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March 12, 2010

March 13th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 3 Period I.

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March 12, 2010


                Sing: Hosea


                Today's Readings 

Hosea 14: 2-10

Israel, come back to Yahweh your God
your guilt was the cause of your downfall.
Provide yourself with words
and come back to Yahweh.
Say to him, ‘Take all guilt away
and give us what is good,
instead of bulls we will dedicate to you
    our lips.
Assyria cannot save us,
we will not ride horses any more,
or say, “Our God!”
    to our own handiwork,
for you are the one
    in whom orphans find compassion.’

I shall cure them of their disloyalty,
I shall love them with all my heart,
for my anger has turned away from them.
I shall fall like dew on Israel,
he will bloom like the lily
and thrust out roots
    like the cedar of Lebanon;
he will put out new shoots,
he will have the beauty of the olive tree
and the fragrance of Lebanon.
They will come back to live in my shade;
they will grow wheat again,
they will make the vine flourish,
their wine will be as famous as Lebanon’s.
What has Ephraim to do with idols
    any more
when I hear him and watch over him?
I am like an evergreen cypress,
you owe your fruitfulness to me.

Concluding admonition

Let the wise understand these words,
let the intelligent grasp their meaning,
for Yahweh’s ways are straight
and the upright will walk in them,
but sinners will stumble.


Psalm 81: 6-11, 14, 17

'I freed his shoulder from the burden,
his hands were able to lay aside the labourer's basket.
You cried out in your distress, so I rescued you.

'Hidden in the storm, I answered you,
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.           Pause
Listen, my people, while I give you warning;
Israel, if only you would listen to me!

'You shall have no strange gods,
shall worship no alien god.
I, Yahweh, am your God,
who brought you here from Egypt,
you have only to open your mouth for me to fill it.

 'My people would not listen to me,
Israel would have none of me.

at one stroke I would subdue their enemies,
turn my hand against their opponents.


Mark 12: 28b - 34

One of the scribes who had listened to them debating appreciated that Jesus had given a good answer and put a further question to him, ‘Which is the first of all the commandments? Jesus replied, ‘This is the first: Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the one, only Lord, and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You must love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. The scribe said to him, ‘Well spoken, Master; what you have said is true, that he is one and there is no other. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself, this is far more important than any burnt offering or sacrifice. Jesus, seeing how wisely he had spoken, said, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’ And after that no one dared to question him any more.


                Jesus: You are to love as I have commanded
                    you —

                Admonish the sinner —

                If they listen, they will be glad

                If they ignore you, they will continue
                    in their darkness —

                I am the way, the truth and the life —


Deuteronomy 4: 1, 5-9

And now, Israel, listen to the laws and customs which I am teaching you today, so that, by observing them, you may survive to enter and take possession of the country which Yahweh, God of your ancestors, is giving you.

Look: as Yahweh my God commanded me, I have taught you laws and customs, for you to observe in the country of which you are going to take possession. Keep them, put them into practice, and other peoples will admire your wisdom and prudence. Once they know what all these laws are, they will exclaim,  No other people is as wise and prudent as this great nation! And indeed, what great nation has its gods as near as Yahweh our God is to us whenever we call to him? And what great nation has laws and customs as upright as the entirety of this Law which I am laying down for you today?

'But take care, as you value your lives! Do not forget the things which you yourselves have seen, or let them slip from your heart as long as you live; teach them, rather, to your children and to your children's children.


                R. God created us to love God and love
                    our brothers —

                We are to give ourselves in greatest
                    intimacy with God


Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I am the Perfect Pair of Shoes

February 3, 1994 5:40 a.m.

R. Oh, Lord, show me Your ways. Mold me, fashion me into your instrument. Empty my mind of anything that is not for Your work. I am Your servant. This is my job. Oh, how I love Thee, my all.

6:30 a.m.

R. I feel like an empty shoe box. The box looks good but is no longer providing the purpose for which it was created. The box needs to be filled with a pair of shoes and then it is realizing fully the reason for its existence.

I am an empty shoe box that was created to be filled by God. If God is not in me, then I feel I have no reason for my existence. I can fill myself with other things, like putting junk in the shoe box, but the form and the way it was created is only meaningful when it contains a pair of shoes.

I can fill myself with other things, but my life is only meaningful when it is filled by God. In You, Lord, I have peace.

I sat here and was in love with Jesus for about 50 minutes and I felt like this empty shoe box. I had not a letter to start. I know that only in You, Lord, do I have meaning. When You come and fill me with Your presence, I am as You created me to be. Without You I might as well be filled with junk. I am empty!

Jesus: Let Me fill you. I am a pair of shoes to the shoe box. A shoe box is at its ultimate when it is filled with shoes. It is only in Me that you have any meaning at all. You were created by Me to be filled by Me. If you do not have My life, vibrant and as your main purpose inside you, you will find all kinds of things to fit inside you, but you are missing why you were created as you are. You reach your ultimate purpose in Me.

This is My teaching: your main concern is to know, love and serve Me. All else is useless and frustrates the very reason for your existence. You were created with special talents. You have all you need to accomplish My work.

To try to be a good carpenter without any talent for that work is a disaster. It takes inborn talent to do that work. It takes inspiration and know—how to learn from a Master carpenter.

You, My child, have talents just right to do My work. If you do other things, it does not bring you harmony. You and My work for you fit like a glove. My work for you is not the way of the world. Your glory is not attained in this world. He who seeks the glory of the world as his end is missing the boat. Only when you seek God as your end do you find the perfect glove. You fit into a glove that was created by Me. You and the glove are a perfect match. If you try to put yourself into someone else's glove, you have lots of trouble. Their glove was made for them. Your glove is the only glove that brings you peace and comfort.

You find your glove when you are doing My will. If you do your own will, you are trying to squeeze yourself into someone else's glove, or maybe it is very baggy on you. Either way, you are very uncomfortable with a tight glove or a loose glove. Your glove fits just right.

Seek the Lord and He will be found. Call to Him and He will come! You must forever listen to the promptings in your heart. I am ever present there and ready to tell you exactly what I want you to do. It is you, in your willfulness and in your desire for control, who do your own things. My work fits you like a glove. It may not be anything you want to do at first, but if you do your own will, it is like putting your hand into someone else's glove. It just isn't right.

Open up your hearts to Me. Sit in silence and be with Me. Make your whole day a day to be in harmony with Me. Do not get anxious and up-tight. I, in My time, make My will very clear to you. At this moment I may want you praying or being very still. I may want you to learn patience. I will never let you down. When you seek the Lord, He will be found. When you call to Him, He will harken, but in His time.

