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November 27, 2009

November 28th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 6 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for November 28th are Luminous.

  
  

Please pray for an
urgent intention.

       

November 27, 2009

             

                We are called by God to deliver this message —

                First Fr. Carter —

                Now Cardinal George told us to send
                    these homilies —

                We can reach the Church
                    weekly with these writings — pure —
                    about the Old Testament and the New Testament

                Help me do what Cardinal George told
                    us to do —

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                    priests —

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                    priests, the Church and the world —

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                Prayer Chapters help us —

                We got 2 letters from cardinals in the Vatican today —
                    regarding our prayer and these materials —

                Please pray for a cardinal with surgery —

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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)

      

 

                In these trying times —
                    God has sent us these homilies — weekly —
                        help me

   

 

1st Sunday of Advent
 

Jeremiah 33: 14-16

    “Look, the days are coming, Yahweh declares, when I shall fulfil the promise of happiness I made to the House of Israel and the House of Judah:

        In those days and at that time,
        I shall make an upright Branch
            grow for David,
        who will do what is just and upright
            in the country.
        In those days Judah will triumph
        and Israel live in safety.
        And this is the name the city will be called:
        Yahweh–is–our–Saving–Justice.”

 

1 Thessalonians 3:12 - 4:2

May the Lord increase and enrich your love for each other and for all, so that it matches ours for you. And may he so confirm your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless in the sight of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

Finally, brothers, we urge you and appeal to you in the Lord Jesus; we instructed you how to live in the way that pleases God, and you are so living; but make more progress still. You are well aware of the instructions we gave you on the authority of the Lord Jesus.

 

Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36

‘There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the turmoil of the ocean and its waves; men fainting away with terror and fear at what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.’

‘Watch yourselves, or your hearts will be coarsened by debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day will come upon you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come down on all those living on the face of the earth. Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to hold your ground before the Son of man.’

 
       

December 3, 2006 

INTRODUCTION

The prophet, Jeremiah, lived during one of the most devastating times in the history of Israel.  He witnessed the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple by the Babylonians.  He saw many of his fellow citizens enslaved and taken into exile.  Yet his words reflect hope and not despair.  His hope is based not on human capabilities but on God's faithfulness to God’s promises.  Jeremiah recalls God’s promise to his people made over 400 years earlier, during the time of King David, that God would bring to the throne a successor to the King who would bring peace and security to Jerusalem.  We still wait for peace and security not only in Jerusalem but all over the world, but the promised one, a descendant of the House of David has begun his reign.  The gospel tells us one day he will come in great glory to establish the kingdom of God forever.   

HOMILY

Although our society has begun its preparations for the birth of Christ, even as they are hesitant to mention his birth, the Church begins its preparations today.  Our liturgy, however, wants us to know that we are not only preparing for a special celebration three weeks from now, but our readings put before us the bigger picture.  It’s not just the celebration of Jesus’ birth that we are to prepare for but also we must prepare for the day when he comes again to bring us into his kingdom.  Advent tells us Christ is coming, but it also asks us, are we ready to meet him?  If we’re not, his coming 2000 years ago will have little or no value for us.   

For some people his second coming will be a frightening time.  “People will die in fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world...”  But if we are prepared, not just for Christmas, but for Christ, the Lord tells us “stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.”  His coming will be for those who have followed him faithfully a day of victory and joy.   

Doesn’t it sound as if our Lord is speaking to us today when he tells us: “Be on guard lest your spirits become bloated with indulgence and drunkenness and worldly cares.”  We have to struggle against this happening to all of us during this time of the year.  I’m going to add a thought of my own to this list of things Jesus tells us to guard against.  Make sure to get enough rest.  When we are tired it’s hard to stay organized, focused, to keep our priorities straight and to pray.  And if we don’t pray and keep our priorities straight, Christmas will leave us feeling empty and relieved that it’s all over.   

The gospel’s suggestion for us today as we begin Advent is: “Be vigilant at all times and pray…”  Is there a better formula we can apply to this season to prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth or the coming of Christ at the end of our lives or at the end of time.  I’m not going around like Scrooge saying “Bah, humbug!” to Christmas.  I like decorations and lights and parties and Christmas cards and gifts, but to prepare ourselves for what this season of the year is all about, nothing will do the job better than prayer and good works.   

You might pray the rosary or meditate on the Scripture readings for each day.  They are printed every week in the bulletin and you will find them also in the Catholic Update inserted in today’s bulletin.  We have Mass here every morning at 7:30 and Holy Hour twice a week.  We have a bible study, a Legion of Mary, a St. Vincent de Paul, the CAIN ministry and, of course, Bingo.  There’s no end of other good works anyone can find to do if they are interested.  This year we have the shortest Advent possible (only three weeks), so I hope we all make the most of it.   

And now is the time to do it.  No doubt you’ve heard this poem before, but it won’t hurt to repeat it.  It is entitled Today

I shall do much in the years to come, but what have I done today?

I shall give out gold in princely sum, but what did I give today?

I shall lift the heart and dry the tear,

I shall plant a hope in the place of fear,

I shall speak with words of love and cheer, but what have I done today?

I shall be so kind in the after while, but what have I been today?

I shall bring to each lonely life a smile, but what have I brought today?

I shall give to truth a grander birth,

And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,

I shall feed the hungering souls of earth, but whom have I fed today?  

     

  

From The Guiding Light - Cycle C Book

Foreward

For years all of us have gone to St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our family first lived in this parish – Some of the streets named after our relatives –

Fr. Carter was the founder of the Shepherds of Christ Movement and I, Rita Ring, co-founder –

But my brother, Fr. Joseph Robinson was an important part of my life and our lives as we went to his most holy Masses and listened to his homilies as we formed more and more as a body of people producing the Priestly Newsletter and beginning prayer chapters.

God blessed me and all of us being able to go to his Masses and listen to his homilies –

It is a tremendous honor Fr. Joe has allowed us to share these great gifts with you – for greater holiness and knowing more and more about God –

This is the first of a series of these books – dedicated to our priests, out of love for our beloved Church and all the souls of the world.

As you use these great teachings of homilies Sunday after Sunday – please pray the prayers with us as a network of prayer – praying for the priests, the Church and the world –

I thank God every day for the gift of my older brother who has been an important instrument in his priesthood in my life and the lives of all who went to St. Boniface for Mass.

Rita Ring
Co-founder, Shepherds of Christ Movement

 

           

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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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