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March 22, 2009

March 23rd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for March 23rd are Glorious.



The church needs to have the stucco replaced

and also the community building.

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?



Retreat in Florida

April 2, 3, 4, 5th




March 22, 2009

                    The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell
                in the graced, baptized soul —
                what makes one person vibrantly
                on fire — loving their vocation
                and another almost drag something
                negatively out of you —

                    I pray to the Holy Spirit all day —
                I know Him as a Person who dwells
                in me — Jesus gave me the Holy
                Spirit Novena —


Holy Spirit Novena


Opening Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Dear Father, we come to You in the name of Jesus, in union with Him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Holy Spirit. We come to You united to the Child Jesus of Good Health and the Infant of Prague. We come to You in the perfect, sinless heart of Our Mother Mary, asking her powerful intercession, uniting ourselves to her holy tears. We come to You united to all the angels and saints, and the souls in purgatory.

Prayer for Holy Spirit

We pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on us, to be baptized by the Holy Spirit, that He will descend mightily on us as He did on the Apostles at Pentecost. That the Holy Spirit will transform us from fear to fearlessness and that He will give us courage to do all the Father is asking of us to help bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. We pray for the Holy Spirit to descend mightily on the Jesuits and the Poor Clares on the Shepherds of Christ leaders and members and on the whole Body of Christ and the world.

Protection by the Blood of Jesus

We pray that the Blood of Jesus will be spread on us, everyone in our families, and the Shepherds of Christ Movement, that we will be able to move steadfastly ahead and be protected from the evil one.


We pray for healing in body, mind, and soul and generational healing in ourselves, in all members in our families, and in all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, the Jesuit Community, the Poor Clares, the Body of Christ, and the world.

Prayer for Strength and Light

We adore You, oh Holy Spirit. Give us strength, give us light, console us. We give ourselves entirely to You. Oh Spirit of light and grace, we want to only do the will of the Father. Enlighten us that we may live always in the Father's will.

Eternal Spirit fill us with Your Divine Wisdom that we may comprehend more fully insight into Your Divine Mysteries.

Give us lights, Oh Holy Spirit that we may know God. Work within the heart, the spiritual womb of the Virgin Mary, to form us more and more into the image of Jesus.

Prayer to Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

We long for You, Oh Spirit of Light, we long to know God, we want to be one with Him, our Divine God. We want to be one with the Father, know Him as a Person most intimately. We want to know the beloved One, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and live and dwell in Him at all times, every moment of our lives. We want to be one with You, Oh Spirit of Light, that You move in us in our every breath.

Prayer to Be One in Jesus

Let us experience life in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so we can say as Saint Paul, "I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me...." Let us live, united to the Mass, all through the day being one in Him. Let us be able to love and know in this elevated state of oneness with our God. We long for Thee, oh beauteous God, we love You, we love You, we love You. We praise You, worship You, honor You, adore You, and thank You, our beloved God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Prayer to Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

We seek to be one in God, to live and dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, our little heaven on earth, to experience life in the all perfect, pure, sinless heart of our Mother. We want the Holy Spirit to move in us and to be united to Jesus as the Bridegroom of our souls and be a most perfect sacrifice offered to the Father at every moment as we unite in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass around the world to help in the salvation of souls.

Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts

Come Holy Spirit, come, come into our hearts, inflame all people with the fire of Your love.

Leader: Send forth Your Spirit and all will be reborn.
All:  And You will renew the face of the earth.

We pray for the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, we ask for perfection in our souls to make us holy, holy souls likened to God.

Dear Holy Spirit, we give ourselves to You soul and body. We ask You to give us the Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord.

Prayer for the Word Alive in Our Hearts

We know, dear Holy Spirit, the Word in His human nature was brought forth within the womb of the woman. We pray that His word will be brought forth in our hearts as He lives and dwells in us. We want the incarnation to go on in our lives. Dear Holy Spirit, work in us.

Little Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Dear Holy Spirit, help us not to be ignorant or indifferent or weak, help us to be strong with the love of God.

Dear Holy Spirit, please pray for our needs for us.

Dear Holy Spirit, help us to respect God and to avoid sin. Help us to live in the Father's will.

