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April 11, 2007

April 12th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for April 12th are Joyful.



The monthly retreat will be at the
St. Anthony Shepherds of  Christ Center
 in China, Indiana from
April 10th through the 13th.

Those who came in March
had a marvelous retreat!



The Priesthood Newsletter is here.

We really need funds for postage.

Can anyone please help us?

Come to China and please help with the mailing.



From March 6, 2007

Message of March 5, 2007

                            53 times in the Rosary we say
                        pray for us sinners and 53 times we
                        say Hail Mary full of grace —

                            Why should we say the rosary —
                        we are all sinners — Jesus came and
                        died for our sins.

                            Sing Song and
                            Holy is His Name

Luke 1: 46-55

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.

                            Sing Song and
                            Holy is His Name

                        We can trust God
                        We can let go
                        We give Him ourselves

                        We give ourselves body and soul to God
                        It is freedom we seek when we
                            give ourselves to God.

                        Freedom is surrendering to God's

                        Rather than enslavement when we
                            are selfish and give into satan and
                            we sin in pride and anger —
                            envy — lust — etc. —

                        Freedom in surrendering to God's
                            will —

                        Holiness —

                            Sing and Holy is His Name

                        God has all the power

                        He has revealed to us His power
                            and His glory

                        We are the tainted children of Eve
                        God is love

                        Mary is Mary Immaculate —
                            Pure and Immaculate —

                        We offer ourselves to God —

                        Our sacrifice united to Jesus
                            in the Mass —

                            Jesus gives us the Holy
                                Sacrifice of the Mass —

                        We unite ourselves united to the
                            sacrifice of Jesus in such oneness
                            in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass —

                        We beg for mercy at the Lamb of
                            God —

                        We offer ourselves to the Father —
                            united to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice with
                            all the angels and saints and the souls
                            in purgatory — through the
                            intercession of Mary —

                        To be holy —
                        To be more perfected like our Father —
                        To thank Jesus for being our Savior

                        Song:  A Song from Jesus

                        We say "Yes God"
                                    "Yes God"
                                    "Yes God"

                        We do not seek dominance for
                            dominance sake —

                            We recognize when we do not
                                live according to the proper
                                structure as God intends
                                we can choke off the power
                                coming to us through the
                                line of authority given to us
                                by God.

                        Sing Song:  Ashes

                        Sing Song
                            Holy Holy is His Name

                        and say "Yes God"

                            See the purity of Mary
                            Say Hail Mary full of grace
                            Say We are sinner

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. * Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

                       Sing:  Hail Mary Gentle Woman

                        We have a fallen human nature, but
                            when we go to the Eucharist —
                            sit in front of the tabernacle —        
                            He gives us His grace — we receive
                            more and more grace and

                        We are lifted out of the "muck" when
                            God outpours His grace — especially
                            when we go to the Eucharist

                        In lent we may feel abandoned
                            We may feel lonely
                            We may feel misunderstood —

                        God allows us to suffer —
                            We may be more identified with
                            Him in the passion during lent.

                        Think of a diver —
                            He may go deeper and deeper into
                                the water the more experienced
                                he gets and he sees more and more the
                                beauty of the dark ocean —
                                seeing the floor of the body of
                                water —
                                exploring to him what is an uncharted
                                    path —

                                IN — DEEPER AND DEEPER

                                TRAINING for his journey

                            We are here for the tuning up like the
                                instruments before the orchestra
                                starts to play —

                            We may sound like "eek-eek" tuning
                                up with our wounded human
                                nature and the people around us
                                say "ah - oh"

                            Our pride can keep us stuck so
                                when God is outpouring His
                                healing grace - we may be blocking
                                the work God is trying to do in us
                                with pride and anger and
                                a hardened heart —

                            Praying the Hail Mary is
                                    LOVE —

                                Hail Mary full of grace
                                 . . .
                                We are sinners
                                Pray for us sinners

                            Praying with docility —
                                recognizing our sins
                                saying we are sorry
                                and forgiving others —

                            When we are like this docile,
                                recognizing our faults,
                                loving —

                                We open the door of our heart
                                    so God can come in and
                                    heal us —

                            Yes God —
                            I say Yes to Holiness —
                            Fill me with Your grace —
                            I let go to You —
                            I let go of anger —
                            I let go of hatred
                            I do not give into
Pride, Greed, Envy, Wrath,
                                                        Jealous, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth

                            We do not give into wounded human
                                nature and act taintedly —

                            We see Mary —
                            We want to be pure —
                            Not wanting more out of any relationship
                                than God wants —
                                too much affection —
                                too much division for a fight to
                                    work out old anger and giving
                                    into satan

                            The devil wants us to act incorrectly —
                                he parades as an angel of light —
                                then he twists things to go off
                                somewhere down the line ——

                            My soul proclaims the greatness
                                of the Lord —

                            I want holiness for myself

                            Mary help us to be more like you —
                                to say we are sorry - when
                                we hurt others and have given
                                into others

                            Help us not to block the work God
                                has called us to in helping
                                the souls and building His

                            Sing Song
                                and Holy is His Name

                            Dear God help us
                                not to be rebellious
                                seeking dominance for dominance sake
                                but to obey Your holy law

                            Sing and Holy is His Name
                                and say "Yes, God"
                                Sing to the babies — the song of holiness


Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. * Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.



