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April 8, 2009

April 9th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for April 9th 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?

 

 

April 8, 2009

 

Isaiah 50: 4-9

Lord Yahweh has given me 
    a disciple’s tongue, 
for me to know how to give 
    a word of comfort to the weary. 
Morning by morning 
    he makes my ear alert 
to listen like a disciple. 
Lord Yahweh has opened my ear 
and I have not resisted, 
I have not turned away. 
I have offered my back 
    to those who struck me, 
my cheeks to those 
    who plucked my beard; 
I have not turned my face away 
from insult and spitting. 
Lord Yahweh comes to my help, 
this is why insult has not touched me, 
this is why I have set my face like flint 
and know that I shall not 
    be put to shame. 
He who grants me saving justice is near! 
Who will bring a case against me? 
Let us appear in court together! 
Who has a case against me? 
Let him approach me! 
Look, Lord Yahweh is coming 
    to my help! 
Who dares condemn me? 
Look at them, all falling apart
like moth-eaten clothes!

 

                One day the people would come to their
                    sense and obey the covenant — until
                    we do we will suffer

                We are the servants of God — today we suffer —
                    we are disordered — disobedient

     

Matthew 26: 14-25 

Then one of the Twelve, the man called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What are you prepared to give me if I hand him over to you?’ They paid him thirty silver pieces, and from then onwards he began to look for an opportunity to betray him.

Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus to say, ‘Where do you want us to make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?’ He said, ‘Go to a certain man in the city and say to him, "The Master says: My time is near. It is at your house that I am keeping Passover with my disciples." ’ The disciples did what Jesus told them and prepared the Passover.

When evening came he was at table with the Twelve. And while they were eating he said, ‘In truth I tell you, one of you is about to betray me.’ They were greatly distressed and started asking him in turn, ‘Not me, Lord, surely?’ He answered, ‘Someone who has dipped his hand into the dish with me will betray me. The Son of man is going to his fate, as the scriptures say he will, but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! Better for that man if he had never been born!’ Judas, who was to betray him, asked in his turn, ‘Not me, Rabbi, surely?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is you who say it.’

    

                Jesus is celebrating the Passover
                    with His Apostles

                We remember the Last Supper —
                    When Jesus would celebrate the
                    Eucharist —
                    Give us His Body and His Blood


                Judas had the opportunity to repent —

                Judas betrayed Jesus —

                This is the tragedy that Judas did
                    not know Jesus well enough —

                Jesus did not fill the idea Judas
                    had — Judas was looking for
                    power

                Judas could have asked for forgiveness —

                Peter did ask for forgiveness
                Peter knew the Lord
                Peter is a saint —
                Peter asked for forgiveness —

                Judas did not ask for forgiveness —
                    Judas put his faith in
                        himself —

                Hopefully we say to God
                    I am a sinful man — forgive me —

                    Let us pray for the holy Father —
                        pray with him working for peace and
                        justice in the world —

                    May we see the gift of reconciliation and
                        use it —

                    God of mercy — provide for our needs
                        help us to be your humble servants —

                God we offer you ourselves —
                God we offer You our lives —

                We have been given —
                    the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass —

                Lord we offer you our lives —

                God help enemies to speak to each other —
                    Help us to forgive —
                    Help us be instruments of peace —

  

 

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, life.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 
 

Isaiah 42: 1-7

Here is my servant whom I uphold,
my chosen one
   in whom my soul delights.
I have sent my spirit upon him,
he will bring fair judgement to the nations.
He does not cry out or raise his voice,
his voice is not heard in the street;
he does not break the crushed reed
or snuff the faltering wick.
Faithfully he presents fair judgement;
he will not grow faint,
   he will not be crushed 
until he has established
   fair judgement on earth,
and the coasts and islands
   are waiting for his instruction.
Thus says God, Yahweh,
who created the heavens
    and spread them out,
who hammered into shape the earth
    and what comes from it,
who gave breath to the people on it,
and spirit to those who walk on it:
I, Yahweh, have called you
   in saving justice,
I have grasped you by the hand
   and shaped you;
I have made you a covenant of the people
and light to the nations,
to open the eyes of the blind,
to free captives from prison,
and those who live in darkness
    from the dungeon.