Dear Holy Spirit, help us to keep Your commandments and to respect authority. Help us to love all things as You will us to love them. Help us to want to pray and always serve God with the greatest love. Help us to know the truth. Help us to have the gift of faith, hope, and love. Help us to know what is right and what is wrong.

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.

end of Holy Spirit Novena


                    What is it to have a heart soft
                and supple in which one knows
                that dependency on God — as a potter
                waiting the hand of the artist  —
                as a child waiting to see the Plan
                of their Father for their life
                that day —

                    There are as many different
                hearts as faces — God created
                us all unique — I beg for His
                grace — His life to permeate
                my soul — In struggles —
                God is still the motor force
                in me —

                    Habits of turning our lives
                over to Him — of knowing His
                constant direction in my life —
                of knowing how God works in
                my life in little things — I
                let go to Him —

                    My heart free to be soft
                and supple begging God to help
                me to be the empty vessel as
                He said 16 years ago in this
                prayer —



Prayer for Union with Jesus   

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

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

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

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

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994 


                In the scriptures we hear
                The Spirit of God is upon me
                Knowing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
                    in my graced soul

                The devil wants us uptight —
                    pulled tight —
                    acting from unloving
                    habits —

                God calls  us —
                I Respond to God's love

                God gives to me a free will —

                I am uniquely created to
                    do His work in this world —
                    with my heart —
                    in only the way I can do it

                Love is giving
                Love is being open

                Did you ever take a glass from
                    the closet — to say fill
                    with a certain beverage —

                    Well - if you were talking
                and not looking - you could
                take it out upside down



                Then pour the orange juice
                    or whatever



                None goes in — you have the
                    glass upside down

                You need the opening UP

                How open are we to let the
                    spirit of God — fill us

                How about this heart



                Oh Holy Spirit Open
                    my heart and fill it
                    with the fire of
                    Your love — 


                Letting go to God

                Letting go of tension in the body

                How do you move in your




                A priest told me —
                    when a person has hidden
                    anger and
                    cannot release anger —
                    never did it —
                    but allowed it to get
                    stuffed and stuffed
                    since they never expressed
                    anger —

                they are one angry person
                    and they passively-provoke
                    others to act out their anger
                    they do not know how to express and
                    have stuffed it, but it
                    can become a constant cycle
                    of trying to provoke others —
                    watch them get angry —
                    then they laugh because
                        of the release of
                        having someone else
                        act out their anger

                The abuse cycle is like



                After the explosion there is
                    the honey moon cycle —
                    unless at an advanced
                    stage —
                    this lasts about 24 hours —
                    you ask yourself how
                        you misjudged them

                They make false promises
                    never again they say
                    it will never happen
                    again —

                Their anger begins to build
                They are angry inside —
                reaching boiling point
                They don't know how to
                    act out anger

                They provoke others in
                    the abuse cycle to
                    get relief from
                    their anger

                Abuse cycle repeats —

                Constant cycle

                They don't feel themselves

                They can get at a point where
                    the cycle is always

                No honeymoon cycle

                They just provoke constantly
                    another because they
                    feel bad — constantly

                It is not living

                It is dysfunction

                It is an angry person to
                    the core

                Using something to keep
                    another stuck

                The withholding needed
                    information is

                They provoke another's
                    anger by making it
                    impossible to get
                    information —
                    get needed things for life
                        money —
                        a pay check
                        for a person needing
                        money from another

                It is far from the Spirit of God —
                    active and in love
                    within us —

                God loves us so much
                    He gives us a free will

                We are free —

                God allows men to be free
                    so they can freely
                    choose love

                Satan wants people

                One controlling others
                    ABUSE - provoking

                God is love
                        promoting God's Kingdom

                The devil
                        controlled for control sake
                        disobedience to God

                A person caught in sin can
                    have so much tension —
                    they cannot be with
                    others in peace



                Queen of Peace




                Filled with God

                Full of Grace —

                Spouse of the Holy Spirit

                (not filled with self-
                    filled with God)

                Come Holy Spirit Fill
                    our hearts —

                Come renew the face of
                    the earth —

                Let our hearts be free —

                See Jesus beaten —
                    bloodied for our sins

                See the wounds on His
                    body for the wounds
                    of our sins —

