| Shepherds of Christ
March 17, 2009
March 18th Holy
The Novena Rosary
The church needs to have the stucco replaced.
It is about $38,000 to repair it.
People pray in the church 24 hours a day.
We have prayed in there for 11 years.
The archdiocese gave the church to us
for this purpose for a small price.
Can you help us?
March 22, 2003
is the anniversary of the big boom
when the corner fell off
the old seminary March 22, 1994.
Mark 12: 10-11
Have you not read this text of scripture:
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
this is the Lord’s doing,
and we marvel at it ?’
January 2, 1999
Mary speaks: I am Our Lady of Snows. I come to cover the earth with a soft white blanket of my love.
I come to bring peace to the earth. I tell you to let go of the anxiety in your heart and experience my peace and His love.
I am your heavenly Mother. I come to hold you and caress you and take you to my Immaculate Heart.
MARCH 17, 1995 NOON
THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
Every Friday at Noon, Jesus gave us a very tender rosary. We always did the Sorrowful Mysteries on Friday at 12:00 noon. This was the first rosary received in the Sorrowful Mother Chapel before the exposed Eucharist. Rita was in an ecstatic state. Marty saw angels around the monstrance and Sorrowful Mother statue.
The Agony in the Garden
R. Be with Jesus in the Garden, alone with Him as if you are there and experiencing what He is about to undergo. Think of knowing all that you will suffer. See before you all that He is about to experience. Put yourself with Jesus in the Garden and feel deeply in your heart whatever the Spirit allows you to experience.
Jesus: I am an endless furnace of love. My Heart is beating for each one of you here. See My Heart as it beats. Think of this beating. Think of the beating Heart!
Jesus: I pour out to you My endless love constantly. I never leave you. I am forever with you, second by second, minute by minute. I am forever present with you in this room the same as the day I knelt in the Garden. Be alone with Me. Empty your mind of any distractions, of any concerns. Be totally wrapped in the love that I am giving to you. Open your hearts wide and let Me unite ever so closely within your heart. I am Jesus, your most ardent Lover, on fire for love of you, My beloved ones. As I knelt in the Garden, I pondered the ways of your heart. My Heart ached for all the souls that would treat Me with such indifference and neglect. Comfort My aching Heart with your love for Me.
Jesus: Be with Me as I kneel and see all of the sufferings that I experience. But the sufferings that I experienced to My body were not My greatest sufferings. My greatest sufferings were the agonies that I experienced in My Heart for the endless souls that pay Me no heed, that never come to Me, that stay at such a distance. And I am in love with them, so deeply in love!
Jesus: I call out to you to take My plea seriously. My plea involves the salvation of souls. Open your hearts and let Me unite closely to you so that I can live in you. Through you I will touch My beloved ones that I love so dearly. How I love you this day, My precious ones. Be alone with Me, totally wrapped in My embrace. I am Jesus, your Savior, and I love you with the deepest, tenderest love. I pour My love out to you. Harken to Me. Let go!
Hail Mary ...
Hail Mary ...
Jesus: Surrender! Surrender! Surrender! Open wide the gates to your hearts. You are so closed. You tap at My source so lightly when I am an ocean of endless love and mercy that I want to pour into your hearts. You must surrender to become closely united to Me. You think you are letting go. You are not letting go! You are holding on as tightly as you can hold on. You let go of what you want to let go of. I am calling you to more, to be so closely united that I can operate through you. Will you surrender or will you control everything that is in your life that pertains to Me? I want to live with you second by second, to operate in every deed that you do, to be one with you as you perform those deeds. You are My mighty soldiers to go into the war and to do My work. Surrender! Surrender! Surrender!
Jesus: Open wide the portals of your heart. Let me penetrate every cell of your being. I want such oneness with you. You do not comprehend My immense love. You must surrender!
Jesus: Consecrate yourself totally to My Heart and that of My Mother.
Day of prayer February 14
Sidney Rosary at 6:20p.m.
A Healing Rosary
Valentine's Day February 14
January 24, 2006 - We took this picture at 5:48pm.
