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December 31 2007

January 1st Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for January 1st are Joyful.


Retreat in Florida

January 2nd - 6th

If you can go call Doris


Regular 5th Prayer Service at 6:20p.m.

in the New Grotto Room.

Epiphany January 6th

will be held under the image

in the afternoon.


Retreat in China

January 10th - 13th




Given December 23, 2007 - Late in the day


                I take responsibility for my own choices
                    past, present and future

                My heart is filled with hope
                I am filled with joy in all I do
                I am a can do person
                I am a team player


Philippians 4: 13

There is nothing I cannot do in the One who strengthens me.



                Relationships is what life is all

                The reason we were created was
                    to love

                3 LOVES
                    (1) love of God
                    (2) love of each other
                    (3) love of self

                Let love be your greatest goal.
                Without love — I have nothing
                We were created to love
                Love goes on and on
                The more we learn to love, it
                    goes with us


Matthew 22: 36-40

'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?' Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'

                Faith, hope and love and the greatest
                    of these is love

                Love is selfless
                Love is not prideful
                Love is not jealous
                God is love —
                The more we love the more perfect we

                God wants us to have relationship
                The most perfect relationship
                    is the Trinity.

                God intends us to see ourselves
                    as members in God's family.

                The Church is the mystical
                    body of Christ.

                The Church is one, holy, Catholic
                    and Apostolic

                Everything we do is to build
                    God's Kingdom

                We act for the honor and glory of
                    God — not selfish glory

                God promised us He will never leave

                God has a plan for me —
                God is a Person
                God wants personal love
                    union with Him —

                We don't act like God is
                    an idea

                We need more than reasoning about God
                    and us - He wants a
                    relationship —
                    a loving relationship

                God will never abandon us
                God is with us
                That is what Emmanuel says

                Jesus wants me to selflessly
                    give myself to Him —
                    Jesus wants my all
                    Jesus as my goal will
                        make me happy

                    Joy is in God
                    God wants deep intimacy
                        with us —
                    God wants oneness with us
                    God wants our heartfelt


Matthew 22: 36-40

'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?' Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'


                We were created for God

                Anger, jealousness, envy,
                    lust makes us unhappy
                    ultimately —

                Imperfections we act on hurt
                    us and others

                Love is forever!!

                Heaven is to be our real
                    home —
                    It is a reward —

                It is a choice to give myself
                    to God —
                    I can grow ever closer
                    I choose how deep my relationship
                    with God is.


Prayer for Union with Jesus

    Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994


Genesis 1: 26-27

God said, ‘Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.’

God created man in the image of himself,
in the image of God he created him,
male and female he created them.


1 Corinthians 13: 1-13  

Though I command languages both human and angelic—if I speak without love, I am no more than a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. And though I have the power of prophecy, to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge, and though I have all the faith necessary to move mountains—if I am without love, I am nothing. Though I should give away to the poor all that I possess, and even give up my body to be burned—if I am without love, it will do me no good whatever. 

    Love is always patient and kind; love is never jealous; love is not boastful or conceited, it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage, it does not take offence or store up grievances. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth. It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes. 

    Love never comes to an end. But if there are prophecies, they will be done away with; if tongues, they will fall silent; and if knowledge, it will be done away with. For we know only imperfectly, and we prophesy imperfectly; but once perfection comes, all imperfect things will be done away with. When I was a child, I used to talk like a child, and see things as a child does, and think like a child; but now that I have become an adult, I have finished with all childish ways. Now we see only reflections in a mirror, mere riddles, but then we shall be seeing face to face. Now I can know only imperfectly; but then I shall know just as fully as I am myself known. 

    As it is, these remain: faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of them is love.


                We are to live to be more and more like

                God wants us to be lovers
                Jesus' Heart is on fire for love of



                Relationship — The Holy Family
                Relationship — The Trinity

                Let go to God
                We want relationship
                We humbly recognize we are God's


Matthew 11: 29

‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’


                Humility is truth

                We must admit to what is really wrong
                    with the world

                So many men think of themselves
                    as masters of their destiny

                They leave God out of the

                Man wants to avoid what is
                    hard —
                    this is a major obstacle
                    in growing in the spiritual
                    life if we fail to attempt
                    to change something that
                    drastically needs to change
                    to grow spiritually.

                God loves us first
                We respond to God's love
                God takes the initiative
                God can give us a special gift
                    of His grace —
                    elevating our natural faculties

                God gives us this sharing in His
                    life in baptism —

                We are to grow in this life
                    in Him —

                In this lies our happiness —
                    we must give ourselves and try
                    to be more perfected to grow in
                    greater life in Him

                God gives us His gifts of love —

                God blesses us
                God gives us the Church
                God gives us the Sacraments
                God gives us Mary —
                    the sinless one

                God gives us Himself —
                God gives us the Word
                God gives us the Eucharist
                God loves us through these

                God loves us intimately
                God gives us the Blue Books
                    to know this deep intimate

                We can be great in love —
                Our lives can be so great
                    because we love

                True greatness — Christ has
                    pointed out is in
                    how we love

                Relationship — holy and authentic





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