                Our sinful lives are written
                    on His Bloodied flesh —

                Come Holy Spirit renew
                    the face of the earth

                The Holy Sacrifice of the
                    Mass is the Sacrifice
                    of Calvary — Sacramentally
                    made present



                He fills us with His

                    His grace

                The Father, Son and Holy Spirit
                    dwell in our baptized soul

                His life is in us

                We are not bandaged by
                    old anger
                    sins we held back
                    guilt from sins we did
                    and never admitted to

                We are not slaves of sin
                We are not blinded by our sins —

                The devil to keep a person
                    locked in sin —
                    tries to get them to
                        cover up the truth
                        about their sins

                STAY STUCK

                Like in a tomb —
                    wrapped in lies about
                        their sins and unloving
                        ways —

                We must push that
                    bolder of guilt and
                    lies out and

                be free
                see the sun —

                not be enslaved to the
                    dark tomb —
                    trying to prove we are
                    wear a mask of lies about ourselves


                    nudity of the soul
                    tell the truth —
                    have sins forgiven —

                Some use their perfection
                    as a god to them

                No one can give them directions
                    a spiritual father —
                    they are right — never wrong
                    they think — even in disobedience

                They can punish, provoke,
                    withhold — passive
                    aggressive to force
                    others or try to force
                    others to live by their
                    dysfunctional behavior

                Fr. Mike says:

                    to the one wanting to force
                their behavior (which is
                dysfunctional) —

                there are 2 roads to Columbus
                both — used to force behavior



                Forcing dysfunctional


                Readings Fourth Sunday of Lent


2 Chronicles 36: 14-16, 19-23

Furthermore, all the leaders of Judah, the priests and the people too, added infidelity to infidelity, copying all the shameful practices of the nations and defiling the Temple of Yahweh which he himself had consecrated in Jerusalem. Yahweh, God of their ancestors, continuously sent them word through his messengers because he felt sorry for his people and his dwelling, but they ridiculed the messengers of God, they despised his words, they laughed at his prophets, until Yahweh's wrath with his people became so fierce that there was no further remedy.

He burned down the temple of God, demolished the walls of Jerusalem, burned all its palaces to the ground and destroyed everything of value in it. And those who had escaped the sword he deported to Babylon, where they were enslaved by him and his descendants until the rise of the kingdom of Persia, to fulfil Yahweh's prophecy through Jeremiah: Until the country has paid off its Sabbaths, it will lie fallow for all the days of its desolation--until the seventy years are complete.

In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia--to fulfil the word of Yahweh through Jeremiah--Yahweh roused the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia to issue a proclamation and to have it publicly displayed throughout his kingdom: 'Cyrus king of Persia says this, "Yahweh, the God of Heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and has appointed me to build him a Temple in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all his people, may his God be with him! Let him go up." '


Psalm 137: 1-6

By the rivers of Babylon 
we sat and wept 
at the memory of Zion. 
On the poplars there 
we had hung up our harps. 

For there our gaolers had asked us 
to sing them a song, 
our captors to make merry, 
‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion.’ 

How could we sing a song of Yahweh 
on alien soil? 

If I forget you, Jerusalem, 
may my right hand wither! 

May my tongue remain stuck to my palate 
if I do not keep you in mind, 
if I do not count Jerusalem 
the greatest of my joys.


Ephesians 2: 4-10

But God, being rich in faithful love, through the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our sins, brought us to life with Christ—it is through grace that you have been saved—and raised us up with him and gave us a place with him in heaven, in Christ Jesus. 

    This was to show for all ages to come, through his goodness towards us in Christ Jesus, how extraordinarily rich he is in grace. Because it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; not by anything of your own, but by a gift from God; not by anything that you have done, so that nobody can claim the credit. We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus for the good works which God has already designated to make up our way of life.


