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December 2, 2006

December 3rd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period  II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for December 3rd are Sorrowful.

 

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December 2, 2006

Messenger:         God intends us to be one

Messenger:          God wants us to be saints!!
                            God wants us to obey the commandments
                            God wants us to live in obedience to Him.

                            Fr. John says there is this struggle

Messenger:          We look at each other imperfectly --
                                Our ways of seeing are imperfect

                            Dear God the Father, You sent Your only Son into the
                                world so that we could be saved --
                                Jesus is the Savior
                                In this Advent -- let the light of
                                    Your grace fill our hearts --

                                That we will be a person filled with
                                peace in love for You and all men
                                as the Feast of Christmas approaches.

                            Dear God help me to put aside judgments
                                of others, jealousies, envious thoughts
                                and actions --

                                help me to shine Your light inward
                                so my heart is transformed more to
                                a place of holy love, gentleness --
                                So as I gaze on the manger at this
                                Christmas time I will be truly
                                humble and not prideful --

                            Living for Your honor and glory to
                                serve You.

                            I know the struggle we all have, but
                                it is made clear to me the devil tries
                                to get us to think negatively.
                                The devil is the Father of Lies --
                                Why listen to negative thoughts that
                                    are not true and hurt our
                                    relationships of love with God
                                    and others.

                                God is love --
                                God wants us one
                                God wants us to be united.

                            The devil wants us divided,
                                hating one another
                                being suspicious, when we should trust
                                    and love

                                The devil wants people to isolate
                                    and be hateful when they
                                    should be doing something
                                    with others.

                                There is a struggle to do good
                                    to not do as we should

                            Dear God -- shine Your light into our
                                hearts --
                                Holy Spirit help us to see, where we
                                    are blind, how God wants
                                    us to change our behavior to
                                    be more likened to Him

                            Adam sinned and they waited for the Savior
                                to come

                            Today during advent we can wait for
                                the Christmas Feast with joy
                                asking for light to be more likened
                                to the Christ child -- like little babies
                                in the arms of the New Eve our
                                loving Mother -- dwelling in her
                                pure and Immaculate Heart

                            We can focus on the story of the Christ --
                                child --

                                God-made-man who came into this world
                            a little baby to save a fallen human race
                            and remains with us this day truly present
                            in the Eucharist

                                Come Lord Jesus
                                Come into our hearts
                                Fill us with the Fire of Your Love

                                Let us realize the gift more and more of
                                    You -- truly present in the Eucharist
                                    through Your beloved priests and
                                    pray for our beloved priests, the
                                    Church and the world.

                            Jesus we pray this Advent time that we
                                can spread the devotion to Your pure
                                and holy, land most loving Heart and
                                the pure and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

                            Christmas is a time of light -- For joy is
                                for fallen man in the Savior --
                                Our Lord Jesus Christ
                                come to save the poor banished children
                                    of Eve.

  

  

1st sunday advent 1st reading

Jeremiah 33: 14-16

2nd reading

Thessalonians 3: 12 -4: 2

Gospel Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36

  

Messenger:         We can see with a wide vision how Adam and|
                                Eve sinned.

                                The feast of the Immaculate Conception
                            in December 8.

  

Genesis 3: 9-15, 20

Ephesians 1: 3-6, 11-12

  

Messenger:         Mary said to Bernadette
                                "I am the Immaculate Conception"
                                (the end of the 19th century)

                            Mary said at Fatima about her
                                - Immaculate Heart -- how
                                Jesus wants her Immaculate
                                Heart venerated next to His
                                Sacred Heart.

                            On December 12, we celebrate the Feast of
                                Our Lady of Guadalupe --

 

 

Messenger:          Mary wants her children to come to her
                                Immaculate Heart and Jesus told
                                Fr. Carter this message --

The Holy Spirit

Jesus: "My beloved friend, tell My people to pray daily to the Holy Spirit. They are to pray for an increase in His gifts. My people must realize that the Holy Spirit comes to transform them. The Spirit desires to transform you more and more according to My image. Those who are docile to His touch become increasingly shaped in My likeness. He performs this marvel within Mary's Immaculate Heart. The more one dwells in My Mother's Heart, the more active are the workings of the Spirit. The Spirit leads Mary to place you within My own Heart. In both Our Hearts, then, your transformation continues. The more you are formed after My own Heart, the more I lead you to the bosom of My Father. Tell My people all this. Tell them to pray daily for a greater appreciation of these wondrous gifts. I am Lord and Master. All who come to My Heart will be on fire to receive the gifts of the Spirit in ever greater measure! I love and bless My people!"

Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.

end of excerpt from Tell My People

 

Messenger:          When we go to the Immaculate Heart of Mary --
                                when we pray the rosary and meditate on
                                its mysteries, when we sing the Litany
                                to the Virgin Mary -- the Holy Spirit
                                works in us giving us, the blinded
                                children of Eve, LIGHT --
                                                        we come forth from the
                                Immaculate Heart of Mary as
                                Children of the Light --
                                filled with grace from the Holy Spirit --

                            This is the message I received at the end of
                                the century -- that going to Mary's
                                Immaculate Heart is her spiritual womb.
                                As we spread the consecration to the Heart
                                of Jesus and Mary more to
                                the priests and the people -- through
                                the Newsletter and prayer chapters --
                                the poor banished children of Eve --
                                are coming forth from the spiritual
                                womb of Mary her Immaculate Heart
                                and coming forth children of the
                                light -- seeing with a wider vision.

                            This time of year -- advent is exciting to me --
                                it is a time for us up north when the
                                ground is hard, the trees are bear,
                                the fall given way to this barren sight
                                and yet in the chilliness we see the
                                lights of Christmas -- the lights of
                                midnight Mass -- Christmas Eve and
                                       we remember what this all means.

                            Jesus — the Light of the world —

                                         so loved the world

                                         He came in the barrenness of a stable

                                         with brute animals.

 

surrounded by the little sheep

surrounded by the love of Mary and Joseph

surrounded by the angels

                                        And the Word became Flesh

                                        And dwelt amongst us!!

                            Isn't that exciting for fallen man
                                to have the Savior — Jesus Christ
                                the Son of God come — LOVE —

                                LOVE

                                Do we cry for LOVE

                                we sit in a stupor so much and listen
                                     to the negative tapes of satan and

                            Jesus is truly present and with us in
                                     the Eucharist
— no less present
                                     than He was in Bethlehem or
                                     when He walked the earth —

                            We adore our "rock" stars many times and
                                  people who are not telling the
                                  truth and
                                  we can pack our sports stadiums

                            Please pray with me these prayers
                                   Jesus promised Fr. Carter when
                                   we pray the prayers He will take us deeper
                                   into His Heart and Mary's Heart and give
                                   us great grace for greater intimacy
                                   with Them.

                                        What a promise

                                         You know today some babies are
                                coming to earth
— like Jesus was born and
                                some people's moms and dads are leaving —
                                What is this gospel all about —

                                        Our time is so short here

                                        I watch these Bishops letters roll
                                 in asking for prayer manuals all over
                                 the world to spread the consecration to
                                 the Hearts of Jesus and Mary like Mary
                                 asked us to do at Fatima and you are
                                 the key

                                      the funds are needed

                                      the prayers from the prayer manual needed

                                 Glaci mailed 4550 prayer manuals to
                                        Bishops in about 12 countries
                                        the other day at their request.

                                  The Cardinal (Bishop) in Brazil
                                          wants the prayers in Portuguese for
                                          all his priests

                                          he said he will take all the Portuguese
                                          prayer manuals we will send him —
                                          we do not have any prayer manuals —
                                          the prayers have had the imprimatur
                                          in Portuguese for maybe 10 years —

                                    Isn't it time we print the prayer manual
                                        and send them to be distributed to him.

                                Why did Our Lady Appear looking like
                            Our Lady of Guadalupe in Clearwater
                            for 7 1/2 years so we would spread
                            these prayers and the Newsletter centered
                            in consecration as God wants to the
                            children to give their hearts to their
                            spiritual mother and to the Heart
                            of Jesus.

                                In the wealth of the United States
                            Mary appeared in Clearwater and
                            Jesus gave us this mission to help to
                            bring to completion the mission Mary
                            began at Fatima to spread the
                            consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and
                            Mary, the New Adam and the New Eve.

                                Mary appeared in Clearwater 10
                            years ago December 10, 1996 looking like our
                            lady of Guadalupe in rainbow color.

                                December 17 is the 9th day of Christmas

                                Now 10 years later after she appeared

                                Now 12 1/2 years later after

                                        Fr. Carter got this message

                                        please help me do what

                                        Jesus asked him.

 

Given to Father Carter
on the Feast of St. Ignatius

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)

 

John 10: 11 - 15

I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd 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
as soon as he sees a wolf coming,
    and runs away, 
and then the wolf attacks
    and scatters the sheep;
he runs away
    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.

 

Messenger:                       these bishops recognize the voice
                                        of the Good Shepherd in the Newsletter
                                        and the call to pray these prayers.

 

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Messenger:                     Here are some responses for the past 4
                                      months about the Newsletter
— the
                                      prayer chapters and the book
                                      Authenticity from the Bishops
                                      requesting it for their priests —

                                          We need your help to help us
                                      do what Mary asked for at Fatima

                                      Jesus asked Fr. Carter at the end
                                      of the century —

                                           Fr. Carter always said
                                           Mary said at Fatima

                                      "Until a sufficient number of people
                                               have consecrated their hearts
                                               to Jesus and Mary we won't have peace
                                               in the world."