My hand is in everything you are experiencing. Pray for openness to know My will. Pray for harmony with Me. I do not want you ever to be so busy you are missing your time with Me. This is to go it alone. I am the center of your life. I am He Who gives you directions. If you are busy to the point of not having time to come to Me, you are missing the most important part of your life. I must come first in your life. Your personal relationship is with Me! All else takes its place after this. My ways I make clear to you in the silent whispers of your heart. You cannot go it without Me. I must be your top priority.

Come to Me, My babies. I have all the answers. Satan wants you to miss your time with Me. He is always working to stop you so you do not have time to be with Me. I must be first in your life. I give you your directions. I tell you My ways. I give you peace and love and joy. I am your refuge in a busy world. I am He Whom you crave. Your union with Me is your top concern. Come and let Me fill you. You are the empty box. I am the perfect pair of shoes.

I love you, sweet ones. Come to Me and let Me make your paths right. I am He Who never steers you wrong. Nobody can tell you what I can. Your life is full only in Me.

end of February 3, 1994


                This is what I was made for —
                    it was to love —

                God calls us to give ourselves to Him —
                    Jesus gives us Himself in the Holy Eucharist.

                God gives us Mary as our model —
                    the New Eve

                Jesus came to this earth and took flesh
                    to teach us how to love —
                    to show us how to love —

                Heaven is for lovers
                We are here to prepare ourselves
                    for heaven —

                We are here to learn to love —

                God intends me to give my life to
                    His service —

                When I use my life to serve
                    myself in an impure
                    way — I am taking away
                    the gift God wants me to
                    give and I use my life for

                I can become enslaved to these
                    evil habits that lead me
                    from God —

                We see the enslavement of the
                    Israelites in the Old Testament

                I am free when I am doing
                    God's will —

                When I make myself a rival to
                    God's will — I make my
                    life a misery

                Religious are called to let go
                    of inordinate attachments —
                    to be detached from things —
                    to take vows of poverty,
                    chastity and obedience —

                God calls men to chastity in
                    religious life that they
                    freely give themselves so
                    completely in love to God —

                The religious offers themselves
                    so completely to God —

                The religious are to detach from
                    things in the world —
                    to live in poverty, chastity and
                    obedience —

                The religious bring fruit to the
                    Church, by their gift of
                    themselves in complete
                    love of God and embrace
                    their vocation —

                The Church asks religious to
                    live the vows of poverty,
                    chastity and obedience — the
                    Holy Father speaks of this
                    gift of religious —

                Religious are to give this
                    gift of themselves to God —
                    loving Him especially above
                    all things and live their vocation
                    helping the community to grow
                    and do their special work
                    in love in serving the
                    Church —

                The Shepherds of Christ was given by a message
                    from Jesus to help renew the
                    Church and the world —

                It is in religious life to detach from
                    the things of the world and to live
                    to support and work in their
                    vocation to serve the Church —

                It was foggy and in the fog one
                    cannot see — the religious
                    are to see through the eyes of
                    God — His will for them and to
                    be loving — giving a beautiful
                    example to the world of
                    obedience and love —

                We see Christ who died on the
                    cross —

                We see how Jesus obeyed the
                    will of the Father —

                We see Jesus' self-less love —

                We see His complete giving of Himself
                    for all of us

                We see Jesus and hear the words
                    "This is My Body, given up
                    for you"

                We see His Blood shed —
                    We hear the words
                    "Take this, all of you, and drink from it:
                    this is the cup of my blood,
                    the blood of the new and everlasting covenant."

                This is the mystery of our faith —
                    Jesus died, Jesus rose —
                    Jesus will come again —

                    We know Jesus is the Savior
                        of the world —

                    Through Him, with Him
                        and In Him



                Song: A Priest is a Gift from God

                Our mission to spread the
                    Good News to the world —

                To know that we are so loved by
                    Jesus He died for us and gives
                    Himself to us this day in
                    the Holy Eucharist —

                We are created by God — we
                    must focus on this — not
                    on how others have treated
                    us — with or without respect —
                    Others do not determine our
                        worth —
                    We were created by God —
                        we are to be respected and
                        loved —
                    God loves us so much —

                What is our mission?
                What is our vocation?

                The saints gave themselves selflessly —
                    They suffered and put God first —

                God wants this intimacy with us —
                    God created us to love Him
                        with our whole heart,
                        our whole soul, our
                        whole being and to love
                        our neighbor as ourselves —

                People are imperfect —
                We are sinners —

                Because one sins and does something
                    wrong and is corrected in love —
                    It is because of love —
                    Because real love obeys
                        the commandments of God —

                Real love wants God's will —
                Real love gives God want is
                    His due —

                Real love — doesn't steal,
                    or lie, or deceive, or
                    disobeys authority               

                Real love is humble —
                    not puffed up and prideful
                    when corrected by one in
                    authority doing so to do
                    God's will —

                Real love is likened to Jesus —
                Real love is heroic - serving God —
                Real love does what is difficult
                    to serve God —

                Real love does not give into
                    the willfulness of others
                    when one is in authority
                    over others —

                Look at the woman at the well


John 4: 5-42

On the way he came to the Samaritan town called Sychar near the land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there and Jesus, tired by the journey, sat down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Give me something to drink.’ His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘You are a Jew. How is it that you ask me, a Samaritan, for something to drink?’—Jews, of course, do not associate with Samaritans. Jesus replied to her:

    If you only knew what God is offering
    and who it is that is saying to you,
    ‘Give me something to drink,’
    you would have been the one to ask,
    and he would have given you living water.

    ‘You have no bucket, sir,’ she answered, ‘and the well is deep: how do you get this living water? Are you a greater man than our father Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it himself with his sons and his cattle?’ Jesus replied:

    Whoever drinks this water
    will be thirsty again;
    but no one who drinks the water
        that I shall give
    will ever be thirsty again:
    the water that I shall give
    will become a spring of water within,
        welling up for eternal life.

    ‘Sir,’ said the woman, ‘give me some of that water, so that I may never be thirsty or come here again to draw water.’ ‘Go and call your husband,’ said Jesus to her, ‘and come back here.’ The woman answered, ‘I have no husband.’ Jesus said to her, ‘You are right to say, "I have no husband"; for although you have had five, the one you now have is not your husband. You spoke the truth there.’ ‘I see you are a prophet, sir,’ said the woman. ‘Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, though you say that Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.’ Jesus said:

    Believe me, woman, the hour is coming
    when you will worship the Father
    neither on this mountain
        nor in Jerusalem.
    You worship what you do not know;
    we worship what we do know;
    for salvation comes from the Jews.
    But the hour is coming—
        indeed is already here—
    when true worshippers
        will worship the Father
            in spirit and truth:
    that is the kind of worshipper
    the Father seeks.
    God is spirit,
    and those who worship
    must worship in spirit and truth.