                            This is a gift —

                            To receive grace to grow in greater holiness —
                            Thanking all who have helped us through
                                their teaching and prayers

                            This is a special day — to open the
                                door of our hearts before Mass and
                                go in there and focus on Jesus who
                                gives us Himself at Mass —
                                who comes to us in the Holy Eucharist
                                    and is truly present —
                                    loving us so intimately

                            Sing and Holy is His Name

                            Holy is His Name

                            Lack of following God's will causes us grief
                                in the end.

                            Another lesson from God.
                            God wants us in heaven with Him —
                            God is molding us in His precious oven,
                                                        His Sacred Heart
                            God wants us loving — being other focused —
                                no person or thing taking precedence
                                over God
                            Say "yes" to God's will in this lies our happiness.
                            Mary said "yes" —
                            Hail Mary
                                We are here to love —
                                What good does it do us if we aren't doing
                                    it for love of God.
                                Look into the Bloody face of Jesus —
                                What makes us think we will not be called
                                    to look into the Bloody face
                                    of Jesus this lent.

                            Say Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. * Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

                                We say it — Hail Mary full of grace.
                                                    We are sinners pray for us
                                                    53 times in every rosary

                                Seeing that contrast between
                                    Mary the New Eve
                                    Us - poor sinners - the poor banished children
                                            of Eve

                                Mary Immaculate —
                                Mary conceived without sin
                                Mary Mother of God
                                Mary - Mary - Mary — all pure
                                (Holy) isn't Mary holy — Mary — full of grace
                                I want to be holy

                            Jesus might say:
                                Look into My face
                                Know My love
                                See My gifts given —
                                I give you the Church

                            I give you the sacraments —
                                the Eucharist ...

                            I give you My gifts —

                            Say "yes" — help Me to renew the Church and the
                                world to pray as I have asked for your
                                beloved priests, the Church and the world —

Rita:                   Help in this vocation in the Shepherds of Christ to support
                                the Shepherds of Christ with your
                                prayers and sending love and encouragement
                                to your priests through the Priestly

                            We all fall — we can be healed — look into
                                the Bloody face of Jesus and say —
                                "Pray for us sinners"
                                This is what lent is all about

                            Help us God to answer our vocation in the
                                Shepherds of Christ to help build up the Kingdom
                                of God

                            Look at the crucifix and see how Jesus
                                died on the cross for our sins

                            Mary says pray the rosary and say —
                                "pray for us sinners"

                            Holy Holy is His Name

                                In meditating what it means for me to
                            run the Shepherds of Christ Movement — I see
                            we are to be one — that God called each
                            person uniquely to this mission — each and every
                            person has a responsibility to pray for the
                            Newsletter and the prayer chapters and to see
                            how their donations — large and small helps us
                            send it to the English speaking priests
                            of this world — a real gift of love —



March 3, 2007 Prayer Service Audio - Part 1

March 3, 2007 Prayer Service Audio - Part 2


Fr. John video - Coming Soon




                           In spreading the Newsletter we are nourishing the
                                priests and sending them our love —
                                helping to spread the devotion to the Hearts
                                of love and purity — the Sacred Heart and
                                Immaculate Heart

                            On the back page of every Newsletter is this

                           We must spread the knowledge of the gifts given to us in the
                                Eucharist — the gift of our beloved
                                priest and our responsibility as members
                                of the body of Christ to pray for our
                                priests and the world. Start a prayer chapter —
                                help us send this precious Newsletter to our priests

                            Sing and Holy is His Name

                            God created us with these talents to help promote
                                His Kingdom —

                            Our lives are to be lived to be a light,
                                to lead others to love
                            This is the program of God
                            This is the vision of the Father
                            If you drink a bottle of poison you
                                might die —
                            The world has a different vision
                            If we suck in the vision of the world
                                so we become numb to what
                                God wants — we have to change —

                            Consecration to the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus
                                and Mary teaches us about love —
                                It is an extension of our baptismal vows

                            We want to be sensitive to the things of God —
                            We want to thirst after His Body and Blood
                            We want to see with a wider vision — the
                                            vision of the Father — purity
                                            in seeing what God wants

                            We go to confession —

                            We want to fill our hearts with the vision
                                of God and
                                turn away from the vision of the world.