                                      I asked Fr. Carter what that meant

                                      He said 50% or more.

                                      Help us do this.

                                      Here are some bishops responses to
                                            the Priestly Newsletter, Prayer Chapters and
                                            Fr. Pasquini's Authenticity book
                                            of prayers.

 

My dear friends,

Here are a few quotes we have received from around the world -- concerning -- the newsletters edited by Fr. John J. Pasquini 2006.

I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love.

1) "May the Lord abundantly bless you in your important ministry of the renewal of the spiritual life and prayer for priests, the church and the world." (This came from the Vatican. letter dated 8-24-06.)

2) "I am grateful for your work of promoting prayer chapters for the perseverance and sanctification of priests. This is certainly close to the heart of the church."

"I will lift you up to the Lord when I lift the host and chalice in my Masses at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph." ( Bishop -  Philippines., dated 8-25-06) 

3) "Please be assured of my continued prayers for you and the work of Shepherds of Christ Ministries in spreading devotion to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary."  (Archbishop - New Jersey   8-22-06) 

4) "I sincerely appreciate your efforts to deepen the spirituality of priests." (Monsignor of  Illinois   8-23-06)

5) "God's blessings on your endeavors to support the priests of the United States." (Bishop - Minnesota   8-22-06)

6) "Please keep up the good work of spreading the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart  and prayer for priests." (Auxiliary Bishop - California  9-1-06)

7) "Giving my best wishes for your work, so important because prayer is the heart of the church, I invoke upon you God's blessings of joy and peace." (This is from Rome. 8-25-06)

8) "I look forward to an in depth reading of the same. All too often our faithful, and priests for that matter, tend to "get into a rut" and need that renewal of the spiritual lives." (Msgr from Ukraine  8-31-06)

9) "I commend you for the work you do for the clergy, the Church and the world. Much  is gained in prayer, and much is accomplished through prayer. More especially if prayer is directed to God in behalf of the church." (Archbishop - Philippines  8-25-06.)

10) "Please convey my heart felt gratitude to the Author and continue praying for the priests around the world who are in great needs of your helps now."  (Cardinal - Japan  8-30-06)

11) "I thank you for the devotion which you are working for the Shepherds of Christ ." (Bishop - India - 8-31-06) 

12) "I thank God for inspiring you and your team for the fantastic job you are doing for us priests, it is a pity that I cannot do more than pray for your much needed apostolate today. May he who has begun this great work in you bring it to completion."
(Bishop - South Africa  8-30-06) 

12) "Thanking you for this kind favour and assuring you and all your associates in Shepherds of Christ Ministries our humble prayers." (Bishop - India  8-30-06)

13) "I am grateful for your continuing support of our priests who faithfully serve our church." (Archbishop - Wisconsin  9-7-06)

14) "I appreciate the noble purpose of circulating this newsletter to all the bishops and priests in order to have a network of prayer and to have devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary."  (Bishop - India  9-1-06)

15) "I take this opportunity to wish you all the best and pray that the good Lord may Bless in your apostolate. God bless you all." (Archbishop - India  8-30-06)

16) "The network of prayer chapters in the world because of Father Carter's work is a tremendous gift, and I am pleased to see this work continuing."

"With assurance of my prayers for you and I appreciate your prayers for me as well, I am."  (Bishop - South Carolina 8-29-06)  

17) "Wishing you permanent God's assistance while you carry on the great mission of the renewal of the spiritual life in our world, I warmly greet you and assure you of my prayers."  (Bishop - Vatican City  9-7-06)

8) "Be assured that on my part I will do my best to share these spiritual riches with my 16 diocesan priests in the diocese of Embidir." "We count much on your prayers." (Bishop - Ethiopia  9-16-06)

19) "Thank you for your thoughtful kindness. I am sincerely grateful. May the Lord and His Mother bless and be with you and your loved ones." (Bishop - Massachusetts)

20) "I commend you for your efforts in promoting prayer and solidarity with priests and Bishops worldwide. May Almighty God continually bless your ministry as you continue to serve His Church here on earth."  (Bishop - Texas  9-12-06)

21) "With every good wish and prayer that the Good Shepherd continue to bless you and your staff with every good and perfect gift, I remain in Jesus and Mary." (Archbishop - Philippines  8-31-06)

22) "It was very thoughtful of you to spread this precious literature and to help numerous Bishops and priests all over the world. It is a great service that you are rendering though this apostolate. If the Shepherds of Christ  are renewed in their spiritual life, the service that they can render is beyond all expression. May God bless all those who are involved in this useful and noble ministry."  (Bishop - India  9-5-06)