    The woman said to him, ‘I know that Messiah—that is, Christ—is coming; and when he comes he will explain everything.’ Jesus said, ‘That is who I am, I who speak to you.’

    At this point his disciples returned and were surprised to find him speaking to a woman, though none of them asked, ‘What do you want from her?’ or, ‘What are you talking to her about?’ The woman put down her water jar and hurried back to the town to tell the people, ‘Come and see a man who has told me everything I have done; could this be the Christ?’ This brought people out of the town and they made their way towards him.

    Meanwhile, the disciples were urging him, ‘Rabbi, do have something to eat’; but he said, ‘I have food to eat that you do not know about.’ So the disciples said to one another, ‘Has someone brought him food?’ But Jesus said:

    My food
    is to do the will of the one who sent me,
    and to complete his work.
    Do you not have a saying:
    Four months and then the harvest?
    Well, I tell you,
    look around you, look at the fields;
    already they are white,
        ready for harvest!
    Already the reaper
        is being paid his wages,
    already he is bringing in the grain
        for eternal life,
    so that sower and reaper
        can rejoice together.
    For here the proverb holds true:
    one sows, another reaps;
    I sent you to reap
    a harvest you have not laboured for.
    Others have laboured for it;
    and you have come
        into the rewards of their labour.

    Many Samaritans of that town believed in him on the strength of the woman’s words of testimony, ‘He told me everything I have done.’ So, when the Samaritans came up to him, they begged him to stay with them. He stayed for two days, and many more came to believe on the strength of the words he spoke to them; and they said to the woman, ‘Now we believe no longer because of what you told us; we have heard him ourselves and we know that he is indeed the Saviour of the world.’


                Jesus told her the truth when
                    she said 'I have no husband' —

                Jesus loved —
                    He died for our sins
                    He knows our sins
                    He showed us obedience and love

                Looking into the eyes of Jesus  —
                    we see compassion —
                    not trying to prove we are
                        right our god when
                        we have in fact sinned —

                The heroic thing is doing God's will

                The darkness comes every day and so
                    does the morning light —

                Every day light - dark —
                                light - dark

                Can we see the message about
                    living Jesus' life, death and
                    resurrection in our lives —

                Waiting on His time
                Waiting to do His will —

                Wanting His will with all our
                    hearts and serving Him
                    like Mary

                I went down the road and the
                    fog was so thick I
                    could not see —

                Others behind me raced even
                    in the darkness — passing
                    where vision was completely
                    impaired —

                Is this not how sin is — little
                    sins can turn into greater
                    deception — brazenness —
                    being driven as we
                    proceed in a thicker and thicker
                    fog led by the devil taking
                    us into a vice blacker and
                    blacker — we cannot see
                    for the thick fog

                It becomes a habit —

                A person cheating on their spouse —
                Looking at obscenities
                A person helping to abort babies —

                We lose touch with that sensitivity of
                    trying every moment to be good —
                    to live in God's will —
                    A rush can come and one prone to
                    steal — steals more and more freely —
                    deception is like this —
                    how can one trust another
                        who habitually lies —
                        How do you know when
                        they tell the truth?

                They become motivated by
                    something they have given into and
                    that can become their driving
                    force and reason for their actions —

                NOT living every moment obeying,
                    do God's will — saying 'yes'
                    to obedience — they just do
                    what they want and lie when
                    something gets in their
                    way —

                Jesus is the way, the truth and
                    the life —

                The devil is the father of lies —


Revelation 14: 1-7

Next in my vision I saw Mount Zion, and standing on it the Lamb who had with him a hundred and forty-four thousand people, all with his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. I heard a sound coming out of heaven like the sound of the ocean or the roar of thunder; it was like the sound of harpists playing their harps. There before the throne they were singing a new hymn in the presence of the four living creatures and the elders, a hymn that could be learnt only by the hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the world. These are the sons who have kept their virginity and not been defiled with women they follow the Lamb wherever he goes; they, out of all people, have been redeemed to be the first-fruits for God and for the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths and no fault can be found in them.

Then I saw another angel, flying high overhead, sent to announce the gospel of eternity to all who live on the earth, every nation, race, language and tribe. He was calling, 'Fear God and glorify him, because the time has come for him to sit in judgement; worship the maker of heaven and earth and sea and the springs of water.'


                    Accountability for our sins —

                    Sin hurts our relationship with
                        God and others —

                    Sin drives us from that intimacy
                        God wants with us —

                    We are to be obedient to God's will for us —

                    We have a free will —

                Oh God You have all the power —
                    We are here to serve You
                    You reached out Your hand to sinners.
                    Help us God to be holy —

                Help us to find peace in living
                    in the truth and being cleaned
                    of our sins —

                Oh God, Our Father, we are sorry we have
                    stood many times like little
                    disobedient children —
                    and we wandered far from You —
                    Our beloved Father —

                    Outpour Your grace upon us
                        that we will do good —
                        be good and not give into
                        the temptations that offend You
                        Our beloved Father —
                        that we will not be a rival
                        acting against Your will —

                Oh God Your Word is our truth —
                Oh God help us to be holy —
                Oh God help us to put You first in our lives.
                Oh God help us to serve You.

                One day we will die —
                Our bodies will be put to rest, but
                    God when we come to You —
                    please take us to our heavenly home —

                We want to learn to love here below —
                    Oh God we see before us — Your
                    Plan - for us to serve You and
                    through our example this
                    acts as a teaching to others —

                How we love —
                How we forgive
                How we obey those over us —

                We show bad example when we
                    disobey and bend the rules —

                Oh God the Father You so loved the
                    world You sent Your only begotten
                    Son to us — who showed us
                    obedience and selflessness and

                Oh God the Father — help us to be more and
                    more God-like — for You
                    created us in Your image
                    and likeness —

                Oh God the Father help us to put our
                    focus on pleasing You and
                    not focus on the affections
                    of others as our god —

                Oh God - help us to be holy —
                    help us to offer our lives to You —
                    with Jesus our Savior who
                    died for our sins and now
                    we can unite to the Mass —
                    the sacrifice of Calvary,
                    sacramentally made present —

                Oh God the Father —
                    thank You for the Mass —

                Oh God the Father —
                    thank You for the gift of the
                        Eucharist —

                    the Gift of Jesus who comes to
                        us with His love —
                        Who comes to us in His Divinity
                        and humanity through the hands
                        of consecrated priests —

                Oh God - I love You so —
                I love You, I love You, I love You —
                Soft and supple is the Heart of Jesus —
                Love like the soft falling snow on
                    a day of such beauty —