 

Isaiah 49: 1-6

Coasts and islands, listen to me, 
pay attention, distant peoples. 
Yahweh called me when I was in the womb, 
before my birth 
    he had pronounced my name. 
He made my mouth like a sharp sword, 
he hid me in the shadow of his hand. 
He made me into a sharpened arrow 
and concealed me in his quiver. 
He said to me, ‘Israel, you are my servant, 
through whom I shall manifest my glory.’ 
But I said, ‘My toil has been futile, 
I have exhausted myself for nothing, 
    to no purpose.’ 
Yet all the while 
    my cause was with Yahweh 
and my reward with my God. 
And now Yahweh has spoken, 
who formed me in the womb 
    to be his servant, 
to bring Jacob back to him 
and to re–unite Israel to him;
—I shall be honoured in Yahweh’s eyes, 
and my God has been my strength.— 
He said, ‘It is not enough for you 
    to be my servant, 
to restore the tribes of Jacob 
    and bring back the survivors of Israel; 
I shall make you a light to the nations 
so that my salvation may reach 
    the remotest parts of earth.

 

Isaiah 50: 4-9

Third song of the servant

Lord Yahweh has given me 
    a disciple’s tongue, 
for me to know how to give 
    a word of comfort to the weary. 
Morning by morning 
    he makes my ear alert 
to listen like a disciple. 
Lord Yahweh has opened my ear 
and I have not resisted, 
I have not turned away. 
I have offered my back 
    to those who struck me, 
my cheeks to those 
    who plucked my beard; 
I have not turned my face away 
from insult and spitting. 
Lord Yahweh comes to my help, 
this is why insult has not touched me, 
this is why I have set my face like flint 
and know that I shall not 
    be put to shame. 
He who grants me saving justice is near! 
Who will bring a case against me? 
Let us appear in court together! 
Who has a case against me? 
Let him approach me! 
Look, Lord Yahweh is coming 
    to my help! 
Who dares condemn me? 
Look at them, all falling apart
like moth-eaten clothes!

 

Isaiah 52: 13 - 53: 12

Look, my servant will prosper,
will grow great, will rise to great heights.

As many people were aghast at him
—he was so inhumanly disfigured
that he no longer looked like a man—
so many nations will be astonished
and kings will stay tight–lipped
    before him,
seeing what had never been told them,
learning what they had not heard before.
Who has given credence
    to what we have heard?
And who has seen in it
    a revelation of Yahweh’s arm?
Like a sapling he grew up before him,
like a root in arid ground.
He had no form or charm to attract us,
no beauty to win our hearts; 
he was despised, the lowest of men,
a man of sorrows, familiar with suffering,
one from whom, as it were,
   we averted our gaze,
despised, for whom we had no regard.
Yet ours were the sufferings
   he was bearing,
ours the sorrows he was carrying,
while we thought of him
   as someone being punished
and struck with affliction by God;
whereas he was being wounded
   for our rebellions,
crushed because of our guilt;
the punishment reconciling us fell on him,
and we have been healed by his bruises.
We had all gone astray like sheep,
each taking his own way,
and Yahweh brought the acts of rebellion
of all of us to bear on him.
Ill-treated and afflicted,
he never opened his mouth,
like a lamb led to the slaughter-house,
like a sheep dumb before its shearers
he never opened his mouth.

Forcibly, after sentence, he was taken.
Which of his contemporaries
   was concerned
at his having been cut off
   from the land of the living,
at his having been struck dead
   for his people’s rebellion?
He was given a grave with the wicked,
and his tomb is with the rich,
although he had done no violence,
had spoken no deceit.

It was Yahweh’s good pleasure
   to crush him with pain;
if he gives his life as a sin offering,
he will see his offspring
   and prolong his life,
and through him
   Yahweh’s good pleasure will be done.

After the ordeal he has endured,
he will see the light and be content.
By his knowledge, the upright one,
   my servant will justify many
by taking their guilt on himself.

