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May 10, 2007

May 11th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
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Fr. John taped a Mass to be played

on the 90th anniversary of Fatima

May 13, 2007 at 12:00 noon

particularly for that purpose.




May 10, 2007



                The Church is to be a beckon of
                    hope for the world —

                We are Christians to bear
                    witness to Christ

                We are to be loving

                We are to be other focused

                We are to be living according
                    to God's Plan

                We are to realize what a gift
                    the sacraments are

                We are baptized into new life

                We are fed with His Body and Blood

                We are given the sacrament of Confirmation
                    to strengthen us

                ONE - HOLY - CATHOLIC

                            AND APOSTOLIC



Acts 1: 1-11

In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God. While at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. ‘It is’, he had said, ‘what you have heard me speak about: John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’

Now having met together, they asked him, ‘Lord, has the time come for you to restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know times or dates that the Father has decided by his own authority, but you will receive the power of the Holy Spirit which will come on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to earth’s remotest end.’
     As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky as he went, when suddenly two men in white were standing beside them, and they said, ‘Why are you Galileans standing here looking into the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come back in the same way as you have seen him go to heaven.’


Psalm 47: 2-3, 6-9

For Yahweh, the Most High, is glorious, 
the great king over all the earth.
He brings peoples under our yoke 
and nations under our feet.

Let the music sound for our God, let it sound, 
let the music sound for our king, let it sound. 

For he is king of the whole world;
learn the music, let it sound for God!
God reigns over the nations, 
seated on his holy throne.

The leaders of the nations rally 
to the people of the God of Abraham. 
The shields of the earth belong to God, 
who is exalted on high.


Ephesians 1: 17-23

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is revealed, to bring you to full knowledge of him. May he enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope his call holds for you, how rich is the glory of the heritage he offers among his holy people, and how extraordinarily great is the power that he has exercised for us believers; this accords with the strength of his power at work in Christ, the power which he exercised in raising him from the dead and enthroning him at his right hand, in heaven, far above every principality, ruling force, power or sovereignty, or any other name that can be named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. He has put all things under his feet, and made him, as he is above all things, the head of the Church; which is his Body, the fullness of him who is filled, all in all.


Hebrews 9: 24-28

It is not as though Christ had entered a man–made sanctuary which was merely a model of the real one; he entered heaven itself, so that he now appears in the presence of God on our behalf. And he does not have to offer himself again and again, as the high priest goes into the sanctuary year after year with the blood that is not his own, or else he would have had to suffer over and over again since the world began. As it is, he has made his appearance once and for all, at the end of the last age, to do away with sin by sacrificing himself. Since human beings die only once, after which comes judgement, so Christ too, having offered himself only once to bear the sin of many, will manifest himself a second time, sin being no more, to those who are waiting for him, to bring them salvation.


Hebrews 10: 19-23

We have then, brothers, complete confidence through the blood of Jesus in entering the sanctuary, by a new way which he has opened for us, a living opening through the curtain, that is to say, his flesh. And we have the high priest over all the sanctuary of God. So as we go in, let us be sincere in heart and filled with faith, our hearts sprinkled and free from any trace of bad conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us keep firm in the hope we profess, because the one who made the promise is trustworthy.


Luke 24: 46-53

and he said to them, ‘So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this. 

    ‘And now I am sending upon you what the Father has promised. Stay in the city, then, until you are clothed with the power from on high.’

Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. They worshipped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the Temple praising God.


                God is light

                In Him there is no darkness

                In the Shepherds of Christ we are to encourage
                    and love our priests through
                    prayer and the Priestly Newsletter

                We are to love and worship and thank our God

                We are to be more likened to Christ

                We are to be loving

                We are to be other focused

                The Apostles were put in prison and
                    they got out singing!

                Sing song:  Eye Has Not Seen

                Song:  Little Baby Hands and Feet

                Jesus showed us how to be a Son of God —

                    He did His Father's will to
                        His death on the cross —

                    He ascended into heaven

                Jesus sent the Holy Spirit

                Mary was here before and after Jesus'
                    death and resurrection —

                Jesus came in the womb of Mary

                Jesus ascended into heaven

                At Pentecost Mary and the Holy Spirit
                    were with the disciples



                Mary is Mother of the Church

                The Church is the Bride of Christ


A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

     Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.



                God is light         


                Moses saw the burning bush —

                    It could not go out

                Jesus appeared transfigured


Matthew 17: 5

‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.’

                Jesus was baptized — 

Matthew 3: 16-17

    And when Jesus had been baptised he at once came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him. And suddenly there was a voice from heaven, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.’


Acts 2: 1-4

When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves. 


John 16: 7

Still, I am telling you the truth:
it is for your own good that I am going,
because unless I go,
the Paraclete will not come to you;
but if I go,
I will send him to you.