23) "May the devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart be spread all over the world especially between the priests."   "I avail myself this opportunity to renew my sentiments of deep esteem in the Lord" (Bishop - El Salvador  9-7-06) 

24) Please continue the work. I am happy that you decided to continue the good work initiated by Father Carter." (Bishop 9-5-06)

25) "It is very encouraging and a cause for gratitude to know that our daily prayers for priests are part of a much bigger wave and that, the Shepherds of Christ Ministries participates so deeply in and foster the development of this wave of prayers." (Bishop,  7.11.06)

26) "I am sending my Blessings to you. May the Shepherds of Christ bless you and give you all the necessary graces that you need in your daily work." (Bishop)

27) "Since the receipt of the letter I keep on encouraging my priests to join you in praying for the priests and the world. My Community members took this activity of prayer very seriously. It is encouraging and I am sure God will hear us as we join hands with a common aim of presenting to God our intentions." (Bishop - Kenya, 10.31.06)

28) "John, Thank you very much for all of you in the Movement who are working for the renewal of the priesthood spirituality.   (Bishop - Argentina, 10.26.06)

29) "With Salutation, I would like sincerely to thank you for all you sent to me. Know that you can count on my prayers and with these I can collaborate in my possibilities." (Bishop - Chile, 10.20.06)

30) "Thank you so much. I am wishing you well in all your endeavors as you continue to spread the devotion to the Sacred heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary." (Bishop - Philippines, 10.18.06)

31) "I am praying to Our Lord, especially in the Holy Mass, for the fruits of the apostolate of the Shepherds of Christ Ministries." (Msgr - Rome, 10.28.06)

32) "I wish to assure you of my appreciation for the movement's efforts to contribute to the spiritual formation and ongoing renewal of priests, something very much required in our days." (Bishop - Benin, 10.06.06)

33) "I am pleased that a priest from our Diocese, Father John Pasquini, is performing this service as editor of the Shepherds of Christ Newsletter. I intend to inform our priests of its availability and give them your contact information if they want to be included in your mailings. If you wish to directly send the Newsletter to the priests of the Diocese of Palm Beach, their addresses can be found on our website." (Bishop - USA, 10.30.06)

34) "I want to congratulate you for your efforts and prayers on behalf of the priests, the church and the  world. All of us, indeed, we need prayers." (Bishop - Jerusalem,10.02.06)

35) "May the Good Shepherd bless your movement dedicated to the renewal of the spiritual life." (Msgr - Slovenia, 10.27.06)

36 "Unity in prayer is our hope for the future. Fr. Pasquini and all of you will be in my prayers, please keep me in yours."(Bishop - USA, 10.27.06)

37) "Your proposal to us from all the people of your Ministry is a favorable echo for us." ( Bishop - Ivory Coast)

38) "I will support the association "Shepherds of Christ" with my prayers as I am confident that all its members will pray also for me. God Bless you!" (Msgr - Rome)

39) "Thank you for the "Shepherds of Christ" and the prayers. It is essential for the future of  the Church and faith that we increase our prayer practice. Thank you for praying with us and for insisting on prayers." (Bishop - Belgium, 10.26.06)

40) "May you all remain healthy in mind, heart, soul and spirit, and may your work and society flourish through daily prayers and meditation." (Bishop - South Africa,10.20.06)

41) "I am most grateful for the prayers that accompany these publications. Be assured of my prayers for you and your ministry. May God's Grace enhance your efforts and enable us to become holy priests. God Bless you!" (Msgr - Guam, 10.23.06)

42) "I Thank you for these publications and for all that the Shepherds of Christ Ministries is doing for the renewal of the spiritual life and in spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary." (Bishop - Vatican City, 10.18.06)

43) "Prayer for Priests is indeed very important today, not only because they are so few but also because they are so precious in the church today." (Msgr - Malaysia, 10.23.06)

44) "Assuring you of the prayerful best wishes of this Pontifical Representation for the fruitfulness of your responsibility and religious commitment, I remain, with cordial greetings." (Msgr - Madagascar,  09.22.06)

45) "Please be assured of my prayers in your continued work of encouraging prayer for the clergy and the Church throughout the world." (Archbishop - Canada, 10.11.06)

46) "Thank you very much for including us in the good work you are doing for the spiritual benefit of priests throughout the world." (Bishop - Pakistan, 10.05.06)

47) "Let me thank and congratulate you for the concern you are showing for holiness in the lives of the Shepherds of Christ." (Bishop - Sri Lanka, 09.26.06)

48) "Greetings and thanks immensely for your letter informing me of the continuation of the work of Fr. Carter. We are grateful." (Cardinal - Nigeria, 09.27.06)

