Shepherds of Christ  
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April 23, 2009

April 24th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 3 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for April 24th are Sorrowful.

    

China Retreat

May 11th thru May 14th

May 13th is the 92nd Anniversary

of Our Lady of Fatima's

first apparition

Please try to come.

Mass at 12 noon.

 

 

 

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

1-888-211-3041

           

 

April 23, 2009

 

Acts 5: 27-33

When they had brought them in to face the Sanhedrin, the high priest demanded an explanation. 'We gave you a strong warning', he said, 'not to preach in this name, and what have you done? You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and seem determined to fix the guilt for this man's death on us.' In reply Peter and the apostles said, 'Obedience to God comes before obedience to men; it was the God of our ancestors who raised up Jesus, whom you executed by hanging on a tree. By his own right hand God has now raised him up to be leader and Saviour, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins through him to Israel. We are witnesses to this, we and the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.' This so infuriated them that they wanted to put them to death.

 

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.’

   

                Seeking to open our hearts to God
                For leaders we see that their positions
                    are to serve the common people

                For the priests, the Church and the world
                For funds we pray
                For those to answer who God has called

                Jesus the Bread of Life

                Sing: I am the Bread of Life

                We offer You, God, ourselves united so deeply
                    in the Mass going on around the world —
                    We give our lives as an offering, for
                    Your honor and glory

                Christ is the Lamb led to the slaughter

                Sing: A Song from Jesus

                This is the Feast of Victory for our God

                God please outpour Your grace
                God I love You so much —

                Thank You God for the Eucharist
                Thank You God for the priests
                Thank You God for the Church


                We live one with the Father to serve Him —
                    to do His will IN LOVE —

                Oh God we love You — So much —

                Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the
                    world — have mercy on us.
                Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the
                    world — have mercy on us.
                Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the
                    world — Grant us peace.

                Oh Jesus, oh Jesus, grant us mercy —
                    Jesus help us to live by Your commandments
                    and forgive our sins —

                    Oh Jesus we want to serve and love You and
                    We thank You for all Your gifts to us —
                    We thank You for the Mass, the Sacrifice
                        of Calvary, Sacramentally made
                        present
                    Oh Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All
                    Come to me Lord and possess my soul —

                    Oh God hear our prayer
                    Oh God help us to bring this era of peace —
                    Oh God let us know the fire of Your love —
                    Oh Holy Spirit fill us

                    Oh Father we worship and adore You and want
                        to give You our love

                    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus —
                    We live for Thee
                    We see how You suffered —
                    Even babies suffer with disease —

                    God help us to be holy —

                Jesus is in control
                Jesus never leaves us
                Jesus is ever vigilant and by our side —

                Even when we suffer — we surrender and
                    trust in Him —
                    We believe He hears our prayers —

                We do those things to please Him —
                    nothing else gives us real happiness

                The proud do not wish their sins be revealed
                They cannot tolerate that anyone may know
                    their weakness —

                They will defend their attitude — they do not
                    budge — their righteousness and control
                    can become their god —

                This is what means the most to them, not
                    forgiveness and truth — saving face —
                    hiding the truth about their part
                    in contributing to the disorder of things —

                Jesus is truth —

                The Father wants us to walk in the truth —
                    to tell our sins —
                    to say we are sorry —
                    to ask to be forgiven —

                Jesus says the self-righteous prideful men
                    defends themselves not their God —
                    they see looking inward to themselves —

                Where a man loving — acts in unity seeing
                    himself as part of a unit —
                    seeing the whole Plan of the Father  and
                    knowing his dependence on God and
                    on others

                The prideful man can rule like a ruler with
                    no concern for those over or under
                    him — he gives as he desires — not more
                    or less — the Plan he sees is his plan to make
                    him dominant for dominance sake and to save
                    his face

                    Where one walks in the footsteps of Jesus —
                one sees he is to follow and not lead —
                he is being taught by God —
                and he is totally dependent on Him —

                Where one is prideful, it is control that dictates
                    his way — what is his plan and how can
                    he protect his disunified ways

                A man following God — follows His rules —
                    He loves God's rules — He loves
                    Obedience — In heaven there is perfect
                    poverty, chastity and obedience —

                A man walks like Jesus showed us in obedience,
                    doing the will of God — the man knows he
                    is a sinner — he wants to obey God — do things
                    for God's honor and glory and
                    promote His Kingdom, the Kingdom of God —
                    the man following God's footprints wants
                    unity — not disunity —

                God is his goal
                God is his love

                He realizes we are to love God and love others and
                When we love others — we are seeing and
                    loving Jesus in them —

                God walks with us in our brothers —

                Living a life trying to prove we are
                    right is living a life of isolation —
                    it is living a lie, we are all sinners

                Vengeance belongs to God — he who is
                    self-righteous and vindictive —
                    malicious judging others' sin, may
                    not look at themselves at all —
                    like a wise old owl —
                        looking down —
                        seeing themselves as sinless —

                    not living for God's will in love to serve others —
                    but living to prove others are sinners -- they themselves think
                        they are not sinners — so others are under and they are
                        over

                When we live to do God's will —
                    we live to see the uniqueness of others —

                We know we are vital to God's plan —
                We aren't living to prove our worth to men —
                We are busy doing for God —

                Obeying the greatest commandment of loving God
                    and loving others

                We see with the eyes of the Father who
                    created us all and loves us all —

                We want to work as brothers in unity —
                We see how we are dependent on
                    others and we recognize their gifts —