  Acts 1: 5

John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’


John 20: 22-23

After saying this he breathed on them and said:

Receive the Holy Spirit.
If you forgive anyone's sins,
they are forgiven;
if you retain anyone's sins,
they are retained.


                Open your pearly gates - oh God

                    Let us see with the light of 7 suns —

                    Our eyes are caked over

                    Our temptation to listen to the devil
                        grows strong

                    Eve ate the apple —

                    Our temptations, many times, are
                        to act in desolation —

                        to listen to the negative talk of satan —
                        to give into satan when he presses on us

                    We have a free will —
                    You give us the Eucharist
                    You give us so much grace —
                    You give us Your Heart on fire
                    You give us Mary's Immaculate Heart



                We grow old God, but we should
                    be advancing in the spiritual life
                    not giving into satan's negative energy —
                    Help us to serve You as You desire
                        for Your honor and glory —
                        not for our selfish honor and glory —

                    Help us to realize how precious
                        we are to you

                Song:  A Song from Jesus

                Give us grace Lord

                Help us to be holy

                Help us to see the big picture and
                Recognize satan's plan to take our
                    energy if he can tempt us to
                    give in

                Recognize satan's tactics —

                    Satan's lies
                    Satan has fallacious reasoning
                    Satan appears first as an angel
                        of light
                    Satan wants you to disobey authority
                    Satan wants you to justify your disobedience

                Eve in the garden




September 4, 2004


Prayer for Union with Jesus

    Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994


                Sing:  He Has Anointed Me


                        Nobody can change another's
                    heart. People for years have
                    wanted happy holidays, birthdays —
                    etc. —

                        Anyone experiencing trauma,
                    alcoholism, divorce knows different
                    holidays than the rest of the
                    world. To have an event, a holiday
                    to them is to have heartache.

                        Now Jesus tells us that on the
                    first Good Friday — the men put
                    Him to death — This is what we
                    commemorate, but despite His
                    sufferings and death - Jesus overcame
                    the evil of their hearts —

                        Jesus died and He rose on the 3rd

                        Selfishness, not other-focused is
                    the work that satan wants us to
                    do. He wants us doing things for
                    our own honor and glory. God wants us
                    to see our accomplishments for
                    His honor and glory.

                        A man could keep track of
                    selfish things in his heart. He was
                    jealous, he was prideful, hateful,
                    he wanted dominance, it was
                    ALL ABOUT HIM AND HIS PERSONAL

                        When the big event came, all
                    satan had to do was come with an
                    old memory, an unmet need, a
                    family problem and he rationalized
                    why he could work against the event.

                        God gave us Easter to celebrate
                    the resurrection. We are in the Easter
                    season. Have we celebrated the gift
                    God gave us through the resurrection
                    in sharing in His life.

                        I watched a baby and they wanted
                    to eat - now — did you watch children
                    stick out their bottom lip and cry. A new baby
                    doesn't even see too good. He is focused
                    on himself — he cannot fix his own
                    food — go to the bathroom — he lays on
                    his back and needs to be waited on.

                        Some people late in life have
                    these same needs. Disease can do this
                    make someone almost helpless.

                        Small children can be very, very
                    jealous of new babies, each other —
                    little children can be very selfish —
                    they have to learn to share — they learn
                    to love and be united by watching others

                        In a world where about 1/2 of the
                    people have been divorced what does
                    a child learn.

                        In a world where we are taught
                    by society to be out for ourselves many
                    times what have we learned.

                        How about the rules allowing
                    people to kill a baby in the womb for
                    their freedom they think.

                        Well God has given us these
                    5ths, 13ths, Retreats, Sidney Rosaries
                    to pray and provided this church for us
                    with the exposed Eucharist and the
                    site in Florida to draw others like
                    a magnet to the love in the Shepherds of Christ.

                        Are you doing what God has
                    asked — to show the world all the love
                    and warmth He has given to us on the
                    5ths and 13ths and in the Blue Book

                        A man went out and worked and worked
                    in a field — for days in the hot sun —
                    at long last his daughter came and
                    made him mad — he tore up the
                    whole field.

                        Who was he sowing for — his
                    own self glory. I want the peace
                    and love of thanking God for this tremendous

                        Did you ever enter a room and
                    everything was nice and people were
                    laughing, a baby then has a dirty
                    diaper and the odor begins to run
                    people out.

                        I was on a plane coming home
                    from Florida and someone had
                    been drinking in the back of the
                    plane — it smelled so bad I could
                    hardly stand it and then they got
                    sick in the restroom on the plane —
                    If I wasn't on a plane I would
                    have gotten out of there.

                        Jesus has given us the Shepherds of Christ
                    to create an atmosphere of love at our centers —
                    an attraction — to tell the world the love
                    as He says in the Blue Books—

                        Jesus outpours His love in the
                    Blue Books.