Hence I shall give him a portion
    with the many,
and he will share the booty
    with the mighty,
for having exposed himself to death
and for being counted
    as one of the rebellious,
whereas he was bearing the sin of many
and interceding for the rebellious.

  

                Christ is the suffering servant
                He loves us so much
                He suffered and died for us

                We must obey God's will —
                We suffer because of the sin in the world —

                We focus on what Mary said at Fatima

   

Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

July 13, 1917

    "But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world." (13)

   13. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to 
    Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven
(Rockford: TAN 
    Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). p.5.

 

                We must focus on our mission to help
                    bring the Reign of the Sacred Heart and
                    triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart 

   

                        From Tell My People
     

Age of the Two Hearts

Jesus:  "My beloved priest-companion, I have allowed you to experience in extraordinary fashion the riches contained in My Heart and My Mother's Heart. I desire that you tell all My people about these riches. I desire that My people consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. My people are living in the beginnings of the age of the Two Hearts.

    "After the time of the purification is completed, this new era of the Church and the world will become firmly established. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. All those who consecrate themselves to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart will help to establish this glorious new age. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My urgent request. Within Our Hearts you will experience the love and security, the peace and the joy, which you all desire. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in My love I give them this message!"

Reflection: This is the Age of the Two Hearts! The surest road to sanctity in these our times is through consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In making this consecration, and striving with God's grace to live it as best we can each day, we are contributing to the establishment of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and to the arrival of the reign of the Sacred Heart.

From Tell My People by Fr. Edward J. Carter

 

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)

       
  

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.

  2. For the Pope.

  3. For all bishops of the world.

  4. For all priests.

  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.

  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.

  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.

  8. For all members of the human family.

  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

    

                Peter was sorry
                Peter wept
                Peter is a saint

                Judas did not say he was sorry
                    Judas despaired
                    Judas hung himself

                We suffer because we have sinned —

                Mary came to tell us at Fatima there would
                    be an Era of Peace

                We need to obey our God

                To follow His commands

                To live virtuous lives — not give into vices —
                To model our lives after Jesus and Mary

                Jesus was the suffering servant

                Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
                    shower Your blessings on us
                    help us to be meek and tender of heart

                David was an adulterer
                    Paul persecuted the Church
                    Peter lied

                We are sinners

                We must say we have sinned and go to our
                    God and beg for forgiveness

                Three men so important to God

                    David
                    Paul
                    Peter

                We see they all sinned and yet look
                    at what they did —

                Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus
                    wounded for our sins —

                Forgive us that we can serve You

                Oh Jesus You are the suffering servant
                Oh Jesus You are the fountain of every
                    blessing —
                    I adore You
                    I love You
                    I am sorry for my sins

                Help me to be meek and tender of heart
                Help me to be humble
                Help me to be obedient to Your will —

                Oh God I want to live in You —
                    I want to live for You
                    I want to help bring this Reign of Your Sacred
                        Heart and triumph of Mary's Immaculate
                        Heart

                    Oh Good Jesus help us to be holy, not rebellious

                God help me to see through Your eyes —
                    to know and love with Your Heart —
                    and to act as You act in me —

 

Psalm 77

I cry to God in distress,
I cry to God and he hears me.

In the day of my distress I sought the Lord;
all night I tirelessly stretched out my hands,
my heart refused to be consoled.
I sigh as I think of God,
my spirit faints away as I ponder on him.              
Pause

You kept me from closing my eyes,
I was too distraught to speak;
I thought of former times,
years long past I recalled;
through the night I ponder in my heart,
as I reflect, my spirit asks this question:

Is the Lord's rejection final?
Will he never show favour again?
Is his faithful love gone for ever?
Has his Word come to an end for all time?
Does God forget to show mercy?
In anger does he shut off his tenderness?              
Pause

And I said, 'This is what wounds me,
the right hand of the Most High has lost its strength.'
Remembering Yahweh's great deeds,
remembering your wonders in the past,
I reflect on all that you did,
I ponder all your great deeds.