49) "While I wish you and all those involved in the Movement "Shepherds of Christ Ministries" every God's blessing and praying for the success of the Movement's activities, I remain." (Bishop - Taiwan, 09.26.06)

50) "With all warm wishes for the continued success of the work of the Ministries." (Archbishop - New Zealand, 09.27.06)

51) "Thank you for sharing your material and for what you are doing to bring us all priests, bishops and people - closer to God." (Bishop - Australia, 09.22.06)

52) "I shall be grateful for the prayers of members of "Shepherds of Christ Ministries" for their support of our missionary diocese in a land, whose main religion is Islam. Asking the Lord to bless you and your important apostolate of spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I remain." (Bishop.- Kazakhstan, 09.18.06)

53) "Reiterating to you my gratefulness for these gifts and for your thoughtfulness, I convey to you my sentiments of warm esteem and fraternal regards, as I remain." (Archbishop - Philippines 08.25.06)

54) "Only in unity can we have the strength and perseverance in prayer for this intention will help each one of us to be an Alter Christus. May the Lord bless you and the work that you do in His vineyard." ( Bishop - Slovakia, 10.31.06)

55) "We thank you for your good work in your ministry and pray that our Lord will continue to guide and bless you always." (Bishop - Malaysia.11.06.06)

56) "It is very encouraging to hear that you have a network of prayer praying for the priests, the church and the world; there really is a great need for this kind of initiative. Be assured of my prayers for your intentions; that the Holy Spirit may inspire all your initiatives!" (Bishop - Netherlands, 11.13.06)

57) "Thank you for the work that you do. You have been persevering in it and I am sure it will bear fruit." (Bishop - India, 11.06.06)

58) "I will continue to support this noble apostolate in the Church of God, especially through prayers and invocation of God's graces upon all who devote their efforts in publishing it. Thank you very much and may God bless you abundantly." (Priest - Kenya, 11.08.06)

59) "I appreciate your thoughtfulness and great interest in praying for the priests around the world. I will encourage my priests to pray for your intentions and for the Shepherds of Christ Ministries." (Bishop - India, 11.03.06)

60) "I commend you on your excellent work in promoting a network of prayers for priests and the Church. This is a splendid apostolate. know of my supportive companionship with you in prayer." (Bishop -Canada, 11.09.06)

61) "We are grateful to you. Please, continue to keep us in your prayers and know that we continue to pray for Fr. Pasquini and the entire staff of the Shepherds of Christ Ministries." (Bishop - West Africa, 11.11.06)

62) "I thank you most sincerely for the prayers offered for me and my priests and I assure you and the Shepherds of Christ Ministries a place in my own prayers." (Bishop - Ireland, 11.17.06)

63) "I thank the Lord for the good work you are doing to continue the work of Fr. Carter, and to spread the devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart. May the Lord and Our Mother Mary bless you and your Ministry abundantly." (Bishop - India, 10.06.06)

64) "I sincerely thank you for the same and extend my appreciation and best wishes for your ministries. I also extend my gratitude to all of you as you are dedicated to this ministry, praying for the priests, the church and the world, and wish to assure you of my prayers for your fruitful ministry." (Archbishop Pedro - India, 11.03.06 )

65) "I am glad to know about your prayer campaign for priests and your prayer manual and newsletters. I wish you all the best in your ministry. With warm regards and God bless and assuring you of my prayers." (Archbishop - India, 11.01.06)

66) "Thank you very much for the beautiful message and the celebration of fellowship as priests. You can rest assured of the prayers of all of us for you and for the success of all your efforts to foster the fellowship of priests all over the world." (Bishop -India, 11.13.06)

67) "It is lovable to pray with supplications to Our Lord for the Ministries He has chosen to shepherd His Church." (Bishop -Brazil, 11.17.06)

68) "Through the intercession of Our Blessed Lady, may your ministry be graced with many blessings. Allow me to wish you well in this noble endeavor." (Bishop - Vatican City, 11.20.06)

69) "I am very pleased to learn of your Movement and thank you for all the prayers you and your members offer for our priests. I need not emphasize the fact that our priests need a lot of prayers these days with all that is happening around them in the world. Please be assure of our prayers for your Movement in return." (Archbishop - Sri Lanka, 11.15.06)

70) "I assure you of my prayers for your apostolate to enable us priests to be more like the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ." (Bishop-India 11.06.06)

71) "I pray that God may continue to guide you and grant you wisdom and good health to continue this ministry for priests that is very needed in our day." (Bishop - Sri Lanka, 11.14.06)

72) "With assurance of prayers for God's abundant favors and blessings through the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary." (Bishop - Nigeria, 11.09.06)

73) "I am grateful, and wish you the best spiritual fruits in your labor and work, for the santification of the priests. Count on my prayers to Our Lord for the fruits multiplication, for the good of the priests, all the church and for the good of all men." (Cardinal - Spain, 11.17.06)