                        Jesus has given us the Church to
                    be an atmosphere of love — an attraction
                    for those who come to feel that love —
                    that want to know the other focused
                    love of the community — the joy of doing
                    things for the honor and glory of God —
                    not selfishness — people coming and
                    serving for their own honor and glory.

                        Letting go of inordinate attachments —
                    wanting things for my selfish promotion,
                    wanting things for the sake of souls —
                    Seeing the BIG PICTURE
                    LOVING the whole CHURCH
                    LOVING all the souls —
                    Seeing the Mission of the Shepherds of Christ
                    Seeing the Mission of the Church
                    helping to strengthen the Church
                        through our loving support

                    If you aren't loving — you aren't like
                        Jesus —
                    blaming others for your life long problems
                        stops the growth of the institution,
                        family, school, workplace

                    We are to be a light to the world
                    One looked out prison bars
                        one saw mud
                        one saw stars

                    When you say

                        "It's all about me and I'm
                        mad I'm not recognized —
                        I want the golden platter"—
                        then I am self-focused

                    God wants the Christian family deeply

                    God wants the Christian family deeply

                    A mother of a new baby and mother
                        of others must make lots of

                    The father has many sacrifices to make —
                    In times of change the devil can
                        rip families apart —

                    God in these times can strengthen the
                        family in the deepest love —

                    The same is true of the Church —

                        In times of struggle — God can
                            bind the Church in love and
                            strengthen it

                        God has called us to see this how
                            we can help in
                            1) spreading the consecration
                            2) praying for the priests (prayer chapters)
                            3) spreading the Priestly Newsletter
                                and all the books

                    We can become self-centered, criticize,
                        act negatively in this world

                    Or we can help to strengthen and love
                        with the might of God —

                    Disciplining our minds and hearts —
                        recognizing how we work against
                        God's plan —

                    the Plan He wants to use to strengthen —
                        when days of prayer come the   
                        retreat, the 5th, the 13th,
                        the Sidney Rosary and

                    We work to work against these days
                        of prayer
                        rather than lifting up our
                        minds and hearts to God —
                        being other-focused —
                        begging for grace for our centers

                    Sunday Mass should be like this at
                        Church —

                        to beg for grace to strengthen and love
                            the Church, our priests
                            and the world
                        to beg for grace and mercy
                        to pray

                    We need to work on our spiritual
                        life every day — loving God and
                        each other and then
                        coming to Church to pray on
                        Sunday — empowered with
                        love as Christians praying
                        for the souls Jesus died for —
                        praying for members of the Church

                    Satan can and will attack all day —
                        trying to weaken that deep
                        love that can help bring down
                        great grace when the Holy
                        Spirit is moving and energizing
                        and lots of love and grace goes
                        out to the Church and the world
                        when we are praying

                    Think of a unit — strong and loving —
                        the devil comes in the weakest
                        link — trying to drag down

                    Did you see a swimming pool —
                    We had them as a kid —
                    If somebody comes with a big screw
                        driver on the side of the plastic pool
                        and pokes a big hole —
                    water gushes out and soon the pool
                        is empty —

                    We also had rubber tire inner tubes — if they
                        were filled with air - they were
                        fun — but if they got a hole -
                        all the air went out

                    I deliver this writing from God, but
                        some people don't know how
                        satan uses them in schools,
                        churches, families and they
                        can get stuck through pride
                        and thinking they are perfect.

                    I understand the John writing that
                        says — if you say you are
                        without sin - you are a liar

                    Let us all let the Holy Spirit
                        fill us
                        not be dragged down by
                        the evil spirit —
                        who comes like a thief in the

                         A storm on a sunlit day and
                            the devil tries to storm
                            the house

                        A farmer had a
                    big field — he labored
                    and he got pressed on
                    one day and tore it all
                    out —

                    Come winter the children
                        were starving for food

                    Sing:  Come with Me into the Field

                    See the golden fields of late summer —

                    See the labor that went before

                    See the little flowers of the field —
                        early spring —
                        say yes to planting the
                        for a golden harvest

                    The gown of heaven is sewn
                        with gold threads
                        Lights beyond our imagining
                        and happiness in hearts of
                        love —
                        no jealousy, envy, lust,

                    All in heaven living
                        according to God's will
                        the Father's Plan

                    "...Thy will be done on earth
                            as it is in heaven..."

                    The poor banished children of
                        Adam and Eve

                    Oh God let us see the gift
                        of the Death and Resurrection

                        Help us God —

                    We are blind

                    Song:  Glory, Glory, Glory Lord

                        Let your little white
                    flowers be as lace dressing
                    us with purity — as you
                    dress the field with love —

                    Let water run in the creeks
                        flooding the earth with

                    Let us see the sun-lit day and
                        the red ball of a sunny
                        sunset and recall the
                        Heart of Jesus and the
                        fire of His love




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