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April 21, 2009

April 22nd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 1 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for April 22nd are Joyful.


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?


Available for $10.00 plus postage




April 21, 2009




                    If we love God we hate sin. Fr. Carter says


Excerpt from Response in Christ by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.

SIX The Christian and Sin (excerpt)

  1. The Nature of Sin

What is the nature of sin? Contemporary theology emphasizes that sin is not primarily a violation of a law, but a disruption of personal relationships. Sin is a refusal to love. Serious sin is a radical refusal to love. Venial sin is a partial refusal to love. 

The most obvious personal relationship that is affected by sin is that between God and the sinner. In sinning a man fails, to a lesser or greater degree, to accept God's loving gift of Himself. He fails also to respond with his own gift of love. In serious sin man refuses intimate friendship with God. In venial sin he dulls the ardor of that friendship. Man, in so far as he sins, maintains that he does not want his life to be directed by the loving hand of his heavenly Father. He wants to be a law for himself; he wants to be the one who decides what is good for himself and what is not. Schoonenberg observes: "Especially in the prophets sin is an aversion from and an unfaithfulness to Yahweh himself; hence it is placed in the heart rather than in the wrong deed. We see that aversion, that rebelliousness, that lack of faith which precede the act of transgressing the Law already in the story of the sin in paradise, where it is presented as the wish of possessing autonomously the knowledge of good and evil, of being independently the Law unto oneself. . .”1 

As we sin and fail to love God, we close in upon ourselves. We prevent a further growth in openness to transcendence, to God and to His grace. We block off the source of our only real self-development and fulfillment. To the extent that we close in upon ourselves in sin, to that extent we feel the misery of sin. This misery of spiritual "self-enclosedness" is a faint participation in the essential pain of hell. The damned are eternally and completely closed in upon themselves, completely deprived of God and other personal relationships. This, then, is hell the damned really experiencing no one but themselves. Hell is God's ratification of the choice which the unrepentant serious sinner has himself made. This choice is one of radical self-isolation. 

Sin is primarily a refusal to love God, a refusal to be loved by Him, to be guided by Him. In sinning, man seeks for a false fulfillment, and therefore actually becomes impoverished. The great St. Augustine puts it this way: "For when the soul loves its own power, it slips from the common whole to its own particular part. Had it followed God as its ruler in the universal creature, it could have been most excellently governed by His laws. But in that apostatizing pride, which is called 'the beginning of sin', it sought for something more that the whole; and while it struggled to govern by its own laws, it was thrust into caring for a part, since there is nothing more than the whole; and so by desiring something more, it becomes less. . .”2 

Yes, sin is an act disruptive of one's relationship with God. But sin has other dimensions also. It is a refusal to love other men as we should. For the Christian, sin is an offense against the covenant life of the People of God. In some way the sinfulness of the individual Christian makes itself felt in the corporate body which is the Church. The Christian, in sinning, is failing to love the corporate good of the People of God. He is failing to contribute his share to the progressive maturation in Christ of the total Christian community. The Christian in his sin becomes a burden to the People of God.  

Sin also is an obvious refusal to love others in those instances when one directly harms others through his transgression. So many sins come under this category: theft, all forms of uncharity, social injustice, scandal, detraction. Furthermore, not only does one man often sin against another, but he frequently leads another into sin. In God's plan man is supposed to help his neighbor achieve his temporal and eternal happiness, but how often, even among Christians, the opposite is true. Not to make a positive contribution to the true growth of others is failure enough, but to be a positive hindrance is a far greater evil. 

There is still another way in which the sinner refuses love to his fellowmen; when man sins he makes his contribution to the "sin of the world.”3 He thus adds to that huge, negative weight, nourished by the sins of the centuries, a weight which is always trying to draw man away from his God-given destiny. This mass of sinful ugliness, this "sin of the world," always has its considerable influence, but at times its hideousness makes itself especially manifest. The great race riots which have tragically risen up recently in various parts of the United States are examples of these special manifestations of the "sin of the world." Such events are not isolated instances of sins connected with race. In back of such tragedies there is a long history of grave social and racial sins, of seething hatred of white for black, and black for white. Such accumulated sinfulness in regard to race is part of the "sin of the world." 

