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November 10, 2009

November 11th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for November 11th are Joyful.

  
    

The Retreat will start

tomorrow with Mass

at 10:45am followed by the

Prayer Service led by Rita.

 

    

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November 10, 2009

Mission of the Shepherds of Christ

                I.)  To pray for the priests, the Church and the world

  1.                             a)  8 days a month
                                b)  6:20 daily
                                c)  Friday 12 - 3
                                d)  Sidney Rosary  — one Tuesday a month
                                e)  24 hour adoration in China
                                f)  Prayer Chapters all over the world
                                        1)  many daily Mass
                                        2)  one hour adoration daily
                                g)  Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus                                   

    1. 1.  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.

    2. 2.  For the Pope.

    3. 3.  For all bishops of the world.

    4. 4.  For all priests.

    5. 5.  For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.

    6. 6.  For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.

    7. 7.  For all members of the Catholic Church.

    8. 8.  For all members of the human family.

    9. 9.  For all souls in purgatory.

          h)  prayer apostles  — homebound
          i)   nursing home
          j)   school children
          k)  morning offering
          l)   hourly prayer

     

    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.

     

     

              II.) Circulate Priestly Newsletter and Books

                         a)  over 15,000,000 Priestly Newsletters if we include Priestly Newsletter
                                     in the books we circulated.

                         b)  prayer manuals
                         c)  spiritual instruction books
                         d)  daily writing
                         e)  spirituality handbook
                         f)  rosary materials to schools
                         g)  school consecration and home consecration
                         h)  Junior Shepherds of Christ
                         i)   videos and CD's

     

              Mass instruction  —  Mass Book and Daily Writing and 13th's

                      Sacrifice of Calvary  — sacramentally made present

                      Laying down one's life  — united to Christ.

                      Being connected to all the souls He died for
                                in this unity in the Heart of Jesus  —

                      Mary  — one human creature without sin

                      Mary  —  spiritual mother

     

              Bread of Life

                      1)  Word  — Fr. Joe's books
                                        Daily Writing
                                        Book instruction

                       2)  Eucharist

                                        Fr. Joe's book
                                        Fr. Carter's books
                                        Mass Book
                                        Blue Books
                                        Rosary Books
                                        Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart
                                        Everything I have written.

               Rosary Meditation

                          Tiny  —  Tot to Elderly

                          Priest  —  Hierarchy

                    Living out the mystery of Christ

                    Living as modeled by Jesus and Mary

                    Living according to Jesus
                              following in His footsteps.

               

    Seven Levels of Commitment in the Shepherds of Christ Movement

    1. 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.

    2. Apostles are members who have restricted their apostolic activity to the Shepherds of Christ. They literally act as a body of lay people who have given their lives in their present living situation to do all that they can to bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart.

    3. Prayer Apostles are often shut-ins, some are able to go to church and pray. They spend much of their lives praying for the Movement.

    4. Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus are those who spend at least two separate hours weekly before the Blessed Sacrament praying for the following:

    1. 1.  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.

    2. 2.  For the Pope.

    3. 3.  For all bishops of the world.

    4. 4.  For all priests.

    5. 5.  For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.

    6. 6.  For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this   Movement to the world.

    7. 7.  For all members of the Catholic Church.

    8. 8.  For all members of the human family.

    9. 9.  For all souls in purgatory.

    1. Handmaids of the Good Shepherd are young and older women who have given their lives in community primarily to pray for the Shepherds of Christ Movement and intentions and to be special spouses of Jesus. Some have more duties than others. All have the primary duty of prayer and the desire to be a special spouse of our Lord. One of the functions of the handmaids is the involvement in praying for and helping to circulate the priestly newsletter. The handmaids are not members of a religious order.
        

    2. Servants of the Good Shepherd are men who live in community with a lifestyle and purpose similar to that of the handmaids. The servants are not members of a religious order.
         

    3. We wish to form a special congregation of priests who will realize their great oneness with Christ. They will be consecrated deeply to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and support the Shepherds of Christ Movement as holy priests.  

