| Shepherds of Christ
April 3, 2007
April 4th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for April 4th are Joyful.
The 5th Prayer Service will be
in Clearwater, Florida on April 5th.
Please come and join us praying for the priests,
the Church and the world
or tune in on the Internet Radio!
The monthly retreat will be at the
St. Anthony Shepherds of Christ center
in China, Indiana from
April 10th through the 13th.
Those who have came in March
had a marvelous retreat!
The Priesthood Newsletter is coming soon.
We need funds for postage.
Please, we need your help and support.
Come to China and please help with the mailing.
March 29, 2007
Jesus is the bridegroom we are the bride.
Why give Jesus something else when He is asking
for our love and commitment.
We are dealing with the Divine Almighty
God who loves us so much.
Jesus loves us so much He was beaten for our
sins. He suffered and died and yet we keep
running after things we think will satisfy
us and ignore what He clearly tells us about —
in the scriptures, in the Eucharist, in the
gifts given in our Church, in His letters to
Run like a "mad" man sometimes and doing —
God's will may be a simple thing like learning
to know oneness in our relationships in
the community — the ones He wants us to deal
Ultimately Jesus is always teaching us about
love — He wants us to love Him, He wants us to love
each other according to the Father's will to accomplish
But someone will say — oh I love _________
something — with such passion — What about
saying to Jesus and to others about Jesus
"Oh I love Jesus so much"
We can hold onto the fact we think we
control our lives, but I have watched
people with "terminal cancer" be cured —
We can hold onto our last piece of dust —
our enormous control of our lives to find
out some day "we do not control like we
think we do."
One little accident can put us in the
But we are asked by Jesus to give Him what
He wants — in that lies our happiness and
A mom said to her son (remember Georgie)
"Georgie I want your toys picked up and your
room 'spick-n-span' clean."
Georgie just didn't want to pick up
his room and he for sure liked not obeying
Guests were coming from out-of-town very
important guests of Georgie's dad and mom
wanted his room clean, it was on the first
floor and everyone would see it for sure.
The more she told him, the more he played
and made a bigger mess — finally the hour
came when dad would bring the guests from
the airport and Georgie's mom was tense —
now he painted big red spiders on his wall
and the floor was covered not with cob-webs
but toys — every toy he owned tore apart.
So you say — what made Georgie do that
to his mom and dad — couldn't he just do
what she asked for.
Well God has given us a commandment
to love Him and love each other — not
romances that consume burning passionate
relationships that are against God's will.
God calls us to be one — to have
as He desires according to the commandments
for His honor and glory.
He calls us to love Him. That means I
grow more and more letting Him have
control like the bridegroom and I
am the bride.
Song: Little Child
Let Go, Let Go
God has given us so many gifts in the beauty
of the earth — the oneness as He unites
our hearts in Consecration —
as members of the body of Christ.
I have watched such healing graces in the
retreats in China
Commitment to the mission
We can see how we may stoop to please
someone we love —
What about pleasing God
Loving Jesus so deeply
Loving His Word
Loving the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that dwell
in our graced soul
What is Holy Week —
A time to think about the gifts God
has given to us out of greatest
love for us
A time to meditate from Palm Sunday —
How Jesus showed us that the Son
of God obeyed His Father to
His death on the cross.
A time to pray to be deeply one in
on the Love of Jesus for all He suffered
for our soul and
the precious souls of His —
beloved souls He gave His life for
He wants us to love them —
He wants us to love each other according to
God's will —
Song: Why do we Hurt the Ones we Love
That means forgiving —
praying for people especially who hurt
praying for grace
Sitting down and just being with God —
loving Him so deeply
Letting go to His will —
Giving Him a chance to run our
lives as He desires
Listening to what He wants
Loving our life
Living it in service of Him
He washed the feet of the Apostles
Being united to Jesus doesn't mean —
I run in to church — be close to
Him then run out and am jealous,
envious — trying to block God's
work in someone else because
we are slavishly dependent
Seeking first the Kingdom of God
Seeing how Jesus carried our sins
on His back
Love — Love — Love — Giving ourselves
as God desires —
I love Holy Saturday —
I love the Light and darkness and
It reminds me of the brightness
of God against the night —
the gift of His grace given to
us so abundantly in the
I love every word of the Exultant
and all the readings and
And I love the bells and the Gloria —
The readings for Easter and
the Alleluia — coming out like
the Easter Lily —
A trumpet blast
Christ has risen
And the Easter season is in my soul —
the Spring time here —
the bursting of the leaves and
the birds singing and
then Ascension Thursday
and the great Feasts
Then the Feast of the Sacred Heart
and Immaculate Heart —
I love the Feasts —
I love our Church —
I love the Mass and
The precious priests God gives us —
Let's say "yes"
to the Shepherds of Christ and help
circulate the Priestly Newsletter
on the "Priesthood" Easter Week —
Be a part of it
Come to China April 10 - 13 when we
circulate this —
So much grace is there when we do
retreats and the Eucharist is
exposed and a Church full of
people pray on April 13 —
One year we prayed for 5 hours as we
do on April 13 and we came out
and snow was as big as silver
dollars and it was coming down
and the earth was covered as
you see here —
Well if you can't come to China
this month — tune in on the radio
and pray with us for this magnificent
Priestly Newsletter on the Priesthood —
We have received about 87 letters since
August, 2006 from the Vatican and most
Help us — pray the prayers for our
wonderful priests, and the Church
and for the world who needs our
love and prayers.
Be a part of this magnificent
ray of hope and love — Start a prayer
chapter and help us send this uplifting
Newsletter on the Priesthood to our
beloved priests —
BE A PART OF THIS
Love in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Help spread the Consecration to the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary to the
Song: A Priest is a Gift from God
Fr. John J. Pasquini's book
Light, Happiness and Peace
$5.00 plus postage
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The book Light Happiness and Peace is a
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