John 3: 14-21 

    as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, 
    so must the Son of man be lifted up 
    so that everyone who believes 
        may have eternal life in him. 
    For this is how God loved the world: 
    he gave his only Son, 
    so that everyone who believes in him 
        may not perish 
    but may have eternal life. 
    For God sent his Son into the world 
    not to judge the world, 
    but so that through him 
        the world might be saved. 
    No one who believes in him 
    will be judged; 
    but whoever does not believe 
        is judged already, 
    because that person does not believe 
    in the Name of God’s only Son. 
    And the judgement is this: 
    though the light has come into the world 
    people have preferred 
    darkness to the light 
    because their deeds were evil. 
    And indeed, everybody who does wrong 
    hates the light and avoids it, 
    to prevent his actions 
        from being shown up; 
    but whoever does the truth 
    comes out into the light, 
    so that what he is doing 
        may plainly appear as done in God.’


                Jesus was speaking about Nicodemus

                    Nicodemus was a Pharisee
                        and a Jewish leader


John 3: 14-15

as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, 
So must the Son of man be lifted up 
so that everyone who believes 
    may have eternal life in him. 


                Nicodemus came up at end
                    when Jesus was put in His tomb —

                Nicodemus came out of darkness

                Nicodemus came at night — coming to
                    Jesus — coming into light

                At end of Jesus' life — Nicodemus had courage  —

                Nicodemus was wide open — Nicodemus had courage —

                Nicodemus made sure Jesus had a good burial


John 3: 5-6

Jesus replied:

    In all truth I tell you,
    no one can enter the kingdom of God
    without being born
        through water and the Spirit;
    what is born of human nature is human;
    what is born of the Spirit is spirit.


                1st part of 3rd Chapter of John

                    Jesus says —

                        Son of man must be raised up —

                            John means
                                (1) raised up on cross
                                (2) raised up at resurrection

                    Jesus tells of snake bites in desert —
                        God told Moses
                        take a bronze serpent and put it on a
                            pole and look at it

                    Jesus has come to save us because of God's love

                We must open our lives and
                    our hearts to Jesus —

                We can live in the light —
                    open our lives

                We can live in the dark —
                    go into our house
                    close the drapes
                    stay in the dark

                The New Covenant God makes with us and His


John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world: 
    he gave his only Son, 
    so that everyone who believes in him 
        may not perish 
    but may have eternal life. 



4th Sunday of Lent
March 26, 2006

INTRODUCTION – (2 Chronicles 36, 14-16.19-23; Eph. 2, 4-10; John 3, 14-21) Our first reading last Sunday was about the covenant God made with his people as they were traveling through the desert on their way from Egypt to the Promised Land. In that covenant God promised his people liberty, land, prosperity and he promised them they would be his special people. What God demanded of his people in return was obedience to his commandments, especially the ones we call "The Ten Commandments." Our first reading this week skips over seven centuries, centuries marked with religious fervor at times, but mostly characterized by indifference to God and to his laws. This indifference took its toll on their strength as a nation and when the powerful Babylonians came against God’s people around 600 B.C. they were unable to defend themselves. As a result their land was destroyed and those who managed to survive the Babylonian invasion were enslaved and deported to Babylon. Today’s first reading describes this calamity and how God freed them from their Babylonian captivity almost two generations later. Their liberation from Babylon took place when the Persian king, Cyrus, conquered the Babylonians. Just to help you visualize this, Persia was the land now occupied by Iran and Babylonia was in modern day Iraq. One last thought: next week we will hear Jeremiah promise that God would make a new covenant with his people since the old one was so poorly kept. We celebrate and renew God's new covenant as always as we celebrate the Eucharist today.

HOMILY – One of the central elements of our relationship with God is the idea of covenant. The word "covenant" is not a word we use everyday. It is a solemn and serious agreement, but it is more that that. It is a committed relationship between two people or two groups of people. About the only time we hear the word "covenant" today is in relation to marriage. But in the Bible we hear the word a lot. Last Sunday, this Sunday and next Sunday, in our first reading, we hear passages that referred to the covenant God made with his people. The author of the first reading tells us this covenant was broken more often than it was observed. Instead of giving up on us, however, God offered us a new covenant, sealed in the blood of his Son. It’s a covenant we renew and God renews with us every time we come to Mass.