There are many other examples of these special manifestations of the "sin of the world." There are the world wars and the lesser wars, with their share of unbelievable accounts of the hatred which man can impose upon his fellowman. There are the histories of the various crime syndicates throughout the world with all their blatant categories of human degradation narcotics, prostitution, terrorization and the rest. There are the sins of colonialism and the sins of communism. 

The "sin of the world" with its stark and bold manifestations is a sickening reality. But a reality it is. And each man's sinfulness adds a little to this universal world sin. Each man's sinfulness contributes to sin's divisiveness. Man is intended to help Christ progressively unify all creation more and more into Himself. When man sins, he contributes to the disruptive and disunifying force of the "sin of the world." 

Sin, then, because it is a failure to love God, man and the world, is selfishness. Sin seems to offer some sort of happiness, or advantage, or fulfillment. But this is a delusion. Sin can accomplish none of these things, because man's only real happiness and fulfillment comes from his authentic relationship in love with God, his fellowman and the rest of creation. Sin works against all these relationships. 

Sin is so hard to understand because it is an absurdity. But if we are to grow properly in the Christian life, we must have some basic realization of what sin is, and of God's attitude towards sin and the sinner. Our best source for such a mature realization is given to us in the crucified Christ. In this figure we can know all the Father wants us to comprehend concerning sin. First of all, Christ crucified tells us very starkly of the overwhelming heinousness of sin. We know that sin is overwhelmingly evil because it alone could nail Incarnate Goodness to the cross. Secondly, Christ crucified speaks to us concerning the justice of God. God's justice does ask satisfaction for sin yes, even that satisfaction which is the death of His Son. Thirdly, and very importantly for us poor sinners, the crucified Christ speaks to us unmistakably and overwhelmingly of the Father's great love and mercy towards us. Because of this love and mercy we can be so positive about human existence, for great as is the power of sin, the love and mercy of the Father, incarnated in His Son, is infinitely greater. This is our peace and consolation. 

God's love and mercy moves the sinner toward repentance, and when the sinner repents, God's love changes him. In Isaiah the prophet we read: " 'Come now, let us talk this over, says Yahweh. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.' " (Is 1:18). 

Included in our sorrow for sin is a resolve to take the proper means and precautions to avoid sin in the future. One of the reasons we fall into the same sins with the same frequency is that we tend often enough not to go to the root causes of our failures, and, consequently, we often fail to apply the more efficacious remedies. All this not to say that we should become morbidly introspective in looking at sinfulness. However, without succumbing to this type of introspection, we all must allow for appropriate self-examination and self-knowledge. 

Part of this self-examination and self-knowledge includes the manner in which I handle temptation in my life. The proper attitude toward temptation lies between two extremes. The person at one extreme is overly fearful of temptation, concentrates too much on avoiding it, and can even tend to equate temptation with sin. Such an attitude toward temptation breeds a negative mentality toward the Christian life, and detracts from the peace, joy and happiness which Christ wants us to experience. 

The opposite attitude is that which is careless towards temptation. To take reasonable and grace-inspired precautions against temptation is not to be negativistic, but realistic. It is to realize that I am a sinner, and that there are various ways by which I can be led to sin. I cannot avoid all temptations, but out of loyalty to Christ, man and the world, I should not recklessly bring temptation upon myself. 

Despite our best efforts there will always be some sin in our lives, unless God were to give extraordinary graces. There is only one human person, as far as our certain knowledge goes, who has been preserved from all sin. This person is Christ's mother, Mary. Let us remember this very important point, however. The Church's teaching that we cannot avoid all venial sin without a very special assistance from God refers to semi-deliberate venial sin. With God's ordinary graces we can avoid all fully deliberate sin, both serious and venial. It is this fully deliberate sin which is such an obstacle to our proper growth in the Christian life. Finally, let us remember that as we grow in Christ, even the number of semi-deliberate sins become fewer.