God, your ways are holy!
What god is as great as our God?
You are the God who does marvellous deeds,
brought nations to acknowledge your power,
with your own arm redeeming your people,
the children of Jacob and Joseph.                          
Pause

When the waters saw you, God,
when the waters saw you they writhed in anguish,
the very depths shook with fear.
The clouds pelted down water,
the sky thundered,
your arrows shot back and forth.

The rolling of your thunder was heard,
your lightning-flashes lit up the world,
the earth shuddered and shook.
Your way led over the sea,
your path over the countless waters,
and none could trace your footsteps.

You guided your people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

                 

                Hear me, Oh God -- hasten to my aid --

                Oh God You led Your people through
                    the Sea —

                    Oh God have mercy on me

                Oh God - You established Your
                    covenant with Your people —
                    the great flood and then the sign
                    of the rainbow —

   

Genesis 9: 8-15

    God spoke as follows to Noah and his sons, ‘I am now establishing my covenant with you and with your descendants to come, and with every living creature that was with you: birds, cattle and every wild animal with you; everything that came out of the ark, every living thing on earth. And I shall maintain my covenant with you: that never again shall all living things be destroyed by the waters of a flood, nor shall there ever again be a flood to devastate the earth.’

    ‘And this’, God said, ‘is the sign of the covenant which I now make between myself and you and every living creature with you for all ages to come: I now set my bow in the clouds and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I gather the clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I shall recall the covenant between myself and you and every living creature, in a word all living things, and never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all living things.

   

                Then my God — the sacrifice Your Son,
                    Our Lord — the new covenant

                A covenant of Your love God —

                Through His pierced Heart - the Church was
                    born —
                    water for baptism
                    blood for the Eucharist

                Oh God — Your Church, the individual
                    Christian — the world is in the
                    state of becoming —

                Oh God lead us to be a people
                    faithful to God —
                    We the people of God —

                The Ark of Noah survived the great
                    flood —
                    God spared the men on the ark from
                        the great flood
                    God said He would never again
                        flood the earth like this —
                        and He made a covenant —
                        giving us the sign of the
                        Rainbow

                Oh God — lead us to safety —

                In these torrential waters help us to pray
                    for the priests, the Church and the
                    world —

    

  

                Jesus: I give you My Sacred Heart —

                        Through My pierced Sacred Heart - the
                            Church is born
                        water for baptism
                        blood for the Eucharist —                  

                Mary appeared

                    Mary said you must venerate her
                        heart next to My Sacred Heart

                    I tell you to spread this devotion to
                        My Heart and the devotion to Mary's
                        Immaculate Heart —

                    Spread this devotion to the hierarchy —
                        the descendants of the Apostles —
                        Let all Bishops and Archbishops
                        consecrate their dioceses to My
                        Sacred Heart and Mary's Immaculate Heart

  

Romans 6: 3-11

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. For by dying, he is dead to sin once and for all, and now the life that he lives is life with God. In the same way, you must see yourselves as being dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus.

  

                "Give thanks to the Lord for He is good
                    His mercy endures forever"

                R. Let my heart be filled with joy for my
                    King

                "A light has dawned for the just; joy
                    has come to the upright of heart"

                Those who disobey the Lord - suffer —

                Jesus is King, let the earth rejoice.

 

Psalm 97

Yahweh is king! Let earth rejoice,
the many isles be glad!
Cloud, black cloud enfolds him,
saving justice and judgement the foundations of his throne.

Fire goes before him,
sets ablaze his enemies all around;
his lightning-flashes light up the world,
the earth sees it and quakes.

The mountains melt like wax,
before the Lord of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his saving justice,
all nations see his glory.

Shame on all who serve images,
who pride themselves on their idols;
bow down to him, all you gods!

Zion hears and is glad,
the daughters of Judah exult,
because of your judgements, Yahweh.

For you are Yahweh,
Most High over all the earth,
far transcending all gods.

Yahweh loves those who hate evil,
he keeps safe his faithful,
rescues them from the clutches of the wicked.

Light dawns for the upright,
and joy for honest hearts.
Rejoice in Yahweh, you who are upright,
praise his unforgettable holiness.