                Love gives to us — overflowing
                    and steadfast

                LOVE — LOVE — LOVE —

                God is love —
                He created us to love —
                He gives Himself in love to us —

                Jesus is the bridegroom of our soul —
                Jesus calls religious in a special
                    way to the marriage of their soul
                    to His —

                Love — Deep intimate love —
                    Love on fire for God —
                    Obedience to God's will is love —

                When we sin — we open a door
                    to darkness and Jesus wants us
                    walking in the door of light
                    dwelling in that light, closely
                    to Him in His Heart

                He shows us His Heart on fire for us —
                His hands pointing to His Heart —
                Through His pierced Heart the Church
                    was born —
                    water for baptism
                    blood for the Eucharist

                Dear Holy Spirit fill me with the
                    fire of God's love —

                Oh Holy Spirit give me Wisdom,
                    I let go - to You


1 John 4: 17-21

  1. Love comes to its perfection in us when we can face the Day of Judgement fearlessly, because even in this world we have become as he is. In love there is no room for fear, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear implies punishment and no one who is afraid has come to perfection in love. Let us love, then, because he first loved us. Anyone who says 'I love God' and hates his brother, is a liar, since whoever does not love the brother whom he can see cannot love God whom he has not seen. Indeed this is the commandment we have received from him, that whoever loves God, must also love his brother.


                We unite to the Masses going on in
                    this world — giving thanks to
                    our God for His gifts to us —

                We outpour our love to You God —

                We want forgiveness for our sins,
                    Oh God — we are sorry for
                    having offended You —
                    Please God forgive us —

                We want to forgive those who have
                    offended us — God give us the
                    grace to forgive, to empty
                    our hearts of hate and anger —
                    discord toward others —

                Oh God - we want to be healed —
                Oh God help us to be holy —

                We unite to the Masses going on
                    around the world - now —

                Dear God we offer our lives —
                    lived — united to these Masses
                    as a sacrifice to You

                Oh God fill us with Your Spirit —
                    We want to have our life in

                Oh God we love You so very much

                Oh God help us to be united to our
                    Pope Benedict and our bishop and
                God help the Church to be so deeply
                    united in You —
                Oh God grant us Your peace


Lamb of God

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.


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.


                Oh God help us to get to heaven
                Oh God help us to build Your Kingdom
                Oh God help us to serve You and do
                    all things for Your honor and glory —


2 Corinthians 5: 17-21

So for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation: the old order is gone and a new being is there to see. It is all God’s work; he reconciled us to himself through Christ and he gave us the ministry of reconciliation. I mean, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not holding anyone’s faults against them, but entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 

    So we are ambassadors for Christ; it is as though God were urging you through us, and in the name of Christ we appeal to you to be reconciled to God. For our sake he made the sinless one a victim for sin, so that in him we might become the uprightness of God.



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Fr. Joe's Homily book - Cycle C 

1. I received your literature a couple of days ago and the book of Guiding Light, homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson, and am delighted with it. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I will remember all of you in my Mass on Sunday (24th). Will also keep you in my prayers in continuing your splendid work. 1/22/10 – priest – Washington DC

2. Thank you for the book and the gracious praise of our priesthood – would that we much all be deserving of it!  1/16/2010 – priest – NY

3. Thank you for sending me Guiding Light and for your prayers for us priests. Your ministry is deeply appreciated. May God bless you and help you to continue. 1/2010 – priest – NY

4. Thank you for the book of homilies. 1/2010 – priests – NY

5. Thank you for the book Guiding Light. 1/2010 – priest – NY

6. Thank you so much for your brother’s homily book. Please thank Fr. Joseph, Mr. Weickert and your group of Shepherds of Christ for me. Your kindness, thoughtfulness and especially prayers for me and for other priests are deeply appreciated. Please continue your prayers for me as I will for all of you. May God bless you always and reward you abundantly. 1/2010 – priest – NY

7. Thank you for the Cycle C Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. Please send me a copy of B Cycle and the A Cycle if possible. I’m enclosing a small offering. “Oremus Pro Invicem” 1/25/2010 – priest – NY

8. Thank you so much for making me so proud and affirmed in my priesthood. You truly make our priesthood worth living for. I am a chaplain in a correctional facility – “the priest-in-prison”. Your love makes me love my prisoners more. God bless you and continue to reward the work of your hands. 1/26/2010 – priest – NY

9. I received the book “Guiding Light Feed My Soul” – Thank you. They are indeed beautiful homilies that Fr. Joe Robinson gave in Cycle C Book. I have no idea how much it cost the ministry to print and send this book out to all the priests, but I can imagine that it was a great amount of money. Enclosed please find my gift to help to defray the expenses involved. It isn’t much I know, but maybe it will help some, o.k.? Once again THANK YOU and Good luck in your ministries in getting the word of Jesus out to others. 1/28/2010 – priest – NY

10. Thank you so much for the book. I will use it as I put my homilies together. Together let us bless the Lord, for God has been so good to us. God bless your ministries. 1/29/2010 – priest – IN

11. I do not know when you mailed the book with/of your brother’s homilies – but I received it just today. Thank you, I shall refer to the homilies in my preparations. Thank you for your prayers. I am sure you are obtaining many graces, conversions and returns to faith as a result of perpetual adoration. 1/19/2010 – priest – NY

12. Thank you for the C cycle copy of “Guiding Light”. I’m enjoying it in my prayer life … and preparing homilies. I would like to buy the A & B cycles. Send me the bill and mailing cost. Thanks again. 1/2010 – priest – NY

13. My twin brother and I are priests in Florida and I’m sure I speak for many priests throughout the country in expressing appreciation to Father Joseph. His Christmas homily – the voices of all within and around the crèche, was especially beautiful – and I didn’t want the year to get too for away from us without expressing gratitude to you and to Father Joseph – what a fantastic Ministry. Please know that you and your brother are in the prayers of many of us. 1/14/2010 – priest – Florida

14. Thank you very much for the gift of the book for homily help. It is very generous of you to give this gift. Even though retired I help out on Sundays so any help to get a homily started is really appreciated. God bless you for your kindness and may Lent bring you the best gifts from Jesus. I appreciate your prayers. 2/10/2010 – priest – NY

15. Thank you for your letter and for the book “Guiding Light” by your brother Fr. Joseph Robinson. Also, thank you for your letters over the years. I’m very grateful. 2/8/2010 – priest – Illinois

16. Thank you for the Cycle C Book of Father Robinson’s homilies. I’m grateful to for your prayers and on your mailing list. Love and prayers. 2/2010 – priest –