January 24, 2006 - 6:00am
Messenger: To be one.
The Church is the Body of Christ.
The Trinity is the most perfect
3 Persons, one God — all
perfection and love —
The priest said if we could be united
we, the smallest community
could do so much good.
Look at the Apostles and the
work they did.
Mary, Mother of the Church, spiritual
mother was with these Apostles
as the Church spread.
We are one, holy, Catholic and apostolic —
the Catholic Church.
The Church is the Body of Christ.
Operating in greater perfection and
oneness as the Spouse of
Christ — we can have such
an impact on the world as
Christ operates in His
Church bringing peace and
love to this world.
Because we are the tainted children
of Eve we operate with imperfections
7 Capital Sins
Pride, Greed, Envy, Wrath, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth
With the pure motive as St. Ignatius
talks about with the 3 classes
of men, we can do all things
as God intends for the honor and
glory of God, serving God in
love, doing God's will.
This is how the community
can operate to greater perfection —
most likened to Christ.
The devil is division — he
to tear up communities, marriages
Heaven is living in that fullness
of life, wrapped in the embrace
of God's love, experiencing the
If we ponder the community,
the Trinity, we can model our
communities on such perfect
Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Father Edward Carter, S.J.
...God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.
The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.
At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).
The Christian life, then, is rooted in the great event of the Incarnation. We must, consequently, always focus our gaze upon Christ, realizing that everything the Father wishes to tell us has been summed up in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Father Edward Carter, S.J.,
The millions and millions of people the world over make up what might be called the world community. The members of this cosmic community are supposed to live in a basic love for one another, united in bonds of mutual support and interdependence. This is true because God has created persons as social beings. We are not intended to cut an isolated path through life. We are meant to walk hand in hand with each other, to live within a societal structure, to help others in many different ways. What is more, we must also realize that, in achieving our destiny, we receive much aid, support, and love from others. There are all too many striking examples of how the modern world has failed to live community—more than enough to make us agonize over man's inhumanity toward his fellow human beings. But there are also many beautiful and ongoing examples of how the world has succeeded in living community—enough to strengthen our belief in the basic goodness of the human heart.
January 24, 2006 message continues
What is our gaze in living out the mystery
of Christ and living with Jesus, the
New Adam and Mary the New Eve as our
Our Lady of Fatima told us on July 13,
1917 we must pray the rosary —
In meditating on the mysteries of
Christ's life and Mary's life — their love —
Jesus, the Divine God and Mary, the
most highest human person — we see
love between God and man (Mary a
human person) and model our love
relationships on this —
Mary the spiritual mother, Mother
of the Church —
Our focus in becoming as Christ
We note Genesis 1: 27
God created man in the image of himself,
in the image of God he created him,
male and female he created them. Genesis 1: 27
We see the sin of Adam and Eve in the
beginning of the Bible because
of greed and pride — a sin against
God and fellow men that follow and we
see at the end of the Bible
Revelation 21 —
Revelation 21: 1-8
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, 'Look, here God lives among human beings. He will make his home among them; they will be his people, and he will be their God, God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.'
Then the One sitting on the throne spoke. 'Look, I am making the whole of creation new. Write this, "What I am saying is trustworthy and will come true."' Then he said to me, 'It has already happened. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water from the well of life free to anybody who is thirsty; anyone who proves victorious will inherit these things; and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the legacy for cowards, for those who break their word, or worship obscenities, for murderers and the sexually immoral, and for sorcerers, worshippers of false gods or any other sort of liars, is the second death in the burning lake of sulphur.'
January 24, 2006 message continues
Church, the world and the individual
Christian is in the state of becoming.
Christ comes, the redeemer, the Savior
of the world, the New Adam
As Fr. Carter says in the Spirituality Handbook
Into such a depraved condition Jesus entered, with a full and generous Heart, to lead the human race from the depths of sinfulness to the vibrant richness of a new life in Himself. Through His enfleshment, this Christ became the focal point of all history. The authentic hopes and dreams of the human family, now so overshadowed by the ugliness of sin, came converging upon this Christ. He would gather them up in Himself, give them a new luster and brilliance and dynamism, and would lead the human family back to the Father in the Holy Spirit.