74) "I thank you for these publications and I pray for the success of your important efforts in promoting the renewal of priestly spirituality through your newsletter and prayer network." (Cardinal -Vatican City, 11.10.06)

75) "Congratulations on your excellent publication. I wish you every good wish and God's blessings in your good work." (Archbishop - Ireland,11.07.06)

76) "May the Lord bless you for the wonderful spiritual ministry you are doing." (Bishop - India, 11.07.06)

77) "Wishing you all the best in your ministry and with God's speed in all your activities." (Bishop - India, 11.08.08)

78) "I wish to thank you for having been on your correspondence list with all your spiritual information. Keep up the good work." (Msgr - Brazil, 11.15.06)

79) "I thank you for all, and will be more and more united spiritually with you all in the hearts of Jesus and Mary. God be with you." (Bishop - Lebanon, 11.04.06)

80) "I ask God Our Father and The Most Virgin Mother to illuminate your works." (Archbishop - Peru, 11.10.06)

There has been a steady stream of great letters of appreciation daily since we circulated the newsletter on the Feast of the Assumption, august 15, 2006. These are only a few comments.

Thanks for helping us reach the world.

                                                                                        Love,

                                                                                        Rita

 

Messenger:                     Here is a writing I got

                                           10 years ago

                                           11 days before Mary appeared on
                                                the building in Clearwater.

 

                                        (from the Mass Book — this had the imprimatur )

December 6, 1996

SHEPHERDS OF CHRIST AND FATIMA

In the Shepherds of Christ, we are a family, joined in one heart in Mary and Jesus' Heart because of our consecration to Their Hearts. We are acting as His Heart beating in this world. We are the modern day apostles joined in one heart.

As we give our hearts to Mary, the Holy Spirit gives us lights to know God and we go forth into the world as lights because we love God so much. We cannot know God and not love Him. So our hearts are filled with the burning love of God.

We Are One in Jesus' Heart

 

The core leaders contact the coordinators. The coordinators contact the individual apostles. All apostles are working for Jesus. They try to spend one hour a day either in front of the tabernacle or at home alone with Jesus. In this hour, Jesus directs them on their life. They share intimate love with Jesus. He teaches them about Himself and the Father's will for them. It is so important to spend an hour of intimacy everyday with Jesus.

We live by Mary's Peace Plan given at Fatima. It is as follows:

  1. Until a sufficient number of people have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace in the world.
  2. Mary has requested all to pray the daily rosary.
  3. We must observe the Five First Saturday devotion:
    - Communion, confession (within 8 days before or after the Saturday), recital of the rosary, meditating for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the rosary. All this is to be done in a spirit of reparation.
  4. We must make reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

His plan centers around this.

We have heads functioning in the individual ministries. Everything we do leads to consecration of hearts. As the apostles press on the three institutions, the Church, family, and school to help spread the consecration, the strayed ones will be led home to His Heart.

Mary said at Fatima, until a sufficient number of people have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace in the world.

The Present Condition of the World

 

Peace will come when hearts are hearts of love. The scales must shift. It will happen through the consecration. Mary's peace plan: until a sufficient amount of people consecrate their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace.

The Scale Must Shift

 

The Father looks to the earth; He sees much darkness.

The Father looks to the earth. There are so many hearts that are not on fire for love of God. The hearts of burning love light up the earth. It is as lights on a Christmas tree. It is sparsely lighted. Therefore, the tree looks dark.

As the Shepherds of Christ Movement spreads (as well as other movements focused on spreading consecration to Their Hearts) the tree is covered with more hearts filled with burning love for Jesus and the earth becomes more lighted.

The tree is covered with hearts consecrated to the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The tree is so bright.

 

As the Shepherds of Christ apostles spread the consecration to the Church, the family, and the school, the tree is covered with lights and the earth is covered with the fire of His love.

The Father looks to the earth now. He is displeased with the hearts of men. The Father wants us to love God and love each other. He wants us to live according to His will in love.

Mary appears at Fatima. She tells us that we are offending God. She tells us what we must do. Mary's peace plan:

  1. Until a sufficient number of people have consecrated their hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we will not have peace in the world.
  2. Mary has requested all to pray the daily rosary.
  3. We must observe the Five First Saturday devotion:
    - Communion, confession (within 8 days before or after the Saturday), recital of the rosary, meditating for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the rosary. All this is to be done in a spirit of reparation.
  4. We must make reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Mary said there will be an era of peace, in which the Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph.

God gave us Mary as our Mother. We are disobeying our Mother's requests given at Fatima. Do you think the Father is pleased with willful children disobeying their mother?

Man disobeys, the devil blocks the Fatima message. World War II happens just as Mary said.