17. Many thanks for the book. Received with great love and joy. 2/2010 – priest – MA

18. Many thanks for sending me the book of Father Joe’s homilies for Cycle C – and to your brother for making it possible. I’m especially grateful, of course, for your and the other Shepherds daily prayers for me and other priests. 2/17/2010 – priest – IL

19. Thank you for the copy of Fr. Robinson’s book of homilies. 2/2010 – priest – NY

20. Thank you for the encouraging letter you sent and the book, Guiding Light. May the Lord bless your efforts to bring spiritual renewal to souls. 2/23/2010 – priest – MA

 21. I like the book of homilies. 2/26/2010 – priest – IN

22. Thank you for sending me the book Guiding Light, Feed My Soul. I shall treasure this as I used to receive newsletters from Father Carter for many years. If people had been praying for priests years ago then the priesthood would not be in themes it is at this time. I shall remember you at my Mass tomorrow. I am very grateful for your gift. May God be with you. 2/25/2010 – priest – IL

23. Recently I received your book of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson, and trusting it will be helpful for preparing our Sunday Celebrations, enclosed is a check. It was my understand that “Shepherds of Christ Ministries” was no longer in existence, especially since my classmate of High School and College in Cincinnati, Fr. Ed Carter had died. Peace, Prayers & Progress in Jesus. By the way, my 1st prayer every morning is the Morning Offering. 3/1/2010 – priest – NY

24. Thank you for sending me a copy of Fr. Robinson’s collection of homilies. I have already found it helpful in preaching about the Transfiguration this past Sunday. It’s a fine resource. Thanks, too, for your prayers. 3/1/2010 – priest – MA

25. I truly appreciate the book of sermons that you sent as I will make good use of it. 3/5/2010 – priest – CA

26. It was very thoughtful of you that you have generously shared your gift of ministry with the priests. 3/2010 – priest – CA

27. Thank you for sending me Fr. Joe Robinson’s book of homilies for Cycle C, and especially for all of the prayers and devotions that the Shepherds offer for us priests and for the Church. I spend a great deal of time preparing my homilies, and from reading father Joe’s book, I can see how it will be helpful to me. 3/3/2010 – priest – CA

 28. I am so pleased to know that I am remembered and prayed for by such holy people and society. I am ever grateful to you and assure you of my remembrance at Mass your organization and mission.  Thank you also for the book of sermon notes of your brother priest Fr. Joseph. I appreciate it and I find it very inspiring and enlightening which I will be using very effectively in my preaching ministry. I shall be pleased to have a copy of the other two cycles as well, if possible later on. Thank you once again and asking God’s blessings upon you and your good work. 1/29/2010 – priest – IL

29. Thank you so much for your thoughtful letter of 13 January and for the enclosed copy of Guiding Light: Feed My Soul. I Appreciate your kindness in sharing this good work with me and I presume so many other priests, especially through the benefaction of Fr. Joseph Robinson. God bless and strengthen you as you carry out this beautiful work. Have a happy and blessed year.  2-23-2010 - priest - NY

30. I am grateful for the many prayers you raise to God on my behalf and that of my brother priests. The book of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson will surely be help to me in the years to come and for as I give you my thanks. May the Lord bless you for your kindness! 3/7/2010 – priest - IL

31. Thank you for the Homilies of Cycle C of Fr. Joe Robinson. God bless you in your apostolate. 3/8/2010 – priest - PA

32. I just wanted to thank you for the book “Guiding Light” for this Lent and the celebration of the year for Priests. May the Lord reward you with his grace for your work, prayers, and sacrifices. I know you sent the books out to many priests, but I would like to just say thanks and give this small donation for your work and apostolate. 3/8/2010 – priest - MA

33. Thank you so much for this wonderful gift, Celebrating Light. Fr. Robinson has wonderful insights that I plan on sharing with our retreatants weekly. God bless you and your wonderful ministry. 3/10/2010 – priest – CA

34. Thank you for the copy of Feed My Soul (Cycle C). 3/10/2010 – priest – IL

35. Thanks for the book of Fr. Joe Robinson and the covering letter expressing appreciation for the priests. God bless you. 2/22/2010 – priest

36. Thank you for sending me “Guiding Light” Feed My Soul book of homilies. Certainly it will help me with my ministries. 3/4/2010 – priest – CT

37. Thank you for your letter of January 13, 2010, with the enclosed copy of the book of homilies by Fr. Joseph Robinson. I Sincerely appreciate your kind and generous gift. Moreover, I am pleased also to know about the Shepherds of Christ and your ministries, particularly your prayers for priests. 2/23/2010 – priests – IL

38. Thank you for the very lovely Cycle C book Guiding Light which just arrived at my place in NY. 1/23/2010 – priest - NY

39. I received the 3 volumes of homilies, thanks again for your generosity and sending to me this marvelous works of divine power. Let us be and work together to build our church. May the almighty God bless you and your work.  2/6/2010 – priest – Ethiopia

40. Thank you for sending Fr. Robinson's book of homilies for Cycle C. Actually you had given me a copy earlier, and now I can share this treasure with another priest. And a treasure it is, both the introduction and homily text. I sincerely hope the holiest Birthday anniversary will be a religious experience for you and all of Shepherds of Christ.  12/20/2009 - priest - Ohio 

41. Just a small devotion to let you know I enjoy reading Fr. Joe's homilies. God bless you and your ministry in 2010. 12/23/2009 - priest - Kentucky 

42. Thank you for Guiding Light by your brother, Fr. Joseph Robinson. I greatly appreciate this gift and I thank you very much. This "Feed My Soul" is based on the Sunday Gospels of Year C — Do you still have spare copies for Years A and B? What do they sell for? Thank You. Enjoy the Christmas Season. 12/2009 - priest - Florida 

43. Greetings! Last year you sent me the book – Guiding Light: Focusing on the Word. It is a series of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. What a wonderful gift. I have used it for all my homilies and spiritual reading. It has been a blessing for me and even more – a blessing for my parish. I am very grateful for this gift. – 10/22/2009 – priest - Florida

44. Please accept this donation to help in some small way the apostolate you have so devotedly engaged in for the glory of God and the spiritual growth of his people. 2009 – priest - Ohio

45. Greetings from Ohio. And Merry Christmas! Thanks for the book of Fr. Joe's homilies. I've used it already today in my own homily. I remember you from the Athenaeum Chorale. 12/20/2009 – priest - Ohio

46. Enclosed, please find a check for the book entitled, “Guiding Light: Feed My Soul”, by Fr. Joe Robinson. I enjoy his homiletic reflections very much. They are very helpful and spiritually uplifting. Thank you for sending the book so quickly. I received it in just a few days following my order, just in time for the First Sunday of Advent. I would be very interested in receiving the Cycle A edition when it is in print. Thanks again for all your help. 2009 – priest - Ohio