God offers this new covenant to all people. As Jesus said: "God gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish, but might have eternal life." But not all people want to enter into a covenant of love with this God who sent his son. Again he tells us: "The light came into the world, but people preferred the darkness to light…"

God is our creator who knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows what is for our good, he knows what will lead us to peace and life, eternal life, but he also gave us a free will. He gave us a free will so we would be capable of returning his love. Only a free person can love. But with our free will we can also choose not to love. And making that choice not to love our God points us in a direction that leads away from eternal life and eternal happiness.

People with a concept of "covenant" (even if they’ve never heard the word "covenant," but who know they are in a relationship of love with God) know a God whom we can call Father, lover, spouse, friend, protector or savior. Without a notion of "covenant" we cannot really know God in a personal way. Without a notion of "covenant" God is seen perhaps as indifferent, overly punitive or overly permissive. I think most people today, who have no notion of "covenant," see God as some kind of indulgent parent who doesn’t know how to say "no" and who is so soft hearted he’s going to get everyone into heaven no matter how evil they may have been. Jesus did say "God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world," but he also said that whoever does not believe in him is already condemned because they preferred darkness to light. Jesus has done all that is possible, even to the extent of dying for us, so that we can discover the light, the life, the joy that his love can bring, but he cannot force it on us if we are closed to it.

I want to say something about baptism because that’s when we begin to live a new life, when we receive the light of Christ, when we enter into a covenant relationship with God. Often I have asked people when they come for the baptism of their child why they want their child baptized. The most common answer is because it washes away original sin. Those who have a deeper understanding of baptism tell me it is because baptism gives their child a sharing in Christ’s life. But even that answer is incomplete. Let me draw a comparison between baptism and natural birth. When a child is born, we say they are given the gift of life (although they had already received that gift at conception). But we also know that there’s a lot more to being born than simply receiving the gift of life. Natural birth is the beginning of a lengthy, complex process of growth, development, learning and maturation. So too is baptism the beginning of a process of growing in God’s love, learning to recognize God as our Father, learning to obey him, worship him, love him, pray to him. That describes a loving relationship with our God that is meant to continue into eternity. One word for that relationship is "covenant." When we come to Mass each week, we come so we don’t forget our covenant, that we are sharers in God’s life; so we don’t forget what Christ has done for us and what he asks of us in this relationship of love. We all know and God knows too how easily we forget things, so he gave us a way to remember: "Do this in memory of me." Thank you for being here today to hear once more of God’s love and to express your own love in prayer and praise. Amen.


                God came to lead us to the light —

                God helped His people

                You must come into the light Jesus told Nicodemus

                We must take up cross

                    Give up selfishness
                    To make ourselves aware

                        Jesus has called us to witness
                            to His light —

                    God has the words of eternal life
                    God has the words that can give us life now





      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

Call Kathleen



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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Fr. Joe's Homily Books

Guiding Light -
The Word Alive in Our Hearts


Guiding Light -
Focusing on the Word




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God's Blue Book 5
So Deep Is the Love of His Heart
Books written by the cofounder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Writings by Rita Ring
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A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
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Rosary Meditations for Parents and Children
From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
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Love God, Love One Another. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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The Love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring
$ 5.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book 5
So Deep Is the Love of His Heart. Author: Rita Ring.
$ 5.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book 6A
He Calls Us to Action Author: Rita Ring.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume I
Red Rosary Book - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Blue Rosary Book
Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume II
$ 12.00  plus postage
Short Rosary Meditations for the Ederly, Ill, and Homebound
From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary: Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
This book is 8 1/2" by 11" and you can open it up and sit it on your lap.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Messages From Jesus
Given by Jesus to His Messenger Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
This book is 8 1/2" by 11" and you can open it up and sit it on your lap.

$ 10.00  plus postage

Daily Messages From Heaven
From the Florida Apparition Site Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Rosary Meditations for Little People and Elderly
Short Meditations for the Rosary
$ 3.00  plus postage
Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Book 5
A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 5.00 plus postage
Fr. Edward J. Carter

Books written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 1
Selected Writings on Spirituality—for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00  plus postage
Spirituality Newsletters 2
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00  plus postage
Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 3
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Tell My People
Messages from Jesus and Mary Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest (spiral bound)
$ 10.00  plus postage
Spirituality Handbook
Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest

$ 3.00  plus postage
The Spirituality of Fatima
Fatima: The Setting, The Message, The Spirituality of Consecration
$ 5.00  plus postage
Shepherds of Christ 6:20 Prayers CD
Holy Spirit Novena, Associates Prayer Manual and the Rosary Led by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 1
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00  plus postage







Yes — All the ends of the earth have seen
the power of God.