Jesus writes His message of love on our hearts. His life lives in our hearts. The Scriptures and the Mass live in our hearts.

In the Shepherds of Christ Movement, our focus is on the priest.

 

 

November 30, 2006  —   Second Message

Messenger:             When we dwell in the Hearts of
                            Jesus and Mary we speak one language,
                            one tongue, we are united doing the
                            will of God. We are lovers dwelling
                            in the Hearts of the New Adam and New Eve.

                                    One vision

                                    One plan

                                    God the Father's Plan

 

                                What is the motive why we do things

                                Do we act for the honor and glory of God —    Selfless
                                                                                                     like
                                                                                                     Jesus

                                Do we act for our honor and glory ——>         selfish

                                The Trinity is one.

                                3 Persons — one God —

                                     UNITY

                                ONE WILL

                                IN THE HEARTS of JESUS and MARY


                                Barrenness

                                God wants us to bear fruit.

                                God wants us to be united in the Church
                                        in one mind and one heart.

                                The prayers in the Prayer Manual can lead
                                       to this unity in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

  

Given to Father Carter
on the Feast of St. Ignatius

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)

 

 

November 30, 2006 message continues

Messenger:           Jesus told Fr. Carter — the purpose of the
                                     Priestly Newsletter centered in consecration
                                     to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary He wanted
                                     published every two months, 6 times
                                     a year.

                            Jesus told Fr. Carter He wanted this network
                                     of prayer chapters
— supporting
                                     the Newsletter from all over the
                                     world and He told Fr. Carter how
                                     to do these prayers.

                            The prayer chapters centered in consecration
                                      to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary can
                                      help us to be one in Their Hearts

                                      united living according to God's
                                      Holy will in love

                            ONE PLAN THE FATHER'S PLAN   

                                    for us.

                            In this time the devil is pressing on the
                                  holy ones to get them self-focused
                                  and divided.

                            They may be so strong to promote themselves
                                    even at Church, when they need to obey
                                    the authority
the priest God has
                                    allowed to be head of the parish.

                            In these troubled days — people may be
                                  argumentative toward authority
                                  wanting their way —
                                  challenge the teachings of the pope
                                  and those over them.

                            Do we really want God's plan for us
                            then we must obey the authority of
                            the Church, the commandments,
                            live by the Word.

Matthew 5: 48

Do not even the gentiles do as much? You must therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.'

Leviticus 20: 24

As I have already told you, you will take possession of their soil, I myself shall give you possession of it, a country flowing with milk and honey.

    “Since I, Yahweh your God, have set you apart from these peoples,

 

1 Peter 2: 9

But you are a chosen race, a kingdom of priests, a holy nation, a people to be a personal possession to sing the praises of God who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

 

 


 

Shepherds of Christ Associates

PRAYER MANUAL


 

Chapter Meeting Prayer Format

The prayer format below should be followed at chapter meetings of Shepherds of Christ Associates. All prayers, not just those said specifically for priests, should include the intention of praying for all the needs of priests the world over.

1. Hymns. Hymns may be sung at any point of the prayer part of the meeting.

2. Holy Spirit Prayer. Come, Holy Spirit, almighty Sanctifier, God of love, who filled the Virgin Mary with grace, who wonderfully changed the hearts of the apostles, who endowed all Your martyrs with miraculous courage, come and sanctify us. Enlighten our minds, strengthen our wills, purify our consciences, rectify our judgment, set our hearts on fire, and preserve us from the misfortunes of resisting Your inspirations. Amen.

3. The Rosary.

4. Salve Regina. "Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, our mourning, our weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary."

5. The Memorare. "Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but, in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen."

6. Seven Hail Marys in honor of the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Mary has promised very special graces to those who do this on a daily basis. Included in the promises of Our Lady for those who practice this devotion is her pledge to give special assistance at the hour of death, including the sight of her face. The seven sorrows are:

(1) The first sorrow: the prophecy of Simeon (Hail Mary).

(2) The second sorrow: the flight into Egypt (Hail Mary).

(3) The third sorrow: the loss of the Child Jesus in the temple (Hail Mary).

(4) The fourth sorrow: Jesus and Mary meet on the way to the cross (Hail Mary).

(5) The fifth sorrow: Jesus dies on the cross (Hail Mary).

(6) The sixth sorrow: Jesus is taken down from the cross and laid in Mary's arms (Hail Mary).

(7) The seventh sorrow: the burial of Jesus (Hail Mary).

7. Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us (repeat after each invocation).
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the Covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Grant, we beseech You, O Lord God, that we Your servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body and, by the glorious intercession of the blessed Mary, ever virgin, be delivered from present sorrow, and obtain eternal joy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

8. Prayer to St. Joseph. St. Joseph, guardian of Jesus and chaste spouse of Mary, you passed your life in perfect fulfillment of duty. You supported the Holy Family of Nazareth with the work of your hands. Kindly protect those who trustingly turn to you. You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes; and they turn to you because they know you will understand and protect them. You too have known trial, labor, and weariness. But, even amid the worries of material life, your soul was filled with deep peace and sang out in true joy through intimacy with the Son of God entrusted to you, and with Mary, His tender Mother. Amen. --(Pope John XXIII)

9. Litany of the Sacred Heart, promises of the Sacred Heart.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us (repeat after each invocation).
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Heart of Jesus, Son of the eternal Father,
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,
Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty,
Heart of Jesus, sacred temple of God,
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High,
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven,
Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity,
Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love,
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts,
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells the fullness of divinity,
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased,
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful,
Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke You,
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses,
Heart of Jesus, obedient even to death,
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
Heart of Jesus, our life and reconciliation,
Heart of Jesus, victim of sin,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You,
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in You,
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints,
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Yours.

Let us pray: O almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Your dearly beloved Son and upon the praise and satisfaction He offers You in behalf of sinners and, being appeased, grant pardon to those who seek Your mercy, in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

Promises of Our Lord to those devoted to His Sacred Heart
(these should be read by the prayer leader):

(1) I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

(2) I will establish peace in their homes.

(3) I will comfort them in all their afflictions.

(4) I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.

(5) I will bestow a large blessing on all their undertakings.

(6) Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.

(7) Tepid souls shall grow fervent.

(8) Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.

(9) I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored.

(10) I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

(11) Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.

(12) I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the first Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

10. Prayer for Priests. "Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, we pray that in the great love and mercy of Your Sacred Heart You attend to all the needs of Your priest-shepherds throughout the world. We ask that You draw back to Your Heart all those priests who have seriously strayed from Your path, that You rekindle the desire for holiness in the hearts of those priests who have become lukewarm, and that You continue to give Your fervent priests the desire for the highest holiness. United with Your Heart and Mary's Heart, we ask that You take this petition to Your heavenly Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen"

11. Prayer for all members of the Shepherds of Christ Associates. "Dear Jesus, we ask Your special blessings on all members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. Continue to enlighten them regarding the very special privilege and responsibility you have given them as members of Your movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates. Draw them ever closer to Your Heart and to Your Mother's Heart. Allow them to more and more realize the great and special love of Your Hearts for each of them as unique individuals. Give them the grace to respond to Your love and Mary's love with an increased love of their own. As they dwell in Your Heart and Mary's Heart, abundantly care for all their needs and those of their loved ones. We make our prayer through You to the Father, in the Holy Spirit, with Mary our Mother at our side. Amen"

12. Prayer for the spiritual and financial success of the priestly newsletter. "Father, we ask Your special blessings upon the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ. We ask that You open the priest-readers to the graces You wish to give them through this chosen instrument of Your Son. We also ask that You provide for the financial needs of the newsletter and the Shepherds of Christ Associates. We make our prayer through Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, with Mary at our side. Amen"

13. Prayer for all members of the human family. "Heavenly Father, we ask Your blessings on all Your children the world over. Attend to all their needs. We ask Your special assistance for all those marginalized people, all those who are so neglected and forgotten. United with our Mother Mary, we make this petition to You through Jesus and in the Holy Spirit."

14. Prayer to St. Michael and our Guardian Angels:

"St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen."

"Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen."

15. Pause for silent, personal prayer. This should last at least five minutes.

16. Act of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

"Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock, I consecrate myself to Your most Sacred Heart. From Your pierced Heart the Church was born, the Church You have called me, as a member of Shepherds of Christ Associates, to serve in a most special way. You reveal Your Heart as a symbol of Your love in all its aspects, including Your most special love for me, whom You have chosen as Your companion in this most important work. Help me to always love You in return. Help me to give myself entirely to You. Help me always to pour out my life in love of God and neighbor! Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You!

"Dear Blessed Virgin Mary, I consecrate myself to your maternal and Immaculate Heart, this Heart which is symbol of your life of love. You are the Mother of my Savior. You are also my Mother. You love me with a most special love as a member of Shepherds of Christ Associates, a movement created by your Son as a powerful instrument for the renewal of the Church and the world. In a return of love, I give myself entirely to your motherly love and protection. You followed Jesus perfectly. You are His first and perfect disciple. Teach me to imitate you in the putting on of Christ. Be my motherly intercessor so that, through your Immaculate Heart, I may be guided to an ever closer union with the pierced Heart of Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock."

17. Daily Prayers. All members should say the Holy Spirit prayer daily and make the act of consecration daily. They should also pray the rosary each day. They are encouraged to use the other above prayers as time allows.

  

 

 

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