proper attention is given to the appropriateness and cleanliness of the place, the structure of the altar and tabernacle, the dignity of the sacred vessels, the vestments, the hymns, the music, the necessary silence, etc. These are all elements which can better contribute to a better participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice. In fact, a lack of attention to the symbolic aspects of the liturgy and, even more, carelessness and coldness, superficiality and disorder... weaken the process of strengthening the faith. Those who improperly celebrate the Mass reveal a weakness in their faith and fail to educate the others in the faith. Celebrating the Eucharist well, however, constitutes a highly important catechesis on the Sacrifice...
"The centrality of the Eucharist should be apparent not only in the worthy celebration of the Sacrifice, but also in the proper adoration of the Sacrament, so that the priest might be the model for the faithful also in devout attention and diligent meditation...whenever possible done in the presence of our Lord in the tabernacle. It is hoped that priests entrusted with the guidance of communities dedicate long periods of time for communal adoration and reserve the greatest attention and honour for the Most Blessed Sacrament of the altar, also outside of the Holy Mass, over any other rite or gesture. 'Faith and love for the Eucharist will not allow Christ to remain alone in his presence in the tabernacle.' " 7
- The same Directory emphasizes the great love priests should have for the Church: "The priests, as collaborators of the Episcopal Order, form with their Bishop a sole presbyterate and participate, in a subordinate degree, in the only priesthood of Christ. Similar to the Bishop, they participate in that espousal dimension in relation to the Church which is well expressed in the Rite of the episcopal ordination when the ring is entrusted to them...
"By this communion with Christ the Spouse, the ministerial priesthood is also founded-as Christ, with Christ, and in Christ-in that mystery of transcendent love of which the marriage among Christians is an image and a participation.
"Called to the act of supernatural love, absolutely gratuitous, the priest should love the Church as Christ has loved her, consecrating to her all his energies and giving himself with pastoral charity in a continuous act of generosity."8
- From Fr. Benedict Groeschel's book, A Priest Forever, here are the inspiring words of Fr. Eugene Hamilton, who was ordained a priest very shortly before he died of cancer. The following words were written as he was beginning to write his book, Servant, Victim, Brother, Listener, Friend:
"These reflections will form the basis for the rest of my outlook toward the disease, life, death, the priesthood, and others. One could say they are the lens through which I look at cancer and the overall experience.
"My hope is that all those affected by this disease-the patients, families, friends, and those who care for them, will come to a certain amount of peace in their own particular situation. I have found such peace in the Will of the Father. That is where the seminarian and future priest will himself find peace as well. Cardinal Cooke realized this and chose Fiat Voluntas Tua ("Thy Will Be Done") as his episcopal motto. For those left behind for a while, my prayer is for your own peace as well." 9
end of excerpt from Newsletter 1999 - Issue 1
October 30, 2001 message continues
Jesus speaks: Please help Me get the
Newsletter in the
hands of My beloved priests.
I went to Mass in western Cincinnati
and the priest gave the homily.
There was a priestly meeting in
the Cincinnati diocese so I
went with others to a church
in Northern, Kentucky.
The priest in Northern, Kentucky
had the same content as the
priest in Cincinnati.
It was about Mother Theresa and
something she said.
The priests are giving homilies, sometimes
They read very many things.
To me it looked like there was some kind
The odds are very slim they would both
say the same thing.
Jesus has given us this beautiful
Priestly Newsletter through the hands
of his priest Fr. Carter.
God the Father wants the Newsletter Book II
in the hands of His priests.
This is an excerpt from that book.
The article yesterday is an excerpt
from the Priestly Newsletter Book II.
Our Lord really wants this Priestly
Newsletter Book II in the hands
of His beloved priests by Christmas. Can
anyone help us?
This is important to Jesus.
Excerpt from August 18, 2001 message
Messenger: ...We need to send the Priestly
Newsletter Book II
to the priests of this earth.
This is God's plan. God the Father said
"The Priestly Newsletter Book II would
help to change the face of the earth."
end of excerpt from August 18, 2001 message
October 30, 2001 message continues
Messenger: The number of priests are dwindling more and more
Jesus has given us this message to
pray these prayers for our
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