1. P. Schoonenberg, Man and Sin (Notre Dame, Indiana: Fides, 1965), p. 8.
2. St. Augustine, The Trinity, Bk. 12, Ch. 14 (Washington: Fathers of the Church, 1963), p. 356.
3. For one description of the "sin of the world", see Schoonenberg, Op. cit., pp. 98-123.

                The person who loves God - hates sin —
                The desire to keep His commandments —
                If we want to be like Jesus we must
                focus on loving —
                Loving is living to Please our heavenly
                    Father and do His will —
                Loving can be tough love obeying
                God and trying to live a holy life preparing
                ourselves for heaven and spreading the
                Good News to help build God's Kingdom.
                We are to love our neighbor in thought,
                word and deed.

                Our mission the Shepherds of Christ is to
                help bring about the Reign of the
                Sacred Heart, Jesus is the King
                of heaven and earth —

                    We see in these writings in the
                Acts of the Apostles their brotherly
                love. We see their sacrifice
                Barnabas giving his wealth to the
                Church —
                Loving is a lesson in giving and receiving in
                love —
                We see Jesus come a baby — He took flesh
                    in the womb of a human person GIVING —

                Jesus gave His love to the Apostles, the
                    people, Mary, Joseph, John the

                Jesus gave Himself . . .

                Jesus received the love of Mary Magdalene,
                    John, Peter —

                Jesus, the Almighty God, the Son of God
                    walked the earth and showed
                    love and compassion —

                Jesus' actions were pure love —

                Love to honor God
                Love to build the Kingdom of God

                Jesus was persecuted
                Jesus loved —
                Jesus gave and received love —


Acts 4: 32-37

The whole group of believers was united, heart and soul; no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, as everything they owned was held in common. The apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and they were all accorded great respect. None of their members was ever in want, as all those who owned land or houses would sell them, and bring the money from the sale of them, to present it to the apostles; it was then distributed to any who might be in need.

There was a Levite of Cypriot origin called Joseph whom the apostles surnamed Barnabas (which means 'son of encouragement'). He owned a piece of land and he sold it and brought the money and presented it to the apostles.


Psalm 93: 1-2, 5

Yahweh is king, robed in majesty,
robed is Yahweh and girded with power.

The world is indeed set firm, it can never be shaken;
your throne is set firm from of old,
from all eternity you exist.

Your decrees stand firm, unshakeable,
holiness is the beauty of your house, 
Yahweh, for all time to come.


                Seek the things above
                Live the life of resurrection

                Die to those things not like God


 John 3: 7-15

Do not be surprised when I say: 
    You must be born from above. 
    The wind blows where it pleases; 
    you can hear its sound, 
    but you cannot tell where it comes from 
        or where it is going. 
    So it is with everyone 
        who is born of the Spirit. 

‘How is that possible?’ asked Nicodemus. Jesus replied, ‘You are the Teacher of Israel, and you do not know these things! 

    ‘In all truth I tell you, 
    we speak only about what we know 
    and witness only to what we have seen 
    and yet you people reject our evidence. 
    If you do not believe me 
    when I speak to you about earthly things, 
    how will you believe me 
    when I speak to you about heavenly things? 
    No one has gone up to heaven 
    except the one 
        who came down from heaven, 
    the Son of man; 
    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. 


                God allows us to suffer —

                Jesus was betrayed by Judas —

                Jesus shows us despite His wounds,
                    His flesh torn, His crowned
                    Head, being spit on, carrying
                    a cross — poked to fall under
                    the cross — poked to get up from
                    under the cross —
                    nails through His Hands and Feet —
                    Wounds like this

                    He loved
                    He did the Father's will

                Friends can be mean, say things —
                    parents, divorces because
                    of betrayal, deaths

                These little wounds are nothings
                    like the wounding of Jesus —

                People wounded, angry and bitter
                    with a frozen heart and not
                    expressing anger — can provoke
                    and hurt others to get a
                    rise out of them when they are
                    angry — since they don't
                    express their own anger — they
                    can provoke and provoke until they
                    make another scream to get an ordinary
                    job accomplished

                Wounding others, putting a cross on
                    others' back trying to do a job
                    of love for Jesus is putting the
                    cross on Jesus' back —
                    doing it to Jesus when we
                        take out our old wounds
                        on innocent others


Luke 24: 46, 26

and he said to them, ‘So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead,

Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer before entering into his glory?’