     


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Fr. Joe's Homily

28th Sunday Ordinary Time

October 11, 2009

    Our gospel today was about the rich young man, and although this would be a good opportunity to give a money talk, I’m not prepared to give one this week, so you can put your wallets away (for now). I really want to explain to you this picture of St. Boniface, which was a recent gift to us. But before I talk about St. Boniface I have an amusing story to tell you. St. Bernard’s Church in Winton Place caught on fire recently (that’s not the amusing part). It was due to out dated electric and Fr. Shappelle told me there was about $50,000 damage. What is amusing is that Fr. Shappelle credits me with saving the church from burning down entirely. Here’s how it happened. He had a funeral coming up around 6:00 pm and went over to church about 2:00 to get things ready. While there in church, he decided to sit down and read my homily book – and he fell asleep. He woke up a short time later coughing on the smoke coming from the fire that had started while he was sleeping. If it weren’t for my book putting him to sleep, he would have gone back to the rectory and the fire would have been much worse. I’m glad to know my homilies are so helpful.

    Now the picture of St. Boniface. I am often asked why we don’t have a picture of St. Boniface here. I always point out our stained glass window of him, and I tell people there is a statue of St. Boniface above the front doors of the church. Recently I spoke with Len Buckley, an artist in Maryland, about a picture and he volunteered to paint one. (I introduced Len and his wife Janet at Mass last Saturday). Janet is a graduate of St. Boniface and a cousin of Fran Klosterman. That is his connection with St. Boniface. His name is not famous but you come in contact with his art work many times during the week. Every time you handle a piece of US currency that has an oval around the president’s picture on the front of the bill, the art work on the front and back of the bill is the work of Len Buckley. (The newer bills do not have the president’s picture in an oval – in case you hadn’t noticed). Len also competed with 100 other artists to design the back of the Colorado quarter and his design won the competition. So much about the artist.

    Now the picture. St. Boniface has a red cloak, not only because he was a bishop, but also because he was a martyr. His miter also indicates he was a bishop. Like the man in today’s gospel Boniface, gave up everything to follow Christ. He was not any more German than St. Patrick was Irish. St. Boniface was an English Benedictine monk who could have had a very comfortable life as the abbot of a monastery in England, but he felt called to travel to Germany to work for the conversion of Germanic tribes and to reform the German Church. He had his work cut out for him. When he arrived in Germany in 719 (at the age of 47), paganism was a way of life. Whatever Christianity he found had lapsed into paganism or was mixed with error. The clergy he found were uneducated and lax and ignored the pope and their bishops. Boniface was very successful in his work. Four years after arriving in Germany, he challenged the pagan priests by cutting down an oak tree that was considered sacred to the pagan god, Thor. That is the subject of our stained glass window. The people standing around holding their hands above their heads would have been pagans waiting for Thor to strike him dead, but nothing happened. This led to a lot of conversions. St. Boniface built a chapel from the wood of the tree. In our painting, at the lower right hand corner is the stump of a tree representing the tree he cut down. Next to it is the beginning of an evergreen tree representing the new growth of the Church in Germany. Behind his head we see the dark clouds of paganism begin to blow away as Boniface raises his right hand to bless us and his left hand points to the Scriptures, the Word of God. A dagger is set in the stump to represent the instrument of St. Boniface’s martyrdom. In 754, at approximately 82 years of age, St. Boniface and 53 companions were massacred as they traveled into Friesland in northern Holland to confer Confirmation. One version of his martyrdom was that the pagans who killed him thought the boxes he carried with him contained gold, but they found only the archbishop’s books and relics. I haven’t decided yet where I am going to hang this picture, but I have it here today so I can talk about it. The artist dedicated his painting to Fr. Robert Brungs, a Jesuit who said his first solemn Mass here at St. Boniface in June, 1964.

    I can’t finish my talk about St. Boniface without a special mention of two other saints: St. Damien of Molokai who cared for the lepers in Hawaii until he died of leprosy at age 49 and St. Jeanne Jugan who started the Little Sisters of the Poor. The Sisters do a wonderful job – I know because my stepmother was there until she died. Ted and Roselyn are in the care of the Little Sisters at their home on Riddle Road. I mention Damien and Jeanne Jugan because they have been canonized today by Pope Benedict. I thought you should know this. A lot of us here would probably never have heard of Christ, had it not been for courageous and dedicated missionaries like St. Boniface or St. Patrick. We could celebrate the faith that came to us through St. Boniface by going out to a beer garden on his feast, June 5, like the Irish do on March 17. Or we can show our gratitude and support for our faith by helping support missionaries in the world today. We will have the opportunity to do that through our Mission Sunday Collection next week. Another way we give thanks to God for our faith (and for all God’s blessings) is through our weekly celebration of the Eucharist, as we do now, for as we all know the word “Eucharist” means “Thanksgiving”.

 

 

    

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July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

 

  

 

  


 

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