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November 27, 2006

November 28th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period  I.

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Messenger:                 The days go by with such swiftness. 
                            We counted every day and every moment so
                            precious and it was and then slowly we
                            become older and older and yet God is always
                            with us teaching us
— every day — new lessons
                            to help us to love Him and each other more.

                                  From my Bible I wrote long ago
                                  "Dear God, I love you, dear God I need you,
                                   Dear God I thank you, you are my Savior and my God,
                                   You are my strength in due season, you are
                                   with me always until the ends of the earth.
                                   Though I walk in the valley of darkness, I
                                   shall not fear, for you are with me with
                                   your rod and your staff and I shall dwell
                                   in the house of the Lord for years upon years.
                                   Amen. I love you Jesus.

                                Someone may want us to do something and
                            yet we know it is not God's will. No matter how hard
                            it is we have to follow God's will for us. Doing what
                            He wants frees us up to do what He wants. Doing
                            something to please somebody else when we feel
                            it isn't His will may interfere when He reveals
                            His plan to us. We live our whole lives
— trying to
                            do God's will, every moment, every day.

                    Excerpt from yesterday's message

                    I can never live the moments of
                               
this day again.

                            When I go to bed tonight they will
                               
be gone forever.

                                I must treasure each moment --

                            I have right now because I
                               
can never have it back again.

 

 

Matthew 21: 33-43, 45-46

Parable of the wicked tenants

‘Listen to another parable. There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard; he fenced it round, dug a winepress in it and built a tower; then he leased it to tenants and went abroad. When vintage time drew near he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his servants, thrashed one, killed another and stoned a third. Next he sent some more servants, this time a larger number, and they dealt with them in the same way. Finally he sent his son to them thinking, "They will respect my son." But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, "This is the heir. Come on, let us kill him and take over his inheritance." So they seized him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?’ They answered, ‘He will bring those wretches to a wretched end and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will deliver the produce to him at the proper time.’ Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the scriptures:

   The stone which the builders rejected
   has become the cornerstone;
   this is the Lord’s doing
   and we marvel at it? 

‘I tell you, then, that the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.’ 
   When they heard his parables, the chief priests and the scribes realised he was speaking about them, but though they would have liked to arrest him they were afraid of the crowds, who looked on him as a prophet.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

November 27, 2006 message continues

Messenger:           Father Carter LOVED this scripture

Matthew 7:21

'It is not anyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," who will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 21: 28-32

‘What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He went and said to the first, "My boy, go and work in the vineyard today." He answered, "I will not go," but afterwards thought better of it and went. The man then went and said the same thing to the second who answered, "Certainly, sir," but did not go. Which of the two did the father’s will?’ They said, ‘The first.’ Jesus said to them, ‘In truth I tell you, tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you, showing the way of uprightness, but you did not believe him, and yet the tax collectors and prostitutes did. Even after seeing that, you refused to think better of it and believe in him.

 

 

                                             

                                                            January 20, 1995                                                                                   

Feast of Sts. Fabian and Sebastian

Sorrowful Mysteries

 

The Agony in the Garden

1.  R.  Be there with Jesus in the garden in the dark night as He, in such agony, sees before Him all the sufferings He is about to undergo.

2.  R.  Jesus saw before Him every wound, all the pushing, every single thing that they did to Him, and He agreed to go through everything that He would now endure.

Luke 22: 42

" 'Father,' he said, 'if you are willing, take this cup away from me. Nevertheless, let your will be done, not mine.' "

 

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.

 

Messenger:           God first loved us.
                            God wants our love.

                            Oh Jesus as this Advent season is about to begin my heart is
                                  in great joy for I anticipate the great gift of
                                  Christmas. I love the Church year
— I feel each
                                  day in my soul — a celebration with all the angels
                                  and saints.

                            Dear God, I give You my soul. I want to follow
                                   Your paths
— to live rejoicing for You are
                                   my Savior,
                                   Let our eyes see the humility of Mary and know
                                   in the coming advent season how much
                                   the Father wants us to love Mary and be close
                                   to St. Joseph.

                            Mary is the singular vessel — Mary can lead us through
                                   her Immaculate Heart to deeper intimacy with
                                   God.

                            Oh Holy Spirit — Spouse of the Virgin Mother — lover
                                    of souls — open ourselves in the coming advent
                                    season to be as a sponge soaking in Your
                                    grace and Your wisdom — to make our hearts
                                    a soft little manger for the Christ child.
                                    A bed of beauty — a place of light — a heart
                                    of rest and joy and peace in the turmoil
                                    of this world.

                            Come Lord Jesus to my heart and let it be a place
                                    of love for You and a place of love in which
                                    I give my life for the souls
— You gave
                                    your life for.