                Our God is loving and merciful —
                    Peter asked for forgiveness and
                        he was made head of the
                        Church —

                Judas because of pride — his lack of
                    knowing Jesus and His plan —
                    killed himself
                    Judas sold Jesus for 30 pieces
                        of silver to the guys on
                        the other side
                        NOT the side of Jesus

                The Apostles were arrested —
                    but an angel opens the prison door —


Acts 5: 17-26 

Then the high priest intervened with all his supporters from the party of the Sadducees. Filled with jealousy, they arrested the apostles and had them put in the public gaol.

    But at night the angel of the Lord opened the prison gates and said as he led them out, 'Go and take up position in the Temple, and tell the people all about this new Life.' They did as they were told; they went into the Temple at dawn and began to preach.

When the high priest arrived, he and his supporters convened the Sanhedrin-this was the full Senate of Israel-and sent to the gaol for them to be brought. But when the officials arrived at the prison they found they were not inside, so they went back and reported, 'We found the gaol securely locked and the warders on duty at the gates, but when we unlocked the door we found no one inside.' When the captain of the Temple and the chief priests heard this news they wondered what could be happening. Then a man arrived with fresh news. 'Look!' he said, 'the men you imprisoned are in the Temple. They are standing there preaching to the people.'


                Song: A Song from Jesus

                Jesus is our Savior —


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.


                Christ came into this world to bring
                    eternal life —

                The devil comes and he wants
                    souls for hell —


John 14: 6

I am the Way; I am Truth and Life....


                Jesus is light

                CHRIST our LIGHT

                Satan is darkness
                    father of deception and lies


John 3: 16-21 

    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.’


                    We were created to be with God
                in heaven, but we must love and
                serve Him — We are here to prepare
                ourselves for heaven —

                    Our true home is in heaven —

                    We should celebrate especially
                the resurrection and ascension these
                50 days of Lent —

                    We realize we will die in our
                mortal bodies, now, but we will,
                if we serve God and do what God
                wants, we can go to our true
                home in heaven —

                    We are to witness to God
                in this world — to spread the
                Good News —

                    God is merciful
                    God gives us hope of the resurrection
                    We have dignity because
                        God loves us so much —
                        God created us —

                    The devil wants disorder
                    The devil wants men to not recognize
                        his dignity which God

                    God created us in His image
                        and likeness

                Because the Jewish religious
                    authorities were jealous
                    they arrested the Apostles —



Death  -  Resurrection


Romans 6: 3-9

You cannot have forgotten that all of us, when we were baptised into Christ Jesus, were baptised into his death. So by our baptism into his death we were buried with him, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father’s glorious power, we too should begin living a new life. If we have been joined to him by dying a death like his, so we shall be by a resurrection like his; realising that our former self was crucified with him, so that the self which belonged to sin should be destroyed and we should be freed from the slavery of sin. Someone who has died, of course, no longer has to answer for sin. 

    But we believe that, if we died with Christ, then we shall live with him too. We know that Christ has been raised from the dead and will never die again. Death has no power over him any more.