47. Thank you so much for your gift book, “Guiding Light”. I’ve read a number of homilies, and they are really good. However, the book has already led me into sin! You see, I’ve “stolen” some of Fr. Robinson’s stories and incorporate them into my own homilies! Many blessings, and I will certainly be purchasing items from you. 2009 – priest – Ohio

48. Thank you for remembering me and for your kindness. Be assured of continual prayers for you and your family. 2009 – priest – Ohio

49. Thanks for the copy of your brother Joe’s homilies. Years ago he and I worked together at St. Columban. He is a good friend. 12/19/2009 – priest – Ohio

50. Thank you for Father Joe’s Cycle C homilies. 12/19/2009 – priest – Ohio

51. Thanks for the book. Enclosed please find check. 12/2009 – priest – Ohio

52. Merry Christmas and I blessed New Year. Thanks for your prayers for priests. You also will be remembered in my prayers. 12/2009 – priest – Ohio

53. Thank you for the book gift of “Guiding Light”. Much appreciated for enriched preaching. Enclosed is a little token gift. Many thanks! Christmas cheer and blessings! 12/22/09 – priest – Ohio

54. Thanks for the good work. May the Lord receive your prayers for all priests. 12/2009 – priest - Florida

55. Thanks for sending me the book “Guiding Light”. I wish you all success and for my prayers for the noble ministry you do. 12/2009 – priest – Florida

56. Thank you for sharing Fr. Joseph Robinson’s homilies with me. May God bless you and your apostolate for us priests! 12/24/2009 – priest – Indiana

57. Thank you for the gift of the book of homilies and especially all you do spiritually for the Church and for priests. We need more emphasis on the spiritual aspects of the priesthood, along with all the other things priests are asked to do. I do Parish Missions and realize many Catholic’s seek a deeper spiritual life along with their lived “human” life. 12/27/2009 – priest – Kentucky

58. Many thanks for the Cycle “C” homilies by Fr. Robinson. Very insightful! God bless you in your work, that’s a tremendous apostolate. 11/19/2009 – Msgr. – PA

59. Thank you so much for the “Cycle C” readings. I always read the “B” ones – great insights and ideas. Wishing all of you the Blessings of the Christmas Season. Hope 2010 will be a time of great joy in your ministry. 12/2009 – priest – Missouri

60. Thank you for the complimentary copy of Guiding Light Feed My Soul – the homilies of Father Joe. I am grateful for your kindness. May God continue to bless you and your ministry in the New Year. 12/2009 – priest – Ohio

61. Thank you for your generous gift of Fr. Robinson’s homilies and for all your care and kindnesses for priests. I too will remember you in prayer. The world needs us. May God bless you and your ministries. 12/2009 – priest – Ohio

62. Thanks a lot for your lovely greetings. I appreciate your love and prayers. Wish you a hope-filled 2010 – with New Year blessings! 12/29/2009 – priest – Kentucky

63. Thank you for the book “Guiding Light” for the Cycle C Readings. May God bless all of you with the best of health and peace throughout the coming New Year! 12/23/2009 – priest – Indiana

64. A word of gratitude for your prayers, ministry, and copy of “Guiding Light”! God bless your dedicated work in His vineyard! 12/28/2009 – priest – Indiana

65. Thank you for the homily book – I used them a lot last year. I really appreciate them. 12/2009 – priest – Florida

66. Thank you for your greetings and the copy of “Guiding Light” I find his books very helpful. 12/7/2009 – priest – Illinois

67. Thank you for mailing me free copy of Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. I enjoy reading his homilies. In the past you sent me that of another Cycle. Happy New Year to all in Shepherds of Christ Ministries. 1/7/2010 – priest – Florida

68. Many thanks for the gift of your brother’s book of homilies. I am 90, in a nursing home, sometimes with two Masses a day, and I need some ideas for homilies. 1/7/2010 – Msgr. – Ohio

69. I am delighted to have your greetings at Christmas, with all those dear names personally signed. Thank you. The photo of Fr. Carter with John and Rita is good. 1/5/2010 – priest – Ohio.

70. I was so happy and overjoyed to receive this past Advent the best Christmas present – one that I had wished for – in your brother’s Cycle c homilies – Guiding Light. The book cover is beautiful and when Cycle B ended I said to myself I wish I had the new cycle, but alas, I didn’t know where I was going to get it…Then like an answer to prayer, it was in the mail! I was already missing his homilies at the beginning of December until the book arrived. I love the cover and I love the work you are doing. In the Year of the Priesthood this is certainly a welcome gift and presentation to the priests. And for me the best Christmas gift. And it came free!! The cover is great, the print is nice and big and easy to read, and the thoughts, of course, are great. One week Fr. Robinson talked about how long he was in a parish and changes, and I could use that talk myself. So the Scripture, reflections, homilies, and personal antidotes are perfect. With your generous gift you have certainly made it a blessed and Merry Christmas for me. Thank you for your prayers before the Blessed Christmas and be assured of our prayers every week when we pull out “Guiding Light – Feed my Soul” for encouraging words for our parishioners here. 1/10/2010 – priest - Florida

71. Thank you for your letter and the book of your brother’s homilies, as well as for all your prayers. You and everyone at Shepherds of Christ Ministries are doing wonderful work. 1/18/2010 – priest – Washington DC

72. Thank you! Great work – great book! 1/2010 – priest – Washington DC

73. The Holy Father wishes me to express his gratitude for your kind gift of a collection of homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. He appreciates your thoughtful gesture. His Holiness will remember you and your associates in his prayers. Invoking upon all of you joy and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ, he cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing. 11/24/2009 - Holy Father - Vatican

74. I thank you for your beautiful letter and for the fine publications of Shepherds of Christ Ministries you sent me. With all my best wishes for your splendid apostolate. 11/24/2009 - Cardinal - Rome

75. Thank you cordially for the booklet, you sent to me, especially for the sermons of Fr. Robinson. I am a retired bishop, but can use it for meditation. Also my sincere thanks for your continuous prayer and for your apostolate for the priesthood and for vocations. With you I pray for that daily. May God bless you and your apostolate with all esteem, wishes and blessing and cordial greetings. 11/10/2009 - Cardinal - Netherlands

76. Thank you very much for your kind letter of November 13th last, enclosing Fr. Michael Barth's homily given during your monthly retreat in China, Indiana. With cordial regards, I remain 11/27/2009 - Cardinal - Vatican.