     God has called us to be united as a family in
the Shepherds of Christ.

     This is a vocation — to pray deeply for
the priests, the Church and the world and
to help support the Newsletter and the

     Remember the image of Our Lady
of Clearwater on the building. We have
very special Fatima statues so you can
have a special place of prayer in your
homes, praying the rosary for your family
and for the priests, the Church and the
world. If you are interested in these
very special Fatima/Clearwater statues
e-mail me with your phone number
and address

     Those using the special statues
will be united to us in a special way —
We want you to pray the Shepherds of
Christ prayers for the priests, the Church
and the world from your special place
in your home.

     When people have set up a prayer corner/niche
with this statue, Fatima/Clearwater glass, they have
reported that their families have received special
blessings. With this statue it is important to pray
the prayers in the red prayer manual and consecrate
your home and family to the Sacred Heart and
Immaculate Heart.

Call Sheila or Doris about statues or go to China or

1-888-211-3041 or 1-812-273-8405


27” - $450.00
18” - $250.00
15” - $200.00
12” - $160.00
11” - $150.00
plus shipping

We send these. 

They are good for people
in the family for Christmas,
give with a prayer manual.


Shepherds of Christ   P. O. Box 627
China, IN  47250   1-888-211-3041





Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Lourdes


Our Lady of Grace




Sorrowful Mother

Immaculate Heart - Ivory

Immaculate Heart of Mary





Sacred Heart of Jesus -Blessing

Sacred Heart of Jesus




Infant of Prague

Divine Mercy

Holy Family




St. Jude


Our Lady of Guadalupe

Holy Family




St. Therese

St. Francis

St. Anthony




St. Claire

St. Padre Pio

St. Joseph



St. Philomena

St. Rita - 18


Immaculate Heart of Mary - 18

Immaculate Heart - Ivory - 18

Sacred Heart of Jesus - 18


Our Lady of Lourdes - 18

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - 18

Our Lady of Grace - 18


St. Francis - 18

St. Anthony - 18

St. Joseph - 18

St. Therese - 18

Our Lady of Guadalupe - 12

St. Clare - 12



St. Padre Pio - 12


St. Rita - 12


Divine Mercy - 12




Pieta - Color

Pieta - Marble

Limpias - 8

Fatima w/glass - 11

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 12

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 15




Fatima w/glass - 18

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 18


Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 27


Shepherds of Christ Ministries
P. O. Box 627
China, IN  47250


Toll free - 1-888-211-3041
Local - 1-812-273-8405
fax - 1-812-273-3182


  Size Price Quantity   

 Holy Family




 Immaculate Heart of Mary




 Immaculate Heart - Ivory




 Infant of Prague








 Our Lady of Grace




 Our Lady of Guadalupe




 Our Lady of Lourdes  




 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel



 Sacred Heart of Jesus



 Sacred Heart of Jesus -Blessing




 Sorrowful Mother




 St. Anthony




 St. Claire




 St. Francis




 St. Joseph




 St. Jude




 St. Padre Pio




 St. Therese



 Divine Mercy




 St. Philomena


 St. Philomena


 Immaculate Heart of Mary


 Immaculate Heart - Ivory


 Sacred Heart of Jesus


 Our Lady of Lourdes  


 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel


 Our Lady of Grace


 St. Joseph


 St. Francis


 St. Anthony


 St. Rita


 St. Therese


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


 Our Lady of Guadalupe


 St. Padre Pio



 St. Rita


 Divine Mercy


 St. Claire





 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



Call for Shipping Price (1-888-211-3041)

 IN Tax (7%)
  State                                            Zip
 Order Total





Available for $750.00


Fatima/Clearwater Glass Statues available.

Call or go to China


6015 N. State Rd 62
China, IN  47250


or call Clearwater

21649 US 19 N
Clearwater, FL  33765



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