Shepherds of Christ Daily Writing        

April 24, 2016

April 25th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is 
Day 6 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries 
for April 25th
are
Luminous.

 

Pray for special intentions.
  

Pray for Dan & Melanie, Jimmy,
Fr. Joe, Mary, Blue Book 16.

Please pray for funds & grace.    

 

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                April 24, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 14: 21-27

    Having preached the good news in that town and made a considerable number of disciples, they went back through Lystra, Iconium and Antioch. They put fresh heart into the disciples, encouraging them to persevere in the faith, saying, ‘We must all experience many hardships before we enter the kingdom of God.’ In each of these churches they appointed elders, and with prayer and fasting they commended them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe. 

    They passed through Pisidia and reached Pamphylia. Then after proclaiming the word at Perga they went down to Attalia and from there sailed for Antioch, where they had originally been commended to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. 

    On their arrival they assembled the church and gave an account of all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the gentiles.

 

Psalm 145: 8-13

Het    Yahweh is tenderness and pity, 
        slow to anger, full of faithful love.
Tet    Yahweh is generous to all, 
        his tenderness embraces all his creatures.

Yod    All your creatures shall thank you, Yahweh, 
        and your faithful shall bless you.
Kaph They shall speak of the glory of your kingship 
        and tell of your might,

Lamed making known your mighty deeds to the children of Adam, 
        the glory and majesty of your kingship.
Mem  Your kingship is a kingship for ever, 
        your reign lasts from age to age.

 

Revelation 21: 1-5

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, ‘Look, here God lives among human beings. He will make his home among them; they will be his people, and he will be their God, God–with–them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness or pain. The world of the past has gone.’ 

    Then the One sitting on the throne spoke. ‘Look, I am making the whole of creation new. Write this, "What I am saying is trustworthy and will come true."

  

John 13: 31-33a, 34-35

When he had gone, Jesus said: 

    Now has the Son of man been glorified, 
    and in him God has been glorified. 
    If God has been glorified in him, 
    God will in turn glorify him in himself, 
    and will glorify him very soon. 
    Little children, 
    I shall be with you only a little longer. 

    I give you a new commandment: 
    love one another; 
    you must love one another 
    just as I have loved you. 
    It is by your love for one another, 
    that everyone will recognise you 
    as my disciples.

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter

April 28, 2013

INTRODUCTION – (Acts 14:21-27; Rev. 21:1-5a; John 13:31-33a, 34-45) - Last Sunday we heard a little bit about Paul’s first missionary journey. His preaching and miraculous works led many people, both Jews and Pagans, to faith in Jesus as the Messiah. At the same time there, was a considerable amount of opposition to his teachings. In today’s first reading, Paul is on his return trip to Syria. In spite of the harsh treatment he had previously received from his opponents in various towns and cities, he is not afraid to revisit those places. The name “Antioch” is confusing for there were two cities named Antioch. The first was a town in central Turkey where a mob of unbelievers ran Paul out of town. The second Antioch was the third largest city in the Roman Empire. It was a city on the east coast of Syria and it was where Paul’s missionary journey began. Paul was returning there to report on the successes and challenges of his mission. On his way back home, he warned his converts that living the gospel is not always easy. He told them: “It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.”

HOMILY – This is a true story. Archbishop Leibold, who was our bishop about 40 years ago, was at a local parish for confirmation. Some of you who are older remember the custom at that time was to confirm children in the third grade. The Archbishop used to ask the children questions before he confirmed them. That this was right after the Vatican Council when a lot of religious education programs had tossed out the catechisms and taught about nothing but love. Well Archbishop Leibold started asking questions somewhat like “what was the name of Jesus’ mother?” A hand went up and the child answered. “love.” “How many apostles did Jesus have?” Another hand went up and the child answered. “love.” This happened two or three more times before the Archbishop decided this question and answer session was going nowhere, so he went back to the altar to continue the service. The children’s teacher did a good job emphasizing love, but missed out on teaching them a few other important things.

    Now love is the answer to many things, and if that’s all we knew and practiced about our faith we would probably be in good standing with God as long as it is the kind of love Jesus is talking about. The only problem with “love” is that it has so many meanings. We can distort it to make it mean almost anything we want. Today Jesus tells us he is giving us a new commandment: to love one another. Hearing this we may wonder what is so new about love. It is the meaning he gives it when he tells us, “As I have loved you, so also you should love one another.” “As I have loved you” are the key words here. Jesus wants us to love as he did. He loved with perfect obedience to the Father and with such total unselfishness that he gave his life totally for us. Who of us could ever live up to that high ideal? His love is out of our league. He loved with a love that was divine. How could we humans ever love with so great a love? We can, but only with his help and only with his presence in our hearts. It takes emptying our hearts of pride, selfishness, greed, lust, envy, laziness, etc. That’s a big order and that’s why we are here today, to remember Jesus’ love for us and to let it inspire us to imitate him. He even told us to do what we are doing in his memory. We are also here to be more closely united with Jesus for he told us without me you can do nothing.

    Our second reading today is one of the last chapters of the Book of Revelation. If you have ever challenged yourself to read through it, you will surely remember how it tells of all the natural and supernatural catastrophes that were to take place. But that’s not the main point of Revelations. Today’s second reading is leading us to the main point. It describes where our future is headed if we remain faithful to God. Revelations promises a new world where death and suffering will no longer exist, where those who have loved God and loved each other as Jesus commands of us will abide with God in eternal love and joy. Amen.

              
 

 

 

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                Given March 21, 2014

                R. Pray for These Things

                1) Pray for the Pope & hierarchy to help us start prayer chapters.
                2) Pray for Dan, Sally Jo, Richard, Carol, Margaret, Sue,
                    Jack, Jean, Amanda, Matthew, Special intentions.
               
3) Pray for the priests, the Church and the world!
                4) Pray for the spread of prayer chapters,
                    also for the spread of priests doing prayer chapters.
                5) Pray for the spread of Blue Books.
                6) People going to Florida and China.
                7) Vocations to all 7 categories.
                8) Pray for spread of Consecration and Rosary.
                9) Pray for pope helping us.
               10) Pray for Jeff - sales & health. Pray for Nick.
               11) Blue Book 16 and cover and all involved.
                    For our Publisher and all involved
               12) All intentions on my list, Jerry's list.
               13) Priests getting Fr. Joe's book.
               14) Pray for Fr. Joe's new book, cover & funds for printing & postage.
               15) Donors and members and their families.
               16) Healing of the Family tree.
               17) Dan & Melanie, Catherine & mom, Gary, Mary Jo,
                    Jim & statues, Fr. Ken, Monsignor, Kerry, Tom & wife.
               18) All who asked us to pray for them.
               19) All we promised to pray for.
               20) Rita, John, Doris, Sheila, Jerry, Regina, Sanja,
                    Betty, Sophie, Lisa, Eileen, Fr. Mike, Louie, Laverne,
                    2 Dons, Mary Ellen, Fr. Joe, all priests helping us,
                    Ed, Jimmy, Steve, a special couple
, Rosie & all involved.
               21) 2 babies and moms.
               22) Funds and insurance.
               23) Jerry's garage.
               24) In thanksgiving for gifts, graces, & blessings received.
               25) Spread the Blood of Jesus on all of us here.
               26) Consecrate all hearts.
               27) Cast the devil out of all of us here and all in Movement.

 

 

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