77. Thank you for your letter addressed to Cardinal and the books and material you enclosed from the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. The Cardinal has asked me to extend his thanks to you. Wishing God's blessing, I remain 12/4/2009 - Cardinal - Vatican.

78. I thank you very much for spreading the Priestly Newsletter for the past 15 years and for all the other pastoral and liturgical actions you undertake. You fulfil this pastoral task with an exceptional courage and continuity. I pray for your work and that of all the Shepherds of Christ Ministries and I hope you can carry on this work in the service of spiritual life. 12/1/2009 - Cardinal - Belgium

79. Thank you very much for your respectful letter, which enclosed material produced and used by the Shepherds of Christ Ministries to promote the renewal of the spiritual life and the prayer for the priests, as well as the homilies of Fr. Joseph Robinson and Fr. Michael Barth. But above all, thanks for your prayers which all of us priests need, in order to be faithful instruments of God’s grace.  11/18/2009 - Cardinal - Vatican

80. I am pleased to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated 13 November 2009, wherein you kindly enclosed several publications of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. Thank you very much for your consideration in this regard. I remain grateful for your important service to the Church, and in particular to the priests and bishops. I am confident that all you do is a tremendous support to the clergy and no doubt will bear great fruit. With renewed sentiments of gratitude and warm regards 11/14/2009 - Cardinal – Vatican

81. Thank you very much for your wonderful letter and for the Homily sent on November 13, 2009. Please be assured of my prayers for you and your wonderful ministry. 12/2/2009 - Bishop - USA

82. I thank you for your recent letter to me. Thank you for the information which you have forwarded to me – along with a copy of the homilies preached by your brother, Fr. Joseph Robinson, and others. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers as you continue your apostolate. 11/16/2009 - Cardinal – Scotland

83. I recently received your letter of 13 November 2009 in which you presented a homily by Fr. Michael Barth. Thank you for your prayers and concern for me and the work; they are much appreciated. In reviewing the materials on your website, it appears that your materials may be available in Italian as well as in English. If you have materials in Italian I would be interested in seeing those in lieu of the materials in English. If the materials are only available in English then we would be most happy with those items. Availing ourselves of this opportunity to express our thankfulness and to extend our best wishes for a blessed Advent 12/4/2009 - Cardinal - Vatican

84. Please accept my appreciation for your letter of November 13, current. My commitment to remember in prayer the efforts of the Shepherds to support priestly formation and lifestyle. Your practice of perpetual adoration before the Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful expression of the kind of entrustment to the Lord of those many needs which priesthood in the contemporary Church continues to experience. Before the same Altar, kindly remember me and those associated with me in the service. 11/16/2009 - Cardinal - Vatican

85. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness! I have received Fr. Joe Robinson’s Cycle C, Guiding Light Feed My Soul along with the prayer cards and the CD titled The Priest, A Gift from God. I will share these with the priests and the faithful of the Diocese. May God shower his blessings upon you this holy Season of Advent and Christmas! 12/10/2009 - Bishop - USA

86. Thank you for the books and materials you sent me. Your support for all priests is very much included. I pray for you and your ministry – Shepherds of Christ Ministries. God bless you. 11/11/2009 - Bishop - USA

87. Thank you very much for the book of homilies and other prayer cards from the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I will enjoy reading your book – During this Year for Priests, I commend you for the good work you are doing for the Church and for priests, and pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and your work. Please keep me in your daily prayers, as you are assured of my prayers. 11/12/2009 - Bishop - USA

88. His Excellency has asked me to thank you for the gracious communication of November 13, 2009, and especially for all the documents which you sent. The Bishop is grateful for your thoughtfulness and kindness in sending this information to him. 11/17/2009 - Bishop - USA

89. Thank you for your recent letter and for the items from Shepherds of Christ. I look forward to listening to the CD and to reading the homilies. 11/6/2009 - Bishop - USA

90. Thank you so very much for the many ways that you express your love for Jesus and Mary and your love for priests. I am most grateful to you for your prayers, especially before the Blessed Sacrament. I thank you for this current mailing, very especially for the homilies of your brother, Fr. Joseph Robinson, on Cycle C. May God continue to bless you and your ministry in rich abundance! 11/9/2009 - Bishop – USA

91. Thank you for your letter of November 13th and also, for the information on the ministry of Shepherds of Christ Ministries along with the book, booklets, cards and CD. May God continue to bless you and your ministry. 11/9/2009 - Bishop - USA

92. I thank you for your letter of November 13, 2009 with Guiding Light, the book of homilies for Cycle C, by your brother, Fr. Joe Robinson, as well as a CD recording of Fr. Michael Barth and various other materials relating to Shepherds of Christ Ministries. With my appreciation and an assurance of my prayerful best wishes. 11/9/2009 - Apostolic Nuncio - USA

93. Thank you for your recent letter and for the various materials from the Shepherds of Christ Ministry. I appreciate your kindness in forwarding these materials and look forward to reviewing them. With prayerful best wishes. 11/9/2009 - Bishop - USA

94. Thank you for the very helpful books that will help us celebrate The Year for Priests. I am grateful to you and those who serve with you for all that you do to support us priests. It pleased me especially to know the hours that are spent before the Blessed Sacrament. That is the most wonderful gift. God’s peace to all. 11/10/2009 - Bishop - USA

95. It is with sincere appreciation that I received your letter of November 13, 2009 and the information you sent on the Shepherds of Christ Ministries. Thank you for the materials you sent on your ministry for priests, including the book Guiding Light and the CD The Priest – A Gift From God. Thank you also for your kind words, and for the work you do in support of our priests. In this the Year For Priests, may our Lady, the Mother of all priests, bless your efforts and endeavors to promote a greater love and appreciation for the holy priesthood. And let us continue to remember and pray for all priests, to grow in love, fidelity, and courage in the service of the people of God and of the Church. 11/10/2009 - Bishop - USA

96. Thank you for your letter and for the enclosed book, Guiding Light: Feed My Soul, CD, The Priest: A Gift from God, and materials. I appreciate you thinking of me and taking the time to send them. Be assured of my prayers for you. May the Lord bless you with His love and mercy. 11/11/2009 - Bishop - USA.