Psalm 67: 8-9, 20

the earth rocked,                                     Pause
the heavens pelted down rain at the presence of God,
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
God, you rained down a shower of blessings,
when your heritage was weary you gave it strength.
This God of ours is a God who saves;
from Lord Yahweh comes escape from death;


                Oh God help us to celebrate the
                    Easter mysteries —

                This is the Feast of Victory
                    of Our Lord —


John 3: 31-36

He who comes from above 
is above all others; 
he who is of the earth 
is earthly himself 
   and speaks in an earthly way. 
He who comes from heaven
bears witness to the things 
   he has seen and heard, 
but his testimony 
   is not accepted by anybody; 
though anyone 
   who does accept his testimony 
is attesting that God is true, 
since he whom God has sent 
speaks God’s own words, 
for God gives him the Spirit
   without reserve. 
The Father loves the Son 
and has entrusted everything to his hands. 
Anyone who believes in the Son 
   has eternal life, 
but anyone who refuses 
   to believe in the Son 
      will never see life: 
God’s retribution hangs over him.’


Matthew 28: 20

                            ... And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.'


                We are to renew ourselves every
                    morning —
                    the sun comes up every day —
                    the night comes every day —

                We start anew —

                    A NEW DAY TO
                        Love and Serve the Lord

                We should turn to God as soon
                    as we wake —

                    Say our prayers
                    Say our Morning Offering

                    We have Mass and Communion —
                    We can be majorly filled with
                    His grace

                The resurrection means —
                    I am changing more and more
                        to be like Jesus —
                        live in the joy of the

                Jesus said that He speaks and
                    we do not hear,
                    that we do not understand
                    His ways, many times

                Jesus said: we are like blind men
                    that do not see,
                    much because of pride
                    and not having an open
                    heart to learn

                We turn our eyes away, Jesus
                    says, we plug up our ears
                    and harden our hearts —
                    many of us, much of the time —

                R. We must pray and Thank God
                for helping us to do all we do —
                Feel the burden lift when we
                see with eyes lighted in recognizing
                all God has helped us accomplish —

                    Please God let me see through Your
                    Please God let me know with
                        Your heart
                    Please God let me act as You
                        act in me.

                Help me to thank You for the honor
                    to serve You — the honor to
                    be called in my vocation to
                    spread peace and joy to the
                    world —

                    Oh God - Oh God help me —
                help me to help others — Help me
                not to brood on this injury and
                help me to admit it when I have
                not acted as God the Father wanted
                me to be —

                    Pray, pray, pray

                    Prayer means, I talk to God
                and ask Him for help —

                    We tell God we are helpless —
                we need His help — we seek
                peace and security —

                    Talking to someone with
                a closed, hard heart is like talking
                to a wall, a person with a different

                    Love is found in giving and
                receiving love — a person unwilling
                to admit they are imperfect is
                like talking to a wall —

                    I beg for help from God to help
                me do His work, living in the moment —
                helping hearts to be one — deeply one
                in Him

                The mission of the Shepherds of Christ is for this
                    connection of our hearts —
                    oneness in the power source —
                    The Heart of Jesus —
                    On fire for love of the souls
                        He died for

                    This is why He gave the Blue Book

                    I pray for guidance and I am
                        not closed - with a humble
                        heart — I listen to God —
                        I seek God to take control
                        of my life

                    I surrender and
                    Seek to be more and more loving
                        according to God's will.

                We are dependent on God —

                In prayer we tell God we depend
                    on Him when we act

                We pray and we are deeply connected
                    to God

                I must improve myself —
                    not live troubled over the
                    problems of others —
                    I love God and live to
                        please Him — to surrender
                        to His Might —

                    To recognize my imperfections
                        and want to live more and more
                        the resurrected life in Him and
                        bring this joy to others

                God help me to please You, to love
                    You, to serve You and in
                    so doing to realize that
                    my happiness and joy
                    lies in loving You and
                    loving others —

                People who provoke others to
                    make them angry are very
                    unhappy inside —
                    God wants us to love Him and love
                        others —
                        to know the joy of serving

                    God calls us to take responsibility
                        for our unloving actions toward
                        others and to have the intention
                        to not do it again —




                Felix is coming to the site
                    next week —

                    Please come and get a
                    signed crucifix by
                    Felix and your picture






      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

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Given by Jesus to His Messenger Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
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$ 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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