March 19, 2011 - Feast of St. Joseph
March 20th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 6 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for March 20th are Sorrowful.
ABOUT the Shepherds of Christ Ministries
I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love
God is love
Jesus gave Fr. Carter a message to begin this Movement,
Shepherds of Christ
Our Mission two-fold
(1) Priestly Writing
(2) Prayer Chapters
The purpose was to send the Priestly Writing and to
begin prayer chapters praying for the
priests, the Church and the world
We have sent 15,000,000 Priestly Newsletters in books and loose
in the 17 years we have circulated the Priestly Newsletter
We have circulated these books at the direction of Jesus
Fr. Carter had a doctors in theology and authored 20 books on
the spiritual life
The priest on the front of this book was from a vision I
had long before all these Priestly Newsletters
We were able to get the prayers given to Fr. Carter by Jesus
in 8 languages with the Church's Imprimatur
God is love and He has asked us to pray for the priests,
the Church and the world with these prayers in the
prayer manual giving great devotion to His Heart and
As we pray in this network of prayer chapters, praying united
to the Masses going on around the world through
the powerful intercession of Mary we can help bring
down great grace for the priests, the Church and the world
We pray one hour daily before the blessed sacrament,
We attend daily Mass and pray united in our hearts in
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
We love God so much and we love the souls Jesus died for -
In baptism we receive a special sharing in His life
As we pray and unite we as graced, baptized souls can
be great intercessors praying for the priests, the Church
and the world
Long after we are gone these prayer chapters we begin and
attend can be a network of prayer for the Church, the world
and our priests
Fr. Carter would always say as St. Ignatius said, "What
have I done for Christ?" "What am I now doing for Christ?"
"What ought I to do for Christ?"
We thank God most abundantly for our priests and the
gifts He gives us
We have circulated millions of Blue Books telling people
about the love of Jesus in the Blue Books His letters
of great love telling all about His true presence in
the Eucharist and His desire that we come to Mass and
receive Him and pray before the tabernacle
My brother's book, Fr. Joe Robinson's homilies
focus on the Word Last year alone we circulated 38,000
Cycle C books to United States priests alone from donations
In this gift the priests can use the book weekly
The funds we receive help us do this work We do
this free priests pay if they order books only Our
Ministry has circulated these priestly writings free
to priests, We rely on those in prayer chapters and
donors to help us do this
We love our priests our focus is love for the priests,
members of the Church and the people Jesus died for
all in the world
In giving me these rosaries transcribed from a tape in February, 1995,
Mary and Jesus both appeared daily as we prayed before the
tabernacle and you can see how they tell us about their love for
us and Their desire for us to be people of love, spreading
the love of Jesus to the world
The retreats I give each month 4 days in Clearwater, Florida
(the Virgin Mary Building - Building of the 2 Hearts) the
2nd to the 5th at 1:30 and 6:20 each day with a big
prayer session on the 5th at 6:20
In China, Indiana, I pray from the 10th to the 13th
each month There is Mass every day unless the day is
on a Sunday The big retreat day is the 13th each month
The Mass is a gift grace is outpoured as we offer up what
we do each day united to the Mass we have cards for this
We have big books for Nursing Homes to pray the rosary all
day and read the messages of love from Jesus to them
and a big Morning Offering card and consecration card
School Rosary Program
We circulate home-made rosaries to all Catholic Schools
in the United States requesting them and consecration cards and
rosary meditations and have since 1995
Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
Here is a message Jesus gave Fr. Carter.
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:
1. 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.
2. For the Pope.
3. For all bishops of the world.
4. For all priests.
5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
8. For all members of the human family.
9. For all souls in purgatory.
end of excerpt
Junior Shepherds of Christ
Youth and Parents can use this book during the rosary
of the Prayer Chapters It has the Imprimatur it
is in Spanish also Parents and Children's Rosary Book
We followed the plan set for us under the guidance of
Fr. Carter who ran the Movement until his death. It was
established when he died.
I, Rita Ring, co-founder, have been running the Shepherds
of Christ Movement with the president, John Weickert and
several priests' guidance these past 11 years since Fr. Carter's death.
Our lives are lived dedicated to praying for the priests, the
Church and the world in publishing the Spirituality Newsletter
for the priests, praying for this, leading people to the sacraments,
especially the Eucharist, the Word and consecration to the Hearts
of Jesus and Mary, for individuals, churches, schools and families.
March 19, 2011 - Feast of St. Joseph
2 Samuel 7: 4-5, 12-14, 16
But that very night, the word of Yahweh came to Nathan:
'Go and tell my servant David, "Yahweh says this: Are you to build me a temple for me to live in?