Christ was radically to release us from the dominion of sin and elevate us to a new level of existence.
Excerpt from the Spirituality Handbook p. 7
January 24, 2006 message continues
The rosary, Mary says at Fatima
must be said every day as we
meditate on the mysteries of Jesus and
Mary's life — The New Adam, the
Christ is God —
He is the all perfect God — the New Adam
Mary, the most highest of God created persons
— the New Eve
Meditating on these mysteries —
we see perfection in their
pure ways of loving each other
and others —
We see the love of the Persons
of the Trinity — as Christ
reveals to us the love of the
Father in the Spirit.
God outpours His insight into the
Divine Mystery of Christ —
His life here — the Divine
God Incarnate in the womb
of the "Woman" — Mary our
sinless Mother —
We can ponder from the Litany forever
her title "Spiritual Vessel"
Singular Vessel of devotion
Mary the gate (way) of union with God
for sinful man — our spiritual
She having the most perfect
union with Father, Son and
The Litany to the Blessed Mother
honoring her for the 5 Blasphemies
committed against her —
which is why we have
5 first Saturday's
and 5ths when Mary appeared
From the Mass Book p. 168
1. Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception.
2. Blasphemies against Her Perpetual Virginity.
3. Blasphemies against Her Divine Maternity, in refusing at the same time to recognize Her as the Mother of men.
4. The blasphemies of those who publicly seek to sow in the hearts of children indifference or scorn, or even hatred of this Immaculate Mother.
5. The offenses of those who outrage Her directly in Her holy images.46
46. Frere Michael de la Trinité, The Whole Truth About Fatima, Vol. II, Appendix III.
January 24, 2006 message continues
consecration Mary talks of at
Fatima to the Hearts of
Jesus and Mary and
the rosary are
Vital components for the banished
children of Eve.
In this the children of Adam and Eve
live more according to God's
will and find greater insight
into life in God through
meditation of the mysteries
of the rosary —
Christ the First Fruits
1 Corinthians 15: 20-28
In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first–fruits of all who have fallen asleep. As it was by one man that death came, so through one man has come the resurrection of the dead. Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; but all of them in their proper order: Christ the first–fruits, and next, at his coming, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. But when it is said everything is subjected, this obviously cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. When everything has been subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.
Messenger: Our priests are precious.
We can be Apostles of the Eucharistic
Heart and pray 2 hours daily -
Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
My dear fellow Associate Members,
Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:
My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.
These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.
I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.
I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.
I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.
This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:
For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
For the Pope.
For all bishops of the world.
For all priests.
For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
For all members of the Catholic Church.
For all members of the human family.
For all souls in purgatory.
end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message
Messenger: Oh God thank You for our priests.
8. Are we really acting like the bride
of Christ -- then this is a call to
action -- pray for our priests!!!!!
pray for the Church !!!!!
pray before the Blessed Sacrament
Messenger: Get out there ourselves
God for the treasure we
have in the Eucharist and
Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist
in His Divinity and humanity -
no less present than when He
walked the earth - through
the hands of consecrated priests
need I say more -
If you're sick or distressed -
get to the tabernacle -
sit with Jesus -
He is the Divine Healer
He is the Bridegroom of our soul -
Oh God I love you so much !!!!
9. LIGHT, DARKNESS
WEDDING - Jesus is the bridegroom of our soul
A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb,
the Bridegroom of the Soul
Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.
Betty is a handmaid who has prayed in the
China Church for 11 years. To get from her
house to the church she uses a walker and
must go over a creek and a little bridge.
We wanted a little place she could rest
by the Church. We need about $1,000 to
make this happen. Can you help us?
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 —
Please call Kathleen 1-888-211-3041
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?
Call Kathleen 1-888-211-3041
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
You can help put Fr. Joe's homily
book in the hands of
1,000 priests — it costs $1,100
This can help 1,000 parish priests
talk about Covenant for Lent
Please help us
It is ready to go
Call Kathleen 1-888-211-3041
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