                            Holy Spirit penetrate my heart and soul to be a
                                    place of light for this world.

                            In the darkness there was seen a small candle
                                    and its light was so bright against the
                                    darkness of the night.

                            Come, oh come, my Messiah, enlighten the eyes
                               of my heart to see as You desire the poor banished
                               children of Eve and to love them deeply while I am
                               here on this earth
to unite to the Masses deeply
                               being celebrated around the world and loving the
                               souls You gave Your life for — that I give mine
                               in the service You have called me to in the
                               Shepherds of Christ praying for the priests, the Church and the world and
                               spreading the Newsletter to Your beloved priest —
                               so they will take comfort and refuge in Your
                               Heart and Mary's Heart and forever love the Eucharist
                               more. That our priests will become ever holier and
                               love their vocation, such a gift God gives them,
                               and love, love, love our beloved Church and the
                               pope.

                            Oh Savior — lover of souls — our lives are to
                                be lived as You desire — identifying with You
                                in loving the precious souls You gave
                                Your life for —

                                A night, richly blessed, a star far above His
                            humble bed
— a Savior is born, Jesus Christ —
                            Savior of the world.

                                But He came for the souls and He asks us today to
                            love Him and love His precious souls He gave His
                            life for. And He has given us this vocation to do that
                            and effect billions of souls with the Newsletter
                            and our prayers. This is a vocation, Jesus has
                            called us to, but we are imperfect and we are growing
                            in our purity and our love.

                                Oh beloved Messiah hear my plaintiff cry to
                            help us in this mission You gave us in the Shepherds of Christ. To
                            be ever fervent in our vocation as we grow in
                            deeper and deeper love to serve You and do all things
                            purely for Your honor and glory.

                                Your will is our delight.

                                I see the little darkened night on the front of the
                            Newsletter
— the night deep blue, the star so bright for
                            the earth God created and loved so much that Jesus,
                            the Son of God took on Flesh to save us.

 

                             

               
Messenger:           Oh Messiah
— come into our hearts and fill us
                                  with love — deep love for You — set afire
                                  by the working of the Holy Spirit — ignited
                                  with deep love for God and all souls.

                            Let the earth know a new beginning as we
                                  pray all through advent in preparation
                                  for Christmas.

                            Mary carried Jesus 9 months and
                            Mary appeared on the 9th day before Christmas in Clearwater
                                        December 17, 1996
— 10 years ago

                            On this day we will celebrate the gifts God has given
                                  to us in these 10 years. Thanking Him, loving
                                  Him, singing to Him
— we will celebrate
                                  Mary's appearance and Jesus' face —
                                  if you are here or on the internet we will
                                  thank God for this Movement and pray for a
                                  new beginning of peace and love for this earth —
                                  praying with all our hearts and continue
                                  praying each of the 9 days — Christmas being day 9.

                                  We will pray for the success of the Priestly
                            Newsletter and the prayer chapters for the future
                            of the Movement.

                                   Set your day now to be here or be praying
                            and singing with us on the internet at 6:20
                            Florida time

                                   And every day continue praying for the 9
                            days
— Christmas the 9th day.

                                   Mary carried Jesus in her womb

                                   Today Jesus gives us special grace to
                                            have Jesus and Mary so intimately
                                            united to Their pure and Holy Hearts.

                                   Let the world know of this special place
                                        Dwelling in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary —

                            Mary says to lead the world into consecrating
                                     their lives to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

                            I have dealt with many who do not recognize
                              this great plan of God the Father to send
                              Mary as He did in Clearwater so
                              people will give their hearts to the
                              Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

                            In this lies our joy
                                            our peace
                                            HAPPINESS dwelling in THEIR Hearts

                            Mark your calendars for this day
                                     and come or tune in on the Shepherds of Christ radio and pray with us.
                                     And read this message!!
                                     Thank God for the gifts He has given us these
                                            10 years since Mary appeared.

                                      Thank God for this gift to help the souls of this
                                                            earth and identify with Jesus!!

                            Oh Sacred Heart I am consumed with love for
                                  Thee and thanksgiving for all You have
                                  given us in the Shepherds of Christ.

                            I am thankful for all You have called to be
                                  in this vocation.

                            We love You and we want to serve You
                                  we pray the prayers You gave Fr. Carter
                                  help us —
                                  please outpour Your grace.

                            I love you,

                                     Rita

                            Also come to China, Indiana — we need
                                volunteers for adoration during this time
                                so some can go to Florida for the 17th.

                            Also December 18, 2006 — Fr. Carter will be dead 6 years


                               

                                                        

                                     

 

 

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