 

                "Christ our light, thanks be to God"
                "Christ our light, thanks be to God"
                "Christ our light, thanks be to God"

                "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
                    he has come to his people and set
                    them free."

                God has promised us mercy
                God has sent the prophets of old
                God has made a covenant with His people —
                God promised Abraham descendants as
                    numerous as the stars of the sky —

                God loves us tenderly
                God has compassion on us

 

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.

  

                Help us God
                Let Your light shine on us —
                Help us to live in the truth —
                Help us not to sin and
                If we sin to admit it and say we
                    are sorry

                Sing: Oh Sacred Head
                Sing: A Song from Jesus


                Sing: God's Love

                Create in me a clean heart —

                "You will draw water joyfully from the
                    springs of salvation" (Isaiah)

                R. Oh God where can we go, if we go astray —
                        only in You do we find rest —
                        Oh God You are our refuge
                        We cry to Thee to rescue us
                        Oh God outpour Your mercy —
                        Grant us forgiveness
                        Help us to love You ever more deeply
                        Let us see through Your eyes —
                        See through Your Heart
                        Know and love in Your Heart oh Jesus —

                        Help us to act as we act in You —
                        Help us to be humble —
                        Serving You —
                        Living as servants and handmaids of the Lord —
                        Help us to be holy, not rebellious —
                        Help us to make You the King and Center of our hearts —
                        We make You the King of all places on this earth —
                        King of all Churches, schools and families —
                        You hate wickedness
                        Oh God outpour Your grace for people
                            to see —

                        Reign down on us Your rain of love —
                        Give us light to see — so we act in
                            harmony and peace and love —
                        Help us to live to promote Your Kingdom —
                        Help us to adore and thank You
                        Help us to always praise and love You God —
                        Help us to serve You —
                        Amen, Amen —

                        Oh God lead us out of this slavery —
                        Help men to say they are sorry and beg
                            for mercy —
                        I cry God, I cry to You — hear my
                            cry — let Your light shine on
                            me and all men on the earth —

                        Oh God lead us out of this darkness — this
                            sin that crouches in —
                            God help men to pray with us as Jesus
                            asked for the priests, the Church and the
                            world —             

   


  
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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)

     

 

A Message for the Earth from Jesus

January 22, 1998

Jesus: I am the Good Shepherd, these are My prayers, the prayers I give to help renew the Church and the world, all prayer chapters are asked to include these prayers (found in the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual). As My Apostles and Shepherds I ask you to encourage all existing Chapters to try to encourage all existing prayer groups to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Encourage all Churches to pray these prayers. It is most urgent that the people of this earth concur with the Father's wishes to begin Prayer Chapters. This is an urgent request from the Good Shepherd. The flock will become one when they have given their hearts to Jesus and Mary. Encourage all priests to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Your world will be lighted with great light as the people of this earth pray these prayers.

        My promise is this to you My beloved earth: When you give your heart to Me and spread the devotion to My Sacred Heart, I will write your name In My Heart. I promise to give the greatest graces when you pray these prayers for renewal of the Church and the world and take all who pray them deeply into My Heart. The prayers I give will bring about the reign of My Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. I am Jesus Christ, this is My message of January 22, 1998, Please circulate this message to your world. I am the Good Shepherd, I know Mine and Mine know Me and they follow Me. Grace My Shepherds, I will give you the greatest graces for spreading these words to this earth and to your Church. I love you, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, it is the Plan of the Father that Prayer Chapters are begun immediately and the Priestly Newsletter is given to all priests. The Voice of the Good Shepherd speaks through it.

end of January 22, 1998 message

    

                Oh God help us see with the light of seven suns —
                Oh God fill our hearts and eyes with Your light —

                We adore You God
                We love You God
                We ask for mercy —

                Oh God we want to help make reparation for
                    the sins of this world —

                Oh God hear us
                Oh God help us
                Oh God forgive us

                Let us be one —
                As members of the mystical body of Christ —
                United, praying for this

                The Mass the Sacrifice of Calvary —
                    Sacramentally made present

   

 

           

                  Sing: Holy God

 

 

 

      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  


Call for Shipping Price (1-888-211-3041)
 

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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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