And when your days are over and you fall asleep with your ancestors, I shall appoint your heir, your own son to succeed you (and I shall make his sovereignty secure. He will build a temple for my name) and I shall make his royal throne secure for ever. I shall be a father to him and he a son to me; if he does wrong, I shall punish him with a rod such as men use, with blows such as mankind gives.
Your dynasty and your sovereignty will ever stand firm before me and your throne be for ever secure."'
Psalm 89: 2-5, 27, 29
I shall sing the faithful love of Yahweh for ever,
from age to age my lips shall declare your constancy,
for you have said: love is built to last for ever,
you have fixed your constancy firm in the heavens.
I have made a covenant with my Chosen One,
sworn an oath to my servant David:
I have made your dynasty firm for ever,
built your throne stable age after age.' Pause
The heavens praise your wonders, Yahweh,
your constancy in the gathering of your faithful.
So I shall make him my first-born,
the highest of earthly kings.
I have established his dynasty for ever,
his throne to be as lasting as the heavens.
Romans 4: 13, 16-18, 22
For the promise to Abraham and his descendants that he should inherit the world was not through the Law, but through the uprightness of faith.
That is why the promise is to faith, so that it comes as a free gift and is secure for all the descendants, not only those who rely on the Law but all those others who rely on the faith of Abraham, the ancestor of us all (as scripture says: I have made you the father of many nations). Abraham is our father in the eyes of God, in whom he put his faith, and who brings the dead to life and calls into existence what does not yet exist.
Though there seemed no hope, he hoped and believed that he was to become father of many nations in fulfillment of the promise: Just so will your descendants be.
This is the faith that was reckoned to him as uprightness.
Matthew 1: 16, 18-21, 24a
and Jacob fathered Joseph
the husband of Mary;
of her was born Jesus
who is called Christ.
This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being an upright man and wanting to spare her disgrace, decided to divorce her informally. He had made up his mind to do this when suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you must name him Jesus, because he is the one who is to save his people from their sins.
When Joseph woke up he did what the angel of the Lord had told him to do: he took his wife to his home;
God wanted His house to be built by Solomon
In the second reading we talk about faith
We can talk about faith
We can talk about this, but we must trust God
Abraham didn't have any idea where
this land was, God was sending him,
Abraham believed and trusted God
In the Gospel there is the account of our
Divine Savior coming
Joseph wants to put Mary away privately
But he had a dream and
he had faith
he trusted in God
These men didn't know it all
they believed and trusted God
Joseph was so loved by God
because he was entrusted with Mary and Jesus
Joseph took care of the Mother of
Jesus and he took care of Jesus as His foster father
The Father loved Jesus so much
The Father gave the Son of God to Joseph and Mary
The Father gave Mary to Joseph
Joseph trusted in God
We pray for fathers to model themselves
We pray for families that they will
model themselves after the
holy family, Joseph, Mary and
Jesus, that they will focus on
living in love as the Father intends
We pray for families to have faith and
trust in God
We pray to St. Joseph to be pure
in heart to reach in love
to be as God wants us to
be relating to others in our
St. Joseph cared for Mary
Help us to have unselfish love
Joseph was the head of the family
help men to have this devotion
to Joseph to be husbands,
prolectors and fathers
as God the Father wants
a man to be
Help men and women to know the
spiritual aspects of marriage
being one with Jesus in holiness
Help us to say "yes" to our vocation
as Joseph did to his vocation
Joseph served God the Father
Joseph did the Father's will
Joseph loved the Holy Family
Joseph is the Patron of the Church
Dear St. Joseph, we intercede through you
to be holy in our vocation
as servants, handmaids, apostles,
associates, etc. in this Ministry
John 17: 20-26
I pray not only for these
but also for those
who through their teaching
will come to believe in me.
May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
and I am in you,
so that they also may be in us,
so that the world may believe
it was you who sent me.
I have given them the glory
you gave to me,
that they may be one as we are one.
With me in them and you in me,
may they be so perfected in unity
that the world will recognise
that it was you who sent me
and that you have loved them
as you have loved me.
I want those you have given me
to be with me where I am,
so that they may always see my glory
which you have given me
because you loved me
before the foundation of the world.
Father, Upright One,
the world has not known you,
but I have known you,
and these have known
that you have sent me.
I have made your name known to them a
nd will continue to make it known,
so that the love with which you loved me
may be in them,
and so that I may be in them.
The Mystery of God's love
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