                            We chose this purity to have the vision
                                of the Father —
                            We don't drink poison
                            We say the Our Father —
                                Lead us not into temptation

                            God has called us for a very short time
                                here, to learn, to love, to give
                                to be His light in the world —
                                So His life will live in us and
                                    we are doing His work in the world —

                            I want myself - filled with His life —
                                so He deeply lives in me - in all
                                I do — reading the scriptures —
                                playing with my grandchildren —
                                    God lives in me

                                The more we consecrate ourselves to Jesus
                            and Mary and live the Shepherds of Christ Vocation — the
                            more we become one in Him —
                            the words in the Mass — the scriptures
                            become so alive in us —

                                What a promise — to pray the prayers —
                            go to the Eucharist — live a more holy
                            life and to experience deeper and deeper
                            life in Him.

                                Here is a message Fr. Carter got when he got the


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)



Deuteronomy 30: 15-20

‘Look, today I am offering you life and prosperity, death and disaster. If you obey the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I am laying down for you today, if you love Yahweh your God and follow his ways, if you keep his commandments, his laws and his customs, you will live and grow numerous, and Yahweh your God will bless you in the country which you are about to enter and make your own. But if your heart turns away, if you refuse to listen, if you let yourself be drawn into worshipping other gods and serving them, I tell you today, you will most certainly perish; you will not live for long in the country which you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. Today, I call heaven and earth to witness against you: I am offering you life or death, blessing or curse. Choose life, then, so that you and your descendants may live, in the love of Yahweh your God, obeying his voice, holding fast to him; for in this your life consists, and on this depends the length of time that you stay in the country which Yahweh swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that he would give them.’


                                Sing Song: Choose Life

                           Think of people out there being tempted
                            and saying it's okay not to live by the

                            And Holy is His Name

                            We are the light — God has sent to show
                                our children and their children and
                                the children of the world



                                You are a light to the world

                            Sing Song:  Choose Life

                            Say "yes" to Mary

                            Say "yes" for the souls that
                                could be lost —

                            Help me

                            Listen to the message of the Shepherds of Christ —
                                here is the message of my heart —

                                How precious is a soul that the Son
                            of God came to this earth — shed His
                            Blood and He died —

                                I can't stand it to think of souls
                            going to hell —

                                Please help me with your vocation
                            in the Shepherds of Christ, praying for the priests,
                            the Church and the world.

                                Hell is forever and I don't want
                            anyone going there

                                I cry to see the sinfulness of this world —

                            Sing:  Choose Life

                            Jesus shed His Blood for the souls —
                            These words are etched in my soul

                                The voice of the Good Shepherd speaks
                            in the Newsletter — the scripture,
                            encyclicals — see the love of Jesus that
                            took Him to the cross - where He gave
                            the last drop of His Blood and the last beat
                            of His Heart —

                                Choose Life
                                Choose Life
                                Choose Life

                            SAY "YES" to the Shepherds of Christ
                                    "YES" to your vocation

                                    PRAYER APOSTLE
                                    APOSTLE of the EUCHARISTIC HEART
                                    Servant and Handmaid
                                    Apostle of the Sacred Heart
                                    Ecces Fides — Say "Yes"
                                    to defending your faith and
                                    living your vocation in the Shepherds of Christ
                                    send love to your priests in prayer and support

                                We remember the scripture that
                            says Jesus will hold us in the palm of
                            His Hand.

                                Where our name is etched in the palm
                            of the hand of Jesus — next to His glorified


                                The nail pierced His hand for our sins.
                            We come up and act like God doesn't see
                            what we are doing — many times —

                                Did you see Him hang on the
                            cross — did we see the thorns that
                            pierced His Head, the whips at the
                            pillar —

                                If Jesus appeared hanging on the cross
                            would you see Him so weakened and covered
                            with Blood —

                                Cry - we would cry —
                                For He endured it for our sins
                            Is the death etched in our souls
                            and the resurrection is the life we
                            know living in us.

                                Etched - like - nails now glorified were carved
                            in His hand.

                                If you pray the prayers — support
                            the Newsletter — it can majorly help
                            us to renew the Church and the world —

                                Our lives are very short and the
                            hairs on our head are numbered —
                            and the life here after goes on forever
                            and ever.

                                Listen to the sound of my
                            voice — God has called us to this

                                Help me — please help me

                            I love God so much —
                            God has called each one of us to the Shepherds of Christ

                            God is giving us this special calling to
                                be more united with each other
                                to have deeper thirsting for the Eucharist
                                and love Jesus - more and more

                                Say "yes" on sunny days and the
                            dark days

                                Say you are sorry when we
                            hurt somebody —

                                We are all sinners.

                                God is giving us a gift to forgive,
                                    to not give into pride.

                            We cannot project our anger from the
                                past on others —

                            Not seek affection selfishly we
                                have no right to —
                            promotion for my own recognition —

                                God fills me with His love and
                            I give this love to others —
                                not trying to get my love from
                            others and are bent out of shape when
                            somebody doesn't like me

                                God - help us to be tuned to love
                            and serve you.

                                God hold us in your hand

                                God I give you myself — body and
                                    soul —

                                    I love you      name    

                                I know that many souls will be
                            lost — We must answer this call for
                            the sake of our priests, the Church and
                            the world — To help renew the Church and
                                the world




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