                But those who serve are always ready to be
                    corrected and do the best for God —
                    to be focused on His Kingdom —

                To love the souls - Jesus died for —

                We are not to look with jealous, envious,
                    controlling, lustful, lethargy,
                    seeking dominance, anger, in
                    our eyes — this is the way of satan

                We are to look with love for God and love
                    for others

                We are to look with the eyes of giving —
                Jesus' whole life was a life of giving —

                Jesus taught us how to give
                Jesus taught us how to serve
                Jesus taught us how to obey the Father's will
                Jesus taught us unity
                Jesus taught us poverty, chastity, obedience —
                Jesus taught us about relationships with
                    Mary and Mary Magdalene and John and Peter
                    and the other Apostles

                Jesus taught us

                Jesus loved us so much He took flesh to
                    teach us how to be in His footsteps
                    like Him —
                    Jesus sweat blood for you and me —
                    Jesus was whipped for you and me
                    Jesus was crowned with thorns for you and me

                Jesus, the Son of God —

                Disease is sickness

                We see how even a baby can be so very sick —

                Where does a sickness come from in a baby —
                    they — all of a sudden - are sick —
                    they cry
                    they suffer
                    they can get dehydrated

                We have to stop and take care of them —
                There is sickness because Adam and Eve sinned —
                There is disorder because Adam and Eve sinned —

                We are to learn to be like the New Adam and the New Eve,
                    Jesus and Mary

                Jesus cured the lepers —

                There are dark spots, evil in all of us — we
                    must be healed —

                The proud man - lives to prove he has no
                    evil in him — he can lie to cover-up
                    his error to prove he is always
                    right —

                This pride we see in the sin of Adam and
                    Eve who wanted to be like God —

                We are to die to our imperfections

                Jesus died for our sins

                    We should fear the general
                judgment — the right fear at the right time.

    

Matthew 10: 27

What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops.

   

                There will be judgment —
                There will be eternal life for some
                There will be condemnation for others

                We are here to obey God and His commands
                    and His greatest commandment is
                    to love God and love others as ourselves —

    

Matthew 22: 36-40

'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?' Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'

      

                Salvation is a gift —

                We are to serve God, love God and
                    serve others and love them and
                    try to do good — love ourselves and
                    walk in the footsteps of Jesus



 

    

                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

1-888-211-3041

  

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

   

 

   

Call Kathleen to Order any of the items below

1-888-211-3041

 

Fr. Joe's Homily Books

Guiding Light -
The Word Alive in Our Hearts

$10.00


Guiding Light -
Focusing on the Word

$10.00
 

 

 

Rita Ring

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
 
Mass Book
A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00 plus postage
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
$ 10.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book I
Teachings to Lift You Up. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book II
The Fire of His Love. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book III
Love God, Love One Another. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book 4
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
Ministries.

     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 
info@sofc.org.

     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
Clearwater.
 

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

 

 

Statues

 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Lourdes

   

Our Lady of Grace

   

 

 

Sorrowful Mother

Immaculate Heart - Ivory

Immaculate Heart of Mary

 

  

 

Limpias

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

     

Angel

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
web: www.sofc.org
e-mail: info@sofc.org

 

  Size Price Quantity   

 Holy Family

 24"

$180

 

 Immaculate Heart of Mary

 24"

$125

 

 Immaculate Heart - Ivory

 24"

$125

 

 Infant of Prague

 24"

$125

 

 Limpias

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Grace

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Guadalupe

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Lourdes  

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

 24"

$125

 
 Sacred Heart of Jesus

 24"

$125

 
 Sacred Heart of Jesus -Blessing

 24"

$125

 

 Sorrowful Mother

 24"

$125

 

 St. Anthony

 24"

$125

 

 St. Claire

 24"

$125

 

 St. Francis

 24"

$125

 

 St. Joseph

 24"

$125

 

 St. Jude

 24"

$125

 

 St. Padre Pio

 24"

$125

 

 St. Therese

 24"

$125

 
 Divine Mercy

22"

$125  
 Angel

22"

$100  
 St. Philomena

20"

$100  
 St. Philomena

16"

$65  
 Immaculate Heart of Mary

18"

$65  
 Immaculate Heart - Ivory

18"

$65  
 Sacred Heart of Jesus

18"

$65  
 Our Lady of Lourdes  

18"

$65  
 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

18"

$65  
 Our Lady of Grace

18"

$65  
 St. Joseph

18"

$65  
 St. Francis

18"

$65  
 St. Anthony

18"

$65  
 St. Rita

18"

$65  
 St. Therese

18"

$65  
 Pieta - Color 15" $75  
 Pieta - Marble 15" $75  
 Holy Family

12"

$60  
 Our Lady of Guadalupe

12"

$40  
 St. Padre Pio

12"

$40  

 St. Rita

12"

$40  
 Divine Mercy

12"

$40  
 St. Claire

12"

$40  
 Limpias

8"

$25  

 Fatima w/glass

11"

$150  

 Fatima w/glass

 18"

$250  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

 12"

$160  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 15" $200  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 18" $250  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

27"

$450  


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Available for $750.00

 

 
 
Fatima/Clearwater Glass Statues available.

Call or go to China

1-888-211-3041

6015 N. State Rd 62
China, IN  47250

 

or call Clearwater

21649 US 19 N
Clearwater, FL  33765

1-888-321-7671
1-727-725-9312

    

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