97. Many thanks for your recent letter and for the many years your group has been praying in prayer chapters in all parts of the world. It is overwhelming to hear that prayers are offered for our intentions every day, at all hours of the day. What a wonderful gift you are to us. Thank you for sending me a copy of the homily by Fr. Michael Barth given during a retreat in China, Indiana. With gratitude to you and all your associates in the Shepherds of Christ Ministries for your continued remembrance of us and with the assurance of my own prayers for you. 11/11/2009 - Archbishop - USA

98. Thank you for your letter and for your many kind gifts. I am grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity, and I appreciate very much your continued prayerful support of my brother priests and me. Please also know of my appreciation for your work to advance the Kingdom of God through Shepherds of Christ Ministries. 11/12/2009 - Bishop - USA

99. I would like to thank you for sharing with me the book Guiding Light: Feed My Soul, CD and other pamphlets. I am sure your efforts in putting together these materials will be greatly rewarded. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and prayers. 11/11/2009 - Bishop - USA28. On behalf of Bishop, thank you very much for the copy of the book, Guiding Light: Feed My Soul – Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson and the CD: the Priest A gift from God – Recording of Fr. Michael Barth. Bishop is currently out of the office, but will no doubt appreciate your thoughtfulness in remembering him with this gift. 11/15/2009 - Bishop - USA

100. The book Guiding Light: Feed My Soul and The Priest: A Gift from God DVD which you were kind enough to send to Archbishop arrived and he has asked me to thank you for your thoughtfulness in providing this gift. 11/17/2009 - Archbishop -USA

101. A word of thanks for the material I just received and your letter of November 13th. Our priests will be on retreat beginning November 30th. I am sure that your prayers will help them have a wonderful spiritual experience. 11/18/2009 - Bishop – USA

102. Hey I just wanted to call you and say blessings – this is simply just an affirmation call. I got in the mail a while back Guiding Light – the Word Alive in Our Hearts – Homilies by Fr. Joe Robinson. I have to admit this has been one of the most edifying pieces of literature I have received in my hands in a long time. Fr. Joe’s homilies are inspiring, they are just wonderful. They are absolutely wonderful. I would love to hear this man preach. I mean that assuming that from what I saw – He’s still around – 40 years – it says on the back here – I haven’t read it thoroughly.  – it even has a song – the song about priests! What an edifying thing that Christ has given to you – the Holy Spirit given to you. I just want to say from one of the priests out here in the trenches along with the great laity of the Church – Thank you! What a blessing this has been to me. So I would love to integrate this in some how, and thank you for the mission of the Shepherds of Christ. What an edifying thing for us today. So no need to call back, but I would just give you my cell phone number. And there’s no need to call back or anything. You got tons on your plate already and everything. But I mean these were just blessed homilies – I would like to see if there is a continuing of Fr. Joe’s homilies and the series and stuff. So anyway – my opinion for whatever it counts. Blessings to you this Christmas season and may the Blessed Mother and all the angels and saints just fill you with Christ’s presence. Talk to you later. – 12/30/2008 – priest – Kentucky



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 St. Francis




 St. Joseph




 St. Jude




 St. Padre Pio




 St. Therese



 Divine Mercy




 St. Philomena


 St. Philomena


 St. Joseph


 St. Francis


 St. Anthony


 St. Rita


 St. Therese


 Pieta - Color 15" $75  
 Pieta - Marble 15" $75  
 Holy Family


 St. Padre Pio - standing


 St. Padre Pio - sitting


 St. Rita



 Divine Mercy


 St. Claire




 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass


 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass



 Immaculate Heart of Mary w/glass



 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass



 Infant of Prague w/glass



 Our Lady of Grace w/glass



 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  


 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass


 Sacred Heart -Blessing w/glass



 Sorrowful Mother w/glass


 Immaculate Heart of Mary w/glass


 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass


 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass


 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  


 Our Lady of Grace w/glass



 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass

18" $300  
 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass



 Fatima w/glass



 Fatima w/glass


 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass


 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 15" $200  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 18" $250  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass



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Fr. Joe's Homily Books  

Guiding Light - Cycle A
The Word Alive in Our Hearts


Guiding Light - Cycle B
Focusing on the Word


Guiding Light - Cycle C
Feed My Soul



Fr. Carter's Books

Priestly Newsletter Book I

12 Newsletters
July 1994 - June 1996


Priestly Newsletter Book 2

17 Newsletters
1996 - 1999


Priestly Newsletter Book 3

4 Newsletters & Prayers


Response to God's Love


Messages given
by Jesus and Mary 1994

Tell My People

The Pain and the Joy


Synopsis of the Spiritual Life

Spirituality Handbook

Priestly Newsletter on CD
2000 - Issue 1


Priestly Newsletter on CD
2000 - Issue 2



Fr. Pasquini's Books


Prayers and Meditations


In Imitation of Two Hearts

For those suffering or
in Nursing Homes

Light, Happiness and Peace

Journeying through traditional
Catholic Spirituality


Medicine of Immortality

Prayers and Meditations - will assist the reader in growth toward a deeper understanding of the mystery of the Eucharist


Ecce Fides - Pillar of Truth

Ideal for RCIA, Adult & Youth Bible Study, Homeschooling, Catholic
Identity Studies


Shepherds of Christ Newsletters
9 Newsletters
2006 - 2008



DVDs and CDs by Fr. Pasquini


Authenticity DVD
Prayers on the Ocean


Nursing Home Mass DVD


Consolation DVD


Medicine of Immortality
Read by Rita Ring

2 CDs - $17.00

In Imitation of Two Hearts DVD



Consolation CD
by Fr. John



Nursing Home Mass CD


Holy Spirit Novena DVD


Divine Mercy Chaplet DVD


plus shipping


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God’s Blue Books

God’s Blue Book 1
Teachings to Lift You Up


God’s Blue Book 4
The Love of the Hearts of
Jesus and Mary


God’s Blue Book 2
The Fire of His Love


God’s Blue Book 5
So Deep Is the Love of His Heart


God’s Blue Book 3
Love God, Love One Another

(Fr. Carter's favorite)

God’s Blue Book 6
He Calls Us to Action




Rosary Books

Rosaries from the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary


Rosaries from the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary


Rosary Meditations for
Parents and Children's


Mysteries of Light 1


Mysteries of Light 2


Little People & Elderly Rosary Book


Coloring Book
$5.00 each

Coloring Book
$5.00 each


Coloring Book
$5.00 each

Coloring Book
$5.00 each

Coloring Book
$5.00 each

Coloring Book
$5.00 each




We are trying to get

Response to God's Love

and the Mass Book out.

Anybody who wants to help us

with a donation to get these 2 books

out in the Priestly/hierarchy mailing —

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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)






The China Church is over 140 years old

and we pray in there 24 hours a day.

It needs stucco and so does

the community building.

Can you please help us?

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Likewise the priest house

is 150 years old.

Jesus told us to repair it

which we have been doing.

We need $13,000.00 for this work.



You can help put the Blue Book V

in the hands of 1,000 people

we need $1,200 postage for this

It is ready to go

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Crucifix — hand carved by Felix


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